US buys F-16s for Egypt

| December 11, 2012

Jerry920 sends a link to Fox News which recounts the story of the US buying twenty F1-6 jets for the Muslim Brotherhood…er…Egypt which will be delivered in the new year;

The U.S. government ordered and paid for the fighter jets for Egypt’s military as part of foreign aid for Egypt back in 2010, when Hosni Mubarak ruled. The fighter jets were supposed to be delivered in 2013, and delivery will go ahead as scheduled even though Hosni Mubarak has been removed from power and replaced by Mohamed Morsi, who led the Muslim Brotherhood before becoming Egypt’s president.

Well, that makes perfect sense to me. Riots in the streets, Hamas getting their resupplies from Iran through Egypt and now we’re going to give them 20 jets. At a cost of about a billion bucks. Maybe we can give marksmanship training to the Taliban, too.

Category: Barack Obama/Joe Biden, Terror War

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  1. David says:

    Sounds like “time to write the Senators and Congressmen again”. What are we supposed to be doing, winning their hearts and minds?

  2. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    A deal is a deal! We get nothing and they get the jets. Great. And Israel will probably disable the jets before they can get airborne. Who wrote this script, Biden? This is insanity.

  3. bcousins says:

    Um, did you read about the 200 Abrams tanks (now they will have 1200) in addition to the F-16s?

  4. Flagwaver says:

    Actually, we are giving the Taliban marksmanship lessons, but we call them the ANA.

  5. MickeyGSM says:

    doesn’t surprise me at all. that is where BO wants us to be and this is another Fast and Furious

  6. Devtun says:

    Bet the MB just chomping at the bit to use the pyramids for target practice.

  7. Bill R. says:

    The only good thing about this is the fact that their pilots suck and if our maintainers leave the country, the jets will be unable to fly in a relatively short period of time.

  8. martinjmpr says:

    This has nothing to do with Egypt. Military ‘gifts’ like this are basically a form of corporate welfare to the defense industry. Think about it, General Dynamics gets X billion $$ of taxpayer cash, Egypt gets some sweet jets, and the only people who get screwed over are us, the taxpayers who paid for those jets.

  9. Ex-PH2 says:

    Yeah, but you guys forget that those are very touchy instruments. If you don’t know how to fly, you WILL crash and burn. They aren’t Toyota pickup trucks.

  10. NHSparky says:

    I hear someone’s got a few extra F-16 engines that might have fallen off the back of an Israeli truck as well.

  11. CBSenior says:

    How else is Iran going to get the parts for the ones we sold them just before the Shah fell. It did save lots of job for some Senators distric though, so it is okay. Do not fear the professional politicians know what they are doing.

  12. CBSenior says:

    Sorry those were cancelled, they got them from our buddy in Venazula, Hugo.

  13. FatCircles0311 says:

    Remember when congress supposedly threatened to limit aid to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt when they were “elected”? It took them a whole 5 minutes before they gave up on that idea. At this point we are actively arming and funding our enemies directly and nobody cares anymore. If you don’t you’re a racist. That is what our country has become.

    Go check out how we are training the Iranian terrorists called Mujahedin-e Khalq on American soil as though that won’t backfire horribly in the future or for that matter already.

  14. EGS says:

    i just wrote my senator. F**k this sh*t.

  15. USMCE8Ret says:

    @13 – I think the MEK is off the State Department’s radar now that it has been “de-listed” as a terrorist organization. Sadly, their memories don’t serve them very well as I recall the MEK was involved in the 1979 uprising in Iran and other atrocities. We’ll see them active again… eventually… somewhere in the world, and against us.

  16. ROSENBERG says:

    US Sends Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi 20 F-16 Warplanes so they will be well equipped to attack Israel…otherwise, who else do they want to eliminate. As president of Rabbis for Romney, I WARNED YOU THIS WOULD HAPPEN.
    Thanks, in large part to liberal Jews and Rabbis , this is what America gets. A President arming the Muslim Brotherhood with the latest weapons. And who, exactly are those weapons to be used against, Saudi Arabia? Qatar? Dubai? I don’t think so. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  17. PALADIN says:

    The cost of this bullshit !
    Not too worried about the turds being able to actually fly em and challenge us, as an F-16 actually takes skill to fly, and these bastards have only recently mastered the Wheelbarrow, but a billion bucks ! ????

    Time to put Obamugabe on trial for treason.

  18. Scubasteve says:

    #13, FatCircles, It’s simple really. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. We’re winning on all fronts with that philosophy. How could it go wrong?