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Obama blocks sale of 6 AH-64D helicopters to Israel - approves 12 to Egypt
IMRA ^ | 6/1/2009 | staff

Posted on 06/01/2009 5:06:29 PM PDT by Nachum

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has blocked Israel's request for advanced U.S.-origin attack helicopters.

Government sources said the administration has held up Israel's request for the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter. The sources said the request was undergoing an interagency review to determine whether additional Longbow helicopters would threaten Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apache; armsbuildup; bho44; bhoegypt; bhomiddleeast; blocks; egypt; fubo; helicopters; husseinobama; obama; sale
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1 posted on 06/01/2009 5:06:30 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; Free ThinkerNY; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 06/01/2009 5:07:05 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Looks like he is giving away the candy store, and the next President of the USA will fight our own helicopters


3 posted on 06/01/2009 5:07:35 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Nachum

We need to impeach this clown.


4 posted on 06/01/2009 5:07:53 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nachum
Meanwhile the Jewish population will still vote for and support the democrats.
5 posted on 06/01/2009 5:09:02 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Nachum
This man is the enemy within...a madman (marxist) who will lead the world to far worse war.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS

NOW WE KNOW WHAT A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER DOES

OBAMA, THE STOCK MARKET, AND ENERGY

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA'S UPBRINGING

IT'S TIME FOR A RETURN TO THE OLD SCHOOL

6 posted on 06/01/2009 5:09:23 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: mylife

sooner rather than later


7 posted on 06/01/2009 5:10:49 PM PDT by peace with honor
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To: Nachum

If Israel is so bad-ass, why do they need our hardware?


8 posted on 06/01/2009 5:10:49 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: mylife
Or we could have cut the paperwork and just not elected him in the first place. But noooo....
9 posted on 06/01/2009 5:12:09 PM PDT by JasonC
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To: Nachum

POtuS = SOB


10 posted on 06/01/2009 5:12:52 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: humblegunner
Need time to design, develop and manufacture. Things are happening too fast there ....
11 posted on 06/01/2009 5:13:14 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rovenstinez

Remember the 6 day war when Israel defeated Egypt with a fraction of the air power and equipment that Egypt had. G-d is on Israel’s side. The minute the United States becomes and enemy of Israel, we are screwed.


12 posted on 06/01/2009 5:13:39 PM PDT by brwnsuga (Proud, BLACK, Beautiful, Conservative!!!)
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To: Nachum

Obama is Carter II.


13 posted on 06/01/2009 5:13:54 PM PDT by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: humblegunner

Why does Egypt need them?
After all the billions we send them every year?


14 posted on 06/01/2009 5:14:02 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum
Makin’ more friends I see.....Welcome back Carter
15 posted on 06/01/2009 5:14:09 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Nachum
....whether additional Longbow helicopters would threaten Palestinian civilians....

How would they threaten civilians? You mean the same civilians lobbing rockets? Sheesh. Øbambam is a disgrace.

16 posted on 06/01/2009 5:15:53 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: Nachum

SO much for helping the economy...........6 helicopters would create/keep a lot of jobs for of people...Way to go Bambie.


17 posted on 06/01/2009 5:17:49 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: humblegunner
"If Israel is so bad-ass, why do they need our hardware?

I don't know if they need our hardware or not. But, if they want hardware, I'd rather it come from us, made by our citizens with revenues going to our coffers, rather than it being built and purchased in Europe or Russia.

18 posted on 06/01/2009 5:17:56 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: humblegunner
It's a simple matter of economy. It's cheaper to buy from the U.S. which has a ready made product and support chain that to build their own. They do, however, add significant mods to these aircraft for their own requirements.


19 posted on 06/01/2009 5:18:13 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Powell/Whorealdo 2012- The New GOP Dream Ticket)
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To: Nachum

What does Egypt need them for? The Israelis are the ones fighting for their lives.


20 posted on 06/01/2009 5:18:28 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Tyranny is always whimsical." Mark Steyn 3/9/2009)
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To: Nachum

Our country is broke and he refuses to sell to our allies..


21 posted on 06/01/2009 5:20:24 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: LucyT

Everyday King Huessin has something new to P me off.


22 posted on 06/01/2009 5:21:22 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal in Sarah)
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To: blueyon

I thought the same thing—


23 posted on 06/01/2009 5:22:08 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: brwnsuga

The United States became the enemy of Israel on November 5, 2008.Courtsey of the voters that called themselves Americans.


24 posted on 06/01/2009 5:22:52 PM PDT by sport
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To: Nachum

Has he officially announced a new list of allies?


25 posted on 06/01/2009 5:23:03 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: Nachum
New York Jews are breathing easier tonight, secure in the knowledge that Sarah Palin is far from Washington.
26 posted on 06/01/2009 5:23:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: org.whodat
Exactly! Unless the relationship between American Jews and Israeli Jews is like American Catholics and real Catholics. A title of convenience and not substance.
27 posted on 06/01/2009 5:23:30 PM PDT by paul544 (3D-Joy OH Boy!!!)
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To: humblegunner

“If Israel is so bad-ass, why do they need our hardware?”

Actually they don’t. They don’t even need us.


28 posted on 06/01/2009 5:23:55 PM PDT by TalBlack
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To: Nachum

Dang, Israel’s gonna come after us before this clown is done.


29 posted on 06/01/2009 5:25:16 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (Dick Cheney gets results!)
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To: Nachum

WTF?

I still can’t believe that this Country elected a muslim sympathizer after 9/11.

But I am still amazed by his brazen acts. He knows no one is willing to take him to task and goes about his agenda carte blanche.


30 posted on 06/01/2009 5:29:23 PM PDT by stentorian conservative (I'm tired of being Johnny B. Goode and I'm gonna start being Johnny Reb.)
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To: org.whodat

Seems to me the Jewish Democrats, feeling safe in their liberal imagination, like to pretend that they are exempt from the Muslim hate. The lesson of Hitler has been forgotten.


31 posted on 06/01/2009 5:29:40 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: SkyDancer
"Need time to design, develop and manufacture. Things are happening too fast there .... "

So like, 56 plus years wasn't enough time to develop and build their own helicopters?

Come on. That isn't it. I think we both know what the issue is, and what the expectation was. Obama doesn't want to give Israel American military aid, and Israel was stupid to think Obama would continue the policy of American taxpayer funded military aid to Israel.

Obama is just showing what he truly is, A Muslim who just can't stand the thought of giving Jews aid. It puts a bad taste in his mouth.

32 posted on 06/01/2009 5:30:21 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nachum

Screw Obama. This imbecile will bring God’s wrath down on this country - in fact, he is probably part of it.


33 posted on 06/01/2009 5:32:00 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Nachum

Hmmmmm, one wonders where his loyalties lie?

Oh, forgot. He attended a “church” that not only celebrated 9/11, said America deserved 9/11, but also called Israel “that dirty word ...”.

Soooooooooo ....


34 posted on 06/01/2009 5:32:07 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: mylife

Clown. That was my exact word for him when I read the title.


35 posted on 06/01/2009 5:33:06 PM PDT by kenth
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To: TalBlack
"Actually they don’t. They don’t even need us."

Uh huh. I guess all these years of US foreign aid was just for laughs.

36 posted on 06/01/2009 5:34:23 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Reeses

Obama is Carter #2 overdosing on steroids.


37 posted on 06/01/2009 5:35:14 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Nachum

So fascinating to watch

OThuga

increasingly and more and more emphatically

seal his fate with God.

What a destructive clueless idiot.


38 posted on 06/01/2009 5:37:03 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Nachum

The Israelis, like the United States are getting what they deserve.I read in the newspaper, saw on t.v. ,and heard on the radio that citizens in Israel with relatives that were U.S. citizens were calling them [the U.S. citizen] to vote for obama. The people in the U.S., including the fools that voted for obama are going to get it also . Very soon.


39 posted on 06/01/2009 5:38:14 PM PDT by sport
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To: brwnsuga
"Remember the 6 day war when Israel defeated Egypt with a fraction of the air power and equipment that Egypt had. G-d is on Israel’s side."

God is on the side of those who obey his word. God is pretty clear about how those living in his land are to conduct themselves.

40 posted on 06/01/2009 5:40:45 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nachum

This will backfire......Obama is not a Manager, he couldn’t manage an International Frisbee Tournament because he has NO EXPERIENCE in International anything.
Never held a job too long, and he isn’t going to get any better. His credit cards are about limited out.
He only owns the Shrinking MSM and cannot really support them,
Israel will now MOVE UP the Iran attack, because Obama is forcing their strategy. Go do Obama’s job Israel.


41 posted on 06/01/2009 5:42:22 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: humblegunner

“If Israel is so bad-ass, why do they need our hardware?”

Is there any group of people associated with any religion that you like?


42 posted on 06/01/2009 5:44:10 PM PDT by freeplancer
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To: Nachum
Obama is getting in dangerous territory here. Why American Jews support this guy is beyond me.
43 posted on 06/01/2009 5:50:53 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: 4Speed
This is Bam’s way of getting back at Bibi for refusing to stop settlement building and telling Ears to go pound sand. Jug does seem to have a vindictive streak in him just like Carter. Score at halftime, Bibi 1, Zero 0.
44 posted on 06/01/2009 5:52:38 PM PDT by JPG
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To: Nachum
I wonder if China or Russia would be willing to sell Israel its aircraft? There was a time when Israel and Russia were near allies. Maybe they could rekindle their relationship. I hate to say it, but I hope they find someone to help them in that cesspool they are surrounded in if we are unwilling to help.
45 posted on 06/01/2009 5:53:54 PM PDT by lt.america (Looking for a bailout)
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I wonder if China or Russia would be willing to sell Israel its aircraft?

India and the Czech Republic are also possibilities.

46 posted on 06/01/2009 5:55:44 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: lt.america
"I wonder if China or Russia would be willing to sell Israel its aircraft? There was a time when Israel and Russia were near allies. Maybe they could rekindle their relationship."

Oh yeah, making deals with the devil will really win israel favors with God... sheesh!

47 posted on 06/01/2009 6:02:05 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: sport
The Israelis, like the United States are getting what they deserve.I read in the newspaper, saw on t.v. ,and heard on the radio that citizens in Israel with relatives that were U.S. citizens were calling them [the U.S. citizen] to vote for obama.

Anecdotal. Fact: polls in Israel prior to the election showed Israelis were not duped by Osama/Obama. The strongly favored McCain over Obama.
48 posted on 06/01/2009 6:05:27 PM PDT by safisoft
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To: Nachum

Does anyone recall what happens when Israel disobeys Gods warning to NOT going back to the ways of Egypt? (waring ways)?
Israel is supposed to have faith and defend itself only.


49 posted on 06/01/2009 6:05:49 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nathan Zachary

“I guess all these years of US foreign aid was just for laughs.”

Not unless you think a few million dead Arabs is funny.

The foreign aid was to prevent the situation whereby Israel, being denied any other military options, nukes all her unfriendly neighbors when they, as the often do, attack.

If Obama thinks that the Arab world will defeat Israel, he’s still smoking dope. If Obama wants to risk his fellow muslims getting nuked by refusing to sell Israel conventional hardware, that’s up to him, but abstract thinking isn’t really found in the present washington crowd in great abundance.


50 posted on 06/01/2009 6:06:34 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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