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Pak to get $65 million US warship ‘free of cost’
Indian Express.com ^ | 4/27/2010 | Indian Express.com

Posted on 04/27/2010 8:47:14 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

The Pakistan Navy has rebuked reports that it is acquiring an over 30-year old guided missile frigate from the United States for a whopping 64.77 million dollars, saying Pakistan would be getting the warship free of cost.

A Pakistan Navy spokesman said that the transfer of USS McInerney, a Oliver Perry class frigate, is being done under the Foreign Military Funding, according to which Pakistan would ‘not have to pay a single dollar for the frigate.’ The naval frigate will be handed over to Pakistan on August 31 following which it would be refurbished according to the Pakistan Navy’s requirements under the US Navy’s supervision.

USS McInerney, which would be called PNS Alamgir after Pakistan’s acquisition, is likely to start its journey to Pakistan in January 2011 to join the Pakistan Navy.

It is worth mentioning here that Islamabad is negotiating with Washington for five more Oliver Perry class frigates.

(Excerpt) Read more at indianexpress.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; ffg8; foreignaid; frigate; lping; oliverhazardperry; pakistan; pakistannavy; southasia; usnavy; ussmcinerney; welfare

1 posted on 04/27/2010 8:47:15 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove
Pakistan would ‘not have to pay a single dollar for the frigate.

Perhaps they will pay in euros.

2 posted on 04/27/2010 8:51:42 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: sonofstrangelove

Better than it ending up as a sunken reef somewhere....
And we’ve already given some away to Bahrain, Egypt, Poland, and Turkey.

The short-hulled Perry’s are being/have already been retired, and the long hulled ones are being modified essentially toothless.

Great 70’s technology that is a bit dated now.


3 posted on 04/27/2010 8:52:38 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

If the Navy is giving out warship’s for free, I want one.


4 posted on 04/27/2010 8:52:56 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

You must be rich to be able to afford the diesel for that rig!


5 posted on 04/27/2010 8:55:21 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Just keep it in dock and throw parties


6 posted on 04/27/2010 8:56:02 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

If you are a muslim or muslim country who supports terrorism then O might give you the Nimitz.


7 posted on 04/27/2010 8:56:41 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

He can collect used cooking oil...lots of used cooking oil.


8 posted on 04/27/2010 8:57:09 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: bamahead
A Pakistan Navy spokesman said that the transfer of USS McInerney, a Oliver Perry class frigate, is being done under the Foreign Military Funding, according to which Pakistan would ‘not have to pay a single dollar for the frigate.’

Don't worry. The U.S. taxpayer will pick up the tab!

Foreign welfare alert!

9 posted on 04/27/2010 8:59:20 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: sonofstrangelove

And you have the money to maintain one of these monstrosities?


10 posted on 04/27/2010 8:59:33 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

No, but get a group of people to invest in the boat.


11 posted on 04/27/2010 9:00:23 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

LOL!


12 posted on 04/27/2010 9:03:45 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: sonofstrangelove

Put a couple of Phalanx systems fore and aft, go out to the East Coast of Africa and go pirate hunting. On a mercenary basis, of course, to finance the trip and provide a little pocket money afterward.


13 posted on 04/27/2010 9:04:16 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: doc1019

Its not possible.Just find people with deep pockets who would like to have private parties on a warship.


14 posted on 04/27/2010 9:05:02 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...
The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

15 posted on 04/27/2010 9:10:11 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: sonofstrangelove
Its not possible

Oh well, Just frigate about it then.

16 posted on 04/27/2010 9:11:07 PM PDT by digger48
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To: tcrlaf

Strengthening Islamic countries is just foolish.


17 posted on 04/27/2010 9:18:18 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: 17th Miss Regt
Pakistan would ‘not have to pay a single dollar for the frigate.

Perhaps they will pay in euros.

Perhaps they will pay in suicide bombs, with free delivery to any US destination...

18 posted on 04/27/2010 9:34:41 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 460 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: rabscuttle385; sonofstrangelove

>>> ‘free of cost’

Since ww2 the US has provided many of our smaller cast-offs to friendly Navies. Some for a token payment, many for no payment. What’s so special about this instance?

>>> Don’t worry. The U.S. taxpayer will pick up the tab!

What tab? The ship has depreciated to zero value for the USN. The taxpayer got its value and then the ship was decommissioned. The Perry’s aren’t coming back to USN service.

And as opposed to the taxpayer continuing to pay the storage and upkeep costs for an obsolete and essentially useless hulk?


19 posted on 04/27/2010 10:49:26 PM PDT by tlb
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To: rabscuttle385; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; ..
Money for nothing, and our SHIPS for free...



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20 posted on 04/28/2010 5:32:49 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Count me in!!!


21 posted on 04/28/2010 5:38:26 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
Pak to get $65 million US warship ‘free of cost’

They're giving out samples now? Where do you have to sign up?

22 posted on 04/28/2010 7:28:19 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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