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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: 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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