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Report: U.S. Supplying Tanks, Fighter Jets To Islamist-Controlled Egypt
Breitbart ^ | December 8, 2012

Posted on 12/09/2012 11:42:56 AM PST by Fennie

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood government is set to receive more tanks and fighter jets from the U.S.

These include 200 M1A1 Abrams battle tanks and "a squadron of F-16 Falcon" fighters.

Besides the obvious problems associated with sending weaponry to a government run by the Muslim Brotherhood, one must also consider the precarious position the U.S. will find itself in should war break out between Israel and Egypt.

This concern becomes paramount when one considers how the billions in aide provided annually by the U.S. have enabled Egypt to develop "far and away the largest army in Africa." Egypt is also the "fourth largest F-16 operator among 25 countries."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; israel; military; muhammadmorsi; muslimbrotherhood; obama; waronterror

1 posted on 12/09/2012 11:43:05 AM PST by Fennie
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To: Fennie; Strategy

Thank you for helping me to understand how you think.


2 posted on 12/09/2012 11:48:14 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Fennie

All part of 0bummer’s plan to destroy Israel and advance the muzzie worldwide caliphate.


3 posted on 12/09/2012 11:49:28 AM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: Fennie

Why is it so critical Egypt get these weapons this year? I wonder what role defense industry lobbyists are playing in this transfer.


4 posted on 12/09/2012 11:53:06 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Fennie

No million man marches in the streets of Europe if Obammy does the same things as the “Bushcheneyhaliburtonmonsters”.


5 posted on 12/09/2012 11:55:05 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Fennie

It doesn’t matter how many tanks Egypt has or what sort they are.

They still have to cross the Sinai in a large group to matter and a few tiny neutron weapons kills their crews and makes the tanks spoils of war for Israel.

Israel won’t let them build up a tank force on the border by adding a few tanks at a time...that violates the treaty Egypt signed to regain the Sinai.

Egyptians flying F16s would be a poor match for Israelis in their F16s. They would soon become expensive debris. After a few were downed the rest would be hidden as best they could manage.

The main thing is that Egyptian brains are no match at all for Israeli brains ;-)


6 posted on 12/09/2012 12:11:11 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Fennie
Hussein supplying terrorists???? WHo'da thunkit?


Indonesian Go Home!

7 posted on 12/09/2012 12:23:34 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Fennie

0bama cannot do this unilaterally. It appears the Islamic U.N. controls our Congress too.. I wonder who’s cutting the checks to our Reps and our (0bama’s) media?


8 posted on 12/09/2012 12:47:37 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Fennie

Hussein’s mission: deliver America’s wealth and weapons to Muslims and communists.


9 posted on 12/09/2012 12:54:19 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Fennie

What do you call “200 M1A1 Abrams battle tanks and “a squadron of F-16 Falcon” Egyptian fighters”?

Target practice for Israel.


10 posted on 12/09/2012 12:59:26 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Fennie

I would hope that any hardware we sell has a remote controlled off switch that is 100% tamper proof.

And that Israel has the code to deactivate such equipment.


11 posted on 12/09/2012 1:03:41 PM PST by soycd
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To: Fennie

So what is new?


12 posted on 12/09/2012 1:11:45 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: Fennie

No surprise. The traitor in chief has shown very clearly where his loyalties lie.


13 posted on 12/09/2012 1:38:38 PM PST by I want the USA back (The death cult is against human nature and not of God.)
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To: Fennie

Hussein is arming the terrorists.

Again.


14 posted on 12/09/2012 1:54:06 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Fennie

Your tax dollars at work.


15 posted on 12/09/2012 3:03:39 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Fennie

Egypt already receives the highest amaount of foreign aid than any country in the world, other than Israel.

enough is enough - no more!!!


16 posted on 12/09/2012 3:14:03 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: I want the USA back

TREASONIST but who is listening and who is acting?


17 posted on 12/09/2012 3:15:56 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Fennie

Curious story and suspect on its face. Egypt has a license to manufacture its own M1 Abrams. To date they’ve made at least 700 by themselves. The important thing they don’t have is run-and-shoot fire control. Could be they’re going to receive some of our leftover Iraq stock since our guys don’t want to spend the bucks to ship the stuff back here. The Egypt version is diesel. I can’t see them even wanting to take on maintenance of the gas turbine model. And just where is that Arab gas turbine school?


18 posted on 12/09/2012 3:22:37 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: no-to-illegals

And Sen. Tom Coburn says we need to cut Soc and Medicare from the old folks in the US? Go figure?


19 posted on 12/09/2012 3:48:49 PM PST by Jude in WV
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To: I want the USA back

And Congress?


20 posted on 12/09/2012 4:23:55 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Fennie
why, so the goathumpers can SELL the 16's at 2 to 3 times the price to the Russians so they can get the technology???
21 posted on 12/09/2012 5:44:40 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Fennie

So how can our govt not be considered an enemy of Israel if we’re supplying weapons to terrorists which will one day be used against them? WTF kind of world are we living in???


22 posted on 12/09/2012 9:11:34 PM PST by eak3
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To: Fennie

Boy is Barak gonna catch hell from the Imams/Muslim world when they discover that a number of pork derived products are part and parcel of the manufacture and maintenance of modern combat hardware. From lubricants to paint additives to insulation..the list is QUITE large.

So essentially, Obama is sending/condemning literally millions of jihadis to muslim hell, forever devoid of contact with the grace of Allah..

And since all this info is freely available and has been for some time on the web via material data sheets for the majority of this stuff, the Imams can’t wave a magic goat and erase the fact that use of American military hardware is extremely haram.

The CIA could not have planned it better.

Have fun boys! HAHAHAHAH!!!!!


23 posted on 12/09/2012 10:21:11 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Bobalu

Aside from the “WHY” of granting a production license in the first place, nothing much new with Egyptians producing Abrams. Contracts were originally let in 1987-1988.

“Egyptian brains are no match at all for Israeli brains”...maybe so but I’ll put my money on Israeli leadership and individual WILL. Egyptians may especially lack the former but not brains. Nor individual courage.

There’s a great deal of depth to Cherokee1’s observation about Egyptian capabilities. Their Abrams may look like the real deal but they amount to a new ‘Vette with a Blue Flame Six. Their F-16’s may be a bit better though. But no matter the export system, it’s all in the option list...the bells and whistles. Israel’s home-brew version, F-16I, just might give our’s a run for the roses. Same with their F-15I...the Ra’am.

Contract Events 2007-2012....
Dec 3/12: General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, MI receives a $37.6 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for services in support of the M1A1 co-production effort at the Egyptian Tank Plant in Cairo, Egypt. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights and Cairo, with an estimated completion date of Feb 28/15. One bid was solicited, with 1 bid received by US Army Contracting Command in Warren, MI (W56HZV-09-C-0488).

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/egypt-847m-request-for-125-m1a1-tanks-03684/


24 posted on 12/10/2012 6:42:22 AM PST by Huaynero
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