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Lawmakers question gift of 20 F-16s to Morsi's Egypt
Fox News ^ | December 11, 2012 | Maxim Lott

Posted on 12/11/2012 2:30:16 PM PST by Ron C.

Key lawmakers expressing concerns about the Obama administration's plan to send 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, where new President Mohamed Morsi's allegiances are as uncertain as his grip on power.

Under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010, when Morsi's U.S.-friendly predecessor Hosni Mubarak was in charge, the U.S. is giving the planes to Egypt's air force, which already has more than 200 of the aircraft. The first four jets are to be delivered beginning Jan. 22, a source at the naval air base in Fort Worth, where the planes have been undergoing testing, told FoxNews.com. But the $213 million gift is raising questions on Capitol Hill as Morsi is under fire for trying to seize dictatorial powers and allegedly siccing thugs and rapists on protesters.

Florida Rep.Vern Buchanan, who recently called for ending foreign aid to Egypt altogether, said the Muslim Brotherhood-backed Morsi government has been sending increasingly troubling signals to Washington, and giving it state-of-the-art fighter jets is a dangerous idea.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americainperil; military; obama4alqaeda; patriots4america; patriotsvstreason; stupidity
Obama won't stop the delivery of new fighter jets to his Muzi pals in Egypt - and from the tone of the piece the Pentagon is all for it!
1 posted on 12/11/2012 2:30:18 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

Praise allah no Americans were helped.

Only that Americans get the tax bill for free advanced fighter jets for the muslim brotherhood.

If it walks like a duck ...


2 posted on 12/11/2012 2:34:55 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

If this doesn’t speak volumes about his feelings towards Israel given the context of the alliances that have been drawn nothing will. Obama is assisting his Muslim brethren....


3 posted on 12/11/2012 2:37:44 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Ron C.

Joint Chiefs seriously need to get their head’s out of their a$$es and report to Congress (if they are not already).

The CIA needs to step up their leaks about torture in Egypt.


4 posted on 12/11/2012 2:37:51 PM PST by Noamie
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To: Ron C.
We've known all along which way ∅ goes when the political winds shift into an ugly direction... seems it's pedal to the metal now with ∅ causing the ugly direction
5 posted on 12/11/2012 2:38:27 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Ron C.
There is only one plausible use for these F-16s - an attack on Israel. Israel cannot rely on the US for any assistance and needs to make sure that these jets, along with the ones already in Egypt, have various mysterious system problems that the Egyptians cannot fix.
6 posted on 12/11/2012 2:41:23 PM PST by Truth29
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To: F15Eagle
"Americans get the tax bill for free advanced fighter jets for the muslim brotherhood."

Madness - straight from the Muzzie siting in our Oval Office.

7 posted on 12/11/2012 3:07:31 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Noamie
"Joint Chiefs seriously need to get their head’s out of their a$$es and report to Congress (if they are not already)."

Unfortunately Congress won't help, certainly the House won't, because it is led by a cry-baby dolt.

8 posted on 12/11/2012 3:09:43 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: C210N
"the ugly direction"

Yeah, that same ugly direction this nation has been going since the White House was occupied by a Muzzie.

9 posted on 12/11/2012 3:11:23 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Truth29
"Israel cannot rely on the US for any assistance..."

No it can't - not as long as this administration exists.

It's going to be a long four years - the beginning of the 'tribulation', my bet, is about to kick off, if it has not already.

10 posted on 12/11/2012 3:14:49 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: jsanders2001

It’s all coming down to the wire. He’s cruising like a Pharaoh.

He knows what he is doing. Just working it one piece at a time


11 posted on 12/11/2012 3:18:47 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Ron C.

“the beginning of the ‘tribulation’, my bet, is about to kick off, if it has not already.”

The Antichrist must confirm the 7-year covenant of “peace” - dividing Israel.

That has not happened yet. But it could be close, very close. What with all that has happened with this Palestinian “state” given observer status. Getting closer.

And look who all are “welcoming” the observer status.


12 posted on 12/11/2012 3:26:52 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Truth29

FMS Security Deletions.

If you don’t know what those are, then worry.

If you DO know what those are, then you know enough NOT to worry.


13 posted on 12/11/2012 4:12:29 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Ron C.

“Rapist” sounds so negative and Islamophobic.

Can’t we use something more culturally sensitive like “unexpected romantic guest”?


14 posted on 12/11/2012 4:20:38 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: Hulka
But with Obama would there be any such deletions or would Obama give them the latest upgrades and better capabilities than even the Israeli's have?
15 posted on 12/11/2012 4:26:39 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Ron C.
"Gift"

Gift?

Will Egypt be paying for these planes?

-PJ

16 posted on 12/11/2012 4:27:42 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Ron C.

Demoncracy triumphs again, along with democrazy and demolazy.


17 posted on 12/11/2012 4:27:53 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Hulka

Are these new build or were they taken from the boneyard?


18 posted on 12/11/2012 4:34:56 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Ron C.

Looks like Israel will have to strike Iran, before the F-16’s are fully operational by 0bama’s Jihadist force in Egypt.


19 posted on 12/11/2012 4:38:57 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I read above that Egypt already has 200 of them, and I would think already fully operational. If so, what will a difference of 20 make?


20 posted on 12/11/2012 4:46:35 PM PST by Two Thirds Vote Aye (I was saying 'I hope he fails' before Rush was.)
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To: F15Eagle

“He knows what he is doing. Just working it one piece at a time”

“2016 obama’s America” said it all. And, things are running right on schedule. Anybody read “Term Limits” by Vince Flynn? Helluva a book!!!


21 posted on 12/11/2012 4:56:07 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Ron C.

the perfumed princes in the pentagon are as corrupt as everyone else in this fascist regieme. GIFT? FUBO. it’s trime to eliminate half of the flag ranks with no “promotion upon retirement” so they get higher benefits. they care as much about the actual troops as zero does. bastards every one of them.
3AD BRD ‘75-’78


22 posted on 12/11/2012 5:20:32 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: Ron C.
Egypt doesn't need jets. Certainly don't need any additional jets. Who is going to attack them? No one. Egypt would certainly use them as offensive weapons, against our ally Israel. We need to cut off all aid to Egypt.

Someone please hold Obama down and scream in his ear that we are broke!

23 posted on 12/11/2012 5:21:51 PM PST by roadcat
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To: F15Eagle
"...dividing Israel. That has not happened yet."

Seems like a heap of dividing Israel has already happened, and more is underway now.

24 posted on 12/11/2012 5:42:20 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Political Junkie Too
"Will Egypt be paying for these planes?"

From what I gather, no. Guess we'll soon see.

25 posted on 12/11/2012 5:43:49 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

Yes, it is forming.

We need to see that confirmation of the seven-year covenant.

I expect it will be announced at the U.N. and on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.


26 posted on 12/11/2012 5:54:30 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Seems to me we will need about 22 true American fighter pilots to “accidentally” lose these planes and then go AWOL for atleast 4 years.


27 posted on 12/11/2012 6:21:27 PM PST by princess leah
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To: F15Eagle

Seems to me we will need about 22 true American fighter pilots to “accidentally” lose these planes and then go AWOL for atleast 4 years.


28 posted on 12/11/2012 6:21:34 PM PST by princess leah
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To: F15Eagle

Seems to me we will need about 22 true American fighter pilots to “accidentally” lose these planes and then go AWOL for atleast 4 years.


29 posted on 12/11/2012 6:21:44 PM PST by princess leah
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To: princess leah

Last I read, they already had about 240 F-16’s. Much to come outta there.


30 posted on 12/11/2012 6:25:09 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: princess leah
we will need about 22 true American fighter pilots to “accidentally” lose these planes and then go AWOL for atleast 4 years.

They could "accidentally" land them in Israel "by mistake" and join the IDF.

31 posted on 12/11/2012 6:26:39 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

New build. Already ordered as part of the Peace Vector program.


32 posted on 12/11/2012 6:32:17 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Ron C.; Political Junkie Too

FMF funding.

Bucks in the fed bank in Denver.

Buy US kit.

Bucks never leave the US.


33 posted on 12/11/2012 6:33:53 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Truth29

Without going into detail, ALL FMS sales have FMS security deletions, and we have in law a requirement to ensure Israeli’s have a “qualitative edge.”


34 posted on 12/11/2012 6:35:42 PM PST by Hulka
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To: C210N
Please post instructions on how to make the “O” with the slash. It is brilliant. I could write a thousand words to describe him, but your “choice” says many more!
35 posted on 12/11/2012 6:40:26 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: goodtomato
There are dozens of ways... I try to do it the quickest... click on this link, a google search for "zero slash font".

You should find an example near the top. At worst, select any of the search matches, where you will find lots of examples.

Use "select text" to highlight just the Ø, and Ctrl-C to "copy text". Use "paste text" to drop it into your reply.

Voila! Ø is just so much more descriptive in so little space!

36 posted on 12/11/2012 6:54:27 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Ron C.

oh, did they actually buy the 200 tanks?

....

A $223 million GIFT to another dictator. Wow.


37 posted on 12/11/2012 7:13:31 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

The ONLY way the planes should have been “given” to them is to contain a hidden nuke of say, 1MT each...timed to detonate when they reached their base in Egypt...

That MIGHT have been worth it...


38 posted on 12/11/2012 7:43:00 PM PST by Rca2000 ( Still too shocked to have a tagline....)
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To: Ron C.

Does anyone think the Republican Lemmings will raise a Voice of Protest and Outrage in CONGRESS? A Dead Criket chirping will be louder!
I am disgusted with Boehner who crys at the drop of the HAT!
I kept believing in him, but NOT anymore! If I ever showed one tear during major International Negotiations I participated in, my career would be Killed at that very moment!


39 posted on 12/11/2012 8:58:00 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Hulka

Pray tell! What are they?


40 posted on 12/11/2012 9:01:59 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Truth29
Israel...needs to make sure that these jets, along with the ones already in Egypt, have various mysterious system problems that the Egyptians cannot fix.

You mean like being in a million pieces, and on fire?

41 posted on 12/11/2012 9:09:27 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: C210N

Thank you! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays my FRiend I should have known the ham reference, I’m getting old!


42 posted on 12/11/2012 10:14:54 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: Ron C.

Obama gets private swearing in on Sunday, Jan 20.

He gets public & partying swearing in on Mon, Jan 21.

Then- on Jan 22, 4 new F-16’s are going to Morsi.

What a grand coincidence!!!!


43 posted on 12/12/2012 1:18:50 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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