Skip to comments.Lawmakers question gift of 20 F-16s to Morsi's Egypt
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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You mean like being in a million pieces, and on fire?
Thank you! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays my FRiend I should have known the ham reference, I’m getting old!
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!!!!