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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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....
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.
Madness - straight from the Muzzie siting in our Oval Office.
Unfortunately Congress won't help, certainly the House won't, because it is led by a cry-baby dolt.
Yeah, that same ugly direction this nation has been going since the White House was occupied by a Muzzie.
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.
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.
“Rapist” sounds so negative and Islamophobic.
Can’t we use something more culturally sensitive like “unexpected romantic guest”?
Will Egypt be paying for these planes?
Demoncracy triumphs again, along with democrazy and demolazy.
Are these new build or were they taken from the boneyard?
Looks like Israel will have to strike Iran, before the F-16’s are fully operational by 0bama’s Jihadist force in Egypt.
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?
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