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Rand Paul Will Propose Ban On Sending F-16s To Egypt
BuzzFeed ^ | Rebecca Berg

Posted on 01/28/2013 7:41:37 PM PST by JohnPDuncan

WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul told an off-the-record meeting of conservative donors and powerbrokers Monday that he plans to file a bill that would ban sending F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.

"The crowed loved it," a source told BuzzFeed.

Last year, Lockheed Martin delivered 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt as part of $1.3 billion in military aid from the U.S. government, The New York Times reported.

Paul has expressed concern for the practice in the past — but his remarks via Skype to the so-called "Monday Meeting" in New York City showed even firmer support by the Kentucky senator for policies that might cater to Jewish voters, as well as Evangelical groups that are staunchly pro-Israel.

Paul's role in the meeting came as a surprise to attendees: Sen. Mike Lee was slated to be the sole featured speaker, but was held up in Washington by a vote to approve the last wave of Hurricane Sandy relief funding, which he opposed. When Lee Skyped in to the meeting, he invited Paul, Sen. Tim Scott and Sen. Ted Cruz to make cameos appearances.

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: egypt; gop; israel; randpaul

1 posted on 01/28/2013 7:41:50 PM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

bttt - US taxpayer dollars/arms/technology going to the Muslim Brotherhood aint on my list of things the US gov’t should be doing. But thats just me.


2 posted on 01/28/2013 7:44:26 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Our guys should have been climbing over each other to stop this insane transfer of money, tanks and fighter jets to the Muslim Brotherhood.


3 posted on 01/28/2013 7:47:43 PM PST by GOPJ ( Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Nice!


4 posted on 01/28/2013 7:47:48 PM PST by austinaero
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To: JohnPDuncan

Thank God *someone* is on this.

Sending jets to the Mooselimb Jihadis, while trying to disarm American citizens.

It is, IMO, a crime that should result in many indictments, trials, convictions, and executions.


5 posted on 01/28/2013 7:49:18 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Rand Paul/Trey Gowdy

2016 dream ticket.


6 posted on 01/28/2013 7:58:20 PM PST by Signalman
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To: JohnPDuncan
Never got an answer on this - are these the same F-16's Taiwan begged the US to let them BUY, but the Chinese didn't like the idea?

Now we're GIVING them to Egypt, no matter how the Israelis feel about it?

7 posted on 01/28/2013 8:07:49 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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F-16's and tanks in Egypt have only one purpose...killing Jews!

Obama told Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Minister of Foreign Affairs what he would do about Israel and the Jews.

Take notes...because here comes the promised sh!!te.

Okay, you liberal Jews...here is what you voted for!

Get on the train...step into the oven!

8 posted on 01/28/2013 8:08:32 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: GOPJ

“Our guys should have been climbing over each other to stop this insane transfer of money, tanks and fighter jets to the Muslim Brotherhood”.....my thoughts exactly. what have we been waitin’ for? let have a big public argument w/0bama about what has been going on. where is the same outrage over the 1.6 billion rounds, and the 2,500 assault vehicles for use in America, by 0bama? wt*?


9 posted on 01/28/2013 8:11:52 PM PST by stickywillie (was that a glimmer of hope, or is it just that Dale Carnegie Course?)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Enough with giving the Jihadis Assault Warplanes.


10 posted on 01/28/2013 8:24:10 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: JohnPDuncan
If we do send Egypt these F-16s they need to come with the "Find my iPhone" App.


11 posted on 01/28/2013 8:29:29 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: dsc

> Sending jets to the Mooselimb Jihadis, while trying to disarm American citizens.

It is, IMO, a crime that should result in many indictments, trials, convictions, and executions.

Amen, Brother...


12 posted on 01/28/2013 8:34:09 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: RoosterRedux

> Okay, you liberal Jews...here is what you voted for

Won’t matter one iota to them. They live over here, not over there...


13 posted on 01/28/2013 8:36:56 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: JohnPDuncan; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; AuntB; GOPsterinMA; ...

This sale is not nearly as bad as it sounds here.
They cannot possibly keep those F16s up and running without US (Export controlled) technical support and spare parts.

In 1979 the Iranians Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini took over from the Shah which included many F16s but they couldnt use them without US support.

Russians can sell them fighters but not military parts and support for these fighters. They are worthless without American support.

I bet this is to keep the US defense industry alive in face of coming cuts.


14 posted on 01/28/2013 9:30:25 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Now this is one kind of “Arms Control” i can get behind!


15 posted on 01/28/2013 9:50:30 PM PST by GraceG
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To: sickoflibs

What sale? 20 of them are gifts from what I’ve heard.
Am I wrong?


16 posted on 01/28/2013 10:43:55 PM PST by Post5203 (I bought 6 marines a beer at a bar recently and not one said thanks. I won't do that again.)
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To: GOPJ

Tea Party! Rally behind Rand! Sarah Palin gather your sons of Liberty! Let us support this measure! Until the truth is known—no guns or weapons to the Brotherhood. Heck we wouldn’t sell Helium to the Nazis—to make the Hindenburg Zeppelin safe, why would we give F-16s to Egypt to destroy Israel? At very least, lets talk it over, before we hand out the jets to the Neo-Nazi Muslim Brotherhood. whats next? f-18s to Iran?


17 posted on 01/28/2013 10:49:40 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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RE :”What sale? 20 of them are gifts from what I’ve heard.

Good point, this article calls it ‘military aid’. Others call it a ‘gift’. Time will tell how Egypt acts after getting these much like with Libya.

They wouldnt have much luck in using these against Isreal though for reasons I posted in that prior comment.

18 posted on 01/29/2013 4:47:17 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Until the truth is known—no guns or weapons to the Brotherhood. Heck we wouldn’t sell Helium to the Nazis—to make the Hindenburg Zeppelin safe, why would we give F-16s to Egypt to destroy Israel?

You're right! NO WEAPONS to the Muslim Brotherhood. We didn't sell Helium to Nazis and we sure as hell should not be arming radical Muslims. Shine the light on the idiots...

19 posted on 01/29/2013 7:48:01 AM PST by GOPJ ( Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov)
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To: stickywillie
...let have a big public argument w/0bama about what has been going on. where is the same outrage over the 1.6 billion rounds, and the 2,500 assault vehicles for use in America, by 0bama? wt*?

The only megaphones are owned by liberals in the MSM. It's very difficult for us to 'publicly argue' with them when our voices can't be heard... Thank God for FreeRepublic.... and the precious few other places our voices can be heard.

20 posted on 01/29/2013 8:16:48 AM PST by GOPJ ( Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov)
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“The only megaphones are owned by liberals in the MSM. It’s very difficult for us to ‘publicly argue’ with them when our voices can’t be heard... Thank God for FreeRepublic.... and the precious few other places our voices can be heard”......the opposition party sure isn’t going to make an issue out of any if these issues.


21 posted on 01/29/2013 6:54:39 PM PST by stickywillie (was that a glimmer of hope, or is it just that Dale Carnegie Course?)
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