Skip to comments.US Senate Shoots Down Bid to Halt Sales of F-16s, Tanks to Egypt
Posted on 01/31/2013 7:20:51 PM PST by Olog-hai
The U.S. Senate Thursday defeated an amendment that aimed to prevent the Obama administration from transferring F-16 fighter aircraft and Abrams tanks to an Egypt in disarray.
A vote to block the measure proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)an amendment to the debt limit billpassed by a 7919 vote.
In a strong-worded floor statement Paul questioned the wisdom of providing the sophisticated weaponry at a time when many see Egypt descending into chaos.
I think this is particularly unwise since Egypt is currently governed by a religious zealot, a religious zealot who said recently that Jews were bloodsuckers and descendants of apes and pigs, he said. This doesnt sound like the kind of stable personality that we would be sending our most sophisticated weapons to.
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“Sales” is kind of a subjective term in situations like this.
As I understand it the sale involves us giving them the money to give to someone else and we give them the jets (and our money).
This is on the shoulders of the manufacturers as well.
They, themselves, should protest. They could stop the physical transfer of the materials from their property, but I’m not holding my breath.
Everyday, our Government gives us a new reason to question their competency.
....clearly, our Congress is bought and sold.
Our senate is slime.
So this is a roundabout way of subsidizing the Military-Industrial complex and giving Egypt jets that they can’t really use. Big surprise.
I heard career politician Senator Sessions on the radio today say this was a tough vote because we have long standing arrangements. Anyone with a brain knows giving the Egyptians 200 tanks and 50 planes will only be used to kill Israelis. Shame Sessions Shame. Retire and go home. Boo...get off the stage.
Maybe they should just add an EXTRA circuit to these tanks and fighters that might ACCIDENTALLY cause the electronics to fuse into a smoking lump at the most inopportune time.
By the way he sounded like a clueless bastard living in his own bubble. We have a serious problem for those who aren’t paying attention.
You're right. Are our people nuts?
Chicken Shiite senate. They must go, and I don’t mean via election, because we know that doesn’t work.
Long standing arrangements agreed to by that idiot Jimmy Carter. And the government he agreed with is no longer standing.
And those arrangements never committed us to supplying them with planes and tanks and the like, unless we saw fit.
These guys are a bunch of corrupt pork-grubbers. I suppose they figure if they vote against it, Obama the Muslim will give them less pork.
I do not think I will waste my time on writing him in the future. I am going to be too busy packing my bags for TX.
Toomey always was a phony. Rhode Island liberal and Harvard graduate. How the Tea Party was suckered by him, I can’t figure out.
We are not selling them the latest and greatest versions of this stuff and we can cut off parts supply’s at any time.
The Israelis would kill them if they got bold.
Paul redeemed himself partially after his disappointing Kerry vote, but Cruz is the man now.
I wonder how many of the 79 are Jews willing to sell out Israel for their 30 pieces of silver.
Am I still in the right country? In the United States, giving arms to the enemy is considered treason.
So now Rand Paul owes Reid one for letting his amendment get voted on...
That’s not good. Maybe it’ll be worth it but I doubt it.