Skip to comments.F-16s To Egypt, But Not To Taiwan?
Posted on 02/07/2013 4:17:40 PM PST by raptor22
Unlike the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, which faces no existential threat, our Asian ally faces an increasingly belligerent and well-armed China. Yet only one gets the latest weaponry and the question is why.
On Jan. 30, a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer in the East China Sea near the disputed Senkaku Islands just north of Taiwan was "painted" by fire control-radar from two People's Liberation Army warships, believed to be the Chinese frigates Linyungang and Wenzhou.
This was just the latest provocation by a China flexing its deep water naval muscle as it asserts itself in the East and South China Seas and pursues long-held territorial ambitions. One of those ambitions is the absorption into the People's Republic of its alleged long-lost province of Taiwan.
China continues to add missiles targeted on Taiwan, adds naval capability including an aircraft carrier, expands its amphibious capabilities, as well as developing its own stealth fighter said to be roughly equivalent to our now-canceled F-22 Raptor.
In this context, Taiwan has sought to improve its defenses with the acquisition of 66 F-16C and F-16F fighter aircraft, also known as Block 52 planes.
These are not stripped down versions that are sometimes sold overseas, but state-of-the-art aircraft with the latest bells and whistles, one of the most capable fighter aircraft in the world.
While Taiwan languishes in military limbo, Egypt, under the thumb of the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi, has received the first of 20 such aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2013, 16 single-seat F-16Cs and four double-seat F-16Ds.
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Taiwan is an ally, so they are out of luck
200 M1 tanks to Egypt too, crazy
That is because Taiwan is an ally and Egypt is not. See?
obama is a effing traitor closet muslim.
it’s one thing to piss on Israel and sell/give to Egypt but the Clown In Chief would not dare to antagonize the Bank of China by allowing the Taiwanese to upgrade their arms.
God will not remain silent on this.
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Makes sense when you think about it, everything is upside down in Obama’s Looking Glass..
I’m late to the thread and several people already made my point. Taiwan is an American ally - why would Obama sell to them?
Panetta dimed him out for not being anywhere in sight or sound during Benghazi, after telling the world that he was in the situation room the whole time.
He does what he wants, when he wants, and there’s not a thing anyone can or will do about it. The House has the power to stop a good number of things but they choose not to.
And if anyone, with a shred of intelligence, thinks that they will allow the Republicans to get control of the Senate next year, I got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. No way they’d ever let that happen.
There will be voter fraud of epic proportion just so he can maintain the impeachment proof congress he has now.
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Even if by some miracle the GOP took the Senate back, they would never impeach. The GOP is more afraid of the New York Times than they are of their constituents. True story..
Why bother. He's guilty of treason but cannot be convicted. If the democrats wouldn't convict Bill Clinton because they weren't sure what the meaning of "is" is, you can bet they have no idea what the meaning of "treason" is either. Our best strategy is to minimize the damage from the drug-addled traitor in our White House, not to waste time on an effort that is doomed to failure. [I wish I were wrong, but no such luck.]
He is as much a closet muslim as he is a closet homo.
He's only in the closet for those who are blind (and that ain't you and me).
For those who pay attention...he is a muslim fag parading around for all to see...and proud of it.
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ha ha ha ... you are so right...
But, I think if guys like Gohmert, Cruz and Gowdy had any pull, sh*t would start happening quick. Too bad we’re stuck with McConnell and Boner
So long as there are 34 'Rats in the Senate, Congress is "impeachment-proof".
But the Muslim Brotherhood is Obama's ally, not Taiwan.