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Obama Overrides Congress to Buy $690 Million Worth of Russian Choppers for Afghan Air Force
Front Page ^ | 4/8/13 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 04/09/2013 7:52:08 AM PDT by Nachum

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Once he was elected... he could do what he wants
1 posted on 04/09/2013 7:52:09 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 04/09/2013 7:52:32 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Margaret Thatcher may rise from the grave just to slap him across his stupid face.


3 posted on 04/09/2013 7:54:20 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Nachum

So. As a reward for all the good little anti-gun goodniks in CT, Obama will award the helicopter contract to guess who?

Sikorsky. In CT!


4 posted on 04/09/2013 7:54:23 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Nachum

is anyone really surprised - I didn’t think so...


5 posted on 04/09/2013 7:54:40 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I'll surrender my guns alright - bullets first)
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To: Nachum

You would think the anti-war left would be upset.


6 posted on 04/09/2013 7:56:15 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Gaffer

In Stratford, CT....been there many many years ago re: the UH-60....


7 posted on 04/09/2013 7:56:19 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ClearCase_guy

She may want to wear gloves.... he’s too toxic by now!


8 posted on 04/09/2013 7:57:43 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Nachum

It does say he can do this, if the SecDef says it is in our national security interest to do so. Why the heck is that even in the law? Do we have secret Russian agents writing our defense bills?


9 posted on 04/09/2013 7:58:04 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Nachum

Boner could learn a thing or 2 from Master Blaster over who runs Bartertown.


10 posted on 04/09/2013 7:58:29 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: Nachum

So he continues to arm the Middle East and the terrorists. Nobody is doing sh@t about it!


11 posted on 04/09/2013 8:00:18 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Nachum

The beginning of the flexibility he spoke about. Treasonous SOB!


12 posted on 04/09/2013 8:01:29 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Nachum

Yup, this is his famous “flexibility” that he promised Putin.

BTW, if the DNC audits B. Hussein, they will find that all of his political stunts are aimed at generating “donations” for Obama’s RETIREMENT SLUSH FUND.


13 posted on 04/09/2013 8:03:27 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Nachum
Hence, his numerous speeches referencing a dictator...we cant wait mantra
14 posted on 04/09/2013 8:05:30 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Nachum
He has more flexibility now.
15 posted on 04/09/2013 8:05:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Nachum
When you’ve got John Cormyn and Rosa DeLauro on the same side, that’s as close to a consensus that you can imagine.

I doubt those two have ever agreed on anything before. If that's not a wake-up call, what is?

16 posted on 04/09/2013 8:07:28 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Nachum

All the House has to do is refuse to fund [pay for them]them. But will they? No. That would incur standing up to him and would result in obama cutting Boner off.

The same holds true for everything else obama decides to do, including announcing when the time comes that he is going to be president for life.


17 posted on 04/09/2013 8:08:35 AM PDT by sport
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To: Nachum

Wow. We really do have a king, not a president.


18 posted on 04/09/2013 8:09:18 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: PghBaldy

I wouldn’t think buying Russian weapons would be in our interest. We won’t be able to support those machines, and it is putting money (that we supposedly don’t have) in Russia’s military.
Obama spends any time he is not vacationing either trying to further bankrupting us, or trying to restrict our rights. Maybe we should just encourage him to stay on vacation all the time. It would be less costly for us, even though he wastes a lot on his entertainment.


19 posted on 04/09/2013 8:12:32 AM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: Nachum

"....but you know we no longer build Yugo....but the order for 36,000 of them might open up the plant again...you said $200,000 each right?"

20 posted on 04/09/2013 8:16:45 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Nachum
Yes, he did have more flexibility after he was elected, didn't he?

With Russian helicopter sales Afghanistan come Russian military advisors, Russian flight/maintenance training, Russian base support and logistics, Russian communications, etc etc etc

Hey I got an idea! Lets let the Russians sell the Afghan govt helicopters and then our noble new CIA chief John Brennan can set up a secret operation to shuttle STINGERS weapons to the Tolly-bon and al Qaeda to shoot the Russian choppers down!

Then the Russians can do scorched earth on the Afghan countryside to mop up what we don't have the balls or inhumanity to mop up

Brilliant- why no one ever thought of that

sarc

21 posted on 04/09/2013 8:19:05 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Nachum
The US Department of Defense said Thursday it plans to sidestep a Congressional ban to purchase 30 helicopters from Russian state-owned defense firm Rosoboronexport, despite objections from US lawmakers who allege that the firm has equipped the Syrian government to commit brutal crimes against civilians.

The House should just zero out the appropriation. Are they really that scared of the lame duck Won? Or do they know something?

22 posted on 04/09/2013 8:19:44 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Margaret Thatcher may rise from the grave just to slap him across his stupid face.

Along with Regan, what the hell is this guy thinking!?
23 posted on 04/09/2013 8:20:03 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: Nachum

Odumbass doesn’t know that the job of The President is to CARRY OUT the laws, as head administrator, not MAKE them.

As a “constitutional scholar” (huh??) he should know this.


24 posted on 04/09/2013 8:20:24 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Nachum

0bama re-elected himself. There’s only ONE election a Chicago thug has to fight to win; The FIRST one. After that, it’s election theft Chicago-style.


25 posted on 04/09/2013 8:20:30 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Nachum

$23 Million per helicopter?

I can get you them wholesale at $20Mil each


26 posted on 04/09/2013 8:23:02 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: PghBaldy
Do we have secret Russian agents writing our defense bills?

More like not so secret.


27 posted on 04/09/2013 8:26:52 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Nachum
Obama seldom gets anything right, but more knowledgeable Freepers have written that Russian helos operate more effectively at higher altitudes typical of the Afghan theater, so that may be why they're doing this.
28 posted on 04/09/2013 8:28:55 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Nachum

Taxpayers are obviously paying congresscritters for gazing at their navels.


29 posted on 04/09/2013 8:29:07 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: sport

I don’t think he wants to be president for life. By the time this term ends he will have succeeded in destroying the country and fattening his retirement coffers. He’ll go off and enjoy the fruits of his “labors”.


30 posted on 04/09/2013 8:42:12 AM PDT by surrey
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To: PghBaldy
You just don't get it.

How else is cash strapped Russia going to obtain the working Capitol to support all of the R&D efforts and to hire the the engineering and technical people to modernize their aerospace industrial base and fund their next generation of Russian attack helicopters ?

The Russians currently are producing obsolete helos and they have to get ready to have state of the art helos for the next war and they have lots of unemployed people to take care of. Not to mention they are losing revenue and world power due to their inability to market state of the art aircraft able to compete with the united states. If the contract were let to an American company all the nearly billion dollars would be spent to provide jobs for Americans and would help develop American aerospace technology, and would keep American aerospace companies in business during hard times

31 posted on 04/09/2013 8:45:42 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Quickgun

You are right.


32 posted on 04/09/2013 8:47:31 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: American in Israel

I would laugh but it isn’t funny, if you know what I mean.


33 posted on 04/09/2013 8:48:02 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Nachum
Ronald Reagan sidestepped a Congressional ban on sending arms to the Contras in Nicaragua, and look what happened to Adm. John Poindexter and Col. Oliver North.

Why is this being allowed to happen? Where is the outrage from Congress?

Is this a case of "Republican bad, Democrat good?" The hypocricy is outrageous!

-PJ

34 posted on 04/09/2013 8:50:49 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Nachum

He does everything he can to help people who hate us.


35 posted on 04/09/2013 8:52:23 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Nachum

That’s a lot of loot. 0bama could take what, four or five vacations on that?


36 posted on 04/09/2013 8:54:17 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Of course they do perform better at etreme altitudes, and they are easier to maintain. Sort of an AR vs AK question.

But the real question is why are we buying them ANYTHING? Afghanistan will not even pretend to be a nation state friendly to us 15 minutes after we leave. Karzia already stands against us. The Taliban is already poised to take power, and is even given legitimacy by us and Karzai.

Does anyone in their right mind think the Afghan army, will use these, to attack the Taliban after we leave?
This and the planned Super Tucano buy is a disgraceful fraud, designed to enrichen contractors and procurement officers. Anything else is an outright lie.


37 posted on 04/09/2013 8:57:09 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Doogle

Regarding that picture:

One is a Lying Commie Bastard, the other is the President of Russia.


38 posted on 04/09/2013 8:59:41 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Compliance with Tyranny is Treason...)
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To: Nachum

Stealing taxpayer money for his and his slave masters benefit.


39 posted on 04/09/2013 9:00:28 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Well, it IS after the election....

Obama tells Russia’s Medvedev more flexibility after election...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/26/us-nuclear-summit-obama-medvedev-idUSBRE82P0JI20120326


40 posted on 04/09/2013 9:17:40 AM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Well, it IS after the election....

Obama tells Russia’s Medvedev more flexibility after election...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/26/us-nuclear-summit-obama-medvedev-idUSBRE82P0JI20120326

That said, if Obama’s sold us out to the Russians or the Chinese, I guess I’d rather it be the Russians...


41 posted on 04/09/2013 9:19:22 AM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: listenhillary
You would think the anti-war left would be upset.

Old elite liberals haven't told them they need to be upset, so they won't be. Same with the MSM - no one will alert Editors to this news. The New York Times will 'miss' on this one... Watch and see. Same with the Washington Post.

42 posted on 04/09/2013 9:24:14 AM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: Nachum

I love it! It just keeps getting “better”! I can’t wait for the additional string of WTF moments this dip$hit has in store for this country.


43 posted on 04/09/2013 9:24:31 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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44 posted on 04/09/2013 9:45:51 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

The Russian helos are also simpler to operate than Western ones.


45 posted on 04/09/2013 11:08:57 AM PDT by 22202NOVA (DoD civilian, retired Army and proud of my service.)
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To: Nachum

Impea........awwwww.....never mind.


46 posted on 04/09/2013 11:10:29 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Nachum

Tell Vladimir I will have more flexibility after the election......


47 posted on 04/09/2013 11:30:21 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Why don’t those Afgans buy their own helo’s with the foreign
aid money we give the B$$$$$$s?


48 posted on 04/09/2013 2:32:10 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Nachum

bttt


49 posted on 04/09/2013 3:58:49 PM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: American in Israel
"According to my opinion, and the opinions of many defectors of my caliber, only about 15% of time, money, and manpower is spent on espionage as such. The other 85% is a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, active measures, or psychological warfare. What it basically means is: to change the perception of reality of every American that despite of the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country.
 
It's a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and is divided into four basic stages.
 
The first stage being "demoralization".
 
It takes from 15 to 20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years required to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy exposed to the ideology of [their] enemy. In other words, Marxism-Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least 3 generation of American students without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of Americanism; American patriotism.."
--KGB Defector Yuri Bezmenov
--Soviet Subversion of the Free Press (Ideological subversion, Destabilization, CRISIS - and the KGB)
 

 

Dn't need n Weatherman t see which waybama's wind

blws.

 

"Behind the Violence, Says Jane Alpert, Was Sex"

--November 09, 1981--
"The leaders of the Weather Underground, she believes, followed a similar pattern of constantly shifting sexual alliances..."

http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20080637,00.html

"He [Bill Ayers] also writes about the Weathermen's sexual experimentation as they tried to 'smash monogamy.' The Weathermen were 'an army of lovers,' he says, and describes having had different sexual partners, including his best male friend."

Source: New York Times, September 11, 2001: "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02E1DE1438F932A2575AC0A9679C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1

"...the Weathermen, when not engaged in group sex, committed such revolutionary acts as parading with a Viet Cong flag through a local park on Independence Day and spray-painting the walls of a high school with the slogans, "Off the Pigs," "Viet Cong Will Win," and "F#$k U.S. Imperialism."..."

Campus Wars: The Peace Movement At American State Universities in the Vietnam Era

 

"What happens next bears watching closely, as does the response of the president, ex-Speaker Pelosi, and others on the left.  Encouraged by leftists in the Democratic Party and funded by left-leaning nonprofit organizations and celebrity contributors, Occupy Wall Street may in time morph into something resembling the radical factions of the late 1960s and 1970s."

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/predicting_the_weatherman.html

The Osawatomie Coincidence

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2818309/posts


50 posted on 04/09/2013 4:59:03 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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