Skip to comments.Muslim Brotherhood inherits U.S. war gear
Posted on 12/07/2012 3:11:17 PM PST by SeekAndFind
For Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government, more battle tanks and jet fighters are on their way from the United States.
Cairos military link to Washington has remained intact, meaning the U.S. will continue to modernize the biggest military in Africa even as President Mohammed Morsi has decreed near-absolute power for himself and his supporters and opponents battle outside his palace.
Analysts say Egypts military buildup presents risks for Washington and Israel with the growing influence of the Brotherhood, whose overriding goal is to establish Shariah, or Islamic, law worldwide.
A Pentagon statement to The Washington Times on Thursday said: We are always reviewing our foreign assistance to make sure foreign assistance advances U.S. objectives and is being used for the right purposes.
For now, Egypt is due 200 M1A1 Abrams battle tanks, the same mechanized firepower manned by American soldiers, bringing Egypts inventory to a robust 1,200.
Also in the pipeline is a squadron of the Air Force F-16 Falcon, a multipurpose warplane able to dogfight and drop ordnance. The government awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a contract in March 2010 for 20 F-16s, the last to be delivered next year. That would increase Egypts total fleet to 240, according to a company press release at the time.
Egypt has far and away the largest army in Africa, said Egypt analyst Robert Springborg, a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.
The billions of dollars in U.S. military aid in annual $1.3 billion stipends have made the Egyptian air force the fourth-largest F-16 operator among 25 countries. Egypts 4,000 tanks, including the 1,000 or so M1A1s, make it the worlds seventh-largest tank army.
This is a pretty substantial capacity that they have developed, Mr. Springborg said.
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Because our President is an Islamic Terrorist-loving, traitorous, Israel-hating, jerk who supports Terrorists over his own nation.
Hard to think of ANY previous presidents to have been so blatantly evil and anti-American.
Bill Clinton went through impeachment proceedings for something in the realm of things FAR less damaging to the US. While I believe there was plenty to yank him out of office (thought the charges used were pretty weak and poorly prosecuted), it pales in comparison to the outright and intentional destruction Obama has brought to this nation and our interests around the world.
and I can assure you that if they can knock over Israel, then its western man....America being the hub.
Right now he is bankrupting America and diminishing its military so we lack the ability to fight back.
Whatever happens to Israel happens to us.
The Caliph wants his troops to be ready.
Is it time yet?
WHAT?!?!?!?! Hussein is arming our enemies.
Why? The rhetorical question is “Why do traitors do what they do?”
Engagement? Barry takes it to a completely new level:
Mexy Narco-Kingpins, gun-smugglers, kooks, rapist fundamentalist dictators, YOU FREAKING NAME IT...!
Barry is ok with ALL of it..!
Is there ANY doubt his best buddy is Ayers, now...? You have to wonder how they talk behind closed doors.
Now I believe EVERYTHING in the movie 2016 and more —how long until he one-sidedly does away with all US nukes?
Decrease our military and build up the enemy. Sounds about right for the regime.
Because the shining beacon of freedom has become the axis of evil.
al Qaeda descended from the Moslem Brotherhood.
They bombed the Pentagon and America on 911 and other
times, and apparently the undocumented-POTUS says they won.
I say again:
The Islamic version of Fast and Furious?
bgill~:” WHAT?!?!?!?! Hussein is arming our enemies.”
In this upside-down world
our Friends don’t trust us,
and our enemies still don’t like us.
So maybe we should keep the money so we don’t go belly-up !
We are being led down the yellow brick road
by an amateur ,only accompanied by “Toto “ annihilation.
Nothing to see here , move along . Ignore the Soros puppetmaster behind the curtain... move along !
God will protect Israel against all attackers. However, God will also punish the U.S. for turning against Israel, even though at least half of us in this country support Israel, we allowed an enemy of Israel to take over this country and so we will all pay dearly for that.
Or, so muslim extremists can wage war against the US.Those US troops that are close to Syria right now best be careful they aren’t set up by the sock monkey and ambushed. He’s already proved he’s capable of such crap in Benghazi
It is TIME. I assure you
I suppose the House, as usual, has nothing to say about this dictatorial outrage either.
Obama’s Arab Spring, Phase II
Proceeding on schedule according to the Master Plan.
Will there be heads on poles?
Egypt currently makes M1A1s locally under license since 1988. Only the special armor and the like are made elsewhere.
It will have 1,130 M1A1s when current contracts are fulfilled.
Please, no Polish jokes.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.