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Muslim Brotherhood inherits U.S. war gear
Washington Times ^ | 12/07/2012 | Rowan Scarborough

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.

Cairo’s 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 Egypt’s 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 Egypt’s 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 Egypt’s 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. Egypt’s 4,000 tanks, including the 1,000 or so M1A1s, make it the world’s seventh-largest tank army.

“This is a pretty substantial capacity that they have developed,” Mr. Springborg said.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; israel; morsi; muslimbrotherhood; waronterror

1 posted on 12/07/2012 3:11:26 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Why on earth are we arming Morsi's party?... So that the USA can wage war AGAINST Israel by proxy.
2 posted on 12/07/2012 3:13:22 PM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Why?”

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.


3 posted on 12/07/2012 3:16:30 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama is making sure the Muslim Brotherhood is well armed to better establish the Greater Caliphate and its move against Israel and the rest of the infidels.
4 posted on 12/07/2012 3:16:52 PM PST by Truth29
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To: C210N

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.


5 posted on 12/07/2012 3:18:17 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wonderful.

6 posted on 12/07/2012 3:20:58 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Caliph wants his troops to be ready.


7 posted on 12/07/2012 3:31:49 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is it time yet?


8 posted on 12/07/2012 3:41:46 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: SeekAndFind

WHAT?!?!?!?! Hussein is arming our enemies.


9 posted on 12/07/2012 3:57:20 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: C210N

Why? The rhetorical question is “Why do traitors do what they do?”


10 posted on 12/07/2012 4:05:44 PM PST by iontheball
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


11 posted on 12/07/2012 4:07:38 PM PST by gaijin
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To: bgill

Decrease our military and build up the enemy. Sounds about right for the regime.


12 posted on 12/07/2012 4:08:04 PM PST by spawn44 (moo)
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To: SeekAndFind

Because the shining beacon of freedom has become the axis of evil.


13 posted on 12/07/2012 4:15:05 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: C210N

Exactly...WTF???


14 posted on 12/07/2012 4:20:01 PM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


15 posted on 12/07/2012 4:45:34 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: SeekAndFind

I say again:

A$$ HOL3


16 posted on 12/07/2012 4:49:32 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Diogenesis; SeekAndFind; Fred Nerks; FARS; ntnychik; devolve

We made him for an Islamo-Commie in 2007--Hussein been drivin' the train that way ev'ry day since.

17 posted on 12/07/2012 5:07:13 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Islamic version of Fast and Furious?


18 posted on 12/07/2012 5:15:42 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: bgill

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 !


19 posted on 12/07/2012 5:27:35 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ("You never want a crisis to go to waste..."- Rahm Emanuel)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


20 posted on 12/07/2012 5:44:21 PM PST by crosshairs (Hurricane Barry is 1000 times more destructive than Hurricane Sandy.)
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To: C210N

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


21 posted on 12/07/2012 6:15:56 PM PST by Quickgun (I came here screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: DesertRhino

It is TIME. I assure you


22 posted on 12/07/2012 6:19:08 PM PST by Quickgun (I came here screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: SeekAndFind

I suppose the House, as usual, has nothing to say about this dictatorial outrage either.


23 posted on 12/07/2012 6:45:24 PM PST by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama’s Arab Spring, Phase II

Proceeding on schedule according to the Master Plan.


24 posted on 12/07/2012 6:56:07 PM PST by Iron Munro (Big Moo & Bronco 'Bama = Robbing From The Hood and Boy Blunder)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.


25 posted on 12/07/2012 8:58:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Will there be heads on poles?


26 posted on 12/07/2012 9:14:34 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: SeekAndFind
The reported got his facts wrong. No surprise there.

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.

Full contract info:
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/egypt-847m-request-for-125-m1a1-tanks-03684/

27 posted on 12/08/2012 4:08:18 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: ogen hal

Please, no Polish jokes.


28 posted on 12/08/2012 5:50:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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29 posted on 12/09/2012 5:46:39 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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30 posted on 12/09/2012 5:47:37 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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