Skip to comments.US seeking buyers for old military equipment
Posted on 03/31/2014 11:48:52 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
The United States is trying to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including sophisticated and highly specialized mine resistant vehicles as it packs up to leave Afghanistan after 13 years of war, officials said Monday.
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They can always donate it to Ukraine since they do give russia military equipment for FREE!
I’m sure law enforcement agencies across the U.S. could put them to use (not that I support that).
Swords to plowshares. This stuff should be returned to tax paying farmers or something.
Maybe those “dirt poor” opium poppy farmers could use some of that heavy equipment.
Local police all over the nation are buying MRAPs cheap (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles.
Not.....a......good.....thing. At all. DHS also has them.
Sell? Those greedy capitalists. Just give it all to the New Black Panthers. /s
Military vehicles are frequently sold to local county highway departments to be used for highway and road maintenance. Our county recently purchased a number of the specialized vehicles which have since been converted for such purposes. While the fuel consumptions of the used military vehicles are much higher than the standard “commercial” type trucks, the military vehicle cost (to the counties and being much less than a new truck) makes them very desirable for purchase versus buying a “new” truck. I’d say give/sell them to the counties for their use and purposes, thus saving tack payers billions of dollars. Indeed it would hurt “new” truck sales over time but in the long run may prove to be a better deal.
I'm not altogether sure how armored personnel carriers (MRAPS) can be used for highway maintenance. Perhaps you could explain how the vehicle shown in post #6 could be used for that purpose.
We could use pothole resistant vehicles in Minnesota right now.
(different kind of landmines courtesy of our leftist insurgents.)
We could use a few pothole resistant vehicles here too. Atlanta city government's primary role is to provide as many jobs/transfer payments as possible for otherwise unemployable blacks so as to keep them voting for the black democrats who run for office. With this primary goal, there isn't a whole lot of money left over for actual services.
If Karzai wants them, let him buy them at top dollar
Buy? The Caped Marvel has outright stolen or otherwise scarfed a fortune in US assets. His drug money? My conclusion is that the civilian side of ISAF governments are directly/indirectly complicit in Afghan heroin trafficking into their countries. Mexican heroin aside, how else how to account for US presence in Afghanistan running some parallel to increased domestic use of heroin?
Forget democracy, it rots my socks that our military may have been obligated to Making Poppy Fields Safe for Dealers.
Afghans can go play buzkashi using Karzais pie hat. Whether hes still attached to it is up to them.
Simply put, India is very much less than appreciated by the US. US and India may have a way to go before declaring friendship in any genuine sense, but well worth mutual efforts. Check out a map of the region.
You'll need to plan ahead some...
USS Miami...an inglorious end. ;(
They could have cut it up for culvert piping and sold it to county highway departments. (grin)
Sell them to the Texas State Guard and other State Guards in the South.
Unlike the National Guard, it doesn’t answer to the feds.
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