Skip to comments.Egypt, Arab Countries Sign Massive Arms Deals With U.S.
Posted on 01/07/2010 5:29:39 AM PST by Ooh-Ah
(Israelnationalnews.com) US airplane manufacturer Lockheed Martin has been given permission by the US government to sell 24 F-16 jet fighters to Egypt in a $3.2 billion deal. Congress was notified of the deal in October, according to a spokesperson for Lockheed Martin.
A Pentagon report released by Haaretz newspaper says the Egyptian F-16 deal is aimed at making Egypt a "more valuable partner in the Middle East" in addition to supporting "Egypt's own self-defense needs," according to the UPI news agency. Additionally, Israel's neighbor will receive four batteries of highly advanced Harpoon Block II anti-ship cruise missiles, four fast missile boats, 450 Hellfire anti-tank missiles (to be sold with restrictions on use and transfer, according to the Pentagon), and 156 jet engines for F-16 aircraft.
Until June 2009, the United States repeatedly denied Egyptian requests to purchase arms because of Egypt's record on human rights and democracy, according to website F-16.net. That policy has changed under President Obama.
More deals worry Israel
Yet the Egyptian arsenal is not the only military deal okayed by the Obama administration which is worrying Israel. Saudia Arabia, Jordan, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates also have new military acquisition contracts with the United States. The Pentagon has released the details to Congress.
Some of the purchases will include 2,742 anti-tank missiles for Saudia Arabia, 1,808 anti-tank missiles and 162 launchers with night vision systems for Jordan, 1,600 laser-guided "smart bombs and 800 one-ton and 400 bunker buster bombs for the UAE, and 24 additional F-16s for Morocco, the first owned by that country's air force," according to UPI.
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Of course it has changed. 0bama is seeing to the needs of his brother muslims.
Their forces seem to be poorly trained and motivated, their leadership standards aren't up to the level of abysmal, they lack the self discipline for serious training and drill. The entire concept of preventive and periodic maintenance is foreign to them. Trust between the officers and ranks is nonexistent. In their armies, as in their society, privilege inures to rank without a concomitant sense of responsibility.
So what if they are fanatical? As Patton said, you don't become a hero by dieing for your country; you become a hero by making the other son of bitch die for his country.
The stage is being set.
Could be a buy-off to get them to behave themselves when Israel attacks Iran. When the attack happens these nations agree to “voice outrage” and then do nothing.
Who is Egypt defending against?
The Obama Doctrine:
Alienate your allies and suck up to your enemies
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