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    Re: US still on track to sell F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - Egypt unrest: US to go ahead with F-16 jets delivery


    "The US is going ahead with plans to deliver four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt despite the political unrest in the country, senior American officials say.

    It comes as Washington is continuing to evaluate last week's overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi by the army. "



    I'm really happy the Obama administration and the US military were able to put aside their "concern" at the on going events in Egypt and still manage to sell the much needed F-16's to a country which is falling into chaos. Oh well at the very least the government will have 4 more Jets to bomb their civilians with if this situation goes in the direction of Syria or if we are lucky they will fall into the hands of extremists whilst the country is tearing at the seams.
    It seems we just want to give **** to Egypt for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

    Is the US under some contractual agreement around the world to just give **** away (or redistribute wealth) with certain nations?

    I know the Obama administration is pro-terrorist considering he backed Morsi, and the Muslim Brotherhood is an Islamic terrorist (and ironically anti-west given the circumstances) organization, but now after the coup he still wants to give???

    It seems Obama is now indifferent about the situation. If Obama is so indifferent then why the hell is he still sending f-16's???

    This isn't our war and we shouldn't be playing any role in it.

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    Re: US still on track to sell F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - Egypt unrest: US to go ahead with F-16 jets delivery


    "The US is going ahead with plans to deliver four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt despite the political unrest in the country, senior American officials say.

    It comes as Washington is continuing to evaluate last week's overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi by the army. "



    I'm really happy the Obama administration and the US military were able to put aside their "concern" at the on going events in Egypt and still manage to sell the much needed F-16's to a country which is falling into chaos. Oh well at the very least the government will have 4 more Jets to bomb their civilians with if this situation goes in the direction of Syria or if we are lucky they will fall into the hands of extremists whilst the country is tearing at the seams.
    Well, I certainly have no reservations about selling giant flying death machines to politically unstable regions.

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    Re: US still on track to sell F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    It seems we just want to give **** to Egypt for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

    Is the US under some contractual agreement around the world to just give **** away (or redistribute wealth) with certain nations?

    I know the Obama administration is pro-terrorist considering he backed Morsi, and the Muslim Brotherhood is an Islamic terrorist (and ironically anti-west given the circumstances) organization, but now after the coup he still wants to give???

    It seems Obama is now indifferent about the situation. If Obama is so indifferent then why the hell is he still sending f-16's???

    This isn't our war and we shouldn't be playing any role in it.
    couldn't agree more! Egypt has gone under a dramatic transformation over the last year with more radical groups creeping into the mainstream and then of course the Army staged a coup 2 weeks ago, I just don't think its in the US's ( or any other countrys) interest to be seen selling weapons to such a unstable country.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: US still on track to sell F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    couldn't agree more! Egypt has gone under a dramatic transformation over the last year with more radical groups creeping into the mainstream and then of course the Army staged a coup 2 weeks ago, I just don't think its in the US's ( or any other countrys) interest to be seen selling weapons to such a unstable country.
    Well, the coup/people is/are against Sharia Law and Muslim extremism so the coup IMO is a major step towards bringing the Middle East/N. Africa or the M.E and Africa as a whole into the 21st century...

    Egypt is pretty modernized, however these Muslim extremists want people to live under their religious fascism and under their Sharia Law its all or nothing.

    The majority of Egyptians want western democracy -- or for a better word an "emulation" of a democratic republic.

    I suppose this is what happens when a minority attempts to control and rule over a strong majority...

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    Re: US still on track to sell F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    its called having principles and setting an example. The US reprimands Russia and China for selling arms to Syria stating that the country is unstable and those weapons could fall into the wrong hands or be used to target civilians but then engages in open trade with a country that just carried out a coup and has killed civilians this month.
    Apples and oranges, please

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    Re: US still on track to sell F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Apples and oranges, please
    so you don't think countries like Russia will use this as an example the next time the US questions their dealings?
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: US still on track to sell F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Apples and oranges, please
    The US position on geo-politics is pretty hypocritical.

    However, I do understand our position considering (generally, and I don't know about Obama) that we're looking out for our own best interests....

    Geo-politics is a hypocritical sport... Every world power is looking out for themselves and their alias. The problem with theocratic governments is that their interests reside on dominating via religion rather than democracy or freedom.

    I hope what I said makes some sense because such a topic would really take a thesis to fully explain rather than a few brief sentences.

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    Re: US still on track to sell F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    so you don't think countries like Russia will use this as an example the next time the US questions their dealings?
    Egypt versus Syria?

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    Re: US still on track to sell F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Egypt versus Syria?
    sorry didn't know you could read the future? You want to give weapons to a country that just staged a coup and who's opposition just vowed to fight on, do you really want to take the chance on giving this country more weapons when 12 months down the line those same weapons could be used against their own people and the rets of the world will say " good thing the US armed those gov forces". Honestly don't see what the US gains from taking that kind of risk.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: US still on track to sell F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    sorry didn't know you could read the future? You want to give weapons to a country that just staged a coup and who's opposition just vowed to fight on, do you really want to take the chance on giving this country more weapons when 12 months down the line those same weapons could be used against their own people and the rets of the world will say " good thing the US armed those gov forces". Honestly don't see what the US gains from taking that kind of risk.
    Egypt is not a risk, comparing it to Syria is ridiculous

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