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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    The army has not shown those signs, quite to the contrary. It is not like Myanmar where the junta was in power for decades.
    Some Egyptians would probably argue that especially if they were supporters of the president, we shall see though.
    ‘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
    Some Egyptians would probably argue that especially if they were supporters of the president, we shall see though.

    I think the US wants a stable Egyptian gov't, even a military junta, to protect the Big Energy Corporations transit routes for Persian Gulf OIL and to enhance Israeli security. I think the Big Energy Corporations and Israel should foot the bill for these operations, not you, me, and Grandma.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I think the US wants a stable Egyptian gov't, even a military junta, to protect the Big Energy Corporations transit routes for Persian Gulf OIL and to enhance Israeli security. I think the Big Energy Corporations and Israel should foot the bill for these operations, not you, me, and Grandma.
    Heya DF. Good point with the Suez being one of them. But Also lets not forget that it is, the Egyptian military that Owns most of all the Business in Egypt.

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

    That's not all we are doing either.....since Egypt has become a Crisis Situation.

    U.S. Navy ships in Red Sea move close to Egypt as precaution.....

    Two U.S. Navy ships patrolling in the Middle East moved closer to Egypt's Red Sea coast in recent days, the top Marine Corps general said on Thursday, in what appeared to be a precautionary move after the military overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi.

    The United States often sends Navy vessels close to countries in turmoil in case it needs to protect or evacuate U.S. citizens or take part in humanitarian assistance. Their presence does not necessarily mean the United States is preparing to carry out military action.

    "Egypt is (in) a crisis right now," Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos told the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank. "When that happens, what we owe the senior leadership of our nation are some options," Amos said. He did not say what the options were.

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corp officials said the two ships, part of a three-ship amphibious readiness group, had been in the region since May, patrolling the Red Sea, Horn of Africa, the Gulf and the Arabian Sea, and that there were no new orders to prepare for a possible conflict in Egypt.

    Washington has walked a careful line, neither welcoming Mursi's removal last week nor denouncing it as a "coup." U.S. defense officials on Wednesday said they still planned to send four F-16 fighter jets to the Egyptian government as planned in coming weeks......snip~

    U.S. Navy ships in Red Sea move close to Egypt as precaution
    Reuters – Thu, Jul 11, 2013 <<<<< More here way more.

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