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

    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.
    ‘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
    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.
    Heya Higgins. Well if they gave us the money for the goods. Well then we should deliver. As this would be per a contractual agreement. Course after that.....then we don't have to give them anything else, if we don't want to or need to.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Higgins. Well if they gave us the money for the goods. Well then we should deliver. As this would be per a contractual agreement. Course after that.....then we don't have to give them anything else, if we don't want to or need to.
    Send the money back because I don't see how giving Egypt fighter jets is in anyone interest right now.
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    Re: US still on track to sell F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Send the money back because I don't see how giving Egypt fighter jets is in anyone interest right now.
    Well.....I wouldnt re-nig on the deal. But then that's just me. Course I wouldn't do business with them again with Military tech. Myself I don't believe in sharing our tech. Not with Anyone!

    It wasn't in anyones interest to let them MB deceive all that they are bout Democracy in the First Place. Never was.....and they would Only make a mockery of Democracy just so they can gain power.

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

    My understanding is that this deal was made back in 2010 as part of the Foreign aid package. I think we need to put this in perspective here. 4 is a relatively small number when you take into account the fact that Egypt already has 240 F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters.

    The Egyptian Air Force is already the 4th largest operator of F-16s in the world, after the United States, Israel, and Turkey. An extra 4 F-16s is not really going to make a whole lot of difference.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    My understanding is that this deal was made back in 2010 as part of the Foreign aid package. I think we need to put this in perspective here. 4 is a relatively small number when you take into account the fact that Egypt already has 240 F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters.

    The Egyptian Air Force is already the 4th largest operator of F-16s in the world, after the United States, Israel, and Turkey. An extra 4 F-16s is not really going to make a whole lot of difference.
    Sorry, but that is a lousy excuse. Sending fighter jets and tanks into a country that is unstable AND could possibly be used against US in the future is not a good thing no matter how you try and pan it out.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    My understanding is that this deal was made back in 2010 as part of the Foreign aid package. I think we need to put this in perspective here. 4 is a relatively small number when you take into account the fact that Egypt already has 240 F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters.

    The Egyptian Air Force is already the 4th largest operator of F-16s in the world, after the United States, Israel, and Turkey. An extra 4 F-16s is not really going to make a whole lot of difference.
    well they got 8 in January and will get another 8 later this year so it will be 20 F-16 fighter Jets to a politically 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
    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.
    I think we will survive selling off 39 year old technology

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

    We're an arms dealer. How would we look if we refused to sell arms?
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Sorry, but that is a lousy excuse. Sending fighter jets and tanks into a country that is unstable AND could possibly be used against US in the future is not a good thing no matter how you try and pan it out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    well they got 8 in January and will get another 8 later this year so it will be 20 F-16 fighter Jets to a politically unstable country.
    I'm not suggesting it's the smartest thing to do, i'm just saying let's keep it in perspective. They already have at least 240. It's no secret that the US is the biggest weapons dealer on the planet and i guess i'm just a little perplexed at the selective outrage here over 4 f-16's.

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