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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Yeah, who the hell ever heard of Bin Laden before 9/11/01?
    People like Bin Laden make enemies. If you don't like someone arm their enemies, and well. Like I said we should sell to everyone who has 2 pennies to rub together quality armaments at confiscatory rates. If all they can afford are rocks then we sell them rocks, good "ballistic" quality rocks. We want somebody to win for some reason, we give them a bigger discount than the other guy whom we will also be supplying. If people want to kill themselves, let them, and be helpful by providing the quality arms at confiscatory prices. They are doing humanities gene pool a favor, especially if they fail to procreate beforehand. We should not get in their way, but instead help them. We want to be helpful that's our nature, you know.... to help people.
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    Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Wonder how long it will be before sense those aircraft flying against the U.S.

    Those that don't know their history are doomed to repeat it. The U.S. Hasn't learned not to arm people we might be in conflict with tomorrow.
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    cough.....Afghanistan.....
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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    They already did it once.
    When were American F-16s used against us in combat?

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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    When were American F-16s used against us in combat?
    Well, not yet, but give a few days, they'll figure out how to start the engines.

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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    They already did it once.
    An RPG isn't an F-16.

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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    An RPG isn't an F-16.
    Neither is a Boeing.
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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Well, not yet, but give a few days, they'll figure out how to start the engines.
    No they won't, let me tell you why. When we sell weapons systems like these to foreign nations we keep the ability to shut off the logistics chain that supports them, these planes require a lot of maintenance, upkeep, parts, training on how to operate, etc...

    Assuming they can manage to do all that on their own, the US Air Force is particularly deadly because it constantly has an AWACS overhead to direct the course of the air battle, an F-16 flown by some terrorist is not going to be as effective as one of our planes and would easily be shot down.

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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Does anyone really think the Iraqi's can competently fly F-16's? As a capitalist I hope we got cash on delivery....
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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    No they won't, let me tell you why. When we sell weapons systems like these to foreign nations we keep the ability to shut off the logistics chain that supports them, these planes require a lot of maintenance, upkeep, parts, training on how to operate, etc...

    Assuming they can manage to do all that on their own, the US Air Force is particularly deadly because it constantly has an AWACS overhead to direct the course of the air battle, an F-16 flown by some terrorist is not going to be as effective as one of our planes and would easily be shot down.
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    Hey, ask apacherat, he'll tell you how overqualified Iraqis are!

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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Sand. F.O.D.

    Hey, ask apacherat, he'll tell you how overqualified Iraqis are!
    You should never listen to apacherat on anything

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