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    Re: Should we be sending F16 fighter planes to Egypt?

    It's not because we cant trust them, and it's even because we cannot afford it, its because we cannot be the world police, this is how enemies are made.
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    Re: Should we be sending F16 fighter planes to Egypt?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I could care less if it economic suicide,besides that our elected officials do not seem to care about our finances except for when its politically convenient. It will be politacal suicide anyways when those people we sold that equipment to are using them against our troops.
    Who is using our equipment against us? A list please.

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    Re: Should we be sending F16 fighter planes to Egypt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    In the context of the uprising in Egypt, and of how things actually are worse in that country, given the history of totalitarian regimes around the world, the priorities that include... what? supporting dictatorships? considering that things have changed in Egypt, no, USA not baaaaad, just doing stupid things as a foreign policy.

    Did you parrot the slogan "my country right or wrong" during the Vietnam era as well?
    Ok, I misunderstood... USA stooooopid.

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    Re: Should we be sending F16 fighter planes to Egypt?

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    I don't think its about Egypt at all.

    It is about ourselves.

    Why are we giving money to other countries while ours is in a lot of debt? Anyone wanna venture a guess into that?

    Foreign aid should be drastically cut (if not completely) until we get out of this deficit. We cannot continue to do this for very long, but people don't seem to understand. We have to cut back on expenses. It is a matter of economic survival, but nobody wants to tighten the belt and get serious about the issue.

    We have a lot to deal with here at home....we should not be catering to any other country for any other purpose until we fix our own home.

    What does that have to do with SELLING to another country?

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    Re: Should we be sending F16 fighter planes to Egypt?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    What does that have to do with SELLING to another country?
    They weren't sold to Egypt...they were GIVEN to them
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    Re: Should we be sending F16 fighter planes to Egypt?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Ok, I misunderstood... USA stooooopid.
    You're getting closer.

    Not USA stoooopid, but specifically the foreign policy of the federal government.

    and criticizing foreign policy is not putting down the country, nor is supporting that policy somehow patriotic.

    Remember "my country right or wrong?"
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    Re: Should we be sending F16 fighter planes to Egypt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    You're getting closer.

    Not USA stoooopid, but specifically the foreign policy of the federal government.

    and criticizing foreign policy is not putting down the country, nor is supporting that policy somehow patriotic.

    Remember "my country right or wrong?"
    Do you have anything besides "USA baaaaaad" and "USA stoooopid" to add to this thread?
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    Re: Should we be sending F16 fighter planes to Egypt?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Do you have anyhting besides "USA baaaaaad" and "USA stoooopid" to add to this thread?
    What's the point? You aren't reading my posts anyway, or at least, your responses don't address them in any way whatsoever.
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    Re: Should we be sending F16 fighter planes to Egypt?

    I disagree. I believe it reveals your angle and level of knowledge.

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    Re: Should we be sending F16 fighter planes to Egypt?

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    They weren't sold to Egypt...they were GIVEN to them
    Yup. It looks like they were "given" to Egypt.

    Egypt was the first Arab country to purchaseF-16s through a Foreign Military Sales program called Peace Vector. The Egyptian Air Force received a total of 42 F-16s in its first order in 1980 and since then has purchased five more lots of aircraft, for a total of 240 F-16 Fighting Falcons.

    The recent deal has caused concern in the United States amid reports that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is cracking down on protestors and changing the constitution. The F-16 deal was made when US ally Hosni Mubarak was still in power.

    Egypt receives about $1.3 billion annually in military aid financing, per the terms of the 1976 Camp David Accords that resulted in a peace agreement with Israel. Having received close to $40 billion in military aid, Egypt is the second largest recipient of US foreign aid.
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