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US to give 1.5 billion to Egypt military

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by herose, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. herose

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world...aid-to-egypt/2012/03/22/gIQA3B3UUS_story.html

    Well we wouldn't want the muslim brotherhood to have to pay for their own bullets would we. :steamed: GOD these people have to go!!!
     
  2. I'm finding it difficult to formulate a sentence that can pass the expletive filter. *I am really at a loss to understand how this administration can ignore laws and the Constitution to the degree that they are.

    Merriam-Webster definition of anarchy

    It seems to me the only reason this administration fails to meet this definition is because they are part of the government, yet they are ignoring the law.
     


  3. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    & this money is coming from .... where ? ....:shocked:

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  4. chickenwing

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    Simple way to solve this. No foreign aid for anyone.
     
  5. MZBKA

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    At least this has caused foreign aid to become an issue. We've been handing Egypt billions of dollars under previous presidents and nobody said a peep. Hopefully, Republicans will start pay attention.
     
  6. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    I am trying to figure out how Congress will blame this on the Federal workforce. I am sure they are brainstorming right now...:supergrin:
     
  7. RCP

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    Clearly you are an anti-Semite, Israel hating, un-Patriotic American!:tongueout:
     
  8. walt cowan

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    Absurdistan
    and how much more oil are they going to give us in return?
     
  9. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

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    No aid to any hostile power.

    originally, we gave aid to keep them out of the Soviet camp.

    Not sure Russia has an interest anymore.

    We'll sell em stuff for their oil, i think they pump a bit. We don't owe them anything.
     
  10. The Machinist

    The Machinist No Compromise

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    Yet another brilliant example of US foreign policy. :rofl:
     
  11. walt cowan

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    Absurdistan
    winning!:rofl:
     
  12. IndianaMatt

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    What amazes me the most about this story is not how stupid the Obama administration is, but how little attention this story is getting in the press.

    Doesn't anybody realize how much money this is!!??
     
  13. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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  14. G19G20

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    Source?

    My understanding is the money Egypt has been receiving is to keep them playing nice with Israel, as part of the 1979 peace accords engineered under Carter. American taxpayers have been paying to keep Israel and Egypt from warring again.

    http://www.egyptindependent.com/node/729931
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012
  15. maxsnafu

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    You're absolutely correct. Think of how much money the American taxpayer could save if we cut them both loose.
     
  16. G19G20

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    Always amazes me some of the things I read on this forum. A shocking number of posters just make up whatever they feel like and pass it off as fact.
     
  17. Reheater

    Reheater Yarr

    Not quite. But hey ignorance on a subject never stopped anybody in this forum.

    Look fact of the matter is we sold a lot of stuff to Egypt. Example, they are the forth largest operator of F-16s in the world. We sold them D model Apaches (at over 30 mil a piece). We've sold them C-130s and produce M1 Abrams under license. We operate joint training with them under "Operation Brightstar" which is a major training event for both the 6th Fleet, the Air Force, and CENTCOM.

    There are currently task forces of US advisers operating in the Sinai and other locations to help them learn how to use all the billions of dollars of hardware they've bought from us. We do the same with every country that writes a big enough Check. And we arent the only arms producers that do it. Think about it, when you buy a brand new car you get support from the Manufacturers. You think a country penning a XXX million to XXX billion dollar contract for a metric butt ton of Military Hardware wouldnt expect a little help in figuring out how to use it. I know a couple other pilots right now that operate out of the Sinai teaching these guys.

    So yeah if giving a country 1.5 Billion in aid is what makes the difference between a US company like Boeing getting a Billions of dollars in contracts rather than letting them go to Russia or France, well damn if we dont have to sweeten the pot a little.
     
  18. RC-RAMIE

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    We wouldn't save money?


    "Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it is realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy. - Ron Paul
     
  19. RC-RAMIE

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    Sweeten the pot with tax payers money, so people at Boeing gets billions of dollars in contracts.


    "Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it is realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy. - Ron Paul