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US sending 20 more F-16s to Egypt, despite turmoil in Cairo


Published December 10, 2012

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    Turmoil in Egypt isn’t stopping a shipment of 20 F-16 fighter jets, including this one – already emblazoned with Egypt’s flag. (Courtesy: Carl Richards)

Instability in Egypt, where a newly-elected Islamic government teeters over an angry population, isn’t enough to stop the U.S. from sending more than 20 F-16 fighter jets, as part of a $1 billion foreign aid package.

The first four jets are to be delivered to Egypt beginning Jan. 22, a source at the naval air base in Fort Worth, where the planes have been undergoing testing, told FoxNews.com. The North African nation already has a fleet of more than 200 of the planes and the latest shipment merely fulfills an order placed two years ago. But given the uncertainty in Cairo, some critics wonder if it is wise to be sending more top gun planes.

“Should an overreaction [by Egypt] spiral into a broader conflict between Egypt and Israel, such a scenario would put U.S. officials in an embarrassing position of having supplied massive amounts of military hardware … to both belligerents,” said Malou Innocent, a foreign policy analyst at the Cato Institute. “Given Washington’s fiscal woes, American taxpayers should no longer be Egypt’s major arms supplier.”

“Given Washington’s fiscal woes, American taxpayers should no longer be Egypt’s major arms supplier.”

– Malou Innocent, the Cato Institute

The U.S. government ordered and paid for the fighter jets for Egypt’s military as part of foreign aid for Egypt back in 2010, when Hosni Mubarak ruled. The fighter jets were supposed to be delivered in 2013, and delivery will go ahead as scheduled even though Hosni Mubarak has been removed from power and replaced by Mohamed Morsi, who led the Muslim Brotherhood before becoming Egypt’s president.

Morsi was democratically elected, but last month attempted to seize dictatorial powers for himself. After widespread protests and violence in Egypt’s capital of Cairo, Morsi backed off from his power grab. But he is pushing through a controversial new constitution for Egypt that would more strictly enforce Islamic Shariah law, and only recently said he reserves the right to have the military arrest protesters without charges.

“The Morsi-led Muslim Brotherhood government has not proven to be a partner for democracy as they had promised, given the recent attempted power grab,” a senior Republican congressional aide told FoxNews.com.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R-Fla.), who chairs the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, recently criticized U.S. military aid to Egypt:

“The Obama administration wants to simply throw money at an Egyptian government that the president cannot even clearly state is an ally of the United States,” Rep. Ros-Lehtinen said.

The $213 million order, which is paid for by U.S. taxpayers and is part of Egypt’s foreign aid package from America, had to be approved by lawmakers in Washington.While the basic F-16 has been a military workhorse for top air forces for more than 25 years, the cockpit electronics are constantly updated and the models Egypt is getting are the best defense contractor Lockheed Martin makes.

This is a great day for Lockheed Martin and a testament to the enduring partnership and commitment we have made to the government of Egypt,” said John Larson, vice president, Lockheed Martin F-16 programs. “We remain committed to providing our customer with a proven, advanced 4th Generation multirole fighter.”

“In an air combat role, the F-16’s maneuverability and combat radius exceed that of all potential threat fighter aircraft,” the U.S. Air Force description of the plane reads.

“The F-16 can fly more than 500 miles, deliver its weapons with superior accuracy, defend itself against enemy aircraft, and return to its starting point. An all-weather capability allows it to accurately deliver ordnance during non-visual bombing conditions.”

A Pentagon spokesman said the U.S. and Egypt have an important alliance that is furthered by the transfer.

“The U.S.-Egypt defense relationship has served as the cornerstone of our broader strategic partnership for over thirty years,” said Lt. Col. Wesley Miller. “The delivery of the first set of F-16s in January 2013 reflects the U.S. commitment to supporting the Egyptian military’s modernization efforts.  Egyptian acquisition of F-16s will increase our militaries’ interoperability, and enhance Egypt’s capacity to contribute to regional mission sets.”

The writer of this piece can be reached at maxim.lott@foxnews.com

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/12/10/us-sending-20-more-f-16s-to-egypt-despite-turmoil-in-cairo/?intcmp=obinsite#ixzz2ElZ9ECK1

  1. CounterRevolution
    December 11, 2012 at 10:54

    I have no more outrage left. Egypt will be the new Iran soon. The cannon-fodder protesting in the streets of Egypt will find out soon.

    • December 11, 2012 at 11:40

      It’s just jaw dropping. I’m WAY past outraged. The obama regime has been very busy installing their caliphate over there and HERE, and the people protesting in Egypt are the enemies of the obama regime and their muslim brotherhood pals. obama is arming the terrorists, muslim brotherhood, al queda hamas, hezbollah and the plethora of other islamic jihadists. Sadly, the citizens of those Nations will HATE all Americans because of what our “leaders” are doing to them. The future looks quite bleak, and I’m relieved that I’m “old” and have no kids.

  2. pbobhelms
    December 11, 2012 at 11:14

    This is an act of treason! arm our enemy, what in the hell is going on? we are giving them the means to wipe out Israel! it is no secrete that Obama don’t like Jew’s or White Christians, or the Constitution, but this is a blatant sucker sucker for voting him back into office! and he is taking the oath of office in private because it is none of our business!

    • December 11, 2012 at 11:42

      Whatever happened to our TREASON laws? Are they even still on the books? Clearly, obama has proven his allegiance to the ENEMIES of this once great Nation and Her Citizens. The muslim brotherhood, hamas, hezbollah, al queda are PROVEN terrorist organizations. This IS “aiding and abetting the enemy”, which was, not so long ago, a treasonous crime!

  3. pbobhelms
    December 11, 2012 at 11:17

    How do I get my blog on your blog roll?

    • December 11, 2012 at 11:43

      I’ll do it right now! I haven’t been too good with my blogroll for a while now. Thanks for asking! Happy to oblige!

  4. knotthead
    December 11, 2012 at 11:26

    “$1 Billion foreign aid package”, Good LORD, don’t congress and obama realize what this could do if kept in the US and used to help OUR OWN peoples? Especially a muslim/islamic controlled government. Next, we’ll have these things flown to damage America. Like the saying goes ” You just can’t fix stupid”! Or “Stupid is as stupid does”. I just cannot conceive that America “owes” them a darn thing.

    • December 11, 2012 at 11:47

      They are arming known terrorist organizations. The muslim brotherhood, hamas, hezbollah, al queda and pretty much EVERY islamic organization is a terrorist organiation bent on our destruction. There was a day, not so lon ago, when aiding and abetting the enemy was a treasonous crime, punishable by death. What happened to our treason laws?

    • CounterRevolution
      December 11, 2012 at 11:54

      $1,000,000,000 would go a long way towards paying off Frank Marshall Davis Jr’s (AKA Barack Hussein Obama II) YEARLY travel expenses (Which have averaged $1,200,000,000 per year). After four years of this Communist Agitator as Party Leader we would have about $5,000,000,000 more in the treasury. Do you find it interesting that last week a bill was submitted to Congress to give Presidents Secret Service Protection for LIFE? As Kurt Vonnegut once wrote “It goes without saying”.

      • December 11, 2012 at 12:11

        Actually, I thought the POTUS and FLOTUS was already provided Secret Service protection for life. This is a new thing?

      • CounterRevolution
        December 11, 2012 at 14:20

        Yes, the SS protection was only for 10 (ten) years up until this point in time. Make you wonder?

  1. December 13, 2012 at 22:26

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