So are you trying to convince us President Obama's administration sold all those weapons to Egypt or just providing a tally of what's been sold over the years? Eisenhower warned the people of the United States about the "Military Industrial Complex" in his departing words when leaving office.Stupid Muslims elect Dictator. Idiot Zombie liberal Americans help Illegal Dictator steal another election!
MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD INHERITS U.S. WAR GEAR
For Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government, more battle tanks and jet fighters are on their way from the United States.
Cairo’s military link to Washington has remained intact, meaning the U.S. will continue to modernize the biggest military in Africa – even as President Mohammed Morsi has decreed near-absolute power for himself and his supporters and opponents battle outside his palace.
Analysts say Egypt’s military buildup presents risks for Washington – and Israel – with the growing influence of the Brotherhood, whose overriding goal is to establish Shariah, or Islamic, law worldwide.
A Pentagon statement to The Washington Times on Thursday said:“We are always reviewing our foreign assistance to make sure foreign assistance advances U.S. objectives and is being used for the right purposes.”
For now, Egypt is due 200 M1A1 Abrams battle tanks, the same mechanized firepower manned by American soldiers, bringing Egypt’s inventory to a robust 1,200.
Also in the pipeline is a squadron of the Air Force F-16 Falcon, a multipurpose warplane able to dogfight and drop ordnance.
The government awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a contract in March 2010 for 20 F-16s, the last to be delivered next year. That would increase Egypt’s total fleet to 240, according to a company press release at the time.
“Egypt has far and away the largest army in Africa,” said Egypt analyst Robert Springborg, a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.
The billions of dollars in U.S. military aid – in annual $1.3 billion stipends – have made the Egyptian air force the fourth-largest F-16 operator among 25 countries. Egypt’s 4,000 tanks, including the 1,000 or so M1A1s, make it the world’s seventh-largest tank army.
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It's just history repeating itself AGAIN my friend. We sold arms to the dictator in Iran (The Shah), the people got tired of being tortured and tormented and chased him out of the country leaving all the weapons the US sold to them. We sold arms to Libya and then turned around and called them terrorists. We sold arms the Iraq so Saddam Hussein could kill Iranians, then attacked Iraq when they caught Kuwait cross drilling into their oil fields.
The military industrial complex is nothing more than a way to make a handful of people TRILLIONS of dollars and provide dividends to share holders. The side affect unfortunately is the weapons being sold internationally seem to keep coming back to haunt us.
Now, the same foolishness is happening in Egypt and you sound like this has never happened before. Have you been asleep, didn't pay attention in political science / history class or just ignorant to the Geo-Political atmosphere of the last 75 years?