Obama delivers modern fighter jets to Muslim Brotherhood


U.S. F-16 fighter — four were delivered to Egypt on Tuesday

A mini-squadron of four state-of-the-art F-16 fighter jets left American airspace Tuesday, heading to the Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egyptian government. They were a down payment on a previously agreed-to foreign aid package with Egypt according to Fox News.

The total package, approved in 2010, calls for 16 F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks to be delivered before the end of 2013. At that time, Egypt’s president was a longtime U.S. ally, Hosni Mubarak.

However, in June 2012, the Muslim Brotherhood-backed Mohamed Morsi rose to power, changing the dynamics of the original agreement. Morsi has repeatedly demonstrated that he’s anti-American and anti-Israel.

“One American president after another — and most recently, that Obama talks about American guarantees for the safety of the Zionists in Palestine,” Morsi said in 2010, according to Fox News. “[Obama] was very clear when he uttered his empty words on the land of Egypt. He uttered many lies, of which he couldn’t have fulfilled a single word, even if he were sincere — which he is not.”

This is hardly a person we want to give 16 modern fighter jets and 200 Abrams tanks.

Now I’m going to get logical here.

The president has been stumping for massive gun control measures since late December, including calls for detailed background checks for anyone desiring a weapon.

If he calls for a background check for a single mom who wants to protect herself and her children with a 22-caliber handgun, shouldn’t we expect at least the same before we deliver high-tech weapons systems to another country?

As long as we’re on the subject, the president has one finger on the button of the largest and most powerful nuclear arsenal in the world. Shouldn’t he be submitted to a background check as well?

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  • Boca Legend

    Yeah, Barry…..what could POSSIBLY go wrong with this latest bad idea of yours?

  • KB Cook

    And THAT's where taxpayer $$ goes! I'd rather not have this SOB spend our money this way. Elections DO HAVE consequences & ours are just getting started

  • seazen

    It could never be that Morsi is pro-Egypt now, could it? And I hope that you are sincere in thinking that the US being the global weapons supplier of choice is not a great honor. By the way, did you notice the results of the Israeli elections? Interesting, huh?

  • mark kroger

    Have we lost or minds to supply a government that is an

    obvious lslamic Brotherhood nation out to Destroy Israel! !!!!!!

  • rifraffe

    Only a complete fool would think that sending high tech military hardware to any Muslim "government" anywhere is a good idea. Against whom does he think these jets and tanks wil be directed? There can be no remaining doubt that Obama is Muslim. He heartily supports the movement of the Muslim Brotherhood wherever in the world it is usurping governments. It is a movement which will eventually land on our doorstep, armed with our own weapons, dedicated to its own survival and our demise. Obama should be impeached. That should be overwhelmingly clear, even to the die hard liberals who spew their lunacy on these pages.

    • seazen

      Obama is a Muslim! Obama should be impeached! Liberals are lunatics!! There are monsters under my bed!

  • Bob

    It just keeps getting better and better doesn't it? I hope we have anything resembling a USA four years from now.

  • http://facebook Wanda Diaz

    We are digging our own graves with our eyes wide open!!!

  • http://Bizpac Ted

    The Egyptian already have many F-16s. And most of their tanks are American made. Their military is largely American trained. I believe that is one reason that the Army has been so restrained during the changing of power from Mubarak to the Brotherhood, which was democratically elected. This aid is largely an updating of the Egyptian Military that we have had an agreement for for years. It also established an element of influence over the Egyptian Military by the United States. Our direct interest in Egypt goes back to the '70s when the Russians were given three days to leave and we moved right in. Mr Morsi, a graduate of USC, is trying to steer a course between the hard liners of the Brotherhood and the democracy wanted by the people. He has a hard job. Israel has the hard choice of adapting to the new situation in the Middle East. It has some problems that are its own and we are not directly responsible for them. Or what happens if they make the wrong choices. If they decide to move against Iran without us, or the UN. Hasta La Vista. Israel has to make its peace with her neighbors. Or not. The US is just trying to stay on top of the situation there. Without supporting dictators (as a democracy), and trying to support our ideals of democracy for the Egyptians and other countries in the Arab Spring. We will encounter opposition, but, I think we will be on the winning side in the long run, because, those people really don't have any other choice. Just Saying…

  • http://Bizpac Ted

    By the way, those F-16s may be state of the art, but they are export models that don't have a lot of the latest electronics and weaponry that the ones the US has.

    • Susan Nash

      Gee Ted, I am so relieved to know that those F-16's we donated to the Muslim cause are not the new and improved ones! Makes me feel sooo much better about the entire situation! "2016: Obama's America" comes to pass, frame by frame. Third world…move over to welcome a new member. Here we come!

  • Don't Give Away

    The US isn't just GIVING them 4 F16 planes, we are also funding 80% of their defense! In addition to all that, Egypt's also wants us to forgive $1 billion of their $3 billion debt to us. Borrowing from the Chinese to prop up a tyrant is the wave of the future! Rinse, lather, repeat!

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