From Fox News.
Key lawmakers expressing concerns about the Obama administration’s plan to send 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, where new President Mohamed Morsi’s allegiances are as uncertain as his grip on power.
Under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010, when Morsi’s U.S.-friendly predecessor Hosni Mubarak was in charge, the U.S. is giving the planes to Egypt’s air force, which already has more than 200 of the aircraft. The first four jets are to be delivered beginning Jan. 22, a source at the naval air base in Fort Worth, where the planes have been undergoing testing, told FoxNews.com. But the $213 million gift is raising questions on Capitol Hill as Morsi is under fire for trying to seize dictatorial powers and allegedly siccing thugs and rapists on protesters.
……Just last week, vigilante supporters of Morsi captured dozens of protesters, detaining and beating them before handing them over to police, according to human rights advocates. Morsi-backed groups have also been accused of using rape to intimidate female protesters who have gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to protest a Sharia-based constitution and Morsi’s neutering of the nation’s legal system.
Lockheed-Martin thinks giving one of the most powerful high tech jet fighters in the world to an Islamic despot who sponsors terrorism, is a nifty idea:
……”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.”
Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood thugs added crucifixion to their array of atrocities, cracking down on journalists, imposing martial law, persecuting citizens for converting to Christianity, inflicting Sharia Law under their new constitution, gang raping women, and mowing down protesters.
How fucking depraved do you have to be to think that arming America’s enemies is a good thing?
Yep, the country’s in good hands.