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Forum Post: Egyptian F-16 deliveries begin

Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 28, 2013, 12:44 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Egypt was the first Arab country to purchaseF-16s through a Foreign Military Sales program called Peace Vector. The Egyptian Air Force received a total of 42 F-16s in its first order in 1980 and since then has purchased five more lots of aircraft, for a total of 240 F-16 Fighting Falcons.

The recent deal has caused concern in the United States amid reports that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is cracking down on protestors and changing the constitution.The F-16 deal was made when US ally Hosni Mubarak was still in power.

Egypt receives about $1.3 billion annually in military aid financing, per the terms of the 1976 Camp David Accords that resulted in a peace agreement with Israel. Having received close to $40 billion in military aid, Egypt is the second largest recipient of US foreign aid.


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[-] 3 points by Narley (272) 5 years ago

The US is the largest supplier of weapons the world has ever seen. It's time to stop. Arn't there already enough killing machines? Do we really think this is how to save the world? Just stop.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 5 years ago

wow they really call the program "Peace Vector" ?

Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh has the whole world gone crazy!!!!!?!?!?!?!?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33491) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Disease vector sounds better ( well not better per-say ) more accurate/honest.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

These came from Peace Vector VII http://www.f-16.net/f-16_users_article4.html

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 5 years ago

in the eyes of the insane - war is peace, and bombs are technological advancements.

thanks for the link.

About to read Three Cups of Tea.

War more often than not leads to the rise of extremism. We need to come up with better ideas.

[-] 2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

The US gov taxes the people, gives the money to other countries, and then that country uses the money to purchase goods from the department of defense.

What a nice little racket eh?

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 5 years ago

Yep yep. And banks buy politicians and have the politicians vote to give them billions.

Trillions if you factor in the untouchable monetary policy.

Then their followers come to this website and try to tell us to continue supporting that system.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

Yes. Yes, it is.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 3 years ago

Clearly, however, what is needed, is even more US intervention in a region which is rapidly bacoming nothing but rubble thanks to US weaponized "assistance and training", which benefits nobody except a few US military/industrial conglomerates, and the global money-laundering banking consortium of course.

[-] 1 points by fairforall (279) 5 years ago

Hillary has been one of the most significant arms dealer in recent time. Will anyone be able to fill her shoes?

[-] 1 points by Narley (272) 5 years ago

Chuck Norris?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33491) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Interesting - wonder when the USA military is slated to blow em out of the sky? You know - so they can buy more.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

Doubtful. Oh, never mind. Coming to a theater soon.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 5 years ago

there is ONLY one way to stop this kind of thing -
stop defense contractor money from buying our congress

the OWS way:

[-] 0 points by chuckuschumer (-366) 5 years ago

Obama,...arming our new Islamic,jihadist enemies while trying like hell to disarm and subjugate the American people domestically.

Just more hope and change while we're moving forward right?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

Since 1953, buckaroo.

I'm going to tell you a little secret. Our foreign policy hasn't changed in a good 100 years. You have now received the memo.