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2012-12-11 Africa North
US sending 20 more F-16s to Egypt
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Posted by Steve White 2012-12-11 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [219 views ]  Top

#1 Madness writ large! Redux of the Romans arming the Goths.
Posted by borgboy 2012-12-11 00:18||   2012-12-11 00:18|| Front Page Top

#2 We give Egypt massive foreign aid (bribe) not to attack Israel, Egypt replies by buying our military equipment. It's win-win!
Posted by gromky 2012-12-11 00:30||   2012-12-11 00:30|| Front Page Top

#3 Plus, they can sell the engines to the Chinese for cash to buy food. It's globalization in action, man!
Posted by SteveS 2012-12-11 01:15||   2012-12-11 01:15|| Front Page Top

#4 No longer maintainable after the fiscal cliff.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-11 02:37||   2012-12-11 02:37|| Front Page Top

#5 Are you people ... Never mind. I withdraw the question.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-12-11 04:11||   2012-12-11 04:11|| Front Page Top

#6 Say you were an Israeli pilot doing a routine patrol over international airspace over the Israeli/Egyptian border....
and you got a visual of an American F-16 with Egyptian markings?

You might hit the target acquisiton laser and paint him...
and then think about Obama's mother.
Posted by Threater Flusoper9823 2012-12-11 04:56||   2012-12-11 04:56|| Front Page Top

#7 How many of last rounds's airplanes still fly? What about the round before? Inshallah maintenance plus the fine dust of the Egyptian desert, which gets into everything...
Posted by trailing wife 2012-12-11 09:34||   2012-12-11 09:34|| Front Page Top

#8 Egyptian F-16 squadrons will be authorized to wear the distinctive silver, embroidered cuff title bearing Champ's name. Not certain which name however.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-11 09:45||   2012-12-11 09:45|| Front Page Top

#9 the IFF wil be soooo confusing
Posted by Frank G 2012-12-11 10:03||   2012-12-11 10:03|| Front Page Top

#10 And of course the electronics will have a secret "kill switch" in it, that the Isreali's just so happen to have.

/sarc
Posted by Charles 2012-12-11 11:43||   2012-12-11 11:43|| Front Page Top

#11 Are you people ... Never mind. I withdraw the question.

Sorry, g(r)omgoru. We've lost control.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-12-11 11:45||   2012-12-11 11:45|| Front Page Top

#12 And of course the electronics will have a secret "kill switch" in it, that the Isreali's just so happen to have.

I'm thinking that kill switch is more likely to be in the hands of the Chinese.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-12-11 11:46||   2012-12-11 11:46|| Front Page Top

#13 can't believe we are doing this. how much longer before Egypt joins Sudan and starts making missile parts for Iran???
Posted by Raider 2012-12-11 14:48||   2012-12-11 14:48|| Front Page Top

#14 How do you think the missiles got to Gaza, Raider? Star-trek-style transporter?
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-12-11 16:25||   2012-12-11 16:25|| Front Page Top

#15 I understand that parts are being transported thru the Sinai with the knowledge of the Egyptians. But the outright manufacture of missile parts would be a step up for them.
Posted by Raider 2012-12-11 17:30||   2012-12-11 17:30|| Front Page Top

#16 and just yesterday we were reading about the loss of some F-16 engines from Israel. wonder where they will show up????
Posted by USN,Ret. 2012-12-11 22:24||   2012-12-11 22:24|| Front Page Top

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