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US: Defense Department Authorizes Sale of 125 M1A1 Tanks and Other Weapons and Equipment … to Egypt


Oh, don’t worry friends, the United States should go ahead and sell all the state-of-the-art military equipment that a post-Mubarak Egypt wants.  Obama is the Commander-in-Chief, and he knows what he’s doing.  It doesn’t really matter much that the Muslim Brotherhood will likely be playing a pivotal leadership role in a ‘new-and-improved’ Egypt later this year.  I mean, these are the kind of people that take care of each other. They’re harmless, peace-loving folks.  They even condemned the killing of Osama bin Laden.  If that’s not pro-life, I don’t know what is.  And they only think they own the world, so it’s not like they really do or anything, or that they’ll suddenly attack the Jewish state without a just cause. They just simply want to end the peace treaty with Israel.  No biggie.  And it isn’t as if they’ll be imposing Sharia Law upon the people of Egypt overnight, that’ll be done over time in phases.  And as for all that talk about the Caliphate and a global Islamic state, hey come on.  That won’t be established today, it can wait till tomorrow.   I mean, really, the Muslim Brotherhood is just a peaceful bunch of guys.  It doesn’t make a difference that they’ve voiced support for Iran’s nuclear ambitions, or defended Hitler and nuclear terror, because their official motto says nothing about all that stuff.  Instead, ‘Allah is our objective, the Prophet is our leader, the Koran is our law, Jihad is our way, and dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. Allahu akbar!’ …

“While everyone in Washington was concentrating on the debt crisis this week, the Obama administration attempted to slip through a questionable arms deal that requires serious scrutiny. Though it got little attention, the Defense Department officially notified Congress on Friday that it was authorizing the sale of 125 M1A1 tanks to Egypt as well as other weapons, equipment, parts, training and logistical support. While most of the military sales to Egypt have sailed through without objection in the more than 30 years since it signed a peace deal with Israel, this is the first such sale since the fall of the Mubarak regime earlier this year. Which is exactly why the sale ought to be held up until the unsettled situation in the most populous country in the Arab world is better understood.

Congress has 30 days to register its formal objections to the proposed sale. That it should do so is imperative. The reasons for a delay are not complicated.

In the wake of Mubarak’s fall from power, the Egyptian military seems to have retained a firm grip on power. But the army seems intent on sharing power with a resurgent Muslim Brotherhood movement that threatens the foundation of the relationship between the United States and Egypt. Since the 1979 Camp David Accords, the Egyptian military has gotten all the high-tech and expensive equipment it wanted so long as it was clear their new toys would not be used to threaten or attack Israel. But as Egypt lurches toward the election of a new government that will probably be made up of Islamist elements, that peace is in jeopardy.”  Read more.

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