Thursday, December 13, 2012

Obama To Give 20 F-16 Fighter Jets To Islamic-Run Egypt On Israel’s Election Day

Obama arms the Muslim Brotherhood to the teeth

The Obama administration took a careful look at the political calendar before announcing that the first four F-16 fighter planes – of the 20 approved in a $1 billion US foreign aid package to Egypt – would be delivered Jan. 22.

The announcement came Tuesday, Dec. 11, as Cairo and other Egyptian towns were set for massive rival demonstrations for and against President Mohamed Morsi’s decision to hold a referendum on a pro-Islamist constitution Saturday. It therefore came in for rising criticism in Washington of the wisdom of sending the jets to an unstable Egypt in the grip of a strong political confrontation.

A broad range of opposition groups – pro-democratic, liberal, secular, women and Christian – are demanding that President Morsi cancel the referendum. The Muslim Brotherhood is mobilizing its supporters to counter this protest. As the first anti-Morsi groups began gathering in Tahrir Square Tuesday, nine were hurt by masked gunmen.

The opposition has clipped President Morsi’s wings once by making him annul the near-dictatorial powers he gave himself. Forcing him to forego the referendum would further undermine his authority.

So the president fought back by authorizing the military to secure state buildings and arrest civilians in the incendiary days leading up to Saturday’s referendum. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that Monday, six Egyptian Air Force F-16 fighters flew symbolically over Cairo.

However, the 2nd and 9th Divisions stationed around Cairo stayed in their barracks and the only uniformed personnel visible on the street were the Republican Guard troops on permanent duty in the capital’s center.

By approving another 20 F-16 jets for Muslim-ruled Egypt on the day of the competing demonstrations, President Obama showed the Egyptian people that he stands foursquare behind President Morsi and that more US military aid is on the way.

The first four jets will arrive in Egypt the day after Barack Obama’s Jan. 21 swearing-in for a second term as US president at the Capitol – and not by chance. That date also coincides with Israel’s Jan. 22 general election.

Obama is therefore using those warplanes as a signpost for the Muslim-Arab Middle East – and the Israeli voter – to show them that he is sticking unswervingly to his policy of support for the region’s Muslim Brotherhood – and especially the Egyptian president – even if Morsi did slip up by a grab for sweeping powers that alienated most of the opposition.
The US promise of new fighter planes was also a recommendation to the Egyptian army to pick the right side and opt for President Morsi if they wanted US military assistance to keep coming. Washington was also ready to consider providing them with more high-tech items in addition to those already supplied.

At all events, President Obama has made his choice, opting for Egypt’s Islamists against the pro-democracy and liberal opposition – a choice that he might have found embarrassing when he campaigned for his second term.

Israel had a dark premonition of what was coming. Obama began laying the background for his strong alignment with Islamist Egypt last month with the dramatic announcement of a ceasefire in Cairo on Nov. 20, that was delivered jointly by Morsi and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

By this announcement – and by maneuvering Israel into abstaining from a ground operation in the Gaza Strip to complete its air operation against Palestinian terrorist targets – Obama pulled the Egyptian president out of his hat as a fully-fledged international figure ready to jump to the top of his newly-minted Sunni Muslim Middle East coalition. In addition to Egypt, its chosen members were to be Turkey, Qatar and the Palestinian Hamas. Israel was to be a secret partner and contributor of high-grade intelligence.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was ready to fit into the role cast Israel by the US president. He therefore chose to hold back from a ground incursion in the Gaza Strip and then agreed to the radical Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal visiting Gaza last week.

His reward came at the same time as Washington’s announcement of the 20 F-16 fighters for Egypt: The US has appropriated $650 million worth of ordnance to refill the Israeli arsenals depleted by the massive Pillar of Defense air offensive in Gaza.

Under this deal, the US will supply the Israeli Air Force with 6,900 satellite-guided “smart bombs;” 10,000 mixed bombs – including 3,450 one-tonners and 1,725 bombs weighing 250 kilograms – as well as two kinds of buster-bunkers – 1,725, GBU-39 bombs and 3,450 BLU-109s. source – DEBKA

So, how do you explain Obama supporting the Muslim Brotherhood?  I will stick to my original opinion. He is most definitely a Muslim sympathizer. And this only makes my argument only stronger.

Nuff said.


Fabian the Rocket Scientist said...

Late Breaking News!

The United States will deploy 400 troops and two Patriot air-defense missile batteries to Turkey in the coming weeks to defend against potential threats from Syria, defense officials said Friday

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Fabian the Rocket Scientist said...

Get ready for War number 3..........
Obama, the Choice of Idiot liberal progressives and 96 percent of the blacks
Mitt Romney warned us over and over again but these FOOLS called him crazy, amongst other things..
Well now we all have him..

dmarks said...

I wonder what the status is of the blank check for $1.5 billion which Obama wanted to give to the terrorist leader of Egypt earlier in the year.

Silverfiddle said...

What this is, is a continuation of the US policy of propping up dictators to 'keep the peace.'

It is a continuation of the quit prop quo: We hand money and weapons to an Egyptian dictator, and they secretly promise us to not attack Israel.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...

In Egypt and the US

Always On Watch said...

In one the books that Obama supposedly wrote, we find the following words:

"If the political winds should shift, I will stand with the Muslims."

Just keep that in mind as the so-called Arab Spring grinds on.

dmarks said...

I heard a lengthy piece on talk radio yesterday. An interview with a foreign policy expert that is puzzled at the White House's silence (bording on appeasement) concerning the excesses of Egypt's terrorist president.

The station? The liberal NPR network. The piece was on one of its two flagship shows, "Morning Edition". The interviewee was Issandr El Amrani, who runs "The Arabist" blog.

Click here to listen. And there's no way Liberalmann or any of the others can utter the wild-eyed and usually fact-free retorts about Fox News as a source or about Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck and conservative talk radio.

Right Truth said...

Those are "his" people, he loves Morsi. Now we have troops going back to Iraq, we have 3,000 troops sent by Obama to Turkey. We have Islamic terrorists who want a caliphate taking over Syria. Obama must be so proud.

Right Truth

Ducky's here said...

Well, we have always armed Egypt. We've supported a dictator and armed him so not much has changed.

I'm sure that great intellects like Fabian the Rocket Scientist and the always entertaining dmarks prefers that we just set Egypt adrift, let the Salafist take complete control and let China or Russia move in. Pretty damn brilliant.

You people don't know your collective arse from your collective elbow.

Leticia said...

Fabian, please tell it isn't so. I can't believe this is happening. Well, a lot of this has been prophesied in the bible. Horrible.

dmarks, I wonder, or do we really want to know? Thanks for the link! Good for you on finding that.

Silver, one dictator helping another dictator and Israel stands alone. I like you way of putting it, though.

AOW, but wait! Remember people deny that he is a Muslim sympathizer? And isn't biased.

Debbie, you know he is just glowing with joy!

dmarks said...

And now to the more recent post, see Liberalmann applaud today's school massacre as an opportunity to help with his obsession to abolish a basic human right that is expressly protected in the "Bill of Rights"


Leticia: As for the link. I heard it live on the radio yesterday. It was easy to find.

There are many things I like about NPR. It is at its best with stories like this.

dmarks said...

And I see Ducky is clearly voting for giving the dictator there lots of money.

Anonymous said...

Three issues.

The sign from the mosque you show is an example of ignorance, nothing more. Ignorance perpetuates even more ignorance from all sides. i find the sign more of a joke than anything rational or importance, people making something out of it being just as sily.

I wonder, Leticia, what is does the word "sympathize" mean? Simply because making some form of accussation that "Obama is a Muslim sympathizer" is a rediculous and frankly stupid term. By using that phrase you have made the term "muslim" as being any enemy and then an enemy to what? by calling Muslims in some generic form an enemy is text book bigotry. Are you a bigot Leticia? Now if the term means that perhaps Obama "likes better" or has "preference to" then that is something else, but then facts still prove that wrong. The regular attacks on Obama in regards to Israel is just place baseless nonesense, what he has simply done is kept the regular quality relation with Israel but improved relations with neighbours.

The third point is that you use the term "Muslim brotherhood" in some simplified generic term - you have implied that they themselves are terrorists. I have pointed it out a dozen times, the MB is a political party and the militancy and violence you have seen by them is a group associated but has been pushed out by their government before the election. The government is a voted in government and to abondon that breaks the principle of suporting democracy.

Yes, enough said.

Leticia said...

dmarks, sad but true. They truly have no idea what they support as long as it isn't in agreement with us.

Anon, or shall I say, DC. You must really think highly of yourself to believe everyone is a either a bigot, ot idiots or something else when it comes to your beloved Muslims whom you embrace and see no fault. Fine, think that way. Because I do not and will not. Open your eyes, and seriously have you stooped so low to start the name-calling?

That church is only one example of how they see Obama, and not just Muslims but ignorant Hollywood actors.