On January 22nd four of the proposed 20 F-16 fighter jets were delivered to Egypt. The jets, decorated with Egypt’s flag on their tails, are part of a $213 million “gift” from the United States, including 200 Abrams tanks. To paraphrase the contemptible Hillary Clinton, Why should that matter? After all, Egypt is already in possession of more than of 200 such aircraft, courtesy of their “friend,” America. What do another four or even 20 such military aircraft in Egypt’s bloody hands matter?
Perhaps it’s because the highly questionable “gift” of such military might was originally intended for Hosni Mubarak in 2010. A fawning Lyin’ King, in collusion with Congress, finding fault with Israel’s ability to defend herself, was working overtime to level the playing field. In case anyone in Washington is paying attention, Hosni Mubarak is no longer in power in Egypt; Mohamed Morsi is. And we don’t know how long that will last.
Morsi is head of a Muslim Brotherhood government. He has threatened to renege on the treaty Egypt has with Israel. He has publicly likened Jews to pigs and dogs. He publicly prays for Israel’s destruction. His thugs employ murder, beatings, and rape to suppress protesters. He has publicly declared (quite accurately in this case) our president to be a liar and the United States an “enemy” of Egypt. In short, he kicks America in the pants while picking our pockets, all with the blessing of our sycophantic, anti-Semitic, imperial President.
Perhaps it matters because development of the F-16, a staple in the military arsenal for more than 25 years, is not static. The aircraft delivered to Egypt are 4th generation models with advanced electronics. John Larson, the vice president of Lockheed, is ecstatic about the deal:
“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… We remain committed to providing our customer with a proven, advanced 4th Generation multirole fighter… In an air combat role, the F-16′s maneuverability and combat radius exceed that of all potential threat fighter aircraft.”