So why do we arm foreign countries at all? We don’t always have control of what they will end up being used for. The United States has a long history of funding and then regretting. We funded Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden and many other tyrants and thugs throughout history. So why do we not learn from our mistakes? Now we have sent four free F-16 fighter jets and 200 tanks to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as part of a foreign aid package approved in 2010. At that time, Egypt had a president (Hosni Mubarak) who was very friendly with the United States. Mubarak was replaced last summer by president Mohammed Morsi, who seems to hate almost everyone except Muslims.
US Fighter Jets and Tanks Sent To Foreign Government That Opposes The US
Here’s a quote from Morsi concerning the United States and our relationship with Israel:
“One American president after another — and most recently, that Obama — talks about American guarantees for the safety of the Zionists in Palestine,” Morsi, then a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, said on Egyptian television in reaction to Obama’s 2009 speech in Cairo. “[Obama] was very clear when he uttered his empty words on the land of Egypt. He uttered many lies, of which he couldn’t have fulfilled a single word, even if he were sincere — which he is not.”
And commentary on how children should be taught to feel toward Zionists and Jews:
“Dear brothers, we must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them,” he said. “They must be nursed on hatred. The hatred must continue.”
Since Becoming President He has Created His Own Constitution and Ignored His Own Country’s Outcry For Democracy
Morsi ignores his own countries constitution and instead bases his government on Sharia law. Opponents of Morsi and the Egyptian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood accused him and his Freedom and Justice Party of playing a game to stupefy Egyptians by consistently making propositions, then withdrawing them, and then making them again to create confusion. After calling out the military, Morsi’s government would then rush a constitutional referendum forward that would guarantee him more powers.
The constitutional changes in Egypt have divided its society. Several Muslim Brotherhood offices have even been stormed by large groups of angry protesters. In what appeared to be a turning back of the clock to the Mubarak regime’s use of brute force, reports of casualties caused by attacks on protesters and activists were far spread.
Does it Make Sense To Give Free Ammo To Someone Who Wants to Shoot You?
Why would a country that is insolvent and can’t pay it’s own bills be funding any other countries with war machines? Why would such a country give free war machines to someone who openly criticizes their politics and scorns their allies? And why would a government that is so terrified of it’s own citizens having guns, that it wants to take constitutional rights away from individual citizens, give tanks and fighter jets to these other countries?
Critics, including several in Congress, say it doesn’t make sense to follow through with the package, given that new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, elected last summer, has given decidedly mixed signals about relations with the U.S. While he has toned down his rhetoric since his election, in 2010 – the same year the aid package was struck – Morsi attacked Obama for supporting Israel.
“It is appalling that the Obama administration would send F-16s and 200 military tanks to Egypt in the wake of the instability, [and the] anti-American and anti-Israel atmosphere,” Rep. Louie Gohmert, (R-Texas), told FoxNews.com.
The U.S. government ordered planes for Egypt from Lockheed Martin in 2010, as part of an annual aid package that regularly tops $1 billion. But the very next year, a popular revolution began which ultimately resulted in Mubarak’s ouster and imprisonment, and the election of Morsi, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. In November, Morsi tried to claim dictatorial powers, but was forced to back down from his claim after massive protests against the move.