These include 200 M1A1 Abrams battle tanks and "a squadron of F-16 Falcon" fighters.

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    For now, Egypt is due 200 M1A1 Abrams battle tanks, the same mechanized firepower manned by American soldiers, bringing Egypt’s inventory to a robust 1,200.



    Also in the pipeline is a squadron of the Air Force F-16 Falcon, a multipurpose warplane able to dogfight and drop ordnance.

    The government awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a contract in March 2010 for 20 F-16s, the last to be delivered next year. That would increase Egypt’s total fleet to 240, according to a company press release at the time.


    Read more: Muslim Brotherhood inherits U.S. war gear - Washington Times
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    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood government is set to receive more tanks and fighter jets from the U.S.

    These include 200 M1A1 Abrams battle tanks and "a squadron of F-16 Falcon" fighters.

    Besides the obvious problems associated with sending weaponry to a government run by the Muslim Brotherhood, one must also consider the precarious position the U.S. will find itself in should war break out between Israel and Egypt.

    This concern becomes paramount when one considers how the billions in aide provided annually by the U.S. have enabled Egypt to develop "far and away the largest army in Africa." Egypt is also the "fourth largest F-16 operator among 25 countries."
    Report: U.S. Supplying Tanks, Fighter Jets to Islamist-Controlled Egypt


    Obama is on Morsi side totally! Can Israel really fight this?
     
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    I'm sure Lockheed Martin Corp. will gladly supply the Israelis with some DU Tank Buster missiles(or is that Raytheon) and a few A-10 Warthogs to boot.
     
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    The Israelis have had to deal with the fact the Egyptian government could turn into one unfriendly to them, and that they might have to fight against US equipment.

    The M1A1 is also not the most advanced version, its from 1992. We currently use the M1A2.
     
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    Or from Jordan, Saudia Arabia....but they don't get our most advanced either.
     
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    When we sell things to other countries, we gut the electronics suite and advanced equipment.

    They're getting M1A1s and F16s in name only. What they're getting is the chassis and basic controls.
     
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    Doesn't change the fact that we are giving military hardware to terrorist supporters.
     
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    Nope. Not giving, paying Lockeed Martin..........
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - dis oughta make dem jihadis mess dey's britches...
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    The 'Beast of Hit,' Abrams Tank Plays Role in Iraqi Fight against ISIS
    Apr 13, 2016 | A U.S.-trained Iraqi crew working with a U.S.-supplied M1A1 Abrams tank now known as the "Beast" played a major role in taking and clearing the town of Hit in western Anbar province of ISIS fighters, a U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday.
     

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