1. "...after investing around $100 million in this project, Hawker-Beechcraft has been excluded from a contract, worth almost $1 billion, to build a new light air support plane. 2. ...the Brazilian company Embraer, the likely contract winner, is currently under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Justice Department, for possible violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 3. According to the companys news release: The letter provides no basis for the exclusion. We are both confounded and troubled by this decision, as we have been working closely with the Air Force for two years and, with our partners Lockheed Martin, CMC Esterline, Pratt & Whitney Canada, L-3 WESCAM and CAE, have invested more than $100 million preparing to meet the Air Forces specific requirements. 4. The company has said that 1,400 employees in 20 states including 800 at Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita work on the AT-6 and T-6 programs at the company and its U.S. suppliers and partners 5. The Air Forces move surprised aircraft industry analyst Richard Aboulafia of the Teal Group. They seemed to be the front runner for the contract, he said of Hawker. They had the most infrastructure spread over the most states and the most political support....It might lead to more layoffs..." Hawker-Beechcraft Denied Big Air Force Contract in Favor of Brazilian Company With Soros Connections « MADE IN USA NEWS 6 And a related story... "The two leading Democratic presidential contenders criticized the Pentagon for relying on a foreign business for important military equipment. Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois said Monday that it was hard for him to believe that having an American company that has been a traditional source of aeronautic excellence would not have done thisjob. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York said she was deeply concerned about the Bush administrations decision to outsource the production of refueling tankers for the American military. It is troubling that the Bush administration would award the second-largest Pentagon contract in our nations history to a team that includes a European firm that our government is simultaneously suing at the World Trade Organization for allegedly receiving illegal subsidies, Clinton said. The PJ Tatler » Hawker Beechcraft CEO Wants Answers that Sen. Obama Once Asked For 7. And...one might recall: "Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said the world's poor people should not be forced to pay for the global financial crisis. President Lula said white, blue-eyed people - not Indians, nor black, nor poor people - had created and spread the crisis throughout the world." BBC NEWS | Business | Brazil's Lula raps 'white' crisis And then, a week later, this from the 'President of all the people'... ""Thats my man right here," President Obama said this morning at the G-20 summit as Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva approached him. "Love this guy. Hes the most popular politican on earth. Its because of his good looks." http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/thats-my-man-ri/ Barack Hussein Obama....wrong on so many different levels.