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EGYPT: Lunacy to send jets, tanks to unstable regime

Letter by Gil Wilde, Gig Harbor on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:06 pm with No Comments »
January 30, 2013 1:06 pm

I find it incomprehensible that our government is going forward with plans to ship 16 F-16 fighters and 200 Abrams tanks to Egypt. This was part of a foreign-aid package negotiated with then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. As a result of the Arab Spring, Mubarak has been ousted and replaced with Mohammed Morsi, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Morsi has been quoted as saying, “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 They must be nursed on hatred. The hatred must continue.”

With Morsi already having attempted to claim dictatorial powers, and with Egypt now in complete political turmoil, it is lunacy for us to continue this program.

What do our state members of Congress think about this plan?


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