The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has informed Congress that it has approved the sale of 125 M1A1 Abrams Tanks to the government of Egypt. According to the DSCA website:
Section 36(b) of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) requires the President to give Congress advance written notification of the intent to sell defense articles, equipment and services.
DSCA prepares and delivers the notifications to Congress only with the approval of the State Department.
Something smells fishy. Selling tanks to Egypt at this moment in time is not unlike pouring gasoline on a forest fire. Is there any reason to believe that the present Egyptian government can be relied upon? Is there any reason to believe that the future government of Egypt can be trusted?
On Friday there was yet another round of anti-government protests in Egypt. Earlier this week Ahmed Ezz al-Arab who leads Wafd (Egypt's largest secular party) revealed his full-on hatred for Israel and the Jewish people. Al-Arab sounded like an Ahmadinejad clone as he spewed his Holocaust denial rhetoric and claimed that 9-11 was made in the U.S.A. The most likely party to gain control of Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has been linked to numerous terrorist organizations and has the objective of ending the peace treaty with Israel.
This all begs the question of why Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton would be interested in selling tanks to such an unstable nation which is a powder keg of anti-Israeli ambitions. The Jerusalem Post reports:
The Pentagon told Congress - which has 30 days to object to the deal - that the sale of tanks would "contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East."
The Pentagon further stated that the new tanks would "provide Egypt with a modern tank fleet, enhancing its capacity to meet current and future threats."
With mountains of evidence all pointing towards the victory of forces that are openly hostile to our most valued Israeli allies, it would appear that Mr. Obama, Mrs. Clinton and the DOD are either blind to the situation in the Middle East or are intentionally threatening Israel. How much influence does Huma Abedin have with Mrs. Clinton? Ms. Adedin's (aka Mrs. Weiner) mother and brother have been linked to the Muslim Brotherhood in an American Thinker article last month. Will Congress step up to the plate and stop this sale? Mr. Boehner where do you stand?