Obama administration approves sale of tanks to Egypt

Phil Boehmke
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...(Read Full Post)

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