December 9, 2012 - 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
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."
On Thursday, the Pentagon
said it is constantly reviewing the foreign assistance policy to make sure "U.S. objectives" are being met and that the equipment is used "for the right purposes."
What will the U.S. do if American tanks are used to corral, crush, or fire on protesters desperate to march for freedom rather than bow to Morsi's power grab?
Muslim Brotherhood Inherits U.S. War Gear -- Washington Times
For Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government, more battle tanks and jet fighters are on their way from the United States.
Cairo's military link to Washington has remained intact, meaning the U.S. will continue to modernize the biggest military in Africa - even as President...