REPORT: America now modernizing Egypt’s Islamist military

This is freaking crazy. We say we’ve got Israel’s back, yet were modernizing the largest military, now largest Islamist miliatry in the Arab world? And what about our military?

Just unbelievable:

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 Mohammed Morsi has decreed near-absolute power for himself and his supporters and opponents battle outside his palace.

Analysts say Egypt’s military buildup presents risks for Washington — and Israel — with the growing influence of the Brotherhood, whose overriding goal is to establish Shariah, or Islamic, law worldwide.

A Pentagon statement to The Washington Times on Thursday said: “We are always reviewing our foreign assistance to make sure foreign assistance advances U.S. objectives and is being used for the right purposes.”

For now, Egypt is due 200 M1A1 Abrams battle tanks, the same mechanized firepower manned by American soldiers, bringing Egypt’s inventory to a robust 1,200.

Also in the pipeline is a squadron of the Air Force F-16 Falcon, a multipurpose warplane able to dogfight and drop ordnance.

The government awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a contract in March 2010 for 20 F-16s, the last to be delivered next year. That would increase Egypt’s total fleet to 240, according to a company press release at the time.

“Egypt has far and away the largest army in Africa,” said Egypt analyst Robert Springborg, a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

The billions of dollars in U.S. military aid — in annual $1.3 billion stipends — have made the Egyptian air force the fourth-largest F-16 operator among 25 countries. Egypt’s 4,000 tanks, including the 1,000 or so M1A1s, make it the world’s seventh-largest tank army.

“This is a pretty substantial capacity that they have developed,” Mr. Springborg said.


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  • NJK

    They just let him do what he wants.

    • Nukeman60

      No, they are saying Egypt has the same capacity tank as we use.

    • Don

      Ariel Durant said,”A great civilization cannot be conquered from without until it destroys itself from within.” We are seeing that happening now. Obama is doing for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt what he is doing to our own country. When we are destroyed from within, the Islamists win. Like Reagan said, “we are the last hope of freedom.” Obama is destroying our country from within and Ariel Durant will be prophet. Just a matter of time.

  • Nukeman60

    Something to say for being “more flexible” after the election, eh Barry?

    So what are we going to do when our military is reduced to the 7th largest in the world (thanks to Obama)? Will we still be building up our enemies armies to help defeat us? Of course, there will be no battle, as our ROE wouldn’t allow us to attack our own military equipment (that we seem to love giving to our opponents).

    It’s total madness. One just flew over the cuckoo’s nest.

    • some of the weapons we were giving to the rebels in Libya just might have ended up being used when Stevens and his friends were murdered in Benghazi. Even the New York Times is admitting some of the arms we sold to Qatar may have ended up being given to the Jihadis. And don’t forget Obama also sold guns to the Mexican cartels and over 200 Mexicans ended up dead along with a boarder patrol guard. And our Obama media simply shoves it all under the rug.

      • SineWaveII

        No doubt. They were also used to destroy the Marine Corps Harrier squadron in Afghanistan.

    • SineWaveII

      It reminds me more of “Catch-22” Next thing you know, Obama will be bombing our own cities because some deal he made with our enemies requires it…in the name of peace you understand.

  • TLaMana

    This just show which side The Obamanation is on, but then again we already knew.

    • SineWaveII

      Don’t blame me I voted for Romney/Ryan. (Just getting used to the sound of it)

      • TLaMana

        My vote was never for Romney, it was for Ryan and the hope of him being President in 2020.

  • 3d81

    They will be used to kill our sons and daughters in the not so distant future when hell really breaks loose and we send our troops in there.

    The appeasment through firearms continues. This will not end well.

    • SineWaveII

      The one thing that King Putt absolutely cannot do is send more troops over there. He has no authority to start a new ground war. Not after shooting off his weapons-grade mouth for 10 years attacking our military and calling them war mongers and the rest of it. The news media will probably try to give him a pass again, but I don’t think that people will.

      • 3d81

        When you weaken yourself and strengthen your enemies then war became mes unavoidable. King Putt my bit have to send the troops in under his presidentialbut the course has been set …

    • denbren52

      Everyone seems to be blaming Obama for this. He may have asked for the funding for this but the House controls the purse strings and Boehner gives Obama anything he asks for. The GOP is just as much to blame. All of Washington is corrupt.


    …OH WELL , what do you all expect with a DEAR LEADER PART II ,who’s middle name happens to be HUSSEIN . He can’t let ISRAEL be the dominate power in the region it would go against his belief in ALLAH being the one and only DEVIL to be worshipped .”

  • jleinf

    Obama’s gunrunning list
    1. Egyptian Islamotards
    2. Mexican drug lords
    3. Lybian rebels
    4. Syrian rebels
    5. Radical Islamic terrorists

    Thanks GOP for your great work on fast and furious,Benghazi etc,etc etc.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Dude, that’s his Christmas card mailing list…

      • SineWaveII

        Correction, his Ramadan mailing list.

        • Sober_Thinking

          Yeah, you nailed it… I was gonna say: Allahmas… but wasn’t sure if people would get it or not.


    • Nobody even seems to mention what aid we have given to the Iraqi government, and who is in control there now?

      • SineWaveII

        We were in control there until Obama and the leftists decided we had to surrender and leave.

        • Before we went in, they had a moderate dictator. Now they have a Muslim dictatorship. That was set up during Bushes reign. Obama left it wide open, but there was no progress happening before Obama toward not having a Muslim rule in Iraq. We always leave the people of these countries with a worse Muslim based power structure than when we went in. Just watch what happens in Syria. They will end up with Al Qaeda in their government, and we know about Al Qaeda being in with the rebels right now. Assad’s rule allowed Christians to live in relative peace. Christians are already fleeing the country. Everything that we have done in the middle east and north Africa has been to stir the pot, and leave radicals in charge.

          • SineWaveII

            MODERATE DICTATOR? A guy who used WMDS on his own people? Who financed and carried out a Suni on Shia genocide? Resulting in 100,000 deaths? Who allowed his sons to abduct women off of the streets and take them to rape rooms for their “amusement”? Who was perfectly content to starve his own people rather than let UN inspectors certify that he had no more WMDS? Who then made a crooked deal with the UN and Germany, Russia and France to steal the “oil for food” money and let his people starve while he built 21 palaces for himself? If that’s a “moderate dictator” I hate to see what you consider an “extreme dictator”.
            Oh wait though leftists, Obama and Hillary were calling Assad a “Moderate Dictator” last year. So I guess by that “definition” you might consider Saddam Hussein “moderate”

            • I see what you mean, but I consider an extreme dictator to be Sharia Law. Many of the reports of what Saddam did were fabricated and carried on by the media to justify a foreign war without any direct threat to the US. We know that the story about Saddam killing babies was fabricated, so what else was? Every country that we invade is accused of killing its own people, when the “rebels” are always proven to have been doing the killing.

              Here is how it works. The elite want to take out a government for whatever reason. That reason is rarely justified due to the fact that the “country” to be taken out is not a threat to the US. Because Americans believe that they have national sovereignty, it is not natural for Americans to support ignoring the sovereignty of other nations. Even if we had severe problems, we wouldn’t want another country taking us out. For our government to justify war, the country in question needs to have something, or be doing something, that can be sold as “bad enough to justify war”. Every time that we “justify” war with a country that is not a direct threat, the American people become more and more accepting of it. Eventually, you have a government that has to do very little to justify military intervention all around the world.

              Since military intervention all around the world is OK for just about any reason, then national sovereignty is of little concern to anyone anymore. The UN dictating to the US what it can and can’t do is just a natural progression of intervention for any reason.

              This is how government gains ground, and tyranny yields, as Thomas Jefferson put it. Is there any question that government has gained ground, and liberty has yielded? The TSA is proof enough of that, but we should also consider the Patriot Act, and the NDAA detention of American citizens provision that congress won’t consider amending to verify that Americans have the right to habeas.

              I am against unnecessary foreign wars because government refuses to preserve my liberties and protect the borders when they are at war.

        • sadly not true for it was President George W. Bush who even after 9/11 came out with the mantra of “islam is a religion of peace” and then empowered sharia compliant government in Iraq and even funded muslim terrorist schools in Afghanistan under “education”. Both gop and dnc have gone off the deep leftist antichrist path when it comes to islam (exception of Lt. Col. Allen Keyes and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and a few others here & there in the GOP!)

          • KenInMontana

            Lt. Col. Allen Keyes

            Um, Alan Keyes did not serve (student deferment and high draft number kept him out of Vietnam), I’m going to take a guess here that it was LTC Allen West you were referring to.

    • SineWaveII

      The thing that Obama and his democrat cohorts like Hillary are too stupid to understand is that radical islam is no respecter of borders. He thinks you can be at war with part of it (the Taliban and AQ in Afghanistan) and be allies with another part of it (Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, “rebels” in Libya and Syria). Guess what? You can’t. You are either at peace with all of it, or you are at war with all of it. That’s why funding and arming them is beyond stupid to the point of being retarded. They will simply transfer the arms to the areas where we are fighting them and attack us with our own weapons. They already did that in Afghanistan.

    • Yazz55

      That’s the the obamessiah’s explanation of how he’s got Israel’s back covered.

  • Landscaper

    Sounds like a {job program} for Obama !


  • theresaaa

    I could just scream !!

    We live in a Obamanation .

  • opinionatedhermit

    If only this equipment would have been made available in Benghazi……

  • Marridge

    Well Egypt may have the largest army in Africa, but Turkey in Asia Minor has the FIFTH largest army in the world, a fact that is lost on many people. They now want a boat load of F-35’s. So Barack Hussein Obama is doing his very best to arm countries around Israel to the teeth.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Spot on.

    • Susanna958

      I’m sure it hasn’t gone unnoticed by Israel.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Maybe we could just send Obama over there – for good.

    None of us are surprised… this is why we fought this monster’s re-election tooth and nail. Obama is a Muslim… how can anyone deny that? And he hates America and he hates Israel.

  • StrangernFiction


  • FreeManWalking

    This could come back to bite the USA in a very bad way…

    God to Abraham
    <> 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

    <> 7“Come, O Zion! Escape, you who live in the Daughter of Babylon!” 8For this is what the Lord Almighty says: “After he has honored me and has sent me against the nations that have plundered you—for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye— 9I will surely raise my hand against them so that their slaves will plunder them.a Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me.

  • All these arrangements were made when Mubarak was in power. Our Muslim in chief is happy to provide his friends the Muslim Brotherhood the arms they will need when they decide to take on Israel again. It’s going to happen. And Obama will once again give the orders to stand down.

  • white531

    You couldn’t write a movie script like this, and have any producer in Hollywood buy it. And yet, this is real. They are actually doing this. Unbelievable.

    • Whitefriend, I have a proposition for you- you did a fantastic job with your comment about the UN. How would you feel about writing a couple of parables for the CFP? Is_Sense_Common had the idea to use parables as one of the ways we can educate folks about liberalism and the truth of constitutional conservatism. If you’re interested, let me know, and I’ll get with Is_Sense and we’ll meet here for a few ideas. 🙂

      • white531

        Nothing would pleasure me more. I’ve been wondering how I could help. 🙂

        • Excellent! Let me gather some ideas from the others whitefriend. I’ll get back with you. You don’t have to tell me who, but are you in e mail contact with anyone?

  • KenInMontana

    Egypt is due 200 M1A1 Abrams battle tanks, the same mechanized firepower manned by American soldiers

    A couple of notes on this, these are not the same Abrams that are manned by US Forces, they may look similar, but looks can be deceiving. These are not equipped with the advanced fire control systems or even the same armor package. These are the “export” version. That said it won’t matter that they have 1,200 of them, Israel’s forces will still destroy them. Why you might ask, simple, a difference in a couple of key components, the men and women manning the Israeli tanks and their training.

    • There is no doubt that the commitment level and training of the Israelis goes far beyond what the Egyptian Muslims could ever have.

    • SineWaveII

      I hope you’re right. But there is a rumor that King Putt is also thinking of selling F-35s to Turkey and that’s our most advanced VTOL fighter. I don’t think there is a “export” version of that. I sure hope he doesn’t do it, but I wouldn’t put it past him.

      • KenInMontana

        Likely, in the case of the F-35, it will be like the F-14s we sold to the Shah of Iran. They will not have the advanced avionics package and will not come with spare parts, there is also the issue of training pilots and ground crews.

        Addendum: That, of course, is if we sell them the aircraft, it could just be internet scuttlebutt.

  • NoToTyrants

    Obama’s World View:

    Secular Autocrat, Friendly to the West and Israel, Tolerant of Christians, Women have relative freedom

    The Egyptian economy collapses sparking protests. The Muslim Brotherhood exploits the crisis in order to seize power. Obama and Hillary intercede and say Mubarak must go. They warn Mubarak not to use the military to restore order.

    Muslim Brotherhood Islamist Fascist Dictator in waiting, anti-Western, actively seeks destruction of Israel. Christians are marginalized, harassed, and intimidated. Institutes theocratic rule of law as he announces Sharia will be basis of all laws. Sharia, which enslaves and oppresses woman, religious minorities, or anyone who disagrees with or speaks out against Islam.

    Morsi attempts to rewrite the Egyptian Constitution, superseding the courts and the legislature, essential naming himself Pharaoh, which sparking protests. Muslim Brotherhood hires thugs to molest, rape, and intimidate. Obama and Hillary are not only silent, they decide now is the time to “modernize” Egypt’s armed forces, all the while Obama is cutting America’s armed service to pre-WWI levels.

    Am I missing something? Or, did Obama and Hillary depose a mild-Despot to install a hostile tyrant, not only to minorities in Egypt, but one who seeks to destroy Western civilization, Christendom, and Judaism.

    • SineWaveII

      You missed one thing. Morsi removed the ban on slavery from the Egyptian constitution opening the door for Egypt to resume the Obama family business.

      • NoToTyrants

        Thanks for reminding me.

  • PicklePlants

    Were the h e l l is the press? You have got to be kidding me with this!

    • SineWaveII

      They are drawing lots to see which one them get’s to smooch Obama’s backside first.

  • Susanna958

    So, its only our own military budget being cut.

  • GetWhatYouPayFor

    I have said it before, this is planned chaos with an economic motivation. Just giving them the tools of death. Israel is only the enemy because they are the lone beacon of freedom and democracy in the region. Much the same as the USA and why we must be neutralized from within. Religious belief is just a tool. Obama may side with the Muslims but he is more than willing too give them the tools to kill each other. Why? The vast natural resources of the African Continent will be plundered by the New World Order. A new economic recovery for the insanely wealthy. Barrack the magic man, claiming he is for the middle class and wants to tax the rich, is slight of hand. He is married to the Banksters, the NWO and Global Corporate interests. Our real fear should be that he is over matched, playing in the big league, and that he and we are being “played” as a result. They use his ideology and narcissism against him. How in God’s name did he get reelected? Doesn’t it seem like the game was fixed, up to and including his opponent?

    • SineWaveII

      It’s more than that. Those interests own him outright. They aren’t using anything against him. He’s a willing participant, playing the role the he was purchased to play.

  • SineWaveII

    What happened to that money we were supposed to save from the ending our own wars that was supposed to be used to improve our infrastructure? Oh, it’s’ being used to arm our enemies instead. Well, that’s what I get for listening to Oblahblahblah I guess. Let me just get an early start….ahem…Don’t blame me, I voted for Romney/Ryan.

    Obama lied and a whole bunch of people are going to die.

  • 12grace

    G-d protect us from the punishment that will come down from G-d to America because of obama and his leftist thugs betrayal of Israel.

  • With “fiscal cliff”, where are we getting the money and power to fund our islamic allied terrorist enemies?

    • aposematic

      The Federal Reserve–that private cabal of World Banking tyrants raping and pillaging the American people’s wealth.

  • mark1955

    All is not lost in Egypt. The people, In what must have sent shock waves,to every Despot ,Including the ones here in Washington and their Bankster ( Rockefeller/Rotschild ) overlords, stormed the gates of the Presidential Palace the other day and drove Morsi and his staff into hiding. Don’t for one second think that Obama/Reid/Pelosi and company and BoehnerMcConnell/Jeb /Rove and company, aren’t in at least a slight Panic over the “Peasants storming the Gates” aspect and what it might imply in the future,for our Overlord’s over here. Those weapons might find there way very soon into the re-liberated Freedom loving Egyptian people. Things are not going exactly to plan in either Egypt or syria for Obama and his handlers.

    • kong1967

      What’s Obama going to say about his buddy Morsi when Morsi starts using brutal force on his own people? I am a very strong believer that Obama pushed the Arab Spring so Islam could take over secular dictators. The story of “democracy” was a sham from the beginning. I read an article during the Arab Spring where a reporter interviewed top members of the Muslim Brotherhood and they said they were going to lay low until the leaders were toppled, then they were going to jump to power. Yet, the Obama administration seemed completely unaware and they still call it a Democracy. Does anyone…other than stupid liberals….believe this is a democracy or that there will ever be another election? Morsi will have to be forcefully removed and Sharia Law will have to be aborted.

      • Marridge

        Yes the left would argue this is democracy in action. What they would absolutely not get is that it could happen to them, too. We are being infiltrated by the MB ourselves and their goal of that is not that we can all play cards together.

        • kong1967

          Lol, I hear ya.

    • aposematic

      Maybe. But, Obuma buying off the Egyptian Military to stay on Morsi’s side can’t help. It does kinda prove your point though…

  • kong1967

    Obama is a scumbag from hell. He wants to obliterate our military while building up an Islamic military in Egypt….which will be used to attack Israel sooner or later.

    Either Obama is braindead….which he is….or he is being treasonist and helping set up the destruction of Israel right under everyone’s noses in broad daylight. People are actually buying this load of donkey bullsh**????!!!

    • Kordane

      This is the kind of person that Obama is:

      If you listen to that clip then you will understand everything you need to know about him.

      Obama is Ellsworth Toohey.

      • kong1967

        I fell asleep while listening to that lesson, but I heard enough. I think you’re right.

  • Itsy_bitsy

    Those Israel supporters who backed Obama are fools! Their hero, Obama, is pro Muslim Brotherhood, and this group wants Israel destroyed. When will you open your eyes and admit your were fools to believe anything our new dictator says?

  • aposematic

    Hello! The US has armed the Islamists for many Decades. It helps keep the Saudis in line.

  • wraith67

    This has been going on for decades. All the sophisticated anti air, radars, tanks, planes that we’ve sent to Egypt was promptly pointed in Israel’s direction. Our SOF guys are still training their troops and SF.

    The real question is why are we continuing to do it now?

    (the threat that this equipment poses might not be as bad as it might look at first blush – the Egyptians are incapable of maintaining their tanks and planes, that is done by US contractors…were a balloon to go up, we’d only really need to pull our contractors out and the equipment would grind to a halt).

  • libertyandtyranny

    Wait, I thought Obama wanted peace and love?

  • 57thunderbird

    Islam is the anti-Chtist.Obama is aiding and abetting the enemy.

  • repubboy

    Well this a fine kettle of fish.. Arming the enemies of our Friend Israel, so he can say that made peace in the middle east, Arming the Muslim Brotherhood radical president of Egypt so he can go and kill Jew’s, so he can sell his obsolete military equipment to Hamas so they can wage war against Israel.. So our Illustrious leader has indeed chosen to arm the middle east and prepare them for war, instead of diffusing the situation and prepare them for a peaceful coexistence. Good Job Obama.. You will be remembered as the worst POTUS ever. A war monger that spoke out of two sides of his face at the same time !!!

  • hongryhawg

    Build their military up while cutting ours. Sounds like someone’s plan is moving ahead.

    • Alky

      “Sounds like someone’s plan is moving ahead.”

      Uhmmm…. FORWARD.

  • poptoy1949

    Oh that Kenyan, what a Muslim he is. Imagine that !

  • bobemakk

    Let’s pray it was a wise decision and not like Afghanistan where the US trained Afghan troops and some of them killed our veterans. We live in a screwed up world and by doing this just adds to the confusion. Is this part of cutting the military budget, I don’t think so. Any cuts to the military budget MUST be stopped dead in it’s tracks.

  • Tall, Dark and Handsome

    What a disgrace. I only hope that those who have roots in Israel and who voted for him are aware of this.
    And Egypt needs all this because that are threatened ? By who ????????????

  • bbitter

    How do you spell ‘treason’?