State Department refuses to delay delivery of F16s to Egypt
Reaction from Sen. James Inhofe
- Duration 6:07
- Date Jan 28, 2013
Reaction from Sen. James Inhofe
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-- -- back to -- the State Department has finally responded after several prominent lawmakers voiced concern over the Obama administration's quote gifting of American made F sixteens and tanks.
-- the radical regime in Egypt now in a letter sent to Oklahoma senator James in half the State Department denied the request.
To delay the delivery of the deadly fighter jets writing quote.
Egypt is a strategic partner with whom we have a long history of close political military relations.
That have benefited US interest delaying or canceling deliveries of the F sixteen aircraft would quote.
Undermine our efforts to address our regional security interest through a more capable.
Egyptian military and send a damaging and lasting signal to Egypt civilian and military leadership.
-- -- -- letter went on basically it appraised the country's new Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi.
Well let's not forget has called in 2010 our allies and Israel.
They descendants of apes and pigs -- -- should not surprise us after all this is the same State Department.
Allowed radical extremist to flourish throughout the Middle East and then North Africa.
Which seems to now be the new safe haven for al-Qaeda.
Joining me now is reaction Oklahoma senator James inhofe senator welcome back to the program to the -- knows who did.
All right so.
I'm trying to understand us here a guy that former terrorist.
Said this about the Israelis and in 2010.
Is now giving gifts of F sixteens and our best tanks you.
You help me out -- senator has.
It was really -- Who has shown he showed it added those guys' lives in the State Department I think in the administration somehow they think this.
That Mubarak is still there.
You know we've had we had it pretty good relationship they needed as -- for some peace.
In the Middle East -- 1980 wouldn't run up to Linda -- she took over.
He's been stabilizing force him all the -- that you point out here in the Muslim Brotherhood there.
And I hate to say in the news just in the last weekend in the last three days he's completely lost lost control there.
The entire square in the that would be and -- and in -- -- Suez and in that area.
Right now I can't even keep track how many people or did he ever since he came alone and sends his tour and people after the soccer managed to -- -- get.
Been writing starter all over -- he'd never really stop that started all over again you know and then it didn't pay more exaggerated way.
And so here they have paid a total loss of control.
There have their own country and we're given this guy putting which one more forum already went out -- It affected and I got a response from someone and is down in the bureaucracy.
Religion is pretty disturbing so I sent another letter this wouldn't of course to to the president.
Did you guys who hadn't received anything back yet from them -- somehow they think that this is our friend there it just stabilizing force.
It's it's -- right right now people -- being killed as you are speaking.
In the in the streets tell -- square.
But we will promised that this is going to be the establishment of democracy they didn't refer to -- it was total and utter complete -- a meltdown in chaos all weekend long.
This this guy was part of a terrorist organization he's established a dictatorship based on -- -- law.
And now -- arming them and they'll -- and correct me if I'm wrong -- they have more F sixteens and the Israelis are ally.
No actually Israelis and Turkey have more there though that was that more than then they were ahead at the end of this at the end of the quarter then they have 220 now.
And at the end -- the tour needs the sixteen more that are meet.
That a few more and yeah yeah.
Right now they're number three in line in terms of the number the F sixteens flying in in combat.
And again this -- one of the best fighting machines in the world we're giving it to guy his Muslim Brotherhood whose lost control of his own country.
Do they use he would probably have -- is getting his own country under under his control then what kind of -- regime India ahead.
So is it I keep taking these guys in the White House in this State Department somehow they think that Mubarak is still there.
No I I obviously and this is seems to be a great danger and -- I think when they were going to be back on this program.
And those F sixteen are going to be used for nefarious purposes somewhere against one of our allies the likelihood of that is probably pretty great considering his extremism -- Why can't they see that.
Why don't they extract -- demand from them.
To acknowledge Israel -- right to exist to sit down at the table.
You know to make probably something for -- what we're giving them here out on top of one point five million dollars.
Yeah that's it that's avoided there's actually more than -- media who have -- Abrams tanks some 200 in this in this -- And then you have more than that over and above what we are giving them.
Of our of our materials such as the F sixteens in the in the Abrams tanks.
Many in addition do that.
So it's just zip nothing has changed from the way it's been in the past few minutes it can be a disaster you stop and think about.
How they could be using these F sixteens.
Against people who are friends -- our friends in the Middle East.
It's a scary thing I haven't heard back by the way from the white house on this the deciding who -- another step.
But there -- kind of -- before so I don't I'm not looking for anything series.
One of the I won't tell you that this country we we don't we don't tap into our natural resources within that but they Saudi Arabia of natural gas.
We have more oil we can be energy independent.
I -- -- I've contended for a long time that countries in the Middle East must think we're stupid.
Now they really must think we're -- Because he is -- I don't why is it.
We're the only country in the world not develop their own resources we can be totally independent in a matter of weeks.
Didn't he didn't forget all about the middle -- -- described -- serious thing right now didn't get there and dangerous equipment in the hands that are certainly question -- All right senator appreciate -- Willis thank you.
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