August 27, 2012, - 5:25 pm
Last week, news leaked that the Obama administration secretly committed to send F-16s to Iran-backed, anti-Israel Iraq in two years. Those planes can be used not only to fire on Israel, but also to provide cover for any other country’s attempted attack on Iran, whether it is Iran’s nuclear weapons or any other target. Not only could the planes end up in Iranian hands, they could end up in Hezbollah’s hands. That’s not a stretch–it’s a likelihood.
Why are we doing this? Well, you can’t blame it only on Obama because, after all, it was President Bush who made the decision to waste thousands of American lives for the “noble” mission of handing over Iraq to Iran-backed Shi’ites and then call this new Iraq our “ally.” This is the next logical step. And it’s not logical at all, unfortunately. Nor was the whole free elections for Hezbollah Shi’ites in Iraq. When Iraq becomes part of the greater Iranian Shi’ite empire–and it basically already is–we will regret sending anything, including paper clips to Iraq, let alone F-16s. The news of the planes came on the heels of news that Iraq is helping Iran evade sanctions by sending goods through the Iraq-Iran border and bringing oil out of Iran through Iraq for later sale. As you read this, ask yourself if a President Romney will reverse this horrible decision. I doubt it.
The first batch of F-16 fighter jets bought by Iraq are due to be delivered in two years, U.S. officials said Tuesday as the top American military officer was on a visit to Baghdad.
Washington agreed last year to sell 36 F-16 jets to Baghdad in a multi-billion-dollar deal aimed at increasing the capabilities of Iraq’s fledgling air force, a weak point in its national defenses.
The first batch of those F-16s is due to be handed over to Iraq in September 2014, U.S. officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
They said that thus far, the U.S. had agreed to deals worth $12 billion with Iraq, covering arms sales and training. Iraq had also expressed interest in buying radar and air defense systems, they said.
The article talks about the air defenses being the weak point for Iraq. Um, exactly which country does Iraq need F16s to defend against (or go on the offense against)? Israel. And Israel only. No Muslim nation in the area (even rival Sunnis, who are supposed to be our allies, also) is going to bomb the place.
As I noted, Romney cannot be relied upon to nix this deal. He is like Bush on the silly “Islamic democracy”/”Arab Spring” BS. Only Congress can put the kibosh on it. And that’s a big if. It won’t happen. The delivery of these planes will go through, since few in Congress will admit that the fantasy of Muslim democracy is a failure. They’d rather be politically correct and not risk embarrassment, by sending these weaponized planes to use against Israel (and perhaps America).
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