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The Obama administration has turned down an urgent appeal from Egypt’s government for the delivery of U.S. Apache attack helicopters needed for counterterrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula.

U.S. officials and a Western diplomat said the 10 AH-64 attack helicopters had been blocked from delivery in October in response to the administration’s opposition to the military ouster of Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammad Morsi last year.

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo within the past several weeks relayed the Egyptian government’s appeal to send the new Apaches in a cable to the State Department.

According to U.S. officials, the Egyptians said the attack helicopters were urgently needed for Cairo’s fight in the Sinai against a new al Qaeda-linked terrorist group called Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, or Ansar Jerusalem.

One official said the embassy cable reported that the Egyptians do not understand why the Obama administration, by blocking delivery of the Apaches, appears to be supporting the ousted Morsi regime.

The embassy stated that the Egyptians’ explained that their security needs should be met or the United States risks turning Cairo into an enemy, something the Egyptians do not favor.


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Gee....do you suppose someone at the White House is worried about YouTube videos of Egyptian civilians being shot from the air by those very same helicopters??

And here I thought they were all still a-giggle over their "Arab Spring"......

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probably a good idea not to send them stuff like this right now.

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One official said the embassy cable reported that the Egyptians do not understand why the Obama administration, by blocking delivery of the Apaches, appears to be supporting the ousted Morsi regime.

What more needs to happen before something even more surreal happens? Michelle Bachmann was railed out of DC for saying our government is full of terrorists and terrorist sympathizers.

She was right.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2014, 08:46:23 AM by Gazoo »
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probably a good idea not to send them stuff like this right now.

I agree, but maybe not for the same reason. If Egypt doesn't have attack choppers available for the Sinai, they are going to have to swallow their pride and ask the ones who do have them. Israel.
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Why do they need more helo's when we have given them millions and aircraft? Remember jug ears cut Israel off the other day.
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Why do they need more helo's when we have given them millions and aircraft? Remember jug ears cut Israel off the other day.

Their pilots are not that good and their maint. is terrible.
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