[cryptome] Re: [cryptome] Re: [cryptome] Israel to get 14 F-35 Stealth Fighters from USA: Cost £2.2billion

  • From: Andrew Hornback <achornback@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:14:10 -0500

Those units would have been left in storage until either a) Egypt paid for
them themselves - and only as long as there were no export restrictions on
sending that kind of materiel at the time or b) the funding for the program
was re-instated and delivery was made.

--- A

On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 12:27 PM, jpp <johnp@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The money for the F-35's comes from the US in a bill which restricts the
> use of that money to military purchases from US contractors.  Yes, you
> could starve to death watching new F-35's fly, unless the food dispensing
> machine accepted F-35 nuts and washers.
> What is really unique, and somewhat mind-boggling for US taxpayers, is the
> way foreign military is funded.  When Israel and Egypt receive an annual
> military stipend from the US, they can contract with a US industry. For the
> more expensive items which take multiple years to build and deliver, the US
> government assumes liability to "cover" multiple year programs.
> If Congress or the President chose to terminate the military streams, the
> subsequent years payments due the contractors are absorbed by the
> tax-payers.  With Egypt, this almost happened for F-16 purchases.
> What would have happened if the military funds were NOT restored to Egypt,
> would have resulted in some 25 or so F-16's, in the configuration Egypt
> wanted, would have been built.
> The probability would have been that they would be then sent to
> Davis-Monthan , the bone yard.
> On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 10:53 AM, doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-snaps-up-14-f-35-stealth-fighters/
>> Israel is purchasing another 17 stealth fighters as part of a $2.2
>> billion package of aircraft and associated materiels.  Yet, in the national
>> election which takes place on March 15th, the ruling political party is
>> claiming that it can't afford to spend money on better welfare, education
>> and housing for its population, both Arabs and Jewish people.
>> Funny ole world...we get the same propaganda from our own politicians and
>> their parties here in the UK.  We can't afford to pay for doctors even
>> though us pensioners have to wait 3 weeks for an appointment to see a
>> doctor at our local surgery...and it is getting worse, happening all over
>> the country.  The politicians of our two main political parties both agree
>> that more austerity is required as public expenditure needs to be cut
>> further, to pay off the debts caused by the banksters.
>>   Austerity versus armaments.  Who are they going to use them on...
>> ATB
>> Dougie.

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