Russian Helicopters for Sale

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by -06, Nov 15, 2013.


  1. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Subject: Russian Helicopters for Sale

    Think about this as you write your next check to the IRS!

    Outlandish... and it goes on and on. This is insane...the American press fails to report it and the American public is blissfully ignorant

    Russian Helicopters for sale...

    Does anyone remember Barack Obama's great promise of the campaign of 2012? He did not make a promise to America nor to Americans. He did not make a promise to fellow politicians. Unlike so many of his promises, he is keeping this one. His promise was to Vladimir Putin of Russia.What is Obama doing to keep his promise to Putin? Everyone remembers the hot mike incident in 2012 when Barack Obama pleaded with Russian President Dmitri Medvedyev to give him time until the election. After the election, he promised Vladimir Putin, through Medvedyev, he would be more "flexible."

    Now we have seen this flexibility.

    Barack Obama is going to spend almost $700 million dollars of taxpayer money to buy Russian helicopters for the Afghan Air Force. But wait. Just like those TV commercials, this gets better. When Congress passed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, it had an interesting provision. Congress included, as a part of that law a prohibition on the United States buying helicopters from Rosoboronexport, the Russian manufacturer of the Mi-17 helicopter.

    Unfortunately as always happens, when such laws are passed, Congress always gives the Regime an escape hatch. The law stated that Obama could buy from Rosoboronexport if the Secretary of Defense certified it was in the interest of National Security. And of course, the Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel , a man committed to destroying the US military immediately signed off on that certification. Where do we even start with this one?

    Congress is outraged over this with Senators and Representatives from both parties writing letters about this. Of course, this is Congress' fault for allowing a law to be written with such an escape hatch. More importantly, Americans need to be asking just what the hell the Obama Regime is doing.

    Why are we spending $700 million dollars with a Russian arms manufacturer ? Why are we even giving the Afghans these helicopters?

    If we are going to give them helicopters, which we really shouldn't, then why not give them American made helicopters and put Americans to work?

    if we are going to give the Afghans Russian helicopters, the ones we are giving them are an old Cold War design. There are hundreds of used MI-17 helicopters floating around the world. Why are we paying to give the Afghans brand new helicopters?

    In the era of the Sequester, isn't there something better we can do with $700 million? American Medicare cancer patients are being turned away from hospitals and are being denied life saving treatment because of budget cuts. The American military is being gutted to the point of ineffectiveness because of budget cuts.

    Or consider this. The United States Air Force is grounding 17 squadrons because of $591 million dollars in budget cuts. Our Air Force is not able to do its mission because it lacks the money to fly but we have the money to give Afghanistan $700 million dollars in Russian helicopters.

    And this is where Barack Obama thinks we should spend our money? Most people reading this story will not have heard about it. Why?

    Because the Obama Propaganda Media is moving in lock step to make sure there is no bad news that might damage Obama's presidency. This is a story that should damage him and outrage every American.

    The only way we will ever stop Obama is if the American people know what he is doing.

    http://en.rian.ru/military_news/20130405/180451358.html
     
  2. janjak

    janjak Monkey

    Read an article that stated the russian copters were being used because in that part of the world the people were more familiar with
    the russian copters and would be cheaper to use them then to retrain and restock parts in all those countries.
     
  3. bfayer

    bfayer Keeper Of The Faith

    And that's a good thing for the U.S.?

    I would rather they had no aircraft after we leave, but if they do, would it not be better if we controlled the supply of spare parts? I would give them the best of the best that we make and then code in a remote self destruct feature into the computer firmware.

    The first time they start doing something to hurt us (and they will) with the helicopters we could...... Ok, on second all we need to do is wire in a heroin detector and they will blow themselves up 20 minutes after we leave.
     
  4. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Great idea Bfayer--Afghanistan is the largest exporter of heroin in the world.
     
  5. janjak

    janjak Monkey

    Quote, And thats a good thing for the U.S.? Do you seriously think Obama cares if its a good thing for the U.S. ? Where have you been on another planet?
     
  6. bfayer

    bfayer Keeper Of The Faith

    That was more of a rhetorical question. The law says he can only do it if its in our best interest, we know its not, but he is doing it anyway.

    Could it be he is buying off Putin to keep Snowdon from opening his pie hole again? I don't know, but it sure looks like he is looking after his buddy Vlad.
     
  7. janjak

    janjak Monkey

    The other rather sad thing they picked the russian copters is that the U.S. is proving to be a unreliable source in the military theater , even
    if you have the best equipment it is worthless if you cant get parts or your supplier is unreliable due to political reasons. The russians have a
    much more reliable track record than the U.S. This countries wishy washy administration leaves nothing but doubt in others minds.
     
  8. bfayer

    bfayer Keeper Of The Faith

    Totally understandable if you run the Afghan military.

    It is sad we have gotten to this point. But why are we doing what is good for Afghanistan and not what is good for the US? Do we really think Afghanistan would say no to US helicopters?

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  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    No, they wouldn't. Would cost us more, tho' (even with the added employment included) after training and spare parts. And there's no guarantee that spares could not be made by locals or others. We are already dealing with counterfeit spares in our own supply chains.
     
  10. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    We ship Abrams and fighters to Egypt so why not choppers to Afghanistan. Someone's pocket is getting lined well in all this.
     
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

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