From HOW YOUR SENATOR VOTED TO SEND F-16's FIGHTER JETS TO EGYPT
Senate Votes to Continue Sale of Jets/Tanks to Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
On Thursday January 31, 2013 the U.S. Senate was given the opportunity to prevent the Obama administration from fulfilling a 2009 deal to send heavy armaments to the Muslim Brotherhood led country of Egypt but the H.R. 325 amendment, proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), was defeated by a 79–19 vote to block the measure (a yes vote means YES we want to send the hardware or YES we want to block Paul’s legislation preventing the sale of armaments to Egypt).
Paul questioned the wisdom of sending heavy armaments during a time when “many see Egypt descending into chaos,” and made sure every ear in the chamber was aware of his opinion of President Mohammed Morsi’s radical views regarding Jews and Christians in Israel as well as the Egyptian government’s recent conduct in general:
Sen. Rand Paul “I think this is particularly unwise since Egypt is currently governed by a religious zealot, a religious zealot who said recently that Jews were ‘bloodsuckers’ and ‘descendants of apes and pigs. This doesn’t sound like the kind of stable personality that we would be sending our most sophisticated weapons to. We send 20 F-16s to Egypt – which already has 240 F-16s. What does Israel feel? They’ve got to have two for every one Egypt has. It escalates an arms race, it makes it more difficult for Israel to defend herself. Today we have a chance to stop this folly.” (full video ofPaul’s remarks)
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