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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:23 AM

The US Is Giving Egypt 10 Apache Helicopters

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-egypt-receives-10-apache-helicopters-from-us-sources-2014-12


A U.S. Army Apache flies past the moon in the Zharay district of Kandahar province

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the United States in the past week, security sources said on Saturday, a sign of easing tensions between the long-time allies confronting Islamist extremism across the region.

The United States originally announced in April that it had decided to lift its hold on the delivery of the attack helicopters, imposed last year after the military toppled elected president Mohamed Mursi and cracked down hard on his Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

The Pentagon said in September that the United States would deliver the helicopters, built by Boeing Co., to support Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts.

Egypt is fighting an Islamist insurgency targeting mostly security personnel and based mainly in the lawless Sinai Peninsula bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-egypt-receives-10-apache-helicopters-from-us-sources-2014-12#ixzz3MXCQuDHT

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xchrom Dec 2014 OP
Warren Stupidity Dec 2014 #1
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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:30 AM

1. Those will be excellent for murdering protesters.

 

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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:41 AM

2. Thats so awesome!



Just yesterday:

Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown
http://news.yahoo.com/egypts-gays-deeper-underground-fearing-crackdown-161242251.html

Egypt can join Uganda as countries the LGBT activists give a pass and the US embraces while they focus their ire on PUTIN.

Strange how Secretary of State Kerry can support a vicious dictatorship in egypt and the arming of it's murderous armed forces.



http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/12/20/egypts-miltary-confirms-10-apaches-delivered-us/

US Secretary of State John Kerry had told President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to expect the helicopters to arrive in Egypt by November, in a meeting at the presidential palace in Cairo a month earlier.

https://www.the-newshub.com/stories/rewarding-egypt-now-in-vague-hope-of-reform-later

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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 11:29 AM

3. They couldn't find a small town in the U.S. That wanted them?

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