It appears that (surprise) middle men for Iran are buying Tomcat spares in government sales and auctions. Several have been caught by customs agents
during the attempt to ship them overseas (which would almost certainly break a condition / term of sale). Indeed one set of parts has been caught
twice in such an event. One wonders how many have actually been shipped overseas. The article is well worth a read.
Huh, sounds like Iran's not ready to give up their F-14's either. Not that I can blame them. Even if not for the threat of US invasion I'd still
want to keep a bunch of F-14's operational, they were pretty damn good fighters. Of course I'm starting to wonder how well an F-14's radar would
stack up against say an F-117, maybe even an F-22.
All kidding aside why does this suprise people? remember the good ole us of a funded and armed Osama Bin Ladin in the 70's to hold of the invading
Soviets. Then America turned their back on Bin Ladin and company once the objective was completed. Remember, the good ole U S of A funded and armed
Sadam during the Iran-Iraq war of the 80's. Then America turned their back on him and later assassinated him through means of actions coming from a
fraudulent government (aka the puppet government of Iraq). Who is America funding and arming as we speak? Who will pop up to bite America in the
arse years from now? Time will tell.
The bottomline is America is in these conflicts (remember it's not a war because America has not declared war, via congress, since the Korean War.
Do you know that our soldiers overseas get pay increases and increased benefits whenever war is declared? And you wonder who is really supporting the
troops...) to padden their pockets. Any possible American junk that became Iranian treasure will only serve to make the few rich and powerful
Americans richer down the line should Iran think they possess the military equipment and the gaul to take on America directly.
Take care, these had happened before, now it appear again. I read this link but got vague notions are there any parts of tomcat had already been sold
to Iran since last occurrence? I think US navy does has right and ability to intercept the ship that carry thoes parts.
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