posted on May, 25 2012 @ 09:33 AM
Originally posted by oghamxx
May 24, 2012: The U.S. Department of Defense has agreed to obtain another ten Mi-17 helicopters for Afghanistan, as part of American military aid.
The U.S. has already bought, upgraded, and delivered over fifty Russian Mi-17s to Afghanistan. The Russian choppers have Western electronics installed
and are often rebuilt to make them more reliable and durable.
This seems to be a two edged sword. They are what the Afghans want and can best use and they are cheap but I would still like to see that money and
jobs stay domestic.
Do you accept it as smart or are you outraged?
edit on 24-5-2012 by oghamxx because: (no reason given)
Can we really afford to arm them? I mean where does the stupidity end? We armed Saddam with poison gas; taught his toops how to use it and even
provided material support directly for the gas attacks....
We have supported Pakistan when it was the elected government of PAK who funded and supported the Taliban overthrow of Afghanistan and while sending
billions of dollars to PAK they built the worlds largest ploutonium producing plant in the world! No, theocratic regieme should have nukes.....
If our government is that stupid we are getting what we deserve!
Outrage doesn't begin to describe the way I feel......
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