“Rep. Allen West is reportedly ‘strongly opposed’ to a planned U.S. sale of M1A1 Abrams tanks to Egypt given the growing probability that the Muslim Brotherhood could, at some point in the near future, lead the Egyptian government. Allowing the sale of such tanks would, according to West, ‘seriously jeopardize the safety and security of the state of Israel.’ West added that the ‘last thing’ he wants to see are Egyptian M1A1 tanks ‘rolling through the Sinai toward Jerusalem.’
‘It has come to my attention that the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on July 1, 2011 of a possible foreign military sale to the government of Egypt for 125 M1A1 Abrams tank kits for coproduction and associated weapons, equipment, parts, training and logistical support.
‘One of the greatest threats to Egyptian stability, as well as to regional stability, is the growing prospect of a new Egyptian government under the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood. If given control of the country, the Muslim Brotherhood would nominate its own candidates and turn Egypt into a radical Islamic state….”
Congressional representative and Lt. Col. Allen West is on point and focused as usual.
It is bad enough that Barack Obama started the foul wars going on in the Middle East today; that he is financing the thugs and rebels in Libya and declared war on someone just as tyrannical as the emperor himself.
Thus, it is vile and a betrayal that Obama is empowering those who want to destroy us, i.e., to sell tanks to Egypt, a nation that the Muslim Brotherhood is biting its teeth into is treasonous.