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Forum Post: Defense minister praises growing military cooperation with US

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 3, 2013, 7:10 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi praised the growing military cooperation between Egypt and the US Sunday after receiving four aircraft from the US.

At a ceremony for the F-16s received from the US, Sisi said Egypt looks forward to further cooperation to build and develop the combat capabilities of the Armed Forces.

The four aircraft are part of a group of 20 F-16s that are expected to be delivered to Egypt this year. They are part of the US$1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt.

To date, the US has delivered 224 F-16 aircraft to Egypt, according to a statement published on the US Embassy in Cairo website.

Heidi Grant, deputy undersecretary of the US Air Force for International Affairs, said delivering these fighter planes confirms US keenness to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries to achieve security and stability in the Middle East.

She also praised the professionalism of the Egyptian Armed Forces. Egyptian military leaders and US Ambassador to Egypt Anne W. Patterson attended the ceremony.

“Today’s ceremony demonstrates the firm belief of the United States that a strong Egypt is in the interest of the U.S., the region, and the world,” said Patterson in a statement published on the embassy website.

“We look to Egypt to continue to serve as a force for peace, security, and leadership as the Middle East proceeds with its challenging yet essential journey toward democracy,” she said.

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/defense-minister-praises-growing-military-cooperation-us

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[-] 4 points by gnomunny (6885) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

“Today’s ceremony demonstrates the firm belief of the United States that a strong Egypt is in the interest of the U.S., the region, and the world,” said Patterson in a statement published on the embassy website."

Well, she's 1/3 right.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (22348) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

OMG - what an F'n Mess - I have no doubt in my Mind That some time soon we ( USA ) will be blowing those jets out of the air or blowing em up on the ground. To shut down the slaughter of civilians in the name of resource control pathway - ummmm - I mean peace.

[-] 3 points by gnomunny (6885) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Yeah, you gotta love the doublespeak in some of their comments. She also said, "We look to Egypt to continue to serve as a force for peace . . . "

A "Force for Peace." Gotta love it.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (22348) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I think that is double speak for military opportunity. Like right to work means right to fire ( for no reason ).

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6885) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

There seems to be a lot more double-speak nowadays. One that caught my eye a little while back was a station on cable that changed their name. It used to be called Court TV and dealt with actual crime cases. Once they renamed themselves TruTV, well, check out their programming sometime. They rename themselves "True (sp)" and became anything but. Interesting, that MSM, eh?

Anyway, like I said, gotta go. Talk at you tomorrow night.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22348) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Have a good night - and be aware of double speak - teach others to notice as well {:-])

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6885) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Will do, on both counts. And will check out "Puff" as well. Just bookmarked the Songfacts page to read the lyrics tomorrow.

G.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22348) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Later - be good

Don't expect too much from songfacts - back when this song was written and preformed - it was not an exactly straight forward presentation - but a presentation to think on.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22348) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Defense minister praises growing military cooperation with US

Translation? = Defense Minister is afraid for own life as well as families life if is seen to be uncooperative?

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Ya. And, we aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

[-] 0 points by epsil2 (0) from New York, NY 1 year ago

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