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Forum Post: US military delegation arrives in Cairo to discuss security, defense

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 19, 2013, 8:43 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (21785)
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A US military delegation arrived in Cairo late Tuesday, according to state news agency MENA.

The 17-member delegation will spend the next several days discussing defense issues, national security and regional developments.

Al-Watan newspaper quoted David Winfield, the US Embassy's media attaché in Cairo, saying the delegation includes former commanders of the US military and does not comprise an "official" visit.

David added that the delegation will meet with the leaders of Egypt's Armed Forces. http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/us-military-delegation-arrives-cairo-discuss-security-defense

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

how many tanks do we need to sell to draw a profit for the private sector?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21785) 1 year ago

Oh, IDK.........about as many as F-16s I 'spose.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

I bet f16 cost a lot more for intellectual property

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (21785) 1 year ago

I would lay money that it has to do with stabilizing the country to protect American business interests.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

When the Egyptian up-rising started, I watched it every day, for days on end on Al Jazeera as I was captivated by it

I have not followed it closely since, but to think that Israeli, and American operatives are not in Egypt looking out for their interests, at the expense of the Egyptian people's interests if necessary would be foolish

I guess what has been going on in this country for the past 30 plus years is the root of my healthy skepticism

~Odin~

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (21785) 1 year ago

Me, too.

[-] 0 points by repubsRtheprob (1209) 1 year ago

I agree that (western economic interests) will be the most important issue in the discussion. I mean the suez canal carries massive amounts of oil & other trade goods.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21785) 1 year ago

Although, the MB might be able to get stuff in-they are not well liked by other Arab nation states.

[-] 0 points by repubsRtheprob (1209) 1 year ago

"MB"?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21785) 1 year ago

Muslim Brotherhood.

[-] 1 points by repubsRtheprob (1209) 1 year ago

Right. They have power in Egypt. (but not total) and unfortunately we must accept their election. In time the Egyptian people will elect better leaders.

In the past the West would never have allowed MB to win or keep power. We would have installed another Mubarek type dictator.

So I'm glad we are dealing with the fairly elected leader even if we don't like 'em.

MB has already shown they can be influenced with the West financial pressure. We'll see how it goes.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (21785) 1 year ago

No.

[-] 1 points by repubsRtheprob (1209) 1 year ago

"No"? No what?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21785) 1 year ago

Aaaahhhh!!!

I can't do this right now, I have to leave. If I have enough time later than I will write a calmer post.

[-] 1 points by repubsRtheprob (1209) 1 year ago

No problem

[-] -2 points by VQkag1 (-112) 1 year ago

Vote for the 99%. Stop the republican madness!

[-] 0 points by repubsRtheprob (1209) 1 year ago

You got anything on the Egyptian talks.?

[-] 0 points by DSamms (-294) 1 year ago

If you don't understand GF's "No", it's merely a sign that you have no clue.

[-] 1 points by repubsRtheprob (1209) 1 year ago

Do you?

[-] 0 points by DSamms (-294) 1 year ago

Yes.

[-] 0 points by repubsRtheprob (1209) 1 year ago

Let's hear it.

I hope you're not gonna say Art5. LOL

[-] 0 points by DSamms (-294) 1 year ago

You made the assertion. Prove it. All of it. Party hack...

[-] 0 points by repubsRtheprob (1209) 1 year ago

What assertion are you referring to.? namecaller!

[-] 0 points by DSamms (-294) 1 year ago

Think about what you've written.

"So I'm glad weare [sic] dealing with the fairly elected leader even if we don't like 'em."

[-] 1 points by repubsRtheprob (1209) 1 year ago

Thanks. I don't think GF was objecting to the misspelling. If you figure out what the 'no' was about let me know.

[-] -3 points by VQkag1 (-112) 1 year ago

You sound like a republican. You should favor 99% progressive solutions. Did you vote for Obama? No! Then what are you doing here. Go back to your conservative religious friends.

[-] 1 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 1 year ago

Are you actually commenting on your own posts?

[-] 1 points by repubsRtheprob (1209) 1 year ago

LOL