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Does anyone remember Barack Obama's great promise of the campaign of 2012?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fredball, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    The crap just never stops with this idiot Obama and his administration

    Subject: Fw: HELICOPTERS!

    Remember Obama's open mike????

    Does anyone remember Barack Obama's great promise of the campaign of 2012? He did not make a promise to America nor to Americans. He did not make a promise to fellow politicians. Unlike so many of his promises, he is keeping this one. His promise was to Vladimir Putin of Russia.What is Obama doing to keep his promise to Putin? Everyone remembers the hot mike incident in 2012 when Barack Obama pleaded with Russian President Dmitri Medvedyev to give him time until the election. After the election, he promised Vladimir Putin, through Medvedyev, he would be more "flexible."

    Now we have seen this flexibility.

    Barack Obama is going to spend almost $700 million dollars of taxpayer money to buy Russian helicopters for the Afghan Air Force. But wait. Just like those TV commercials, this gets better. When Congress passed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, it had an interesting provision. Congress included, as a part of that law a prohibition on the United States buying helicopters from Rosoboronexport, the Russian manufacturer of the Mi-17 helicopter.

    Unfortunately as always happens, when such laws are passed, Congress always gives the Regime an escape hatch. The law stated that Obama could buy from Rosoboronexport if the Secretary of Defense certified it was in the interest of National Security. And of course, the Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel , a man committed to destroying the US military immediately signed off on that certification. Where do we even start with this one?

    Congress is outraged over this with Senators and Representatives from both parties writing letters about this. Of course, this is Congress' fault for allowing a law to be written with such an escape hatch. More importantly, Americans need to be asking just what the hell the Obama Regime is doing.

    Why are we spending $700 million dollars with a Russian arms manufacturer? Why are we even giving the Afghans these helicopters?

    If we are going to give them helicopters, which we really shouldn't, then why not give them American made helicopters and put Americans to work?

    if we are going to give the Afghans Russian helicopters, the ones we are giving them are an old Cold War design. There are hundreds of used MI-17 helicopters floating around the world. Why are we paying to give the Afghans brand new helicopters?

    In the era of the Sequester, isn't there something better we can do with $700 million? American Medicare cancer patients are being turned away from hospitals and are being denied life saving treatment because of budget cuts. The American military is being gutted to the point of ineffectiveness because of budget cuts.

    Or consider this. The United States Air Force is grounding 17 squadrons because of $591 million dollars in budget cuts. Our Air Force is not able to do its mission because it lacks the money to fly but we have the money to give Afghanistan $700 million dollars in Russian helicopters.

    And this is where Barack Obama thinks we should spend our money? Most people reading this story will not have heard about it. Why?

    Because the Obama Propaganda Media is moving in lock step to make sure there is no bad news that might damage Obama's presidency. This is a story that should damage him and outrage every American.

    The only way we will ever stop Obama is if the American people know what he is doing.

    Click for confirmation:

    Pentagon to Buy Russian Helicopters Despite Ban | Defense | RIA Novosti

    “Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.” –Aristotle

  2. Jerry

    Jerry Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Never listened to the sonabubblegum...never will.
  3. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Actually, this started as a G. W. Bush program. They aleady have a bunch he paid for. But the question is, why aren't the Russians simply giving these to the Afghans as their contribution to the war effort? Oh, that's right. Because the Afghans kicked their tails and they are at least getting some of their money back by taking us to the woodshed. If you want to start firing someone, start with the idiot U.S. Army generals.

    BTW, the lesson learned here is to fight the U.S. in the high desert where American choppers can't operate for very long.
  4. jib

    jib Central OR Active Member

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  5. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yep, still blaming Bush for everything wrong the Obummer admin does, still doesn't make it right.
  6. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I don't recall any of what he says other than, "blah, blah, blah, blah-blah".
  7. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    The MI-17 is a good 'copter. I can only guess that it being a simple machine, and with tons of leftover Cold War parts available in that part of the world, it was a logical choice for a relatively poor nation to be equipped with.

    OK, detached analysis aside, why are we still in Afghanistan in the first place? Forget 2012 promises...the Cindy Sheehan anti-war ilk have gone strangely silent over all of BO's unfulfilled 2008 campaign promises...getting us out of the Middle East altogether, closing Gitmo, overturning the Patriot Act, etc etc etc, all of which have increased in scope under this President.

    There were tons of us on the Right criticizing the One-Worlder Bush throughout his Presidency, yet the Obama apologists continue to find nothing to criticise about their man because he has a (D) behind his name. If that doesn't epitomise typical Leftist agenda-driven brainwashed thinking, I don't know what does.

  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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  9. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    President Hamid Karzai will need those new helicopters to fly out of Afghanistan loaded down with all of the millions of dollars he and his cronies have stolen from the US.
    Would you trust your life and all of the stolen loot in a used Russian copter. I think not.
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    You nailed it squarely on the head!