Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Getting By With a Little Help From Your Friends

How can a paper tiger and its vassal state (TM- OFK) whose people may be resorting to cannibalism afford to help an embattled Morsi modernise Egypt's short-range missile systems?

This work is being carried out by technicians from China's Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation. They are in Egypt working with the North Koreans, as the North Koreans are working with Cairo.

The aim appears to be to take Egypt beyond a simplistic scud missile capability to a more advanced scud or a different missile altogether. 

This escalation in missile technology comes at time when the U.S. is scheduled to deliver 20 F-16 fighters to Cairo as a part of a $1.5 billion arms package approved with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. 

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) has sent a letter to President Obama asking for a delay in delivery of the F-16s in order to give Congress time to further evaluate the conditions of the military sale, and of course, the posture of Cairo.

Inhofe wants to be sure the U.S. is not arming a country that is preparing to strike Israel.

Related: it's quite rich when the Chinese, makers of cheaply made and sold crap, complain about the quality of aircraft:

Air Koryo was banned from entering European airspace in 2006 due to its poor safety credentials, but now its main destination China has also followed suit. Moving forward, the North Korean airline will be obliged to replace several aircraft types on its Sino-DPRK services or cease running some flights all together. As a result of the new rules, Air Koryo will be retiring decades old Soviet-era Tupolev and Ilyushin planes on routes into and out of China, replacing them completely with a modern fleet of expensive Russian jets.


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