Let’s do something we used to do all of the time. Ok ready? LET’S PUT OUR THINKING CAPS ON! Yes, and let’s actually think about this for a minute. Should we sell U.S. tanks to Egypt? Hmmmm! HECK NO! At that, we SHOULD NOT sale any equipment to ANY NATION! PERIOD! We Americans need to protect our borders with every piece of equipment. Instead of screening the heck out of people leaving, let’s screen the heck out of the people coming in! Oh, and yes WE NEED TO PROFILE TOO! It’s just the world we live in. Americans, quit putting up with all of this! Toleration has cost us so many of the freedoms we have enjoyed and costing more by the day literally! Seems like a reasonable concern:
In a letter to Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon on Monday, West wrote:
“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.
“America must continue to stand with the Egyptian people and encourage them to build their own democracy with new political parties and freedoms. However, we must exercise caution with regard to military sales and support to the Egyptian government until a government is formed absent of the radical elements of the Muslim Brotherhood that will maintain active peace with Israel,” stated West, R-Plantation.
“As a member of the Armed Services Committee, I strongly oppose any military sales of any kind to the government of Egypt as long as the Muslim Brotherhood remains active in the political process. Doing so would seriously jeopardize the safety and security of the state of Israel. The last thing I want to see is Egyptian M1A1 tanks rolling through the Sinai toward Jerusalem.”