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Opinion What benefit does US get selling weapons and F35s to UAE?

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Oceanmachine, Sep 12, 2020 at 2:48 PM.

  1. Fluffernutter Silver Belt

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    Of course we sell them weapons.

    The issue is that they believe that signing the agree with Israel gave them the greenlight to buy F-35s.

    We have an official agreement with Israel that we will not sell weapons of equal power to other countries in the region.

    If we sell F-35s to Israel, we can't, by law, sell them to the UAE unless they are stripped back.
     
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  2. Fluffernutter Silver Belt

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    Well,Erik Prince calls the UAE home and yeah, tons and tons of "defense contractors" in the country.
     
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  3. Crom Cruach Brown Belt

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    Isn't UAE where rich Muslims go to drink alcohol and fuck prostitutes.

    It's the Arab worlds Las Vegas.
     
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  4. Fluffernutter Silver Belt

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    But, all male citizens of the UAE must be conscripted for a period of time.

    This has been going on for about five years.

    The amount of military propaganda that is afoot in the country would make Rumsfeld blush.

    Heck, even Mattis called the UAE "mini Sparta".

    The problem is that if you have been itching for a fight for the past five years, at some point you are going to find one.

    InB4 Yemen
     
  5. Fluffernutter Silver Belt

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    Can you extrapolate on the current UAE/China relations?

    What makes you think the UAE government would sell to the Chinese?
     
  6. ElKarlo Steel Belt

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    But even with conscription, you have lazy entitled people. I know of Saudis that tried to get people to polish their boots for them when training with US units. There is a weird aspect where the tank commander only, knows how to operate the tank. Whole the driver and gunner are clueless.
     
  7. rob mafia Red Belt

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    then the joke's on them.

    lockheed martin, basically the biggest/richest/brightest miltech/defense company on the planet, can't even get these damn planes to work properly. lolz @ anyone else trying to.

    scrapping the f22s was the worst decision. (and it was done because the f35s were supposed to be cheaper. they cost ~3x as much. and they suck)
     
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  8. ElKarlo Steel Belt

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    This. The UAE has no hinterland and is basically exposed to Iranian attack. It's in there best interest to have an ally against Iran
     
  9. Yehudim Green Belt

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    They’re also not strapped for cash and know China isn’t going to defend them from Iran.

    They have no motive to do that.
     
  10. Fluffernutter Silver Belt

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    There have been issues where officers have been told to stop kowtowing to those ranked below them due to wasta.
     
  11. ElKarlo Steel Belt

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    Yeah that doesn't help either. Yikes
     
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  12. 4daLuLZ Brown Belt

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    I can vouch for Krallang. I was The Aerospace Head Engineer in charge, First of his Name, Maker of F35, Aimer of...AIM 9x missiles, Destroyers of Goats and Hovels in the Middle East.

    He worked under me. A good employee, if a lil uninspiring and rote by application but he brewed the best coffee and could wear the shit out of a pair of blue Levi’s on casual Friday.


    <JackieThumbsUp>
     
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  13. Krallang Pleb Double Yellow Card

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    Is that you Meredith? I thought you died 4 years ago, glad to see your still alive. Best Manager I ever had.

    I worked for Northrop Grumman, we were subcontracted to build the radar among other components. In the defense contracting world regardless of who wins the main bid on aircraft design Northrop Grumman handles the radar.

    Actually in terms of technological ingenuity I had more fun converting the f35 radar system to be compatible with the f16.

    It was like, yea put that design you guys used in the f35 prototype in an f16.

    It runs off of 240 volts and needs to be 30% smaller or it won't fit where the old one was. I worked 72 hours straight just to meet the first test flight.

    I'm more then happy to take a picture and PM a mod with my Northrop Grumman ID, first I'd like to know your expertise and credentials.

    Let me know your experience in the industry bud.
     
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  14. Mr Holmes 67 61 73 73 69 75 73 20 63 6c 61 79

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    And the recent peace agreement between UAE and Isreal didn't change that?
     
  15. Mr Holmes 67 61 73 73 69 75 73 20 63 6c 61 79

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    That would apply to any country.
     
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  16. The ScorpioN "GET OVER HERE!" Yellow Card

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  17. Fluffernutter Silver Belt

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    No.
     
  18. LangfordBarrow StickAndMove Platinum Member

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    Not equally.
     
  19. 4daLuLZ Brown Belt

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    Well, that was yesterday.

    Today I’m a philanthropist billionaire space cowboy.
    I’d be happy to PM a mod with a picture of me riding a space rocket, full of my cash, in my spurs, six shooters and 10 gallon hat.

    Northrop Grumman ? Lol....I'll let you know when I’m hiring a replacement for my peon.














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    Don’t you loves the interwebz where tall unverifiable claims and misplaced vanities come to blossom ?
     
  20. Yehudim Green Belt

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    Go commit sudoku
     

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