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Sergeant eNYgma
04-09-2013, 06:57 PM
Few mil here a few mil there...I didn't know we had it this good as a country nowadays. O well as I say time and time and TIME again...you get what you vote for...you might have been fooled the first time (I was) but you've no excuse this time around.

MACHINE666
04-09-2013, 07:07 PM
"Apparently America has too many jobs so Obama will be spending taxpayer money to support Russia’s defense industry on behalf of Afghanistan. And he’s doing so over the bipartisan objections of Congress from both the right and left and a ban on buying them written into the NDAA."

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/obama-overrides-congress-to-buy-690-mil-worth-of-russian-choppers-for-afghan-air-force/

What a serious asshole.

Thunderhorse19
04-09-2013, 11:34 PM
The total figure is $900 million for Russian helicopters and weapons for the Afghan military, and it was approved by the Bush administration. Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel also approved the purchase. I sent him a letter in 2005 protesting his actions. He did not respond. The Afghan military did not want our helicopters or assault weapons. They wanted the tried and true AK47. The Russian military is preparing to go back to Afghanistan in 2014 to maintain the weapons and helicopters. I sent a letter in February to Nebraska Senators Mike Johanns and Deb Fischer with my concerns. They did not respond.

raider8169
04-10-2013, 12:12 AM
Chances are they would use these ones or we would give them our own. Either way it would have happened.

Assaultdog0351
04-10-2013, 07:48 AM
I can not say what I am thinking right now... on the internet.