Monday, October 28, 2013

Obama Buys Military Helicopters For Afghanistan From The Russians

(RIA) The US Department of Defense said Thursday it plans to sidestep a Congressional ban to purchase 30 helicopters from Russian state-owned defense firm Rosoboronexport, despite objections from US lawmakers who allege that the firm has equipped the Syrian government to commit brutal crimes against civilians.

"The Department of Defense (DOD) has notified Congress of its intent to contract with Rosoboronexport for 30 additional Mi-17 rotary-wing aircraft to support the Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) Special Mission Wing," Pentagon spokesman James Gregory told RIA Novosti in emailed comments.

The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, approved by Congress last year, includes an amendment that prohibits financial contracts between the United States and Rosoboronexport, except when the Secretary of Defense determines that such arrangements are in the interest of national security.

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  1. Monetarily aiding our enemy - communism!

    1. It could be Obama returning a Favor to his Friends in The Kremlin ,, He is not our friend except when he wants your Vote !!, When he was a community organizer and got votes to get Alice Palmer elected and she rewarded him with an education at Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow , Then when he returned she stepped down and he became a Illinois State Senator,,No we have bought his socialism and are closer to Communism by the Day!

    2. He wants the USA to turn communist. We need to impeach him and get him out of the Whitehouse

  2. Purchase of Russian Helicopters by the U.S. Military has been happening since 2003. This is not new to the Obomination Admin -- it happened under the George Dubya Admin also. I believe that the United States should not be involved in Afghanistan or any other country. However, if you are going to supply helicopters to the Afghanistan Military, the MI-17 is an excellent choice. It carries a heavy payload (including drugs for laundering) and is relatively inexpensive compared to American helicopters.


Posted By: Chris Carmouche