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2020-11-30 7:28:55 PM  
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2020-11-30 7:31:28 PM  
You thought the middle east was farking farked before...
 
2020-11-30 7:34:45 PM  
This may be the ultimate scandal which taints Trump's chances for re-election.
 
2020-11-30 7:35:21 PM  
But you really can't understate how much money Trump and his cronies will make from this.
 
2020-11-30 7:39:35 PM  

scottydoesntknow: But you really can't understate how much money Trump and his cronies will make from this.


This was the game all along.
 
2020-11-30 7:40:48 PM  
All that ''peace talk'' bullshiat is all based on Trump selling high tech goodies to enemy countries.
 
2020-11-30 7:47:32 PM  
That was that horseshiat "peace treaty" they were crowing about?
 
2020-11-30 7:50:09 PM  
UAE is many things, but they aren't about to destroy their fairly decent track record of being a moderate Arab influence over a deal with a carnival barker with zero track record of any success.

It'll probably come out that Dump offered the deal in exchange for asylum after he is out of office, and they said "we'll get back to you after the election" or some other non-committal stalling response to placate him without tipping their hand against the proposal.
 
2020-11-30 7:51:21 PM  
Wait a second. Doesn't some congressional committee need to write up the details of a military aid package, vote on it and send it to floor for a vote as-is or as part of some larger package? How the hell can the executive branch unilaterally decide who gets access to US military hardware? The federal government is supposed to be structured to prevent deals like this from happening unless part of some covert action, in which case the jig is already up.
 
2020-11-30 7:53:37 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Wait a second. Doesn't some congressional committee need to write up the details of a military aid package, vote on it and send it to floor for a vote as-is or as part of some larger package? How the hell can the executive branch unilaterally decide who gets access to US military hardware? The federal government is supposed to be structured to prevent deals like this from happening unless part of some covert action, in which case the jig is already up.


"Rules don't apply to us." -- Moscow Mitch
 
2020-11-30 7:58:03 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Wait a second. Doesn't some congressional committee need to write up the details of a military aid package, vote on it and send it to floor for a vote as-is or as part of some larger package? How the hell can the executive branch unilaterally decide who gets access to US military hardware? The federal government is supposed to be structured to prevent deals like this from happening unless part of some covert action, in which case the jig is already up.


There are sales the administration can make and Congress has a deadline to vote to stop it.

Similar to the way many regulations and licenses are issued, subject to a legislative veto...which never happens unless the president is black.

Technically the government is usually authorizing the defense contractor to close the deal, we're rarely selling stuff directly from our inventory.
 
2020-11-30 8:06:17 PM  

scottydoesntknow: But you really can't understate how much money Trump and his cronies will make from this.


Trump ain't making jack.  It's all for Vladimir.
 
2020-11-30 8:53:21 PM  
Need something to cover up the smell?
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2020-11-30 8:53:31 PM  

Jake Havechek: That was that horseshiat "peace treaty" they were crowing about?


YES
 
2020-11-30 8:57:03 PM  
Well this looks terrible.
 
2020-11-30 8:57:15 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Wait a second. Doesn't some congressional committee need to write up the details of a military aid package, vote on it and send it to floor for a vote as-is or as part of some larger package?


https://menafn.com/1101163955/Pompeo-​T​ravels-to-UAE-to-Discuss-Arms-Sale-Ira​n

Not in Trump's America.
 
2020-11-30 9:14:14 PM  

markie_farkie: UAE is many things, but they aren't about to destroy their fairly decent track record of being a moderate Arab influence over a deal with a carnival barker with zero track record of any success.

It'll probably come out that Dump offered the deal in exchange for asylum after he is out of office, and they said "we'll get back to you after the election" or some other non-committal stalling response to placate him without tipping their hand against the proposal.


That would assume that Trump thought he did something wrong. His doesn't think he anything wrong.
Any deal Trump, INC has with UAE is just the standard deals they've done for ages. But now with weaponized bonuses.
 
2020-11-30 9:17:17 PM  
I think we're missing the significance here. Men with feelings of sexual inadequacy will get high tech fighter jets.
 
2020-11-30 9:21:51 PM  
Donnie needs cash for his legal defense fund, and the rubes aren't gonna cover it.
 
2020-11-30 9:38:25 PM  
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2020-11-30 9:58:18 PM  

cretinbob: You thought the middle east was farking farked before...


Nah. We've been selling Oil Princes top of the line military hardware since the end of WWII. The allies get our first generation shiat, the Saudi's get our first generation shiat with most of the fancy electronics removed, everybody else gets the second gen shiat. The little states get surplus shiat from the last few wars for free; it's cheaper to give it away and ship it to bumfark Africa than it is to dispose of it on US soil in most cases.

After we sell the oil states our top of the line shiat - minus a few critical electronic pieces that are actually the secret sauce - they get to show off their badass American hardware to their friends and brag.

We get to sell them support contracts to keep the things running because they are farking terrible at the things like logistics, routine maintenance and soldier education that's required to keep high tech weapons systems online and ready to go.

Eventually, their fancy next gen US weapons break down. Not that they ever worked right to begin with because they are missing the electronic secret sauce that makes them next gen weapons. But eventually, the Oil State stop paying their maintenance contracts and something like an F-35 takes constant maintenance to keep in the air, so everything breaks down immediately.

We get a lot of money, they get a multimillion dollar penis extender and bragging rights. Nobody wants to risk their multi-million dollar penis extender in a regional pillow fight - you want to save it for the big game - so it never gets used.

They stop paying the support contract 5 or 10 years down the line because they never use it, so we sell them on the latest and greatest fancy penis extender we've come up with.

Thus far, this has worked out reasonably well for everyone in the end.

And seriously. I just, but this is how these arms deals are thought of in US foreign policy circles. The US Defense Industry even has a names for this specific type of arms deal with this specific type of customer - it's a deal for "glitter" weapons.
 
2020-11-30 10:05:22 PM  

Elegy: We get a lot of money, they get a multimillion dollar penis extender and bragging rights. Nobody wants to risk their multi-million dollar penis extender in a regional pillow fight - you want to save it for the big game - so it never gets used.

They stop paying the support contract 5 or 10 years down the line because they never use it, so we sell them on the latest and greatest fancy penis extender we've come up with.

Thus far, this has worked out reasonably well for everyone in the end.


This is one part cool and nine parts sad.
 
2020-11-30 11:34:16 PM  

Jake Havechek: That was that horseshiat "peace treaty" they were crowing about?


War Is Peace. And Freedom is Slavery.
 
2020-11-30 11:36:05 PM  

Elegy: cretinbob: You thought the middle east was farking farked before...

Nah. We've been selling Oil Princes top of the line military hardware since the end of WWII. The allies get our first generation shiat, the Saudi's get our first generation shiat with most of the fancy electronics removed, everybody else gets the second gen shiat. The little states get surplus shiat from the last few wars for free; it's cheaper to give it away and ship it to bumfark Africa than it is to dispose of it on US soil in most cases.

After we sell the oil states our top of the line shiat - minus a few critical electronic pieces that are actually the secret sauce - they get to show off their badass American hardware to their friends and brag.

We get to sell them support contracts to keep the things running because they are farking terrible at the things like logistics, routine maintenance and soldier education that's required to keep high tech weapons systems online and ready to go.

Eventually, their fancy next gen US weapons break down. Not that they ever worked right to begin with because they are missing the electronic secret sauce that makes them next gen weapons. But eventually, the Oil State stop paying their maintenance contracts and something like an F-35 takes constant maintenance to keep in the air, so everything breaks down immediately.

We get a lot of money, they get a multimillion dollar penis extender and bragging rights. Nobody wants to risk their multi-million dollar penis extender in a regional pillow fight - you want to save it for the big game - so it never gets used.

They stop paying the support contract 5 or 10 years down the line because they never use it, so we sell them on the latest and greatest fancy penis extender we've come up with.

Thus far, this has worked out reasonably well for everyone in the end.

And seriously. I just, but this is how these arms deals are thought of in US foreign policy circles. The US Defense Industry even has a names for this specific type of arms deal with this specific type of customer - it's a deal for "glitter" weapons.


Good god. I am having Cisco SmartNet flashbacks.
 
2020-11-30 11:36:56 PM  
That does it!  Now I'm on the fence about voting for Hillary Clinton!
 
2020-11-30 11:37:17 PM  

Elegy: cretinbob: You thought the middle east was farking farked before...

Nah. We've been selling Oil Princes top of the line military hardware since the end of WWII. The allies get our first generation shiat, the Saudi's get our first generation shiat with most of the fancy electronics removed, everybody else gets the second gen shiat. The little states get surplus shiat from the last few wars for free; it's cheaper to give it away and ship it to bumfark Africa than it is to dispose of it on US soil in most cases.

After we sell the oil states our top of the line shiat - minus a few critical electronic pieces that are actually the secret sauce - they get to show off their badass American hardware to their friends and brag.

We get to sell them support contracts to keep the things running because they are farking terrible at the things like logistics, routine maintenance and soldier education that's required to keep high tech weapons systems online and ready to go.

Eventually, their fancy next gen US weapons break down. Not that they ever worked right to begin with because they are missing the electronic secret sauce that makes them next gen weapons. But eventually, the Oil State stop paying their maintenance contracts and something like an F-35 takes constant maintenance to keep in the air, so everything breaks down immediately.

We get a lot of money, they get a multimillion dollar penis extender and bragging rights. Nobody wants to risk their multi-million dollar penis extender in a regional pillow fight - you want to save it for the big game - so it never gets used.

They stop paying the support contract 5 or 10 years down the line because they never use it, so we sell them on the latest and greatest fancy penis extender we've come up with.

Thus far, this has worked out reasonably well for everyone in the end.

And seriously. I just, but this is how these arms deals are thought of in US foreign policy circles. The US Defense Industry even has a names for this speci ...


And by selling the 1.5Trillion dollar development cost fighter, suddenly it's no longer top of the line, so we must sink even more into a fighter superior to one anyone else has, so we'll now sink 3-5 Trillion into developing another one over the next 10 years.  Which we'll immediately turn around and sell, starting the cycle again.  Tax dollars develop the plane, private companies profit from their sale, and taxpayers eat the debt.
 
2020-11-30 11:37:52 PM  
 
2020-11-30 11:37:59 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: fragMasterFlash: Wait a second. Doesn't some congressional committee need to write up the details of a military aid package, vote on it and send it to floor for a vote as-is or as part of some larger package? How the hell can the executive branch unilaterally decide who gets access to US military hardware? The federal government is supposed to be structured to prevent deals like this from happening unless part of some covert action, in which case the jig is already up.

"Rules don't apply to us." -- Moscow Mitch


I was going to say;
1) trump doesn't care about anything, unless
2) trump cares about trump.
 
2020-11-30 11:39:34 PM  
Trump Tower UAE isn't going to build itself fellas. Trump is good at business.
 
2020-11-30 11:43:27 PM  
Why would Trump stop doing anything at this point which makes Putin happy?  Senate won't impeach him; everyone else is nutless until 1/21/21.
 
2020-11-30 11:47:02 PM  
Once again, the USA cannot be trusted with the weapons it develops. The world must find a way to disarm the USA. It arms dictators and Trump is nothing new in that regard.
 
2020-11-30 11:47:42 PM  

Irving Maimway: Well this looks terrible.


Only because it is. Otherwise it's good.
 
2020-11-30 11:51:05 PM  

syrynxx: Why would Trump stop doing anything at this point which makes Putin happy?  Senate won't impeach him; everyone else is nutless until 1/21/21.


He might tweet mean things and get the cult fired up though!
 
2020-11-30 11:51:16 PM  
Well this will help pay off the 400 million he owes. Always a grift. This is at the expense of both national and international security.
 
2020-11-30 11:54:38 PM  
Ain't nothing gonna happen...

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2020-11-30 11:58:40 PM  
We seriously need some Democratic POTUS to bite the bullet and be a total shiatheel during his lame duck period to get some collaboration in just doing away with the delay. Just like wear a tan suit from November to January while talking about gun control and taxing the rich.
 
2020-11-30 11:59:17 PM  
 I'll wait for this for this in the same way I might have a hard and dry turd. The kind where where you find yourself smacking the walls to get leverage in a public restroom. And it's gonna hurt when you finally get rid of those those drunken and pizza cheese nugget things you cry out.

And in the end, nothing really happened.

/the love you take
//is equal to the love you make
 
2020-12-01 12:00:19 AM  

markie_farkie: UAE is many things, but they aren't about to destroy their fairly decent track record of being a moderate Arab influence over a deal with a carnival barker with zero track record of any success.

It'll probably come out that Dump offered the deal in exchange for asylum after he is out of office, and they said "we'll get back to you after the election" or some other non-committal stalling response to placate him without tipping their hand against the proposal.


Dubai is the money laundering capital of the world & 2nd home of the Russian Mafya.

Soon, Vova Putin will be flying MiG F-35skis.
 
2020-12-01 12:00:57 AM  
Does it rush us closer to a nuclear armageddon? Because that's cool.... sorta...
 
2020-12-01 12:04:48 AM  
Party of (we are above the) Law and Order (is for the little people).
 
2020-12-01 12:06:52 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Once again, the USA cannot be trusted with the weapons it develops. The world must find a way to disarm the USA. It arms dictators and Trump is nothing new in that regard.


Can we go second after Russia?
 
2020-12-01 12:12:38 AM  
I kept saying that all these "deals" was the IS selling tons of weapons off to middle eastern countries.
Well, I didn't say it here on Fark, but I said it out loud.
To myself.
Because I have no friends.
Now I'm sad.
 
2020-12-01 12:12:56 AM  

KodosZardoz: I kept saying that all these "deals" was the IS selling tons of weapons off to middle eastern countries.
Well, I didn't say it here on Fark, but I said it out loud.
To myself.
Because I have no friends.
Now I'm sad.


US not IS.
 
2020-12-01 12:15:57 AM  

zang: Bennie Crabtree: Once again, the USA cannot be trusted with the weapons it develops. The world must find a way to disarm the USA. It arms dictators and Trump is nothing new in that regard.

Can we go second after Russia?


Yes, that is perfetly cromulent.
 
2020-12-01 12:19:02 AM  
Arms for loans.
 
2020-12-01 12:23:48 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: fragMasterFlash: Wait a second. Doesn't some congressional committee need to write up the details of a military aid package, vote on it and send it to floor for a vote as-is or as part of some larger package? How the hell can the executive branch unilaterally decide who gets access to US military hardware? The federal government is supposed to be structured to prevent deals like this from happening unless part of some covert action, in which case the jig is already up.

"Rules don't apply to us." -- Moscow Mitch


It's so exciting to live in 2020!
 
2020-12-01 12:28:02 AM  

dickfreckle: I'll wait for this for this in the same way I might have a hard and dry turd. The kind where where you find yourself smacking the walls to get leverage in a public restroom. And it's gonna hurt when you finally get rid of those those drunken and pizza cheese nugget things you cry out.

And in the end, nothing really happened.

/the love you take
//is equal to the love you make


You've maybe imbibed enough for tonight. How about a nice cup of hot cocoa?
 
2020-12-01 12:32:00 AM  
What's everyone worried about?  If I'm to believe Farkers, a couple A-10s could take out a whole squadron of F-35s
 
2020-12-01 12:33:37 AM  

Watubi: What's everyone worried about?  If I'm to believe Farkers, a couple A-10s could take out a whole squadron of F-35s


They totally could, but so could a rainstorm
 
2020-12-01 12:34:51 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: zang: Bennie Crabtree: Once again, the USA cannot be trusted with the weapons it develops. The world must find a way to disarm the USA. It arms dictators and Trump is nothing new in that regard.

Can we go second after Russia?

Yes, that is perfetly cromulent.


Great, ping me when you've got that done.
 
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