Discussion in 'International Politics' started by Kunal Biswas, Sep 25, 2010.
18 F-16IQ for Iraq
Iraq â€“ F-16 Aircraft
Oh man! What's with the weapons sales already!? Whom is Iraq expecting to attack her? Rather than focusing on infrastructure and better education system, oil revenue management and better civilian healthcare system all of which has been crushed and destroyed, it is focusing on buying expensive fighter jets? F-16s might be cheapest Western jets but for Iraq, its still expensive and is equivalent to Afghanistan buying MiG-35s!
If indeed it is feeling threatened, it should focus on getting gunships, SAM batteries and other cheaper substitutes rather than F-16'IQs'.
Dude, Iraq is to some extent threatened by the Iranians still, though that has somewhat subsided with the death of that maniac, Saddam Hussein ! And anyway, it can pay for everything it wishes to have, considering the amount of oil that they have. The civil infrastructure does need serious attention, but the political situation is still very volatile, and the terrorist violence just won't subside. This makes it difficult to carry out any large scale civil infrastructure development, as the government still hasn't got its house in order due to endless political infighting among rival ethnic groups.
Dont be naive!
The yanks have forced them to buy there weapons so they will have hold on them in future also and in the mean time there own defense industry will make hard cash.
Unlike for example GoI the yanks plan for future also.
^^ Even if they don't buy anything Yanks cannot force them to buy something that they say no to. They could buy the cheaper SuperCobra gunships that are more reasonable buy for now for Iraqis, than buy full fledged fighters.. if at all it had been to appease US, they could buy attack helos.
They are not buying it. US is giving it to them on military welfare... much like half of their exports.
The so called govt of iraq is even more corrupt and inept than our politicians. There yank masters order them around.
They are basically puppets....yanks are not idiots in that they would allow independent govt in iraq after they got rid of saddam.
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