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Saturday, April 28, 2012

US deploys fighter jet canceled by Obama 200 miles from Iran

The United States has deployed the F-22 Raptor fighter jet, now described as its 'most advanced fighter jet' at a base in the United Arab Emirates, just 200 miles from Iran. The Obama administration forced cancellation of the jet's production in 2009. This is from the first link.
The Air Force strongly denies this deployment is meant as a show of force against Iran or that it is in some way related to a potential strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. Rather, it says this is all part of a routine deployment and "security cooperation with regional partners."

The Air Force won't say how many jets were sent or exactly where they are stationed, but privately, U.S. officials have told Fox News the jets are in hangars at the United Arab Emirates' Al Dafra Air Base, a fact first reported by Aviation Week.

The F-22 has not yet seen combat. The jets were not used in Iraq, Afghanistan or Libya. They are stealth, and they specialize in air-to-air combat, but can also strike air-to-ground if needed. As one Air Force official put it, "this is America's premier fighter jet. It has no rival."
Hmmm. If it's 'America's premier fighter jet' why was it canceled?

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At 11:55 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

And it's unlikely they will see combat because the oxygen system for the pilot has an untraceable defect that's killed one pilot, wrecked 1 or 2 planes and grounded the entire fleet twice. Anyway, Obama should just give Iran a few of them as a good will gesture.

At 12:07 AM, Blogger Nomadic100 said...

The premier plane was canceled because Obama does not want the U.S. to have a premier military.

At 1:07 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

i saw this yesterday and immediately thought that Obama is positioning them to glide into Iran, undamaged. just like the Uav he gave them. so they can reverse engineer all the stuffs we've spent $billions researching and developing. Or maybe he''ll just put the drawings, specs, and manufacturing method directions on an FTP site to save them time. And say they hacked them away. Just to make it fair. What a completely bizarre time we are living in.


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