October 28, 2011
) Yazal told the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency early Thursday that the U.S. agreed to the price during negotiations for Ilan’s release — a deal that had been rejected by Washington during the Mubarak years in order to maintain the balance of military power in the region. Israel is being seen as having been the main obstacle to the deal in the past however, having objected to the U.S. selling the F-16 to Egypt because it would equalize Cairo’s aerial capabilities with those of the IAF. However, Israel’s resistance to the sale has since diminished due to the development of the F-35, which Israel is set to receive within the next five years, and which will once again upgrade the IAF’s regional military superiority. Israel will spend more than $200 million per F-35i fighter aircraft, according to Defense Industry Daily. Delivery of the aircraft is not expected, however, until at least 2016.
What is the incentive for Arab governments to not do this anymore? Progressive ASSHATS like Zuckerberg’s sister Randi was in Dubai during the period of the Hamas assassination for example. When Left wing Jewish youth start believing the social media hype about peace and stuff, how many murderers will Israel have to let go of next time?
The US on Thursday denied
reports that they agreed to sell an F-16 fighter plane to Egypt in connection with the release of Ilan Grapel.
August 30, 2011
I do have to admit that Gilad Shalit is an easier sell. This kid was a dope, but does he deserve this? He’s like those two American retards that thought they would go hiking between Iran and Iraq. We’ve all done stupid shit. No one deserves what happened to Grapel.
Neither Israel nor the US seems to care much about Ilan Grapel. The US has not been putting pressure on Egypt to release the accused Israeli spy, Ilan Grapel, Egyptian semi-official Al-Ahram quoted an “Egyptian security official” as saying on Tuesday. On Monday, Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm said that the US had threatened to reduce aid to Egypt unless Cairo released the alleged Israeli spy, a dual US-Israeli citizen who was arrested in Egypt in June on charges of espionage for the Mossad. Al-Ahram also said that Cairo and Jerusalem never discussed formulating a prisoner-swap deal for securing Grapel’s release, which the report claimed would involve freeing a number of Egyptian Beduin from Sinai serving “long sentences in Israeli prisons.” According to the source Cairo informed both Washington and Jerusalem that “Grapel is in the hands of the Egyptian judiciary.” Carl says, “Something tells me he’s not a spy – or not a very valuable one. He’s just a foolish kid.”