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08-13-2010 11:13 PM  8 years agoPost 1
philip 01

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08-14-2010 02:48 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Dennis (RIP)

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I wonder why any US Government official will want to purchase anything from a so called "Former Enemy" that sells arms to our enemies?

I don't get it.

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08-14-2010 02:50 AM  8 years agoPost 3
GyroFreak

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If the price is right and cheaper than ours, why not ? Russians build some really rugged choppers.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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08-14-2010 02:55 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Dennis (RIP)

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If the price is right and cheaper than ours, why not ? Russians build some really rugged choppers.
So, its not a problem for you that a US Government official allows an entity to make further profits from our funds at the same time they are selling arms to our enemies?

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08-14-2010 03:02 AM  8 years agoPost 5
GyroFreak

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In this case, it is not armament. We do the same thing to countries that are enemies with each other. We sell arms to Israel and Arab countries. Most things I totally agree with you Dennis, but in this case it doesn't bother me, especially if it saves taxpayers money.

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08-14-2010 03:03 AM  8 years agoPost 6
fla heli boy

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well, we're going to be hitching rides into space with the Russians,,, sooner or later we'll be buying fighters from China....we're jacked boys....there's no common sense here....

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08-14-2010 03:04 AM  8 years agoPost 7
GyroFreak

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we're going to be hitching rides into space with the Russians
Been doing that for years, and we pay big bucks for that I bet.

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08-14-2010 03:05 AM  8 years agoPost 8
alvinrc

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Maybe the Russian choppers being purchased are simpler and easier to learn how to fly.
Maybe we don't want to teach Afghans how to fly and have USA bad to the bone choppers.

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08-14-2010 03:11 AM  8 years agoPost 9
philip 01

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russian aircraft are 'junky'. i've seen a few. they do not build and maintain the way we do.

remember the fox bat in the book mig pilot.

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08-14-2010 05:46 AM  8 years agoPost 10
baby uh1

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They were designed for that country, which means they were designed for high altitude. Something our choppers never seem to be designed for. The only one we have is the Chinook and I don't think the Afgan pilots are ready for that!

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

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08-14-2010 07:06 AM  8 years agoPost 11
shawmcky

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Russian aircraft are built to do the job
Like the AK47,no frills or bows.

Team- unbiased opinion.K.I.S.S principle upheld here

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