Saturday, September 30, 2006

and baby jeebus cried

* reuters:

Turkey to buy $2.9 bln worth of F-16s--Pentagon

Turkey wants to buy $2.9 billion worth of F-16 airplanes and related equipment to patrol its coastline and help support NATO operations, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Suppliers of the equipment include BAE System , Lockheed Martin , L-3 Communications , Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon, the agency said in a statement.

"This proposed sale will not adversely affect either the military balance in the region or U.S. efforts to encourage a negotiated settlement of the Cyprus question," the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement."

the last line of the article notes drily:

" The Pentagon must notify Congress of possible foreign military sales."

Richard Perle just got a bit richer, and baby jeebus cried.

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