Obama's Pentagon Buys Helicopters From Same Russian Company Supplying Arms to Syrian Government?
In what some on Capitol Hill are calling an outrage, the Pentagon announced plans to purchase 21 Mi-17 Russian helicopters from Rosoboronexport. With a taxpayer price tag of $375 million, the purchase of Russian made helicopters will be completed over the next 4 years. Worse yet is that they announced a contingency plan to purchase additional helicopters worth $550 million.
Although US taxpayers are buying these helicopters, they are not for us. They are for Afghanistan to help build up their fleet of the Russian made helicopters.As it turns out, Rosoboronexport is also doing business with the Syrian government who is purchasing weapons from them to be used on their own people.
The Defense Department is justifying their actions saying that they are buying the helicopters for Afghanistan and not for Syria.
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