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Time2KILL

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#1 11 years ago

I was recently watching the news when I heard a segment about a new proposition for the F-35 Fighter Jet (and I love jets and the air force so it had my undivided attention) . Apparently, new "back-up engines" are available for a "lightning series" of this jet and congress insists its necessary. While many organizations, including the air force itself, say that these engines are a "waste of tax payers money and are unnecessary." Congress refuses to listen. A couple of billion dollars worth of tax payers money to be exact. Anyway, the only thing keeping funding alive for the new fighter jet engines is actually congress itself. Hmmm........

So I ask you this: "Why the hell would congress want to fund a useless project like this?" I say the engines are useless because the type of jet is really meant for air to air combat or to do fast-strike bombing runs; it would not help us in Iraq. I personally believe congress and the White House's inner circle are preparing for something (maybe war) that would require use of these engines.




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#2 11 years ago

Maybe they like back up engines? idk. Congress is just annoying. They do seem rather pointless, and who would the "inner circle" go to war against without our knowledge? We would notice if our government and a foreign government started get at eachothers throats enough to start a private war. Or at least I hope we would...




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#3 11 years ago

F-35 Lightning II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The F35 is also called the Lightning II, the Lightning I was a multi-role 2 engine fighter during WWII if I recall, the F-35 is a sort of spiritual successor to it. I'd rather congress put funding into back up engines (because back ups are always a good idea) than into "cow fart research" or whatever the hell that really was about. Hell, you don't have to be scared over this, you should be more afraid of the democrat endorsed Military Commissions act which allows for permanent imprisonment without fair trial and without geneva convention rights.




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#4 11 years ago
The F35 is also called the Lightning II, the Lightning I was a multi-role 2 engine fighter during WWII if I recall, the F-35 is a sort of spiritual successor to it. I'd rather congress put funding into back up engines (because back ups are always a good idea) than into "cow fart research" or whatever the hell that really was about. Hell, you don't have to be scared over this, you should be more afraid of the democrat endorsed Military Commissions act which allows for permanent imprisonment without fair trial and without geneva convention rights

but even the airforce said it was useless so they cant be good for anything.

hey do seem rather pointless, and who would the "inner circle" go to war against without our knowledge?

Never said they would go to war I said thy maybe prepairing for something; perhaps Iran? Those jets would come in handy in Iran anyway. They have DEW's (basically lasers and emp) which can shoot down missiles that are grounded.




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#5 11 years ago

The Air Force's hierarchy is screwier than most third world countries, they probably want the plane put into military production sooner so they can start using them. It's not the first time they've pushed a plane out early for a potentially dangerous test run.




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#6 11 years ago

Congress probably wants lots of spare parts knocking around so that when it comes time to cycle the aircraft out of service they can stretch things out a bit further. They've already made some pretty big mistakes with the A-10 in that regard.




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#7 11 years ago

The USAF probably wants the money funneled to another project while Congress is probably saying no buy the engines now.

Other theory is the engines are made in some Congressmans district and he wants the engines put into production to keep production good in his district, makes him look good come reelection time.




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#8 11 years ago

i don't know i think that the airforce would know what it needs and doesn't need better than congress does. congress can just shut up and not waste anymore taxpayer's money.




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#9 11 years ago
he Air Force's hierarchy is screwier than most third world countries, they probably want the plane put into military production sooner so they can start using them. It's not the first time they've pushed a plane out early for a potentially dangerous test run.

The plane has been in production for a few years now. I actually have an article from Popular Mechanics 2002 about the jet before it was called the f-35 lighting (it was the X-35 a/b/c). I really think congress believes that we will need these engines for warfare. Right now in Iraq the jets are useless. Plus the jet itself is new so they shouldn't be concerned with what will have to be done with it in like 30 years or so.




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#10 11 years ago

This world is crazy