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January 04, 2003

Boycott the Brits

Jerusalem Post reports:

British embargo may ground Israel's fleet of Phantom jets, officials say

Israel may have to ground its fleet of 140 F-4 Phantom fighter-bombers because Britain has blocked sales of critical spare parts, Israeli officials said Friday.
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The Phantom, which has been in Israeli service since 1969, is a U.S.-built jet, but uses parts manufactured by Britain's Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd in the pilots' ejection seats.
To me, this hostile act by Britain is nothing short of fratricide, since Britain is supposed to be a democracy. The fact is, our sister-republic, Israel, is imperiled because of Albion, while the Arab dictatorships around have no difficulty using their petrodollars (or, in the case of Egypt - US aid dollars) to acquire any hardware they wish .

As individuals, there is little we can do to reverse the British decision, but the least we can do is boycott the British entity and all its exports to our continent. After all, they have no problem boycotting Israel, do they?

Contributed by Joseph Alexander Norland This piece is cross-posted on IsraPundit and Dawson Speaks.