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INTL Mexico’s new president wants to scrap $1.36bn helicopter deal with US
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    Mexico’s new president wants to scrap $1.36bn helicopter deal with US

    Mexico’s newly-elected, anti-establishment president is planning to scrap some of the deals his predecessor had signed up to, including a $1.36 billion order for eight MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for the country’s Navy.

    Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, widely known as AMLO, was elected Mexico’s next president on promises to pursue national interests and reduce the country’s reliance on the US. He has vowed to cut government spending as soon as he takes over the top office in December. Amid a number of announced measures, the anti-establishment leader promised to scrap some of the deals outgoing President Enrique Peña Nieto had sealed with the US during his tenure. Among his targets are the Lockheed Martin MH-60R helicopters, which the US State Department green-lighted to sell back in April.

    “We know of the order to purchase eight gunship choppers for the Mexican Navy, made to the government of the United States, for a total value of 25 billion pesos, that purchase will be canceled, because we cannot [afford] this expense,” Lopez Obrador said Wednesday.

    Washington approved the sale of choppers to the Mexican Navy together with multi-mode radars, night vision devices, and other sensors to help its neighbor combat organized crime and drug-trafficking. The deal, worth some $1.36 billion, also included a package of armaments, such as Hellfire missiles, lightweight hybrid torpedoes, and machine guns.

    In addition to the helicopters, the newly elected leader ordered his team to contact Boeing to negotiate selling Peña Nieto’s 787 Dreamliner back to the company. Back in 2016, the plane (named ‘José María Morelos y Pavón’) cost the country $218.7 million, which the government agreed to repay over the next 15 years. “The idea is to sell it, not lose money, sell it for what it’s worth, but I'm not going to get on that plane,” the politician vowed.

    Lopez Obrador, an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, received around 53 percent of votes to win the presidential race earlier this month. Honoring his campaign promises, on Wednesday he promised to slash government officials’ salaries, as well as end the practice of lifetime pensions for former presidents. “It is time for the government to tighten its belts,” he stressed.

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    Good. Take those birds, give to border security with mini-guns in both doors and don't lead the wiminz and child's as much.
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    And reduce aid by that much.
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    The Seahawk cancelation is as much a budgetary move as it is a signal to the Cartels that he wants peace with them. How that'll work out is anyone's guess right now.

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    I vote for all of the above. Also charge a penalty for scrapping the deal- they have to take a bunch of illegals back, on their dime, and pay their court costs to the American courts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Housecarl View Post
    The Seahawk cancelation is as much a budgetary move as it is a signal to the Cartels that he wants peace with them. How that'll work out is anyone's guess right now.
    It’s a sign of surrender!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker22 View Post
    I vote for all of the above. Also charge a penalty for scrapping the deal- they have to take a bunch of illegals back, on their dime, and pay their court costs to the American courts.
    Ha! A restocking fee, I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoMoreLibs View Post
    Ha! A restocking fee, I love it.
    Excellent.

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    I guess these things cut into what he see as his take home pay?

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    OK.....no problem.....next customer....same deal, same price.

    But you have to wait in line.
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    I don't see a down side to this. AMLO has surrendered to the cartels and we will need the Birds to protect our Border. In the meantime let AMLO find out about real world contracts. Not that it will matter since he is officially a Boot Licking Cartel Lackey but might provide some comic relief.
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    Another thought. Tell him he cannot have them. Then when he pouts, say ok, cash in advance. Afterwards we can shoot them down with our A10's when the conflict begins.
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    Fine. The company making the helicopter takes them to International Court. They end up paying the same amount without getting the helicopters. It's called a legal contract. Unless they put in the contract that they have a right to cancel for any reason. They still have to pay up.

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    International Court
    Who would that be? The United Nations?

    No hope in these people. The UN hates anything we do save for foot the bills of the world!
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    Good and we can stop the billions that flow back across the border from all the illegal Mexicans that are here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoMoreLibs View Post
    Good. Take those birds, give to border security with mini-guns in both doors and don't lead the wiminz and child's as much.
    LOL
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