By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Without telling anyone but Embraer, the Brazilian company he has decided to give the contract to, Barack “transparency” Obama has bypassed an American company and shutdown any further bidding on a project to build Light Air Support (LAS) planes for the Air Force.
Given the Obama Administration’s penchant for double talk and outright lying it’s no wonder Hawker Beechcraft a Kansas air ship building company was snubbed. In Obama’s world building American really doesn’t count for much except as a phrase to use when talking to union members whose votes and money he needs. Since Hawker is a heavily unionized company the answer to the question of this contract award must be something else.
Embraer: An Obama kind of operation
Aside from the underhandedness of not telling Hawker that the bidding was closed on Dec 22, (an SOP for these people) Embraer is a typical Obama like bag of crap; just the kind of shady outfit Obama likes to deal with.
The Brazilian government controls Embraer so we have to keep Obama’s gifts of our money to Brazil’s oil exploration industry in mind. Moreover, the otherwise disinterested Securities and Exchange Commission is actually investigating Embraer for violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Not surprisingly this statute deals with foreign entities bribing their way to “gain or retain business.”
It gets worse
As if it were not bad enough that Obama “selected” Embraer over Hawker in typical secretive fashion, a look at the facts reveals that the Brazilians have an American partner; Sierra Nevada Corp. a plane manufacturer with corporate headquarters in Sparks Nevada.
If this wasn’t so obviously a scam it would be funny. Sparks Nevada is a Harry Reid piggy bank. He is so in-your-face about his corruption and its connection to Sparks he even has a story on his web site about Sparks using solar energy to save “$40,000 a year. This sounds great until you read further and discover the “savings” come at the expense of Nevada taxpayers who are financing this “great saving” with nearly a million dollars of their money.
So what happened? How did an American firm lose out to a corrupt foreign company in a competition to win a contract to build United States Air Force planes? The short answer may very well be illegal political contributions.
Sending money to a company in Harry Reid’s backyard makes getting some of it back a lot easier than sending it to known crooks in Brazil. They might bet on Obama losing the election and just keep it.
Standby, Air Solyendra is about to take off.
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