Edge of Chaos is a political podcast starring Joe Ryan and Neurotoxin. Its aim is to have a free-flowing discussion of news and current events that also examines the empirical outcomes of public policy, avoiding biases based on ideology and policy intentions. Listener discretion is both advised and encouraged.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Maybe We Should Ask Egypt's Military NICELY To Give Back Those F-16s?

So, uh, anyone seen those weapons we gave Morsy's government? Do we even WANT to think about who has them now? A lot of the opposition was drowned in Islamophobia and concerns specifically about arming the Muslim Brotherhood; this misses the point. Our government really needs to get out of the habit of handing out weapons like they're food rations to various actors in turbulent foreign conflicts. If the recipients could be trusted to maintain stability and keep those weapons from being used against us, they wouldn't be in a position where they have to ask for them.


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