Brazil passes on American NSA tainted F-18s. Buys jets from Sweden instead.

Saab Jet 2

The NSA spying is starting to hurt American businesses. This is just the latest example. Until very recently it looked like Boeing (one of our favorite crony companies) was going to get the $4.5 billion contract. In the wake of the NSA revelations however the Brazilians felt they had to look for an alternative. Who can blame them?

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73 comments
Don Wylie
Don Wylie

And Obama's clan is buying from Russia.

Ty Jack
Ty Jack

Time to get rid of cronyism and get this country rolling again. It seems they have wrung every dime they can out of this train wreck.

John Rohe
John Rohe

Once again, our President is the worst in my life time. He has no idea how to conduct foreign policy.

Sue Smith
Sue Smith

Boycott the American military industrial complex. Love it.

Bonnie Thomas
Bonnie Thomas

If we don't have military to protect us, and we can't have guns to protect us, We're in deep poop

J'Neanne Theus
J'Neanne Theus

Tell me how this wasn't planned...by the administration.

John Harris
John Harris

They can buy where they want - maybe we should buy sugar elsewhere too

Santiago Veguilla Jr.
Santiago Veguilla Jr.

I'm sure that was the only reason and price had nothing to do with it. We all know how comparable swedish armaments are to ours. Case in point, look at their bevy of fine automobiles as a comparison. The countries that can afford the best will still buy the best. It's not like they had anything worth snooping on anyway...Soccer, cigarette-smoking street children and jiu-jitsu...whooptydoo....

Matt Haag
Matt Haag

We have spied on other countries for a LONG time, just as they have on us. It's just who ever is running it too stupid to keep a lid on it. But, Obama DID say how he wanted to government to be "open and transperent".

Stan Dahl
Stan Dahl

Uh oh, Barrys gonna have to find some other Military Arms to sell.

Nicholaus Rowe
Nicholaus Rowe

Good, we shouldn't be providing anybody with weapons anyway.

Jim Stevens
Jim Stevens

NSA has been tracking overseas calls since the 90's. It was in the news back then right around the time the law was passed that every computer chip needed to have a government approved tracking program inserted.

Sandy Graham
Sandy Graham

how about all the foreign computer's powering these American Jets ?

Steve Collier
Steve Collier

This is going to screw our country so bad. Thanks assholes.

Luke A. Fink
Luke A. Fink

some of those US companies are guaranteed to be involved in the spying... willing to bet on it...

Roger Biggerstaff
Roger Biggerstaff

It's a little too late to wait until you're at war, to have your military equipped/trained.

Steve Orr
Steve Orr

Ya, because no one else does it. Duh!

Laura See-Taylor
Laura See-Taylor

They have wiretapped pretty much anybody/everybody (world wide VIPs) since Hoover started the FBI. That's why the two parties have been able to merge and serve the corporate elite. Standard operating procedure, have been "caught" many times (not just Nixon), and the story, like the party's cocaine busts, gets buried, wiped from history. They take it for granted, and supposed the nation did too.

Laura See-Taylor
Laura See-Taylor

Not google and apple and the little corp.s under their "umbrella" now that they formed them with Congressmembers and were awarded the tech government contracts in the no bid procedures.

Kenneth Peterson
Kenneth Peterson

So no one will be happy till America is dead right......what sad day..

Kyle Lohmeier
Kyle Lohmeier

I always had a weakness for conards. Let's face it, the SU-37 is dead sexy.

Omar Rivera
Omar Rivera

Some of these companies knew government was doing this and chose to stay silent, good for them!

Kehvan
Kehvan

NSA "tainted" F-18's?


Fix that headline guys... opinions were tainted, not the planes.

J Angeles
J Angeles

I'd order the Saab Gripen over the F/A-18 too.

Janet Day
Janet Day

Another gem the pospotus has caused. Ruination of our foreign relations. Canwe ever get back the trust of our foreign friends.

Lisa Breuer
Lisa Breuer

haha..better looking jet anyhow. That canard is awesome!

Ray Anderson
Ray Anderson

Darn, maybe the private sector can make up for that loss. Oops, I forgot, too many rules,regulations, laws, and crony capitalism coming out of D.C. for that to happen!

Kyle Lohmeier
Kyle Lohmeier

I always thought the Gripen was a cool looking plane.

Martin Negron
Martin Negron

Yet when the spying was done in secret these companies were ok with it. Now that the secret is out they want to cry.....Get over it!