There is a news bit by Sharon Theimer (AP) that dovetails quite nicely with the recent repossession of 4 mostly demilitarized F-14 aircraft in the south west.Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) is introducing legislation aimed at preventing the Pentagon from selling surplus parts for the F-14 parts that could end up in the hands of the only other country on the earth to fly the Tomcat Iran.This is a necessary thing. With the retirement of the F-14 from US inventories late last year, there is a veritable cornucopia of Tomcat parts that could be available from nefarious and profit-over-patriotism middlemen. We don't need many things, but one thing we REALLY don't need is helping an adversary such as Iran replenish its air order of battle.More over at the Instapinch.
An effort to bar the Pentagon from selling surplus parts for the F-14 fighter jet a plane now flown only by Iran will be introduced in the House.An Arizona Democrat said Thursday she will make it her first proposal as a congresswoman.Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (news, bio, voting record), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, called her bill "a commonsense piece of legislation.""I don't believe most Americans are aware of the fact that the Iranians do have a fleet of F-14s and that we sold them to them," Giffords said. "I hope that this legislation is just one step in what will be many to be able to keep better control over our equipment and to make sure that we are not helping to militarize the Iranians."Read the whole article here.--Pinch Paisley