Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan on Thursday gave his blessing for the Air Force to buy six additional Grippen fighters from Sweden starting next fiscal year with the budget spreaded over five years.
The planned procurement would complete the deployment of a squadron.
Prawit said the financing would be allocated from the Air Force budget, hence not be a burden on the government spending.
The new squadron of fighter jet is justified in order to decomission old aircraft in service for more than 30 years, he said. (Nation)
What a pile of warm bullshit.
Abhisit is paying his friends back … his masters I should say… The thai army has elected him last december, in a way (a twisted way). So now, time for a little gift… Between friends, it’s normal, right ?
The Air Force has already 6 Gripen planes (read here). The plan was adopted under the Junta. Total cost (officially) : 19,5 billions THB.
What about the cheap rethoric of the Defense Minister : it’s on the Air Force budget therefore it’s not a burden for the state ! 😉
And from where the (increasing) budget of the Air Force is coming, dumbass ? From the Virgin Mary ? I mean who is fooled ? How arrogant and stupid those people can be. It’s astonishing.
And no, no, no, we shall repeat : to buy jet fighters today is not a priority, even to “complete a squadron” ! We are amid a full blown economic crisis… and those inane generals want their toys… And Abhisit of course is happy to please them.
It’s absurd to buy those expensive weapons… when the government is seeking… loans to finance the its policies.
The whole plan should have been scraped. Or at least postponed.
Change with Abhisit ? Yes we can’t.