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The government of Kenya is going to receive a gift from the Obama Administration: five top-of-the-line Navy Seal boats.

Why? Nobody seems to know.

With a $1.3 trillion deficit every year, little things like this barely get noticed. They add up.

The winner is the contractor: United States Marine Incorporated (USMI) of Gulfport, Miss.

These boats are described by the Navy’s “Fact File” as “High-speed, high-buoyancy, extreme-weather craft with the primary mission of SEAL insertion/extraction.”

What does Kenya plan to do with these boats? And why should American taxpayers pay for them?

These are turbocharged boats. They are 36 feet long. They carry a crew of three, plus one SEAL squad. Each one carries an M60 7.62mm machine gun, a MK19 40mm, and a M2 .50 cal. machine gun.

Who will be the targets of such firepower? in Kenya? Nobody seems to know.

How much will all this cost? No one is saying.

The contract is being awarded on a non-competitive basis. No other bids, in other words.

The taxpayers are expected to ignore things like this, which they do. Stories like this rarely reach the attention of the voters. What can voters do about it? As we have learned for the last 65 years: nothing.

The spending never reverses. It heads up every year.
 

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The government of Kenya is going to receive a gift from the Obama Administration: five top-of-the-line Navy Seal boats.

Why? Nobody seems to know.

With a $1.3 trillion deficit every year, little things like this barely get noticed. They add up.

The winner is the contractor: United States Marine Incorporated (USMI) of Gulfport, Miss.

These boats are described by the Navy’s “Fact File” as “High-speed, high-buoyancy, extreme-weather craft with the primary mission of SEAL insertion/extraction.”

What does Kenya plan to do with these boats? And why should American taxpayers pay for them?

These are turbocharged boats. They are 36 feet long. They carry a crew of three, plus one SEAL squad. Each one carries an M60 7.62mm machine gun, a MK19 40mm, and a M2 .50 cal. machine gun.

Who will be the targets of such firepower? in Kenya? Nobody seems to know.

How much will all this cost? No one is saying.

The contract is being awarded on a non-competitive basis. No other bids, in other words.

The taxpayers are expected to ignore things like this, which they do. Stories like this rarely reach the attention of the voters. What can voters do about it? As we have learned for the last 65 years: nothing.

The spending never reverses. It heads up every year.
 

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Fishing boats for Obamas family
 

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What on earth is some little sewer hole, called kenya, going to do with Navy Seal Boats? Declare war on Somlia? Sheeesh! The obama administration is a hair thickness to cut some of the military budget and this nitwit gives away Navy Seal Boats.

The comment, "... little things like this barely get noticed. They add up." is on target. Things like this leave the realm of common sense.
 

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It goes unnoticed by everyone because the mainstream media squashes it and leads us like the sheep they think we are. Just like schools today are used to brainwash the kids so they act like little sheep to the mainstream media and have no common sense to think for themselves. This country pushes for communism more and more everyday. If THE PEOPLE had the right to vote their opinion on the government back door spending and the politicians pay checks, its a guarantee the this country wouldn't be in a deficit, but all our government does is look at how to sell us out so that they can flip a dollar.
 

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In some defense of Kenya though they are the ones protecting our asses over here currently so I won't slam them for being on the receiving end of the deal.
 

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This is not as bad as it sounds. The US signs up to provide a certain amount of military aid to a 3rd world country to gain cooperation and access to certain areas or facilities. A value is placed on the surplus equipment, boats in this case. The contract went probably to a company that has specific knowledge needed to refurbish the boats. These were custom built boats and the contractor may well be the one's who originally modified them. This money is going to a US company and the costs of the overhual is also deducted as foreign aid to the recieving country. Delivery, maintenace and operational training plus support parts and necessary tools are also added to the aid package bill. It's a way of knocking down our foreign AID bill, with much of the money spent with US firms. As far as uses go, they would make great priate intervention craft. Or praite boats themselves depending who's using them.
 
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