Brazil's buying $4.5B worth of fighter jets. And rather than buy them from American military-industrial complex go-to Boeing, they're buying them from Sweden's Saab. Why? A contract with Boeing is synonymous with NSA surveillance. Multiply this by every country in the world and you start to get a sense of the cost of letting the NSA run around without any adult supervision.
So it would be better if NSA's surveillance wasn't so overreaching because then the U.S. military-industrial complex could be further fortified by billion dollar fighter jet orders from Brazil?
Having a hard time wrapping my head around that one.
Also, that's not even the weirdest thing about the Brazil deal...the weirdest thing is that since it will take awhile for the fighters to be produced, in the interim Brazil is LEASING 10 fighter jets from Saab.
Who knew you could lease weapons of war? I mean, it's like there's some sort of international Rent-A-Center out there which, for the low-low price of a couple hundred million per week, will let you assemble your own modern military with nothing down.
Who does Saab call if Brazil defaults on its payments and they need to repossess them? Does Dog the Bounty Hunter do those kinds of jobs?
What kind of freaking crazy world do we live in?