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MARCH 2024

Kiev Can’t Get Enough F-16s Because Of… China And Argentina?

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Kiev Can't Get Enough F-16s Because Of... China And Argentina?

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Written by Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst

With the notable exception of the spectacular failure called the F-35, the acquisition of F-16 “Fighting Falcon” fighter jets for the Kiev regime forces is the most controversial military contract in recent times. And as soon as we thought it couldn’t possibly get any more complicated, well, it just did. As if having the United States (along with its numerous NATO satellite states) and Russia involved wasn’t dangerous already, particularly as Moscow repeatedly warns about the nuclear-capable F-16s that the Neo-Nazi junta could be getting, it seems the controversy now also includes China and Argentina. And while it may seem bewildering, given the sheer magnitude of geographical (and geopolitical) dichotomy, it actually makes perfect sense, showing the true extent of America’s growing imperial overstretch, unparalleled in human history.

Washington DC’s aggression against the world will inevitably cause the American Empire to implode, as it simply cannot fight half a dozen global and regional powers simultaneously while also keeping numerous other countries in a vassal or semi-vassal state. The United States is now in a dilemma about which of its two superpower opponents to prioritize. In Ukraine, the belligerent thalassocracy wants to continue putting pressure on Russia and at least postpone or slow down its inevitable victory. Elsewhere, Washington DC is concerned with limiting China’s influence, particularly in “its backyard”. Obviously, the most aggressive empire in human history sees the whole planet as “its backyard”, but in this case we’re talking about the so-called Monroe Doctrine, the closest thing to a “reasonable” view of spheres of influence in American (geo)politics.

Namely, the US will have to reconsider how many F-16s it could provide for the embattled Kiev regime, as these could be diverted elsewhere to prevent China from snatching clients from the American Military Industrial Complex (MIC). Argentina, the southernmost country in Latin America, wants to modernize its Air Force, as independent countries usually do. Would any sane and normal country have an issue with this? Obviously not, but we shouldn’t forget that Buenos Aires is unfortunate enough to be “only” a continent away from Washington DC. The US keeps increasing pressure on Argentina to prevent it from acquiring the Chinese-designed JF-17 “Thunder” fighter jets to replace its hopelessly outdated US-made A-4 “Skyhawk”, approximately 20-25 aircraft that have been beyond repair for quite some time now, putting the lives of pilots at serious risk.

Washington DC is also trying to coerce Buenos Aires to buy its old F-16s, a contract that comes at a considerable cost, not just financially, but also in terms of sovereignty, as the US imposes severe constraints on how the client country uses American-made weapons. On the other hand, China’s offer is far more attractive and includes 15 brand new JF-17 “Thunder” fighter jets, specifically the latest Block 3 variant, as well as the possibility of ordering second and third batches that could be delivered in quick succession. Obviously, the US cannot match such an offer for (geo)political reasons, partly because its major ally, the United Kingdom, wouldn’t exactly be thrilled to have the Argentinian Air Force armed with the latest multirole fighter jets that can also double as potent strike aircraft, potentially jeopardizing London’s occupation of the Malvinas.

Another reason would be the financial loss for the US MIC, as well as the political and economic gain for China. Washington DC doesn’t want China to expand its influence in Latin America, particularly now when the belligerent thalassocracy is desperate to resuscitate its long-zombified Monroe Doctrine amid the expansion of BRICS+, which will also include Argentina in just a bit over three months from now. Buenos Aires simply cannot buy newer variants of the F-16, in part because the production lines for the latest Block 70/72 (known as “Viper”) are all reserved for priority clients for years to come and in part because it simply doesn’t have the funds for it, as the latest F-16s cost as much as fifth-generation fighter jets, with exorbitant prices for the Jordanian Air Force being a perfect example. Even NATO member Denmark is paying $338 million for the already outdated 32 F-16 Block 16 and six F-16 Block 10 fighter jets.

The 40-year-old F-16A/B variant, even if it undergoes the MLU (mid-life upgrade) will never be able to match the lifecycle of the brand new Chinese JF-17 “Thunder” fighter jets, while also having far inferior avionics and other systems/subsystems, particularly when compared to the latest Block 3 version of the Chinese-designed aircraft. This is where the Neo-Nazi junta’s hopes for F-16 deliveries come into play. Namely, the possible sale of upgraded Danish aircraft (equivalent to the somewhat newer C/D variant) to Argentina means that the Kiev regime won’t be getting them. The Danish Air Force has just over 40 F-16A/B MLU fighters, half of which were promised to the Neo-Nazi junta. Worse yet, many of the aforementioned aircraft are not in combat-ready condition and would serve to cannibalize spare parts for the working jets, as getting new spare parts increases the overall costs.

The Kiev regime has been grumbling about the F-16s for well over a year and a half at this point, but was promised far less than it hoped for. The news that it will be getting even less now will surely not be taken lightly. Coupled with the grain spat with Poland that ended up in the cancellation of the further flow of Polish arms, as well as the earlier US decision to finally start delivering the already paid-for $19 billion worth of weapons to China’s breakaway island province of Taiwan, the Neo-Nazi junta seems to be losing its role as the highest priority for the US.

The Neo-Nazi junta frontman Volodymyr Zelensky pompously announced that they will be getting up to 60 F-16 fighter jets, although even then he complained that a hundred more were needed. We can only imagine his reaction knowing that number could be cut in half. On the other hand, at least this is good news for the Ukrainian pilots, as they will not be dying in pointless dogfights while being hopelessly outclassed by Russian monster jets such as the Su-35S and Su-57.

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Dstroj

the f16 is a single engine piece of crap excuse for a “modern” fighter aircraft. they will all burn in ukraine on the ground where they sit.

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Shekelbaum

european countries are disarming themselves by giving f16 to ukraine the netherlands is giving its entire 42 strong f16 fleet to ukraine without recieving jsfs to replace them first. thus weaking their own airial response capability

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Shekelbaum

it is iressponsible behaviour from the rutte dictator. what russia has to do is prepare to strategically crater the ukranian runways and plane shelters once these planes enter ukranian territory. they might also let it them take off from nato territory airfields russia has to be prepared to counter them if they want a balanced solution to the conflict.

Shekelbaum

this war can only end in a balanced solution that will garantee the crimea status and fleet basing rights as well as the safety of the donbass russian speaking ukranians if russia wins a significant victory over kiev that will force them to come to the negotiation table as well as that western support will loose its momentum. otherwise it can drag on for years.

Shekelbaum

the main victor of this war is the usa and the genocidal aliyev regime in baku which is now selling lpg gas and gas to europe at premium prices.

Shekelbaum

meanwhile the armenians in artsakh are being ethnically cleansed because russia was too much entangled in ukraine. aliyevs next attack will be on the suynik province. israeli s boast how it will trigger w3 turkey azerbaijan vs russia iran armenia and how it is a big win for them when they mutually destroy eachoter

Shekelbaum

israel and turkey have armed aliyev and enabled him to ethnically cleanse the armenians in artsakh. they get away with it un punished as these hypocrits in the eu and us buy azerbaijan gas and oil

Shekelbaum

israelis say its a huge win for them if russia turkey azerbaijan and iran mutually destroy eachoter. the gog and magog from the bible

Shekelbaum

they want to destroy all nations and become the sole superpower in the middle east at everyones expanse. lebanon and syria will be ethnically cleansed and resettled with jews if im to believe what these isrselis in their chat channels are boasting about.

Shekelbaum

they want to provoke w3 in the caucasus when azerbaijan pulls the trigger and invades suynik province with help of erdolf erdogan and netanyahu

Jackson

the dutch have a 30% minority population and they are such a tiny country too. they are geared up to become minorities themselves in their own country within the next generation or so. they clearly couldn’t care less about the interests of their people only the interests of western globalist masters.

WT Baker

just how is kiev going to get these f 16’s in the air, with giant rubber bands? it will take a full year just to get environmental potection paper off only to discover nothing in the cockpit.🤬🤭maybe kiev will sell them to stupid nazis!🤑😂

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WT Baker

what the author does not include is the triple curve collapse function of lyndon larouche which defines the strategic collapse of the trans atlantic region s being the dynamic for perpetual war be it in ukraine or anywhere for that matters. go to the larouche organization online.

Sam

what is the jet in the picture? definitely not an f16.

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stopthewarnow

germany can send some stuka because the outcome is the same

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Kubaczeck

ukraine is begging for, and not getting, obsolete systems that the americans are begging argentina to buy..but not even argentina wants them..how amusing. ..if ukrainians weren’t a bunch of loser puppet stooges of the american they could get migs and jf 17’s ..take note..its doesn’t profit anyone but the americans to be their patsies

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