Yes, Those Do Seem to Be Our Fighter Planes Buzzing the Cairo Protesters

How’s America doing in the battle for Egyptian hearts and minds? If the

Made in U.S.A. tear gas

wasn’t enough, the

fighter jets

that flew low over the crowds in Tahrir Square earlier today reportedly were (like most of the dictatorship’s air force)

F-16 Fighting Falcons

—either made by Lockheed or licensed to Turkish Aerospace Industries and procured through America’s Foreign Military Sales program. In the event the tanks roll in, odds are

they’ll be ours, too