U.S. to sell Arms to Saudi Arabia

As if the United States’ self-made military fiascos weren’t enough, it seems that we’re going to continue stocking the fires of violence in the Middle East.  MSN Money reports in US announces arms sale to Saudi Arabia:

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Democratic-led Congress is unlikely to block U.S. plans to sell $123 million worth of sophisticated precision-guided bomb technology to Saudi Arabia, despite concerns from some members that the systems could be used against Israel.

The Bush administration on Monday notified Congress of its intent to sell the bomb-delivery systems as part of a multibillion-dollar arms package to bolster the defense of U.S. allies in the Gulf.

The proposed deal follows notification on five other packages to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, and brings to $11.5 billion the amount of advanced U.S. weaponry, including Patriot missiles, provided to friendly Arab nations under the Gulf Security Dialogue, spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters.

The proposed deal follows notification on five other packages to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, and brings to $11.5 billion the amount of advanced U.S. weaponry, including Patriot missiles, provided to friendly Arab nations under the Gulf Security Dialogue, spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters.

There was a time when Americans were considered the police force of the world.  I think even an optimist would have a hard time saying that we’re even a “vigilante” these days.

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1 Comment

  1. Tulsa Atlas said,

    January 14, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    I’m glad that I’m not the only one worried about the fuel being set on the fire. I pretty much agree with you in my latest blog.


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