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US gets Israel’s OK for Saudi arms sale

Press TV – Oct 21, 2010

The US says it has sought Israel’s approval before agreeing to a massive arms sale to Saudi Arabia which is to become the largest US arms deal in history.

The United States announced plans to sell the Arab kingdom up to USD 60 billion worth of arms, AFP quoted Andrew Shapiro, assistant secretary of defense for political-military affairs, as saying on Wednesday.

The package is to be delivered over 15 to 20 years and includes 84 F-15 jets, 70 Apache gunships, 72 Blackhawk helicopters, 36 light helicopters and thousands of laser-guided smart bombs.

The enormous package is said by the Pentagon to give Riyadh “a whole host of defensive” and “deterrence capabilities.” The US Defense Department has also made clear that the deal will not affect “Israel’s military upper-hand in the region.”

Tel Aviv and its sympathizers in Washington had earlier voiced concern on US arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

“Our assessment is that this (sale) would not diminish Israel’s qualitative military edge, and therefore we felt comfortable in going forward with the sale,” Shapiro said.

Alexander Vershbow, the US assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, said Washington consulted Israel as the deal took shape.

The US government always consults the Israeli regime on any arms sales to Arab countries as a matter of policy intended to ensure that Israel maintains a military superiority in the Middle East region.

“There have been high-level discussions, as well as working-level discussions. And I think it’s fair to say that, based on what we’ve heard at the high levels, Israel does not object to this sale,” he said.

US President Barack Obama’s administration has reportedly notified Congress of its plans to make the deal and the Capitol now has the authority to amend or delay the agreement.

October 21, 2010 - Posted by | Economics

13 Comments »

  1. Well, it has come this far already… the most powerful nation of the world (self-proclaimed that is….) asks the most fascist and the apartheid-state of 2010 (factual) if they are allowed to sell arms and weapons to another country…… as if the apartheid-state is the one that rules the world-powers…..

    Isn’t it striking that the country that is not a signatory to the IAEA but has nukes ready for the use, the country that is occupying a people simply because it claims(!) to be unsafe when that same people are living in their own sovereign country, the country that excludes its own citizens from the rights that are supposed to be for everyone of that state (by its constitution!) is actually telling the United States of America to yes or no sell weapons to another country?

    Isn’t it astonishing to see the presumed only world-power of the globe submitting itself to a country that is refusing and even ignoring rulings by the ICC on building a separation wall, to a country that is raping, murdering and abusing children, women and elderly, a country that is millions of people to live in day to day fear of raids, isn’t it strange?

    When will the world come to its senses, and do something about the state that has been the reason for a situation of fear, wars, murder, torture, killings, and oppression?

    It’s time to end the way the state of Israel is doing things, it is time to force the state of Israel to submit to international rule, and decision, and to force the state of Israel to accept the fact that it can not do what it wants, and that it must acknowledge the rights of other people!

    Comment by Adrian Masters | October 21, 2010 | Reply

    • Adrian Masters comment is spot on and a joy to read since it is 100% accurate.

      Comment by B.Benhamid | October 21, 2010 | Reply

    • Personally I find learning what an utter tool you are much more astonishing.

      p.s
      get a larger vocabulary and trade your brain for a chicken. At least the latter lays eggs.

      Comment by poor ol me | February 14, 2011 | Reply

  2. We are Israel’s bitch.they say jump and we say how hight?
    Isn’t it about time we get out of bed and do something about it before this Apartheid State is deciding to raise their rag (flag) in our backyards?

    Comment by B.Benhamid | October 21, 2010 | Reply

  3. “The US government always consults the Israeli regime on any arms sales to Arab countries as a matter of policy intended to ensure that Israel maintains a military superiority in the Middle East region.”

    Yea and the US always calls if it might be late for dinner…don’t want the “little missis” getting upset…

    How did America end up married to this bitch?

    Comment by hybridrogue1 | October 21, 2010 | Reply

  4. What the funk are they planning?

    Comment by IH8zionists | October 21, 2010 | Reply

  5. [...] US gets Israel’s OK for Saudi arms sale [...]

    Pingback by WHAT REALLY HAPPENED | The Ruthless Truth blog | October 21, 2010 | Reply

  6. Israel runs the USA and the USA back the endless Wars for Israel (US soldiers killed for Israel), it all started nearly a decade ago under a false flag attack.
    9/11 and Israel, here:

    http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000190526

    Comment by Evan | October 21, 2010 | Reply

  7. “it all started nearly a decade ago under a false flag attack..”

    Actually it all started about 3500 years ago when a bunch of psychopaths wrote a book called Deuteronomy while “in captivity” in Babylon.

    As far as the US is concerned, 1913 and the traitorous Wilson/House regime stabbed the People and the Constitution in the back with the shiv called the Federal Reserve.

    Of course the wanking Tory “British Israel” Lords of London was the power the American Revolution was fought against.

    It’s been a long time–a very long time that humanity has been stalked by this hideous Golem.

    \\ll//

    Comment by hybridrogue1 | October 21, 2010 | Reply

  8. The US has to get a permission slip from this little turd of a parasitic country?

    Comment by j r | October 21, 2010 | Reply

  9. Nice comments you all. Way to see through the fog of whats really happening. The US govt should be the ones telling that tiny little trouble maker in the ME what to do and how far to do it for US. (“Our” govt would, if it was as it is supposed to be, ie a govt By and For the People, but sadly, we know we dont have anything like that in DC)
    Peace, in-spite of the liars who would have it otherwise.

    Comment by GoodAmerican | October 21, 2010 | Reply

  10. So if the weapons are no threat to Israel, then they are for the purpose of Arabs killing other Arabs.

    Comment by John | October 21, 2010 | Reply

  11. …”then they are for the purpose of Arabs killing other Arabs.”~John

    That would be a very logical conclusion. The Saudis are just a client state of the US, which is a client of Zion.
    There is even some substantial history that the House of Saud is actually of Jewish heritage. Controversy swirls like a gyre in all things Jewish…a scrambled puzzle to be sure….
    But beware of the K word…I get it..political correctness wields a mighty sword in Amerika.

    \\ll//

    Comment by hybridrogue1 | October 21, 2010 | Reply


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