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Barack Obama is to go ahead with plans to sell Saudi Arabia advanced aircraft and other weapons worth up to $60bn (£39bn), the biggest arms deal in US history, in a strategy of shoring up Gulf Arab allies to face any military threat from Iran. According to the Wall Street Journal, the administration is also in talks with the Saudis about possible naval and missile-defence upgrades that could be worth tens of billions of dollars more over five to 10 years. Plans to go ahead with the package, which has been under secret negotiation since 2007, have been known for some time and have raised angry objections from Iran and to a lesser extent from Israel, an even closer US ally which is anxious to maintain its strategic edge over any potential adversary in the Middle East.
originally posted by: xuenchen
The Saudis and Qataris are financing them.
An ISIS State would get fees for the pipelines.
It's bound to happen Sunni or later.
There's a Trillion Dollars worth of natural gas involved.
originally posted by: TDawgRex
Now here is a case of "The Chickens have come home to roost."
The King has funded a lot of this and now it's biting him in the ass. I would bet that he hopes that Europe or the US gets hit as it would take heat off his throne.
I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.