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Gulf states in $123b arms spree

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posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 05:48 AM
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Gulf states in $123b arms spree


gulfnews.com

London/Abu Dhabi: The Arab states of the Gulf have embarked on one of the largest rearmament exercises in peacetime history, ordering US weapons worth some $123 billion (Dh451.7 billion) as they seek to counter Iran's military power.

A package of US arms worth more than $67 billion for Saudi Arabia accounts for the largest single component of this military build-up, providing a huge boost to the American defence industry.

The first phase of this agreement — soon to go before the US CongresThe UAE has received clearance to buy Thaad, a high altitude missile defence system being develop
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posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 05:48 AM
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Good news for the US arms manufacturers.

Interesting development in the Middle East too. The UAE has been buying big in the last couple of years, and now other Gulf states are following.

Does this mean that the US has found some more partners to take on Iran, instead of relying on the normal European/Nato allies?



gulfnews.com
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posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 05:51 AM
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Actually, this news is sort of covered in this thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...

feel free to delete this if necessary......



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 06:07 AM
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Well, isn't this great news for the "WAR ON TERROR" considering so many "terrorists" come from saudi?

What's the difference between fighting a supposedly "repressive" democracy in Iran, and supporting one of the most repressive regimes in the world, whilst simultaneously arming them to the teeth?

One supports the petro dollar, the other one doesn't...



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 06:11 AM
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Good news for the US arms manufacturers.


Woohoo, the recession is over...War will see us through....

And that's "change" you can believe in!!


BTW, give it 10 years and Saudia Arabia will be the next terrorist country and US soldiers will again have to fight forces that have US supplied weapons....

Some things never change..



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