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US reassures wary Israel over Saudi fighter jet deal

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posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 03:25 AM
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The U.S. sale to Saudi Arabia has some in israel a bit nervous.

I guess with good reason since the Wahhabi Muslims there might not like Israel too much.
(don't know why)

But the U.S. has said not to worry, as the sales will help Israel keep Iran in check.



Arms deal to Saudi will booster Israeli security over Iranian threat, 'Wall Street Journal' quotes US official as saying; White House says $29.4 billion F-15 deal will create jobs.




Officials in the United States have sought to reassure Israel that the $29.4 billion sale of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia will boost Israeli security in the region, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

According to the report, Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs Andrew Shapiro told Israel from Washington that the sale, which includes 84 new F-15 fighter jets, will not affect Israel's "qualitative military edge."




Officials in Jerusalem have not officially responded to the sale.

The United States announced Thursday that it will sell $29.4 billion in fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, in a deal the White House said would support more than 50,000 jobs and help reinforce regional security in the Gulf amid mounting tension with Iran.



I'm not sure if those 50,000 jobs are U.S. jobs or Middle-East jobs


source article from Jpost ... US reassures wary Israel over Saudi fighter jet deal .. 12/30/2011 08:29



In a statement released in Honolulu, where Obama is vacationing, White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said the kingdom had an important role to play in keeping watch over the region, which has also seen protests and political turmoil in Yemen.




posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 07:59 PM
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These war pigs have no shame.

Just look at deals like this. How many times has the U.S. sold weapons to multiple nations who are unfriendly with each other? The hypocrisy is painful. Especially since you can't turn on the TV without hearing about Hezbollah or some other "terrorist" organization running arms to other "terrorists".

The U.S., China, Russia, Germany...etc. all have a get out of jail free card on this monopoly.



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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Cash. Money.

As I said before, until other countries can produce technology and weaponry hardware better than the US military, then that's where the world is going to shop.



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 08:46 PM
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Funny how an arms deal with Saudi Arabia will enhance Israeli security! Ha!



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 02:00 AM
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Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
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These war pigs have no shame.

Just look at deals like this. How many times has the U.S. sold weapons to multiple nations who are unfriendly with each other? The hypocrisy is painful. Especially since you can't turn on the TV without hearing about Hezbollah or some other "terrorist" organization running arms to other "terrorists".

The U.S., China, Russia, Germany...etc. all have a get out of jail free card on this monopoly.


Yep.

It's an old sceneario.

Some call it the "Rothschild Syndrome"

The agenda is rampant these days.

And yes, the big national governments are the delivery bag boys for the international corporations and central bank system.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 02:08 AM
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gives me the thought of something like the americans trying to reassure the israelis that the sale is fine because in 10 years when we backstab the saudis we will have superior tech to the stuff we're selling them now, so we'll defeat them with our air dominance and sell the new jets to the libyans.



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