U.S. Set to Offer Huge Arms Deal to Saudi Arabia
By DAVID S. CLOUD
Published: July 28, 2007
WASHINGTON, July 27 — The Bush administration is preparing to ask Congress to approve an arms sale package for Saudi Arabia and its neighbors that is expected to eventually total $20 billion at a time when some United States officials contend that the Saudis are playing a counterproductive role in Iraq.
The proposed package of advanced weaponry for Saudi Arabia, which includes advanced satellite-guided bombs, upgrades to its fighters and new naval vessels, has made Israel and some of its supporters in Congress nervous. Senior officials who described the package on Friday said they believed that the administration had resolved those concerns, in part by promising Israel $30.4 billion in military aid over the next decade, a significant increase over what Israel has received in the past 10 years.
And this is as far as I got because I'm experiencing conductivity problems with Mediacom. Don't know for how long the Internet connection will last.
Anyway, I was writing about how the US and Saudi Arabia seem to be favoring the Sunni's in Iraq. Now remember Bush said one of the reasons we went after Saddam Hussein is because he gassed his own people. Among those he gassed were the majority Shiites of southern Iraq.
Mediacom tech will be out Wednesday. I hope he gets this thing fixed.