I just read this article at newsmax.com. Let's take a little look at what this is telling us.
Congress to Be Told of 60-Billion US-Saudi Arms Deal
Monday, 13 Sep 2010 08:42 AM Article Font Size
WASHINGTON – In the largest US arms deal ever, the administration of US President Barack Obama is ready to notify Congress of plans to offer advanced aircraft to Saudi Arabia worth up to 60 billion dollars, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
The newspaper said the administration was also in talks with the kingdom about potential naval and missile-defense upgrades that could be worth tens of billions of dollars more.
The administration sees the sale as part of a broader policy aimed at shoring up Arab allies against Iran, the report said.
The 60 billion dollars in fighter jets and helicopters is the top-line amount requested by the Saudis, even though the kingdom is likely to commit initially to buying only about half that amount, the paper said.
In its notification to Congress, expected to be submitted this week or next, the administration will authorize the Saudis to buy as many as 84 new F-15 fighters, upgrade 70 more, and purchase three types of helicopters -- 70 Apaches, 72 Black Hawks and 36 Little Birds, The Journal noted, citing unnamed officials.
The notification will set off a congressional review. Lawmakers could push for changes, try to impose conditions or block the deal altogether, though that is not expected, the paper said.
Earlier media reports said that to assuage Israel's concerns, the Obama administration has decided not to offer Saudi Arabia so-called standoff systems, which are advanced long-range weapons that can be attached to F-15s for use in offensive operations against land- and sea-based targets.
Note this article says the following things and then connect the dots using what we already know about Obama and his special relationship to Islamic countries and powers who pose a threat to Israel. First, this weapons deal to Saudi Arabia is the biggest deal ever in selling advanced weapons systems to another country when Obama has repeatedly refused to sell Israel, Saudi Arabia's most significant enemy, the weapons Israel needs or less of them than Israel needs. Then note that this is only part of the intended eventual deal with Saudi Arabia and only part of the desired deal for certain aircraft with those aircraft being the combat aircraft and not much in the way of logistical aircraft (where are the cargo and tanker aircraft in this deal?). Also not that Obama is using the excuse of Iran being a threat to Saudi Arabia to sell these planes to Saudi Arabia but that he won't do anything to decrease or eleminate Iran's threat to the area making me question whether Iran is really a threat to Saudi Arabia or is that just part of the lie being told to us so Obama can have an excuse to sell better and more weapons to Saudi Arabia. Then Obama throws Israel a table scrap to appease Israel and make it look as is Obama is looking out for Israel's national security when it is obvious Obama is actually gearing Saudi Arabia up to destroy Israel. Please note that Saudi Arabia does not have and has stated no plans to go to war against Iran, only Israel, and is currently waging war against Israel by proxy by supporting various terrorist organizations fighting against Israel such as Hamas, Fatah, and Hizbullah but is not waging war by proxy against Iran. The pieces don't fit with the propaganda proving Obama is lying and he is still screwing Israel.