Monday, January 4, 2016

Quotation of the Day

From Caroline Glick, on Facebook:

Now Bahrain has joined Saudi Arabia in cutting off diplomatic relations with Iran. Jordan is probably next.

It only took Obama's deal with the mullahs six months to push the Islamic world to the brink of war and threaten the survival of the Saudi regime - the US's strongest ally in the Persian Gulf. 

Quite an accomplishment. Good thing Ben Rhodes said that implementing the nuclear deal with Iran is one of the key goals of Obama's last year in office. We have so much more to look forward to in the coming year...


Sam L. said...

Who among the commenters here will say this is a good result?

Ares Olympus said...

Hmmmm... A 1000 year old mess. And we wouldn't have to care if we were not so dependent upon world oil markets.

Maybe its time we stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia? What are we thinking?! Nov 17, 2015
The Pentagon announced on Monday that the U.S. has approved a $1.29 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, despite widespread mounting evidence of the country’s mass atrocities and possible war crimes in neighboring Yemen.

The U.S. State Department on Friday approved the sale of over 10,000 bombs, munitions, and weapons parts produced by Boeing and Raytheon. This includes 5,200 Paveway II “laser guided” and 12,000 “general purpose” bombs. “Bunker Busters,” also included in the deal, are designed to destroy concrete structures.

“The proposed sale augments Saudi Arabia’s capability to meet current and future threats from potential adversaries during combat operations,” the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which is part of the U.S. Department of Defense, said in an announcement of the deal released Monday.
The approval came just a month after the U.S. approved an $11.25 billion sale of combat ships to Saudi Arabia, defying the international call for an arms embargo over war crimes concerns. What’s more, it continues a long-standing trend in which the U.S. is a major weapons supplier to the gulf state. The IHS Jane’s 360 report, released in March, found that Saudi Arabia was the primary “defense” trading partner with the United States in 2014.

In announcing this latest weapons deal, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said: “Providing these defense articles supports Saudi Arabian defense missions and promotes stability in the region… and enables Saudi Arabia to safeguard the world’s largest oil reserves.”

But experts warn that such sales, in fact, are driving instability and atrocities across the Middle East—far beyond Yemen.

Does anyone thing Saudi Arabia is going to still exist by 2030? I'm sure those 50,000 princes have long been planning their escape routes. Being a refugee is tough, but a lot easier with 9 figure swiss bank accounts.