Saturday, July 28, 2007

US & Saudi Arabia to discuss $20 billion arms deal & also concerns over Saudi insurgents

Robert Gates and condoleeza Rice will be meeting with Saudis next week to discuss concerns over Sunni insurgents, nearly half of whom are coming from Saudi Arabia, and the kingdom is doing nothing stop it. Private Saudi citizens are giving millions of dollars that are used to buy weapons, including shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles.

The Iraq Study Group mentioned that the Saudi's are a source of funding for Sunni insurgents. Several truck drivers interviewed by The Associated Press described carrying boxes of cash from Saudi Arabia into Iraq.

I know that Robert Gates is deeply concerned with events in Iraq lately, but he still has to do the bidding of Bu$hco. So in addition to expressing his concerns about Saudi insurgents, Gates and Condi will be discussing a 20 billion dollar arms deal, that will include satellite-guided bombs known as JDAMs. The sale may include a 500-pound and a 2,000-pound version of the aerial bomb.

There is also an interesting artical in the India Times about concerns over Saudi Arabia's role in Iraq.

1 comment:

  1. Bu$hco has known for years the Saudis have been funding Sunni insurgents in Iraq and killing U.S. soldiers.

    For that alone Bu$hco should be put in stocks!