July 29, 2007 by lonbud
Yeah, That’s The Ticket!
The incomparable minds of the Bush administration announced the latest sure-fire strategy for defusing tensions in the Middle East on Friday: a plan to distribute $20 billion worth of high-tech weaponry among Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
A separate deal for Israel, reportedly worth $30 billion, was also said to be in the works.
A small band of malcontents in the U.S. House of Representatives, along with naysayers and defeatists in the human rights and arms control communities, are pledged to argue for the negative position in the coming debate over the efficacy of putting out fire with gasoline.
The U.S. deal comes less than a year after the Saudi Government inked an even more valuable deal with British weapons manufacturer BAE Systems. That deal, after additional scrutiny, appears to have been executed in less-than-completely aboveboard fashion, something altogether unheard-of in the annals of U.S. arms trading.
An interesting and ultimately revealing fact of the current plan for flooding the world’s most volatile region with as many weapons systems as the globe’s arms manufacturers can produce, is that a Google search for news on the story turns up almost nothing from U.S. media sources.
It’s almost as if the Homeland Press believes that if it doesn’t report the news, it isn’t happening.
But that’s just an outrageous thought, isn’t it?