Spot the Difference
Recently the United States acknowledged that they were committed to a deal to sell Saudi Arabia $80 million of arms, mainly aircraft.
Now, not only will they not sell arms to but are requesting that no other country sells arms to Iran.
The reasons they give for not wanting Iran to have arms are several.
Firstly they say that Iran is trying to produce nuclear weapons.
Secondly they say that Iran has a terrible history on human rights.
Thirdly they say that Iran has stated that it wants to see the end of a Jewish State [Israel].
The invasion of Iraq was based on Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. A bad human rights record and possible involvement in 9/11.
- Is the War, on Terrorists or Terror?
We are told that we are winning the war on terror. Is this true? What will define success and is it possible to have two winners?
According to the UK’s Daily Mail in December 2011, the Saudi Government printed and distributed text books to schools that stated that the annihilation of the Jews was imperative. It also gave instructions on how to remove the hands and feet of thieves. They have been known to kill people for the crime of sorcery, yet nowhere in their laws does it define what constitutes sorcery.
15 of the 19, 9/11 terrorists were Saudis.
It is highly likely that Saudi Arabia already has nuclear weapons. If they haven’t been given them by the United States, the Sunni Muslim State of Pakistan probably has.
The United States claims that they are selling the arms to Saudi Arabia, in order to promote peace in the area.
If the US really wanted to promote peace in the area, perhaps they should not have launched a ballistic missile, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, during war games jointly held with Saudi Arabia.
I do not want to see the Iranians with nuclear weapons and I would like them to improve their human rights records.
I do not however believe that the United States are going about it the right way.
If they were to be a little less blatantly hypocritical, perhaps they may more easily secure backing from the rest of the world and actually achieve more results.
Perhaps the only difference is that Saudi does business with the US, whilst the others choose not to. So much for the “so called” freedom of choice.
- World War 111
Will the Disagreements in the Middle East, signify the start to WW111. Who would be the players and why?
- Are Nuclear Weapons, Deterrents?
We are told that countries have nuclear weapons as deterrents only. Is this true? If this is true, then why are we creating the needs for more countries to acquire their own deterrents?