Thursday, February 22, 2007

[iran] arab states ponder the juggernaut

The news: Delegates from Arab states are meeting at an arms fair in the United Arab Emirates, embarking on huge military spending in a bid to contain a perceived threat from Iran. Gulf leaders will use billions of dollars in oil revenue to buy the arms, with many of the deals to be finalised at the Idex arms fair which began in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Saudi Arabia is thought to have ordered almost $50bn in military hardware, including fighter aircraft, cruise missiles, attack helicopters and more than 300 new tanks.

Interesting that Iran is seen as such a threat, which puts the Israel question in a different light. Apocalypse, yee-hah!

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