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    Re: Critics Slam Obama Administration for 'Hiding' Massive Saudi Arms Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Since when are we actually short on weapons? We have an arsenal that would allow us to destroy the world dozens of times over. What difference are a few rockets and airplanes going to make? While I certainly can't support the proliferation of weapons and warfare anywhere in the world, it's not like we actually need a lot of the weapons we have. On one hand, I agree with Jamesrage. We don't need to be putting more weapons out into the world. That will only lead to more violence. On the other hand, we cry and moan about how the US needs more money.
    If America doesn't sell weapons to the world other nations will. We only deprive ourselves of revenue and jobs. The importance of jobs for Americans cannot be overemphasized.

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    Re: Critics Slam Obama Administration for 'Hiding' Massive Saudi Arms Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    The problem is that making advanced weapons is the only thing America still does well. If we don't sell weapons to the world what do we have to sell? Cheeseburgers and annuities?
    I guess we do not sell anything then. Giving arms to our enemies or our future enemies puts our troops in greater danger. We are going to ask young men to fight for our country after giving our enemies weapons in what sane world does that make sense. I find patriotism to be more important than making a quit buck.
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    Re: Critics Slam Obama Administration for 'Hiding' Massive Saudi Arms Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I guess we do not sell anything then. Giving arms to our enemies or our future enemies puts our troops in greater danger. We are going to ask young men to fight for our country after giving our enemies weapons in what sane world does that make sense. I find patriotism to be more important than making a quit buck.
    What you say would be true if America could maintain it's empire. But America cannot maintain the empire. America must learn the lesson that the processes of history cannot be avoided.

    America needs to come home, dominate the western hemisphere, and feel free to sell weapons to most groups in the eastern hemisphere. Hanbali Muslims will stop attacking us if we withdraw from the middle east. Instead, they will end up attacking others once we are no longer part of the battle royal. China isn't a problem as long as America stays out of East Asia and the Western Pacific.

    No more wars outside this hemisphere. But there is a huge demand for our weapons from the eastern hemisphere. We can sell weapons to all sides and let them kill each other.

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    Re: Critics Slam Obama Administration for 'Hiding' Massive Saudi Arms Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Think if a Republican President did this!?
    WHOA!!!

    "Change you can believe in."
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    Republicans did do this. So did previous Democratic Presidents. Selling arms to the Saudis is nothing new. Typical conservative knee jerk reaction to attack anything Obama does even if their hero, Reagan, did the same fricking thing. Hypocritical bigots.

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    Re: Critics Slam Obama Administration for 'Hiding' Massive Saudi Arms Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This is wrong on so many levels, I wouldn't even know where to start.

    Ok. How is it being hid?

    As I see it, this information has been around since september that it was taking place, plus how big it was ($60 Billion) So who's hiding what?

    Saudi Arabia



    Now I understand the sentiment about people in the middle east in general not liking the United States, and it seems like arming your enemy, but it's in your best interests to keep Saudi Arabia secure and prosperous (since you get quite a bit of your oil from them, so unless you change your ways, that's the way it's gonna be...)

    You mention arming an enemy is Israel as well... do you honestly think the Saudi's are gonna use the military aid they just got, to try and attack Israel so you can come down there and kick their ass... because let me tell you something, an extra 60 billion dollars is not all of a sudden gonna make Saudi Arabia invincible, nor wanna pick a fight with your closest ally in the region using your money DERP!

    You've given all the arms Israel could ever need to defend itself, plus your own pledge to help defend them if it was ever needed. I think the Israeli's will be fine.

    By extension of allowing yourself to become hooked on foreign oil, every single president by extension that put America on this course, is guilty of arming Saudi Arabia. Think about that for a second.

    Saudi Arabia



    NOW!

    In conclusion. There is some outrage here that is not misplaced. Why $60 Billion? Apperently the largest arms deal in US history, interesting that I must say.
    Nothing has changed. Had Bush done this, you would **** a 20" diameter log. Hypocritical.
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