Monday, March 14, 2011
U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia being put to use as our staunch ally sends 200 vehicles carrying 1,000 troops into Bahrain. Our pro-democracy stance in the Middle East stops with the Royal Kingdoms. Latest State Dep. data states U.S. contributed almost $700 million in military assistance in FY 2007 (Link), not to mention an upcoming $60 billion arms package to the country, the largest in U.S. history (half of which are helicopters and planes... not exactly being used for 'defense' in Libya) . U.S. ambassador explains here that this deal is NOT in jeopardy given current democratic uprisings.