Archive for October 26th, 2010

Last week Washington announced that they were selling a large package of weaponry  estimated at $60 billion dollars to Saudi Arabia, which would include as many as 84 new F-15 fighter jets, helicopters and other gear. This was said to be  a way to reinforce the Gulf  against Iran. Well I hope these weapons will only be used for Gulf protection and not against Israel, because only two days after the United States unveiled this arms deal with Saudi Arabia, one of Riyadh’s leading figures blasted the US for not living up to its commitments in the current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and not doing more to reign in Israel.
And talking about weapons, a report in the French daily Le Figaro a few days ago, told about the military wing of Hizbullah’s structural make-up in Lebanon, and gave new information on the guerrilla group’s 10,000 operatives and 40,000 rockets. According to the report, which quoted anonymous officials in the French Defense Ministry and Western intelligence sources, Hizbullah has three units dedicated to the transportation and maintenance of its rocket arsenal. Doesn’t sound so good for us if hostilities break out again.(Hope they don’t for any reason whatsoever).