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Sunday, 30 August 2009

Saudis snub at Washington

Saudis expressed their disapproval of Obama’s inaction on Iran in a free market way – by purchasing $2 billion worth of armaments from Russia. Saudis purchased exclusively US weapons since the Gulf War, as a way of repaying their American saviors.

Sales of S-400 SAM battery is on the agenda. Since Saudi is a stable country, it can purchase a scaled-down export version of S-400 with no trouble.

Israel cannot follow the Saudi example. Unlike in Saudi Arabia, where the decision to approach Russian is taken by a single ruler, in Israel thousands of corrupt officials depend on American military manufacturers for living and would torpedo any deal with Russia.