|Re: Profit before People? 7 spitfires sold to the luftwaffe by Gordon Brown
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Date: Sep 18, 2007 15:54
"Chris X" yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
>> On 18 Sep, 11:39, parri...@yahoo.com
>>> On 17 Sep, 16:55, Andy googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>> Ok, so it's Eurofighters sold to Saudi. But what's the difference?
>>>> Is Saudia Arabia a secular state or an Islamic fundementalist one?
>>> Basically, it's run by an erstwhile bandit tribe who
>>> ensure that the wealth stays with the wealthy. Note that the main
>>> OPPOSITION in Saudi are the Wahabis - the incumbent regime most
>>> certainly isn't fundamentalist enough for the the fundamentals, ebven
>>> though th econstitution is nominall based on the Koran.
>> Saudi Arabia sits on the biggest lake of oil in the world. At this
>> moment in time, its government, regardless of its nature, is friendly.
>> That should always weigh heavily in such deliberations. If certain
>> hostile factions present in that region were to prevail then that
>> situation could well change.
>> For those reasons alone it is legitimate to sell arms ot Saudi Arabia.
> I hope one day those jets will be blasting "Israeli"'s guts out through
> their own arses.
That will certainly be very nice for you. Just like in the song 'The bravery
of being out of range' by Roger Waters.