If this doesn’t make your head spin on a Monday morning, I don’t know what will. Apparently our government has been in talks for a while with the Saudis. The topic of said talks is arms sales to the Saudis. The Wall Street Journal reported today that the talks are moving ahead.

I know techncially the Saudis are our “allies” but it’s only because they sell us a lot of oil. I like petroleum. I like driving my car and filling it with gas and having electricty and cosmetics and fabrics and styrofoam cups at a picnic — all of those things come from oil in one way or another. Oil is a part of modern life, and I have no desire what so ever in living a Little House on the Prairie life. So I’ll keep using oil. I just have to wonder though, if we were acutally using the oil we have in our own country and also using nuclear energy and other technologies would we need to be selling arms and weapons to people that hate us? Somehow I think not.

Finally, once upon a time the USA sold weapons and arms and planes that shoot things to a little country called Iran. At the time they were an “ally” but soon they became an enemy. Will the same be true of the Saudis? I hope not, but I’m planning on it.

Comments

  • German Observer

    So, may I ask, which are the honourable countries eligible to buy weapons from the US?

    • http://twitter.com/theatomicmom East of Eden

      Isreal, UK and that’s it.

    • http://www.wildfiretreasures.com/ Troy La Mana

      What EoE said except Europe can defend itself.

  • http://www.wildfiretreasures.com/ Troy La Mana

    This is like selling missiles to Lebanon.

  • Red State Eddio

    Welcome to the Barack Hussein Obama 2010 Campaign to take the redistribution of wealth and power global!

    The more people who have our weapons, the less threatening we are, and the more limited our military options are. See my post on Obama’s mentality as to why he’d think that was a good thing.

  • http://twitter.com/theatomicmom East of Eden

    Well, when DH called to tell me about it, a lot of swears leaked out of my mouth. I promptly washed my mouth out and went to time out! But really…what are we doing?!

  • Rochelle

    head spinning, mouth agape, words stuck in the back of the throat, eyes open wide incredulously. Wow!