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Fri Jun 7, 2019, 08:25 PM

Under Trump Arms Deal, High-Tech U.S. Bombs To Be Built In Saudi Arabia



June 7, 2019, 5:34 PM EDT
By Dan De Luce and Robert Windrem

WASHINGTON — A controversial arms deal for Arab allies approved by the Trump administration will allow U.S. hi-tech bomb parts to be manufactured in Saudi Arabia, giving Riyadh unprecedented access to a sensitive weapons technology.

The production arrangement is part of a larger $8.1 billion arms package for Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan announced two weeks ago. The Trump administration pressed ahead with the sale without congressional approval, declaring an "emergency" based on what it said was a heightened threat from Iran.


The deal came as a surprise to lawmakers, who were outraged that the administration chose to bypass Congress. But most members of Congress only learned days after the deal was announced May 24 that it opens the door for Saudi Arabia to host the production of electronic guidance and control systems for Paveway precision-guided bombs, congressional aides said.

The New York Times first reported on the co-production arrangement.

Lawmakers are expected to grill a senior State Department official — R. Clarke Cooper, assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs — about the arms deal and the bomb production plan at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/under-trump-arms-deal-high-tech-u-s-bombs-be-n1015346

Just can't make this shit up...nope.

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RCW2014 Jun 2019 OP
TheShoe Jun 2019 #1
fools_gold Jun 2019 #2
RCW2014 Jun 2019 #3
fools_gold Jun 2019 #4
RCW2014 Jun 2019 #5
fools_gold Jun 2019 #7
RCW2014 Jun 2019 #9
oflguy Jun 2019 #6
RCW2014 Jun 2019 #8
oflguy Jun 2019 #10
RCW2014 Jun 2019 #11
oflguy Jun 2019 #13
RCW2014 Jun 2019 #14
batcat Jun 2019 #12
Tolk Jun 2019 #15

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 08:31 PM

1. So I take it the Saudis had nothing to do with 9-11.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 08:48 PM

2. You probably don't even know why that is a good idea

and I'm not going to tell you.

But from my previous work, I'd be very happy to have the Saudis building the guidance and control systems for precision weapons likely to be use throughout the mid East. Especially ones that might be used against us.

Think about it. See if you can figure out why that may be such a good idea.

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Response to fools_gold (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 08:51 PM

3. OFFS. Spare us will you... LOL!

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 08:53 PM

4. I knew you didn't.

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Response to fools_gold (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 08:59 PM

5. And I know you don't!

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 09:11 PM

7. Oh, but I do. And I'll wager that a few others here do also.

And they probably won't tell you, either. They'll just be snickering under their breath.

But, it's all OK.

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Response to fools_gold (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 09:14 PM

9. I can understand why you chose the SN of "fools-gold", indeed.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 09:02 PM

6. But you did make it up

Bombs and bomb parts are not the same thing.

What's wrong, you afraid they will be used on your relatives in Iran?

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Response to oflguy (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 09:13 PM

8. Not a soul in my bloodline have brown/black hair nor brown eyes. Nope, no Semites

at our Thanksgiving dinner table.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 09:15 PM

10. You can't prove it by me

Still, I'm just glad you post in English

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Response to oflguy (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 09:17 PM

11. I need not prove a damn thing to you...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 10:39 PM

13. I know

You have proven much to us with your posts.

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Response to oflguy (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 10:49 PM

14. I am relatively consistent, yes. Nothing to hide or be ashamed of here, nope.

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Response to oflguy (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 10:31 PM

12. Accurate guidance systems are critical for effective bombs in the world today. ...

The more accurate the guidance system the better the bomb.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:32 AM

15. Parts

 

They will be stamping out sheet metal.

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