Tuesday, May 17, 2005

From the SMARTEN UP file

The US suspended its role in joint development of the Arrow-2 missile system with Israel; it's the third such joint weapon/defense system on which the US has ended cooperation with Israel because the latter continues to sell arms to China. The US is using foresight: it knows that the next potential superpower is China and that any arms sold to the ChiComs will be used to stare down (or shoot down) the US military.

Israel is China's second biggest weapons supplier. China in turn sells weapons technology to Iran and many Arab states and is an expanding market for oil imports.

Caroline Glick tells the Israeli government to smarten up: "What is more important, our business relationship with the state that is arming our sworn enemies with nuclear weapons and delivery systems, or our strategic relationship with the country that is working to deny them both?"

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