I nearly fell out of my seat when I read this one. The Iranians are predictably upset by a US proposal to sell $20 billion worth of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. I have my own qualms and concerns about that as well. But the official reaction coming out of Tehran concerning the matter is what nearly made me choke on my Big Mac.
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman on Monday criticized a U.S. plan to sell state-of-the-art weapons to Saudi Arabia, saying it would undermine security in the Middle East, the state broadcasting company reported.
Mohammad Ali Hosseini’s comments followed reports last week that the U.S. planned to sell Saudi Arabia an estimated $20 billion of sophisticated weaponry, including advanced air systems that would greatly enhance the striking ability of Saudi warplanes.
“What the Persian Gulf region needs is stability and security,” Hosseini was quoted as saying on the Web site of the state broadcasting company. “Americans have been trying to disturb it by selling weapons to the region.”
What the bloody HELL??? Iran is complaining that we threaten to undermine regional stability??? They are upset about us selling weapons to other nations??? This the pinnacle of all gall and absurdity.
The Iranians give the s*** away. They pour tens of millions of dollars into supporting avowed terrorist organizations (at the expense of their people) and coordinate attacks with their twisted minions on Americans in the Middle East, Israel and other pro-western Arab nations. If I need to explain this hypocrisy anymore, then just close the window and read another blog.
The truth is – they are worried about the US selling weapons to a nation (Saudi Arabia) that has taken a stand (albeit quiet) against the regime in Tehran. Saudi Arabia is a nation that has openly expressed concerns about Iranian plans in the region. And Saudis have leaked it to the media that they would be prepared to protect Sunni interests in Iraq if the US were to suddenly withdraw it forces – much the in the same manner as Shi’ite militias are merely a proxy for Iran.
I find it utterly hypocritical for Iran to make such ridiculous statements. Perhaps the US is trying to force the mullahs’ hand by announcing the weapons sale. Maybe they are intent on following through. Nevertheless, I cannot imagine a more absurd reaction coming out of the mouths of Iranian officials.
If you have any doubt about the sanity of the people we are dealing with out of Tehran, let this serve as clue #1. Here’s your sign, folks!