Making it clear that US runs its client state, not the other way around as US apologists absurdly pretend
U.S. Saudi deal assures Israel's QME:
Morris J. Amitay, former head of AIPAC the Pro-Israel lobby, told ABC a chief aim of the sale is insuring that Saudi Arabia can serve as another regional military counterweight to Iran... "It is an attempt to bolster the Saudis at a time when the Iranians are trying to be a hegemonic power for the entire region,"
"Our six-decade-long security relationship with Saudi Arabia is a primary security pillar in the region. This package continues that tradition."
" Defense Sec. Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Nov. 16 letter to congress.
US' special fascist democracy friends:
Saudi Arabia's government takes the form of an Islamic absolute monarchy...Interior Minister Prince Nayef as his new heir...
Saudi Arabia's new crown prince Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz, ultraconservative interior minister directly involved in sending troops to suppress pro-reform protests in Bahrain is close to Islamic fundamentalists..US Secretary of State Clinton called Sultan a "good friend to the United States". It is not known what effects succession would have on reforms to allow women to drive and vote
Ensuring Israel's Qualitative Military Edge, QME
Andrew J. Shapiro, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Remarks to The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Washington, DC, November 4, 2011