Qatar and UAE Seek US Missile Defense Systems

Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have requested US missile defense systems to counter perceived regional threats.
Aljazeera reported, via Free Republic:

Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have requested the sale of up to $7.6bn in Lockheed Martin Corp missile-defence systems to counter perceived threats and lower their dependence on US forces, the Pentagon announced.

The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which oversees foreign arms sales, formally notified lawmakers on Friday that it had approved the possible sales, which come against the backdrop of heightened tensions with Iran.

The notifications were posted to the agency’s website late on Monday.

Lawmakers now have 30 days to block the potential sales although such action is rare since deals are carefully vetted with lawmakers weeks before the notifications are posted.

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  • Navy seal

    You’ve got to be kidding me!! I was in the navy Over 20yrs & never seen anything like this.. That is a disgrace to our country!!!

  • Marsh626

    Yes, let’s align ourselves with and send weapons to a region and religion which is literally praying for our destruction even though we liberated them from foreign occupation only a few years earlier…

  • The Central Scrutinizer

    Well, Obama does have more “Flexibility” now that the rigged election is over.

  • Navy seal

    I know right… That is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of!! Sell it to them & kill your own people.. Lord please help our country….

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  • Freddy

    Looks like 2 more countries are expecting the Obama administration to abandon them in the near future.

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  • Granny

    Navy Seal, what on earth are you talking about? Selling a missile defense system to Qatar and UAE, who are sitting ducks almost directly across the Gulf from Iran’s nuclear reactor, is a “disgrace”? On what planet?

  • Bustr

    I thought the US Navy was their missile defense system. Maybe they would have better luck making friends with the Russians or Chinese.

  • Bigkahuna

    Just have an override kill switch built in that we control and charge them double and the govt can pay off debt

  • Tom

    Lets not provoke the terrorists

  • Terry Gain

    Give it to them as soon as they renounce Islam and not a moment before.

  • Granny

    OT – Maybe we should give California back to Mexico after all –

  • Bitter Clinger

    They are Moooozlims and therefore worthy. The Polish people? Forget about it!

  • Earthmover

    Sure, as long as the oil is 20 dollars a barrel for the next 20 years. It would have to
    work both ways.

  • Navy seal

    That’s real funny… Who do you think Qatar & UAE are going to fight for if Isreal strikes Iran.. That is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of!!!!!!!

  • Navy seal

    Granny they are still muslims! Who do you think they’ll fight with if it came down to it?? The muslim