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Clinton proposes missile shield to protect GCC
Arab News ^ | April Fools' Day 2012 | Ghazanfar Ali Khan

Posted on 03/31/2012 11:14:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State, who met with the foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) here yesterday, proposed a strong missile shield to protect Gulf Arab states from Tehran and sought to work with them to help end the violence in Iran's ally Syria.

Clinton said: "It is a US priority to help the GCC build a regional missile defense architecture" against what that country sees as a looming ballistic missile threat from Iran.

Clinton said that she looked forward to discussing the wide range of common strategic concerns, including preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and curbing its interference in the affairs of its neighbors...

She pointed out that Iran and the six nations -- the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China -- also met in Istanbul some 14 months ago. The talks at that time ended without any conclusion, said Clinton while expressing fears and concerns...

She also expressed doubt about whether Iran had any intention of negotiating a solution that satisfies the US, Israel and other countries that believe Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons.

In her speech at the GCC-US forum, Clinton also highlighted US concerns about Iran and Syria ahead of a broader international meeting in Istanbul aimed at ending President Bashar Assad's crackdown in Syria, which has killed more than 10,000 innocent civilians in that country.

(Excerpt) Read more at arabnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Israel; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bahrain; china; egypt; france; germany; iran; iraq; israel; kuwait; libya; missileshield; oman; qatar; reagansidea; russia; saudiarabia; sdi; syria; tunisia; turkey; unitedarabemirates; unitedkingdom; yemen
From left: UAE Foreign Minister Abdallah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Omani Minister of Foreign Affairs Yussef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Hamad bin Jassim, Qatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber bin Muhammad Al-Thani, and Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa at the US-Gulf Cooperation Council forum in Riyadh on Saturday. (SPA)

Clinton proposes missile shield to protect GCC

1 posted on 03/31/2012 11:14:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

G’night all.


2 posted on 03/31/2012 11:16:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: SunkenCiv

What is her muslim name?


3 posted on 03/31/2012 11:18:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: SunkenCiv

The arabs are standing shoulder to shoulder but
look how far away they are from Hillery!


4 posted on 03/31/2012 11:22:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Would have done better than a missle sheild to just not leak the Azebaijan/Israel strike base deal


5 posted on 03/31/2012 11:25:13 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: SunkenCiv

G’night SunkenCiv


6 posted on 03/31/2012 11:26:51 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"What is her muslim name?"
what Arabic for *i***...probably what Bubba called her.

7 posted on 03/31/2012 11:32:01 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mrs. Huma Abedin.


8 posted on 03/31/2012 11:35:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: SunkenCiv

I suppose this system would shield them against Israeli missiles as well?


9 posted on 03/31/2012 11:40:21 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: SunkenCiv

Is that a Mao jacket she’s wearing? Perhaps red wouldlook better.


10 posted on 03/31/2012 11:44:15 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: skinkinthegrass
أ. الكلبة, الكلبة أنثى الكلب ف. عض, خدع
11 posted on 03/31/2012 11:56:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: ZOOKER

That's just a weird coincidence.
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

12 posted on 04/01/2012 12:03:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: tet68

Heh... they can’t be seen physically touching a woman not their wife.


13 posted on 04/01/2012 12:15:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Heh... they can’t be seen physically touching a woman not their wife.”

They would have been Ok then - that’s no woman!


14 posted on 04/01/2012 3:10:40 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: KTM rider
Would have done better than a missle sheild to just not leak the Azebaijan/Israel strike base deal

Yep - it's interesting that Iran is touted as no imminent threat to Isareal, but requires defending from for other islamist states.

Satan and his minions are so confident in their positon that they no longer pretend to be other than what they are.

15 posted on 04/01/2012 4:12:46 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: SunkenCiv

Missile shield? I guess Obama is not going to do anything about Iran going nuclear then. Why am I not surprised?


16 posted on 04/01/2012 4:15:49 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SunkenCiv

Hard to believe she’s the ugliest one on that stage, but she is.


17 posted on 04/01/2012 4:18:41 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Yes...ugly inside and out.


18 posted on 04/01/2012 4:31:23 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"*i***"
LOL!... IS that the literal translation!? :-D

19 posted on 04/01/2012 4:32:28 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: SunkenCiv

A perfectly horrible woman.


20 posted on 04/01/2012 4:34:28 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: hal ogen

She’ll be giving Helen Thomas a run for her money... both inside and out.


21 posted on 04/01/2012 4:34:33 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

And clearly the worst dressed.


22 posted on 04/01/2012 5:26:51 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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To: tet68

Very telling.


23 posted on 04/01/2012 5:30:00 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: SunkenCiv

She attended the meeting to be told some of what is being accomplished by the GCC adults to rid Syria of Assad and to contain Iran.

The missile shield piece is merely an aside to the real accomplishments at the gathering.


24 posted on 04/01/2012 5:37:44 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: bert

Good point.


25 posted on 04/01/2012 7:25:56 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: trebb
it's interesting that Iran is touted as no imminent threat to Isareal, but requires defending from for other islamist states.

Well the Gulf States are probably the only ones that actually pay close to "sticker" for US weaponry. Something Pakistan & Egypt don't do. But that's a side issue. So much for moving away from dependence on Gulf oil!

Obama is always talking about "energy independence" which is a euphamism for de-leveraging ourselves from Middle East petroleum. Well, this puts the lie to that. He won't let us drill off the US coast or on US public lands, but he will put a multi-billion dollar missile defense system in the Persian Gulf to bolster our already multi-billion dollar commitment to defend the region (against Iran).

Obama talks about US consumers getting ripped off twice -- once at the pump and once in US Oil Subsidies. I don't buy the argument, but a very large hidden price of US Oil to the taxpayer is the cost to keep the Gulf Oil flowing. And we're not the only country that benefits.

26 posted on 04/01/2012 8:59:36 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

She is the only one in the photo wearing pants!


27 posted on 04/01/2012 7:39:57 PM PDT by Principle Over Politics (Romney 2012 is McCain 2008. No more RINOs!)
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