Skip to comments.Clinton proposes missile shield to protect GCC
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 ...
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, Qatarâs Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber bin Muhammad Al-Thani, and Bahrainâs Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa at the US-Gulf Cooperation Council forum in Riyadh on Saturday. (SPA)
What is her muslim name?
The arabs are standing shoulder to shoulder but
look how far away they are from Hillery!
Would have done better than a missle sheild to just not leak the Azebaijan/Israel strike base deal
Mrs. Huma Abedin.
I suppose this system would shield them against Israeli missiles as well?
Is that a Mao jacket she’s wearing? Perhaps red wouldlook better.
Heh... they can’t be seen physically touching a woman not their wife.
“Heh... they cant be seen physically touching a woman not their wife.”
They would have been Ok then - that’s no woman!
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.
Missile shield? I guess Obama is not going to do anything about Iran going nuclear then. Why am I not surprised?
Hard to believe she’s the ugliest one on that stage, but she is.
Yes...ugly inside and out.
A perfectly horrible woman.
She’ll be giving Helen Thomas a run for her money... both inside and out.
And clearly the worst dressed.
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.
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.
She is the only one in the photo wearing pants!