Why the U.S. arming the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf?

Why the U.S. arming the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf?
The military doctrine of the Cooperation Council of the Arab countries of the Gulf (GCC), the only two countries on a number of possible aggressors today — Iran and Iraq. At the same time, Iraq, before its occupation, was in first place in terms of national security danger Arabian countries, first to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. At present the main danger for GCC is considered not Israel, as some collective enemy of Arab civilization, continue to detain Palestinian areas and Islamic shrines in Jerusalem, which has positioned itself patron Saudi ruler, namely the Islamic Republic of Iran, from which poses no threat and that no claim nor an inch of Arab land.

In the preceding article, the creator saw the question of South American military presence in the Persian Gulf, noting that it is not limited to being in the region of servicemen, warships, aircraft and U.S. military bases, and includes a component such as a massive scale in the delivery of arms and military Technology (IOT) in amounts that greatly exceed their needs for security and defense against potential external aggressor. And so, if you analyze closely the military doctrines of the GCC as a whole and each of its members namely, are the only two countries today — Iran and Iraq (formerly Iraq, before its occupation, was in first place in terms of national security danger Arabian countries, first Kuwait and Saudi Arabia). In other words, today the main threat to the GCC is not regarded Israel as some collective enemy of Arab civilization, continue to detain Palestinian areas and Islamic shrines in Jerusalem, which has positioned itself patron Saudi ruler, namely the Islamic Republic of Iran, from which poses no threat, which is not disclaims any inch of Arab land. This is confirmed by the repeated statements of many top leaders of the GCC states, Saudi and Bahraini first, as the UAE, who blame Tehran occupation 3 disputed islands — Abu Musa, Lesser and Greater Tunb in the Strait of Hormuz.

But instead of having to go to a system of collective security in the Persian Gulf with the role of Iran and Iraq, including the use of Russian proposals on this score, monarchical regimes Gulf prefer to go their own method in the framework of regional military structures of the GCC. Prerequisites of the following: In-1-x mode restriction Arabia are not satisfied republican regime in Iran and Iraq with its significant attributes and democratic elected government. In-2, the United States and England are unwilling conventional relations between the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, on the one hand, and non-Arab Iran, on the other, on the other as being the principle of «divide and rule»? Third, the fear that large areas in terms of population and economic potential of Iran and Iraq can «absorb» the small principality of Arabia, bring them into the orbit of its own impact, and means and reduce their impact on Washington and London. Fourth, the desire to preserve the Anglo-Saxons Sunni-Shiite sharpness conflict artificially fomented in the West and in Israel to prevent association of the Islamic world in the Middle East with its cyclopean energy resources in a single unit with common goals to protect their own interests, First oil, gas and political, from external players. Fifth, the fear of some members of the GCC, first Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar, that Tehran could use in their Shiite communities for loosening the political situation in the limited and Wahhabi Sunni monarchies.

Hence — the heated U.S. ambitions to create a Council of the armed forces, kitted out with the most modern weapon and military equipment. Especially since Washington is not just on military contracts earns huge sums for their own defense industry, and has represented the GCC armies and their common response frisky forces (RRF) «Peninsula Shield» (so called SBR «Peninsula Shield» include more efficient part 6 different arms of the Council of a total population of about 20 thousand people, based near the Saudi town of Hafr al Batin near the southern border of Kuwait and are under the command of Assistant Secretary General of the GCC on military matters, participated in 2011 in the occupation of Bahrain to save the King of popular unrest) core, along with Israel, an ally in the event of another armed conflict in the Gulf, or the war with Iran, or inflicting air strikes on its nuclear facilities.

In the interest of broadening and deepening military and political partnership with Arabian monarchies in May 2006, Washington launched a program from so called «Dialogue on security in the Gulf» (Gulf Security Dialogue), which is implemented by the subsequent major fronts: 1) Discussion of issues related to methods and techniques to improve defensive capabilities and operational effectiveness of the Arabian sun; 2) Issues of regional security (Iran, Lebanon, the Arab-Israeli conflict, etc.); 3) The difficulties associated with the non-proliferation of WMD in the region; 4) bottlenecking in the fight against terrorism and internal security of the GCC; 5) Securing infrastructure Arabian countries, first hydrocarbon industry; 6) bottlenecking associated with the development of the situation in Iraq. Dialogue is a meeting of high-ranking political and military leaders of the parties once every 6 months. On the American side in their usually involved the defense minister, the head of the State Security Council, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Commander of U.S. Forces Central Command.

The scale of U.S. military supplies in the GCC countries they say the next number. Total from 1981 to 2006, playing card danger from Iran and Iraq, the U.S. sold Arabian partners arms and military equipment worth 72 billion dollars above, of which 57 billion going to Saudi Arabia. U.S. imply continue to produce large military supplies to member countries of the GCC. In 2010, new plans were announced in Washington on the supply of U.S. arms and military equipment in the GCC countries. In the coming couple of years, the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf will buy armaments worth up to $ 120 billion. The Pentagon has already announced plans to supply to Riyadh 84 F-15 fighters with different ammunition, missiles and logistics, as the modernization of 70, was the Air Force CSA aircraft F-15. Sum of these transactions is only $ 60 billion. Consider other U.S. contracts with Saudi Arabia, namely, the question of attack helicopters AH-64D «Apache Longbow Block III», some versions of multipurpose transport and training helicopters, missiles and «air-to-ground» and «air». In addition, Saudi Arabia first in April 2011, the U.S. requested information on the price of repair and modernization of previously purchased in the U.S. ships. Possible amount of the transaction is valued at $ 20 billion. With all this, it is very significant that in 2010, Riyadh has refused to sign the agreement moderate MTC with Moscow, although he was already initialed. Apparently, CSA realized that this kind of «handouts» Russia does not plan to purchase tightening sanctions against Iran.

Increasing the volume of the PTS with the Gulf countries, the United States intensively exploited thesis about the danger posed by Iran. Washington could inspire favorites these countries that Tehran was seeking nuclear weapon, the expansion of Shiite fundamentalism, creating so called «Shia arc» or «Shiite crescent». With all of this U.S. administration niskolechko not embarrassed by the fact that the spiritual favorite Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei, issued a fatwa (equal to the presidential decree) on the inadmissibility of the creation of the country’s nuclear weapons. And to prove it practically days of the new president of Iran Hassan Rouhani from the rostrum 68th Session of the UN General Assembly officially declared that Iran does not pose any danger to the world as a whole, and for the region alone, that nuclear weapons have no place military doctrine in his country that is iranofobiya severe threat to peace and security. Instead, they began to shout more about chtoyakoby already presently Iranian control incites Shiite communities in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Lebanon and other Arab states to oppose the authorities presented the Arab-Sunni apex. More vulnerable in this series is considered to Bahrain, where Shia Arabs make up two-thirds of the country’s population, but actually removed from power. In Riyadh seriously fear that Shiite unrest in Bahrain could spread to the Eastern Province KSA where the richer oil and where mostly Shia population.

Hence, not so long ago put forward an initiative on the development of the South American regional system ABO and ABM, which Washington has managed to pull all the GCC countries. Within its framework, Qatar and the UAE have already announced its intention to acquire own company «Lockheed Martin» THAAD missile complexes total price almost 8 billion. U.S. Namely, Qatar application contains two THAAD batteries for any 6 launchers, 150 interceptors, Fri 2 fire control radar AN/TPY-2 2 and 1 distant radar detection. Totaling 6.5 milliardov.doll. A UAE plans to buy 9 PU THAAD, 48 missiles and related equipment in the amount of 1.1 milliardov.doll. These complexes will be bought and the other 4-GCC countries, while they are interacting with other South American missile defense systems, including the ship’s complex «AEGIS» as ground SAM «Patriot» PAC-2 and PAC-3, composed by the majority of States Council.

Currently in service with the CSA consist M1F2 tanks «Abrams» fighting vehicle «Bradley» APCs M-113A1/A2/A3, M109A2 self-propelled howitzers, fighter aircraft F-15 C / D / S / SA, distant aircraft detection Y-3a «AWACS» transport planes «Hercules» C-130 helicopters AH-64D «Apache», etc. In November 2012, the company «Boeing» has already received a contract for the modernization of 68 Saudi F-15S fighters in the amount of 4 milliardov.doll. In Kuwait, the main types of American AME — tanks M1A2 «Abrams», fighter F/A-18 C / D «Hornet» helicopters AH-64D «Apache» transport planes «Hercules» C-130 and C-17 «Globemaster 3 . » In the UAE, there are fighters F-60 16Blok helicopters AH-64D «Apache» and transport planes «Hercules» C-130.

Clearly, all this weapon is intended to deter Iran and to prepare for a possible war with him if Washington will accept a corresponding decision. But plans for new purchases only South American guns pour oil on the fire, taking into account that in the light of the Arab «color revolutions» in the Persian Gulf situation is already tense. And like it did not work so that this weapon will be used against their own regimes discontented masses Arabian monarchies, if the «revolutionary stream» has come to them, taking into account that the wind of democratic and political changes already hard blows on the peninsula, and a new generation of State is willing to live the standards of Wahhabism 18th century.

Creator — Vladimir Efimov

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