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Qatar Signs $12 Billion Deal for U.S. F-15 Jets Amid Gulf Crisis

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  1. The SC

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    Now it became in a Hurry.. if you have followed the news..the US asked Qatar to sign the deal as soon as possible..this happened one day after Trump accused Qatar of supporting terrorism at a high level!
    Looks like the US said, we know that you did bad things and that you need our protection to solve this crisis peacefully.. but that has a price like it was said during the presidential election..So this $12 billion dollars seems just like some down-payment for protection.. Qatar will have to pay much more in the coming months and years..
     
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    switzrland have 600-700 same like ksa but standard living better than usa so you mean big economy like us
    china is also 11 -12 trilion economy but standard of living far from usa

    they have turkey in there side
     
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    Switzerland populatuin= 8 million
    KSA Population = 31 million
    Switzerland GDP PER CAPITA = 80k
    KSA GDP PER CAPITA = 20k
     
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    Uncle has closed the journal for credit entries!!!! Only debit entries are open!!!! Let it be an advanced notice for some nephews in far away lands who have made it a habit of living out of him!!!!
     
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    you talking about israel?
     
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    Qatar should have paid to China or given China a base in middle East would have been better middle East has to come out of USA Conspiracy which USA is been tailoring for decades fueling a war to get money USA needs war after every 10 years

    Germany Japan Vietnam Yugoslavia Chechnya Russia Korea Iraq Iran Afghanistan Libya Syria

    This is their history
     
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    china will come usa will smush them
     
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    No. Afgan NA thugs!!!! As for Israil, it's son-in-law!!!!! Anyway, sons-in-law, nephews and Angel of Death can never be your own!!!!!
     
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    China is not a Vietnam China already smudging USA in South China Sea usa in such fear it needs Japan Philippine Vietnam India to protect their ships from might of red dragon
     
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    meadle east isnt there home in real war china can deal with usa power
     
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    US encourages UAE & Saudi cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar but will sell it weapons? The irony and hypocrisy is vigil.
     
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    He's right though, it's a fact.

    Why you don't also buy those from Russia? Instead of always going to the U.S for all your military needs(even though I admit your defence companies do contribute technologically to U.S defence industry. ):D
     
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    Amid diplomatic crisis Pentagon agrees $12 billion jet deal with Qatar

    (CNN)Amid the ongoing diplomatic crisis between Qatar and a number of its Gulf neighbors, the US has agreed to sell $12 billion worth of American F-15 fighters to the country.

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    "Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met today with Qatari Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid al-Attiyah to discuss concluding steps in finalizing the Foreign Military Sales purchase of US-manufactured F-15 fighter aircraft by the State of Qatar. The $12 billion sale will give Qatar a state of the art capability and increase security cooperation and interoperability between the United States and Qatar," Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Roger Cabiness told CNN in a statement.
    "The secretary and the minister also discussed mutual security interests, including the current status of operations against ISIS, and the importance of de-escalating tensions so all partners in the Gulf region can focus on next steps in meeting common goals," Cabiness added.
    The sale of US combat aircraft represents a major signal of US support for Qatar as it faces regional isolation and the severing of travel and trade links.

    The announcement comes after a week of somewhat mixed messages from the Trump administration regarding the spat between Doha and number of Arab nations.
    After three Sunni Gulf countries -- Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE -- along with Egypt moved to cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar, host to the one of the Pentagon's largest military bases in the Middle East and a linchpin in the fight against ISIS, President Donald Trump seemed to back the move, saying last week that Qatar had to do more to combat the funding of terrorism.
    "The time had come to call on Qatar to end its funding," Trump said.

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    But other officials in the administration including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have called for the situation to be deescalated and on Wednesday while appearing before the House foreign affairs committee Tillerson played down any suggestion the President is on a different page stating: "there is no daylight between he and I" on the issue of Qatar.
    Speaking to the House armed services committee Monday, Mattis called the diplomatic situation "very complex," acknowledging the large US military presence and close US-Qatar military relationship.

    "We've obviously got shared interests with Qatar ... I will admit it's not tidy but it's something we've got to work together on," Mattis later added.
    The Qatari defense ministry issued a statement Wednesday celebrating the F-15 deal.
    "This agreement underscores the longstanding commitment of the State of Qatar in jointly working with our friends and allies in the United States," al-Attiyah said in the statement.
    He also praised the US-Qatar relationship, saying the two countries had "solidified their military cooperation by having fought together side by side for many years now in an effort to eradicate terrorism."
    Al-Attiyah called the deal "yet another step in advancing our strategic and cooperative defense relationship with the United States."

     
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    we get for free from usa
    if not the aid alot of things we would by localy or from other countries usa not only one who make weapons
    ofcaurse we wouldnt pay 300 milion dollars for f 15
     
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    It's not a signal of anything, the Americans supported Shah Rida Bahlawi of Iran with the latest and newest weapons they have, then they toppled him and brought the terrorist Khomeini from France to rule Iran. These Americans have no friends at all, you'd better know that as an Iranian guy.