Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cha Ching...Tiền Vô!

Chiếm được Iraq, ngoài dầu hỏa và nắm vị trí chiến lược ra, còn có một thứ ngon ăn nữa là giựt được một mối bán vũ khí thuộc hạng xộp trên thế giới từ Nga. Iraq với tiền núi thu vào nhờ trữ luợng dầu hỏa thuộc loại hàng đầu thế giới sẽ là một bạn hàng quân sự hiếm có của Mỹ.

Vừa ký hợp đồng vũ khí trị giá $10,7 tỉ tháng 7 vừa qua xong lại có một deal mới gồm 36 chiếc F-16 với trị giá khoảng $100 triệu/chiếc.

Gây tình hình căng thẳng ở Vùng Vịnh cũng giúp Mỹ kiếm được tiền. UAE, đồng minh của Mỹ sợ Iran tấn công trả đũa khi Iran bị Mỹ hay Israel tấn công nên đã hối thúc mua giàn phòng thủ tên lửa từ Mỹ với giá $7 tỉ. Có tấn công hay không, không cần biết, kiếm tiền cái đã! Cha ching!

Cái trò quậy cho nước đục ngầu lên để thả câu này xài hoài được hoài! Không thấy mấy em Vịt hải ngoại học hiểu được mấy cái chiêu làm giàu của sư phụ gì hết, tối ngày chỉ biết kêu cạp cạp.

Việt Nam còng lưng may đồ, bán tôm bán cá được bao nhiêu mà còn bị nó ép giá, kiện cáo lung tung, chừng nào mới giàu? Muốn làm giàu nhanh đứng trên đầu người ta ngoài biết buôn bán lớn, sản xuất hàng chiến lược ra còn phải biết cướp của giết người, quậy phá, gia nhập băng đảng xã hội đen quốc tế, và làm đủ chuyện thất đức khác nữa!

Đó là cách làm giàu của "Nến Văn Minh Ki-tô" từ xưa đến giờ đó. Không biết nó làm giàu cách nào mà chỉ thấy nó giàu là đội nó lên mà ca ngợi thôi!


Report: Iraq Seeks to Buy 36 F-16 Fighters From US

The Iraqi government is seeking to buy 36 advanced F-16 fighters from the U.S., American military officials familiar with the request told the Wall Street Journal.

This move could help Iraq reduce its reliance on U.S. air power and potentially allow more American forces to withdraw from the country than had been proposed.

The F-16, made by Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT: 117.83, +2.11, +1.82%), is the most sophisticated weapons system Iraq has attempted to purchase so far.

Late in July, the U.S. Department of Defense had approved up to $10.7 billion in arms sales for Iraq, including a $2.16 billion sale of M1A1 Abrams tanks built by General Dynamics Corp. (GD: 86.21, +0.57, +0.66%).

The U.S. recently announced F-16 sales to Morocco and Romania. Those sales, each for roughly $100 million per plane with training, related equipment and support included, offer an indication of how lucrative the Iraq deal could be for Lockheed Martin and its suppliers.

Iraq now appears determined to significantly expand the air power of its military, which has become more competent and confident in recent months but depends heavily on the U.S. for air support.

Iraq quickly has become one of the biggest weapons buyers in the world as it seeks to strengthen and professionalize its fighting force.

No one was available at the U.S. Department of Defense for comment.


U.S. plans $7 billion missile-defense sale to UAE

By Jim Wolf Mon Sep 8, 7:48 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration is planning to sell the United Arab Emirates an advanced U.S. missile defense system valued at up to $7 billion that could be used to defend against Iran, people who have attended briefings on the matter said on Monday.

The Pentagon is set to notify the U.S. Congress of the proposed sale, which would be the first of the so-called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, several people familiar with the matter said.

THAAD is built by Lockheed Martin Corp. Raytheon Co supplies the system's radar.

Once notified of such a proposed arms sale by the administration, Congress has 30 days to review it but almost never blocks.

In any case, deployment of the THAAD system is "at least months away" and could take more than a year, said a congressional staff member familiar with the matter.

A production contract for the first two THAAD "fire units" was awarded to Lockheed Martin in late 2006. Delivery of the first such unit to the U.S. military is scheduled during the fiscal year that starts October 1, the company said.

Kenneth Katzman, an expert on the Gulf at the Congressional Research Service, said the UAE has been eager for a "sophisticated antidote" to Iran's missile capabilities.

"The UAE has been concerned for many years about possible retaliation against it for any U.S. or Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities," he said.

For Iran, Katzman added, the UAE could be an attractive target because of its billions of dollars of infrastructure investments. The THAAD system is designed to defend population centers and critical infrastructure among other things.


Craig Vanbebber, a Lockheed Martin spokesman, said several countries had shown interest in buying the THAAD system, "with its significant coverage area and tremendous success in recent testing."

"Lockheed Martin anticipates a strong future for THAAD in the international marketplace," he said.

THAAD is the first system designed to defend against short- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles both inside and outside the Earth's atmosphere.

It complements the lower-aimed Patriot missile defense system, "resulting in a layered defense that ensure a very high probability that ballistic missile threats will be destroyed," according to Lockheed Martin.

Several such systems on land, at sea and potentially aloft are being woven into an expanding U.S. shield against missiles that could be tipped with chemical, biological or nuclear warheads.

The proposed $7 billion sale to UAE would include anti-missile interceptors, launchers, fire control and communications systems, the radar and training, among other things, a congressional staff member said. It was not immediately clear whether the UAE was also seeking the Patriot missile defense system.

The sale has been the subject of extensive discussions among U.S. decisionmakers, including over how it would fit into the U.S. Central Command's integrated air-defense plans for the Gulf and the security of the technology, the congressional staff member said.

(Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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