Auch wenn die Israelfreunde immer noch davon reden werden, Israel sei "umzingelt von Feinden" spricht dies eine ganz andere Sprache.
Saudi-Arabien steht Seite an Seite mit Israel im Konfrontationskurs mit dem Iran.
Unlike some previous sales to Saudi Arabia, this one is not expected to be derailed by opposition in Congress or from U.S. backers of Israel, who have worried in the past about blunting Israel's military edge over its Arab neighbors.
Und auch die Israelis sind klammheimlich ganz froh darüber:
The Obama administration has repeatedly assured Israel that it is committed to protecting the Jewish state's military advantage, said Jonathan Peled, spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in Washington.
"We have had a close, consistent dialogue about it," and Israel accepts the U.S. rationale for the sale "even though we are not thrilled about it," Peled said.