The USA has announced a massive sending of weaponry to Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, allegedly to shore them up against "influences" from Iran and from groups like Hizbollah and Al Quaida. (The weaponry is being sold to Saudi Arabia, but seems to be being donated to Israel.) Sounds like a great way to ensure peace and stability, yes? Well, maybe it's some consolation prize for having created a complete hornet's nest in their neighbouring Iraq, as well as being backed by the US's apparent fear of Iran. But giving away missile guidance systems to warlike (Israel) or wahhabi (Saudi Arabia) nations strikes me as a strange way to try and pacify the situation.