Sunday, June 19, 2005

Prometheus, Call Line One

Everyone knows that Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to mankind - yay for him, I say. Prometheus also means "forethought", which is what I thought of when I read this:
Israel 'sorry' over China weapons

Israel has publicly apologised to the US over a deal to sell military technology to China.

Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said he was sorry if Israel had acted in a way which was not acceptable to the Americans.

But, speaking ahead of talks with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, he said Israel had acted in good faith.

The sales have angered Washington which fears its own technology may could be used against Taiwan.
See, if I were Israel I'd be much more concerned over what those weapons were going to do once the Chinese had them - Beijing hasn't been shy about helping Arab regimes develop weapons, often based on Israeli technology. Whether they realize it or not, Israel is inadvertently helping hostile regimes.

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