The author keeps mentioning "logic" but fails to take into account AIPAC which for decades has lobbied congress against arms sales to Saudi Arabia. It is only logical to think first of the powerful influence of the Jewish lobby AIPAC. So I have to assume it was deliberate and not an oversight. So, what is AIPAC doing right now to screw up this deal? We should assume that Congress will vote it down and all this conjecture will have been for nada. But of course Israel will get everything promised and more.
Saudis warns U.S. that 9/11 responsibility law would erode investor confidence in America (Reuters)
from the article: The mysteries of American logic