Photo Gallery: Injecting the West's Weapon into the Arab World 03/31/2011
 A British soldier helps a military student from the United Arab Emirates with...
REUTERS

A British soldier helps a military student from the United Arab Emirates with a laser gun sight at a weapons trade fair in Abu Dhabi: Until recently, the West had been arming despots in the Arab world with a series of increasingly larger deals worth billions and thereby helping stabilize their regimes. Since some of these leaders are close allies when it comes to Iran and al-Qaida, no one asks them too many questions about human rights and democracy.