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Post by Rockhopper on Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:15 pm

How US Arms Sales are Fueling Middle East Wars:

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The recent surge in U.S. arms transfers to the Middle East is part of an unprecedented boom in major U.S. arms sales that has been presided over by the Obama administration.

The majority of the Obama administration’s major arms sales have gone to the Middle East and Persian Gulf, with Saudi Arabia topping the list with over $49 billion in new agreements. This is particularly troubling given the complex array of conflicts raging throughout the region, and given the Saudi regime’s use of U.S.-supplied weaponry in its military intervention in Yemen.

The Obama administration has made arms sales a central tool of its foreign policy, in part as a way of exerting military influence without having to put “boots on the ground” in large numbers, as the Bush administration did in Iraq—with disastrous consequences.

It's not just the US but the UK is involved too as is France. The three biggest arms sellers are; US, UK and Russia. France is number 5.



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Post by Lenzabi on Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:12 pm

Yeah Tim, The US, UK, France, Russia and China are the largest arms dealers in the world. So while they do UN peace talks they are busy selling arms to others fueling the conflicts. smaller dealers are Italy, Israel, South Africa and Brazil.

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