Most of us know that the Obama administration was attempting to destroy America from the inside out. His crazy deals with the Middle East have raised eyebrows over the years; however, the Obama years have been a boom time for America’s weapons makers.
Since 2009, the United States has approved arms deals worth some $200 billion, more than under any other presidency. America’s global arms are at an all-time high, and the Obama administration; surprise surprise sold more guns to the middle east than anyone else.
The U.S. is by far the world’s biggest arms exporter, accounting for 33% of all weapons exports in the five years through 2016, the SIPRI report said. Russia was the second biggest supplier, with China third.
“The U.S. has delivered a lot of weapons in 2016, both very expensive weapons and strategically important weapons — missile systems, surveillance and navigation technology,” said Aude Fleurant, the director of SIPRI’s arms and military expenditure program.
“The weight of the U.S. in the global arms trade is so big that it’s enough to shape the trend,” Fleurant said. It has delivered major weapons to at least 100 countries over the five-year period, significantly more than any other exporting country.
Of all the weapons the U.S. exported in the last five years, 47% ended up in the Middle East. The main buyers were Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Turkey.
These sales are great for American manufacturers, but it seems counter productive that these weapons should end up in the hands of our enemies. We truly live in a global world. Of all the weapons the U.S. exported in the last five years, 47% ended up in the Middle East. The main buyers were Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Turkey. These numbers are expected to grow because of money being made by the demand for oil. I am not sure what Trump will do to keep us safe, but time will tell.