It was only a few weeks ago that it was reported on only be about $2 Billion. How much further will it go and why?
Over the past few weeks there’ve been multiple reports of President Trump planning to unveil a massive arms sale to Saudi Arabia during his Riyadh visit, and the figures have kept rising. What was $100 billion earlier this week is now, according to the most recent reports $350 billion.
That would make it one of the largest arms deals in US history, and realistically in world history, and indications are that President Trump intends to present this as part of the push for the creation of “Arab NATO,” and by extension make it about Sunni Arabs confronting Iran.
This single deal would dwarf President Obama’s arms deals throughout his entire term in office, which are estimated at $200 billion, and are themselves the biggest amount of arms sales by any administration in the post war era. Saudi Arabia was a large buyer then, as well.
What is behind the deep seeded ties with Saudi Arabia?
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) May 19, 2017
President Trump is headed to Saudi Arabia. He once said it wants ‘women as slaves and to kill gays’ https://t.co/xxxOKXDanz
— TIME (@TIME) May 19, 2017
This isn’t an Onion article but I thought it was https://t.co/KVgJWKZ374
— Alanna Vagianos (@lannadelgrey) May 18, 2017