US Nears Record $100 Billion Arms Deal For Saudi Arabia

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Jason Ditz via,

Earlier this month, US officials said the US was seeking to reach “billions” of dollars in arms sales to Saudi Arabia as part of Trump’s visit to Riyadh. With a week left before the visit, officials now say the White House is very close to the deal, and that it will amount to over $100 billion in sales.

Details are still emerging, but the plan is for this to set out a series of growing deals over the next decade that will involve more than $300 billion going to arms dealers, not just to arm the Saudis, but in extra aid to Israel to ensure their “qualitative military edge” over the Saudis.

White House officials said the move would be good for the economy, and insisted that building Saudi Arabia’s already substantial military was “essential” because of regional problems. Saudi Arabia, of course, spends much of its military budget invading Yemen and trying to reinstall former President Hadi in power.

Given Saudi Arabia’s Yemen-centric foreign policy, US sales are likely to be heavily on warplanes and bombs to drop on northern Yemen, as the conflict has lasted far longer than the Saudis anticipated, and there is little sign they are interested iin extricating themselves from the conflict anytime soon.

How much this means Israel will get greatly depends on the sort of weapons the US is giving Saudi Arabia, and particularly if there is anything “new” in the shipments, or just more of the same old stuff. The US commitment to ensuring Israel has an advantage over the rest of the Middle East militarily, while at the same time selling large amounts of arms to the rest of the Middle East, has been icing on the cake for US arms makers, who end up supplying all sides of this arms race.

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barysenter's picture

Dumber than Bush 41, who gave first nukes to Pakistan.

SilverRoofer's picture

Why do we arm these Sand Niggers

Absolute Bullshit

NidStyles's picture

$10 says a good portion of these weapons end up in Yemen and in ISIS hands.

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

Well that's the plan for the final implementation of the Oded Yinon Plan.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

House of Saud preparing for the very near future collpase of oil consumption 

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peddling-fiction's picture

Luce: Your cousin left a cube close by.

Mr 9x19's picture

100billion deal of weaponry while their economy is absolute collapsing because they built their world on a 90$ barrel while it is now below 45...?


lol, i do not think so, it is just a deal oil vs weapon, no money, they do not have  the money to use it anyway.


arabic world is collapsing by lack of cashflow because of end of era oil, in less than 20 years we will have to shoot em like  varmint because of the overflood of occident BECAUSE  we will not earn money by deals, such oil ones.


hold on brothers, time is coming, it just takes more time than we used to see.

brianshell's picture

Israel wants the deal. Nuf said. It is all written in the Yenon plan.

At least Trump should set aside 1 billion to fast track the thorium TMSR power plant project.

Kotzbomber747's picture

Anyone here still believes the fairy tale that Trump was gonna drain the swamp?

HowdyDoody's picture

Saudi Arabia is trying to ethnically cleanse Yemen of the Houthis. The decreasing order of fatalities is children, women, men. The US and UK are complicit.

Mr 9x19's picture

when you have no money, in general , some time later you have no army no more. attacked countries will get their revenge once the economies balance again.

 all we have, should have to do is stay the fuck outside of this and eat popcorn.

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

House of Saud?! You mean the House of Bauer after the Balfour declaration and Sykes Picot we gave them a dress to wear and some Saturnalia worked fine hehhehe

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

Ah the merchants of Venice ohvey. In Amsterdam we started Fractional-reserve banking with interest of course

peddling-fiction's picture

Stockholm, Sweden --> First Central Bank

Kid you not.

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

Don't forget the House of Windsor (Saxe-Coburg and Gotha,) some of the biggest arms dealers in the world, who also supply Saud with weapons to use in Yemen.

Not only conventional weapons, but cluster bombs and white phosphorus munitions (both illegal) are being supplied to Saud for use on Yemenis by Washington. Rex Tillerson just said, in a meeting with Lavrov, that cluster bombs were very bad and tried to link them to Assad, yet he must know they are being sold to Saud.

It reminds me of the time Canada outlawed asbestos, and then kept selling it to India for decades.

peddling-fiction's picture

A merry bunch of Merovingians hell bent on Israelism.

underthevolcano's picture

Why do you think the Rockefeller's got out a few years back.

Kotzbomber747's picture

Anyone here still believes the fairy tale that Trump was gonna drain the swamp?

Dugald's picture


Another Saddam moment.....I can see from the poor grammar and spelling around here that you guys are really slow learners....but this..?

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

Ohvey, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive! hehhehe

xrxs's picture

Then someone will need to buy newer ones to counter those, and the cycle of the MIC continues ad infinitum.

earleflorida's picture


has anyone ever done the ROE on these arms sales?

last i checked iraq/afghan wars have cost ~$2 trillion and if you divide $100bln / $2 Trillion ya get "20X"

so my question is:: if were to break even we'd have to sell $1Trillion/annually...

although when bush#43 (jan/2001) the deficit was only $5 Trillion, and today its an iffy $20+/+ Trillion debt`(excl. the pentagon black budget that probably makes $20 Trillion on paper small potatos?) hole boondoggle.


i thunk i'd solved the problem... 

underthevolcano's picture

Only some well placed bullets are going to resolve this one.

barysenter's picture

Better living through superior firepower. Everybody else can fight with swords. It's better for them.

Blano's picture

How convenient you ignore the Subhuman Mongrel who gave them to Iran. 

GestaltNine's picture

I wonder if Israel has interfered with US elections has anyone investigated that?

earleflorida's picture

why should they when the jews always play the field from both ends...problem is they pissed off the Masonic's...

and that's not a good thing!

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

"Interfering" is what 14 year old Catholic boys do under the covers. The ones you refer to run the fucking place through he Treasonry Dept a/k/a the Fed Branch of Goldman Sachs. Now, go fucking investigate that and don't ask if "anyone" else has done your fucking work for you.

Rebel yell's picture

Stop this now !!! I'm screaming telepathically! Can you hear me now?! I have no interest in helping Israel's economy! I have no interest in arming the terrorist nations of Israel and Saudi Arabia!! This is pure evil! War should not be a profitable business! It should be a last resort strictly used when American soil is invaded by a foreign government! Weapons production must remain solely in the hands of the military and weapons sales to any foreign nation must end! Today's allies always end up being tomorrow's enemies and any corporations that profit from that and anyone who works for those corporations are psychos!

earleflorida's picture

now, now,...

get it all out...

sit back an watch wolf,

that`a calm ya down with some hot cocoa and butter popcorn,

and enjoy the show...

Rebel yell's picture

I don't watch sheeplevision! I cancelled the propaganda and mind control service!

peddling-fiction's picture

Good. Take your next red pill.

Trick is to eventually lose the anger.

Then the fear.

The rabbit hole is deep Rebel.

Rebel yell's picture

The only pills that I take are ibuprofen when I have a headache which I am going to take now that must have resulted from my telepathic screaming.

peddling-fiction's picture

Your anger and especially your fear are manipulation levers THEY use to control and destroy you.

Watch The Matrix. Only the first movie.

Rebel yell's picture

I saw it a long time ago- over a decade and I really don't want to scare myself. I'm going to watch a documentary on the federal reserve on YouTube- Oceans twelve.

Rebel yell's picture

I hope that you're talking to my dog because I am not a boy, a man, a transsexual or a transvestite.

earleflorida's picture

then how do you go to sleep?

Rebel yell's picture

Well, actually- sporadically.

Rebel yell's picture

Thank you! Yes. Be my guest! The more the word gets out - the better chance we stand of taking this beyond satanic level evil establishment down!!!

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

Sadly, to TPTB, your rant is but a fart in the wind. While giving you great relief, to them , there was only a momentary hint of foulness that blew away before it became real.

Rebel yell's picture

Ha. It's also one that cost Hillary the election.

Vlad the Inhaler's picture

And they're using them to bomb the hell out of civilians in Yemen (who they have already starved).  So much for draining the swamp.

RagaMuffin's picture

In light of how much SA gave HRC in the last election and what they are getting from DT,  whoever gets the democrat nomination in 2020  will get even more. Win-win for SA      <gag>

small axe's picture

Boom times for the merchants of death and the world's real terrorists.