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.

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... 

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.

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.



shimmy's picture

The united states is the world's real terrorist organization and that includes all the sheeple living there that enable the government to do all the shit they do. 

X- x3's picture

DJT, Merchant of Death Salesman & the 1st Zio-POTUS of USofAIPAC.

BB Nutanandyahoo chaiman of the DJT-Administration, is celebrating by drinking baby-goyim blood and munchin' gefiltéfish sandwiches.

DJT, will be reporting to his boss next week in a good goy-boy.


peddling-fiction's picture

Yet the Talmudic filter on MSM shows the very opposite.

Hej, X.

X- x3's picture

Tjena pf.

Hur står det till med dej?

Hoppas allt är väl med dej.

;)  X-

btw, snart klart med mina orkidéer....sen är det lägg dags.


peddling-fiction's picture

Ska du sälja dina orkidéer?

(((TPTB))) slår mej varje dag men jag är större och orädd.

X- x3's picture

My orchids are part of my plant....tation.

It's a long and cold Spring here this year but, pruning my apple trees, replanting orchids and gettin' the potato & onion patch is still part of the yearly procedure in the early Spring.

We've had very strange weather here the past few months; look's like it's *Chemtrails* here too, even if it's little in scope.

Anyway, it produces a 'dimming effect', which is very noticeable to people like me who are "informed".

Bright blue skies are missing.

The TPTB gotta hang!!! Bastards!!!

You've got the right MO: Knowledge & No Fear.

Stay Strong.

We Will Win This Thing.

Cheers X-

X- x3's picture

Jerry *666* kushner & BB the-nut know one another since little Jerry-the mozzad agent was a kid.

BB used to sleep over at Pappa Kushner's place.

Don't beleive me?


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alexcojones's picture


Spawned first in the Middle East, according to the Bible

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

Wrong we come from the north of the black sea

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

And now we gonna finish off the real biblical Semites.

peddling-fiction's picture

Yeah I know, Baal JHVH and his princes command and reward you Slo-mo.

Are you worried of Yeshua's (try not be upset when you see his Name) real Father and Holy Spirit?

peddling-fiction's picture

I will keep mocking CNN and Operation Mockingbird (CIA/MSM)

peddling-fiction's picture

JHVH spins the father of all dialectics. He creates good and bad, and then sees them fight. Are you entertained?

Some of us see that anything coming from MSM (including ZH) is hot Matzah Ball in your face.

passerby's picture

A better economy! Will this put me in a higher tax bracket? 

cherry picker's picture

If curses exist, would curse all these players.

What a hypcritical sham and we thought Trump would be different.