How the Saudis ended up with so many The Israel-Palestine conflict: a brief, simple 1 day ago   10:15

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Saudi Arabia and the US have a partnership that's been in the making for over seven decades. It started after World War II and survived the Iranian Revolution, the Cold War, the Gulf War, September 11, and the proliferation of conflicts across the Middle East. This whole time, the US has been selling weapons to Saudi Arabia -- now its number one customer. Saudis bought bombs, tanks, guns, and planes over the years to defend themselves from various threats. The US supplied those weapons because the Saudi’s threats have usually been a threat to the US as well.

Today, there's a shift in the relationship. Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen has created the worst humanitarian disaster in the world - and thrown the Middle East into chaos. The problem is, the Saudis are using US bombs to do it.

Sources:
US-Saudi arms agreements data: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency
Arab-Israeli arms race: Congressional Research Service and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy
US-Saudi arms policy: Center for International Policy and the Brookings Institute
Yemen airstrikes: Human Rights Watch
Dahyan, Yemen, school bus bombing: Bellingcat


Additional reading:
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/09/a-saudi-princes-quest-to-remake-the-middle-east

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/saudi-military/#graphic-sales

https://www.fpri.org/article/2009/08/the-u-s-and-saudi-arabia-since-the-1930s/

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/persian-gulf/1975-10-01/persian-gulf-arms-race-or-arms-control

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Faisal Khalid
Like the US army did not kill thousands in Iraq & Vietnam
Giddy Aeon Strada Cui
Petrol guys, that's all that's being worshiped...
Boogey MANN
Why don't they sell weapons to countries that fight actual terrorists?
CheetahHunt
Why is the U.S obsessed with oil???🤣🤣
sean anthony egan
You cannot trust any of them crooked as a dogs hind leg
Spider mite 805
When the combatants are the citizens, “non-military” targets will be attacked, leading to innocent deaths, including children. Sick of hearing about such events as if they are gross violations of humankind.
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Summary.. so will the US stop selling arms...they never will. They are the worlds biggest terrorist
Sven Alans
Because the Americans sold it to them duh..
abdullah abdulaziz
Media still isn't explaining why they attacked Iraq when 15 hijackers where from saudi
Bernard van Tonder
Egoists are ruining everything
rou
America faking righteousness and acting as the voice of reason is the most ironic thing ever.
Steve Will
These vids are
so well made
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Imagine they use the weapon they brought to attack the seller that will be gay
Idahoyn Ohana
It has
Joe AS
I think VOX needs to focus on the American war crimes before worrying about small countries like Saudi Arabia . No matter what the saudis have done it’s minuscule compared to the damage America inflicted during its wars
The Atheist Arab
if gunsmith sold a gun to a guy who murdered innocent people
then who is responsible for killing those innocent people
of course, the guy is responsible
the same thing can be said for American-Saudi arm deal
Clayton Barnes II
The US is now the worlds largest exporter of oil... so where's their leverage!?
Jahsiah Bowie
The student Congress I’m in is doing a bill to halt all arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Robert Graham
Saudis - lapdog for Israel's 9-11 job.
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The conflict is really only 100 years old.

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