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    Saudi Arabia; the world's biggest arms importer.

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    papa_umau
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    Saudi Arabia; the world's biggest arms importer.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 09 Mar 2015, 12:32 pm

    Saudi Arabia becomes world's biggest arms importer

    Analysts say the middle eastern kingdom overtook India, and along with the United Arab Emirates it imported more defence supplies than all of Europe combined.

    Saudi Arabia overtook India in 2014 as the world’s biggest importer of defence equipment, fuelled by tensions in the Middle East, according to a study published Sunday by respected analysts IHS Jane’s.

    Global defence trade currently stands at $64.4bn, said the report from the London-based defence specialists.

    The figure has been driven by “unparallelled demand from the emerging economies for military aircraft and an escalation of regional tensions in the Middle East and Asia Pacific,” IHS expert Ben Moores said.

    Get the full report on this from The guardian HERE




    I am not one bit surprised by this as the oil-rich Arabs often do not know what to spend their massive wealth on.

    With the likes of ISIL spreading it's tendrils right across the middle-East many of these rich Royal families are very nervous about what could happen to their total control of the middle east.

    I am not sure if this is a good or a bad thing, but there is one thing certain; they are buying their hi-tech weaponry from Britain, America, and France, amongst others.

    What do YOU think of this situation ?


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    Re: Saudi Arabia; the world's biggest arms importer.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 12 Mar 2015, 11:56 am

    The only risk here is if we fall out with the pro-Western Arab states as if we do we may find that many of the weapons that we have sold to the middle-east could be used against us.

    So long as they keep using these weapons against the Muslim terrorists all will be fine.
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    Re: Saudi Arabia; the world's biggest arms importer.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 12:16 pm

    They are terrified that all of their royal states will go the same way as Persia, ( Iran ), as as soon as the Shah was booted out of power Iran became a Sharia-ruled state.

    The growth of ISIS or ISIL all around the middle East and the deals that they are making with Boko Haram means that there are very few countries in the middle East that now does not have some influence from these Islamic terrorist groups.

    I guess that the Saudi Arabian and Arab Emirates countries have good reason to be worries about what may happen to them if ISIL and all their extremist mates cannot be destroyed.


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