The White House has said it will halt planned arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the civilian casualties caused by the Saudi-led, U.S.-supported coalition's airstrikes in Yemen, Reuters reported Tuesday.
Arms sales are big business for US, UK, France, Russia, Israel, others. When we see suffering and death all around the world, countries point fingers left and right, but an underlying cause is the global arms trade by the merchants of death, facilitated by the governments of these countries, including the US.
Billions in arms deals under Obama had to be approved by him, and the profits flow back to our own industry. Our weapons then kill innocent people in Yemen, Lebanon, Gaza, other places.
It is a hideous business and there is blood on a lot of hands.