Oh HELL no. Are you fucking KIDDING me?
Posted @withrepost • @freedom_faction The week after the U.S., along with the U.K. and #France, launched unilateral strikes against the #Syrian government, the #Trumpadministration is rolling out a “#BuyAmerican” weapons-selling initiative aimed at allowing other nations to buy even more weapons from U.S.-based arms manufacturers. According to Reuters, the initiative, set to be announced today, will speed up the approval of arms deals to U.S. allies and will call for members of #PresidentDonaldTrump’s cabinet, as well as the president himself, to act as “closers” in major arms deals and salesmen for U.S. weapons companies at international air shows and weapons showcases. “This policy seeks to mobilize the full resources of the #UnitedStates government behind arms transfers that are in the U.S. national and economic security interest,” a White House official told Reuters. After news of the initiative first broke in the media, U.S. weapons manufacturers made massive gains in the stock market and #Raytheon’s stock hit an all-time high. In addition to helping the #militaryindustrialcomplex secure more business, Trump may be pushing the initiative, at least in part, because of his personal investments in U.S. weapons giants like Raytheon, #Boeing and #GeneralElectric.
The initiative comes less than a week after the U.S. strikes launched against #Syria, and the strikes themselves were likely part of a PR bid to boost U.S. weapons manufacturers and international arms orders leading up to the “Buy #American” announcement. In addition, doubts have been raised that the strikes were planned to cause any major damage to the Syrian government, as the Syrian and #Russian governments were allegedly “tipped off” by Trump prior to the attack, and given ample time to prepare by evacuating nearly all key military hardware.
This suggests that the purpose of the strike was not actually to harm the Syrian government as much as showcase U.S. military might and weaponry in the lead-up to the official announcement of Trump’s new weapons selling initiative. 🖐🏾More in comments👇🏾