Over the last three decades, the regime in Riyadh has purchased modern weapons worth billions of dollars from the US and other Western countries. In 2015 Saudi Arabia became the world’s biggest arms importer. With the Saudis possessing such massive array of modern weapons, Western countries have always been wary that the massive arsenal might fall in the hands a non-compliant government and to prevent such an eventuality, the US is hell-bent on ensuring the current Saudi regime clings to power at all costs.
Western powers are scared of a repeat of the experience of 1979 Islamic Revolution when a US client regime was ousted. The deposed Shah had the largest arsenal of US supplied weapons in the West Asia region and highly trained military personnel. The Islamic Revolution completely disentangled Iran from the US hegemonic influence and further effectively used the US weapons to effectively defend itself during the 8-year Iraq imposed war. This proxy war by the US to oust the Islamic Revolution failed miserably.
Meanwhile, as the US strengthens Saudi Arabia’s armed forces it also seeks to ensure that the Israeli regime America’s main West Asia ally, maintains its military power. Sources say the Saudis have given written guarantees that the weapons will not be used against Israeli regime, viewed as the number one enemy of the Muslim world. Trump is currently visiting Tel Aviv where he will seek to assure Tel Aviv that Saudi weapons will be under direct control of Washington. Therefore, the Riyadh regime which is now part of the Israel-US axis, will use its massive weaponry against Muslims inside Saudi Arabia and across the region as is the case with Yemen where since 2015 over 12,000 people were killed due to Al Saud relentless bombardments. Arms purchased from the US will also be used to quell democratic voices in the kingdom and even in neighboring monarchs such as Bahrain as has been the case over the past few years.
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