What a stupid move!Firestarter wrote: ↑Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:07 pmIn January, French Armed Forces Minister Francoise Parly said that she was “not aware that any (French) arms are being used in this conflict”. This wasn’t the only time the French government has denied that they sell arms that are used in the war against Yemen.
A classified document from French military intelligence service (DRM) shows that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirate (UAE) are massively using French-made weaponry against Yemen.
The 3 journalists, that exposed that the French government was lying when they promised that no French arms are sold to the “coalition” that are mass murdering Yemenis, have been summoned for questioning.
This is an apparent investigation into “compromising national defence secrets” by the French intelligence agency DGSI: https://www.rt.com/news/457602-macron-p ... -coverage/
The Houthi al-Masirah TV channel reported that the UN-backed "aggression forces" have kidnapped more than 150 fishermen from 15 boats in the waters off the port of Hodeidah.
According to Yemen's Ministry of Human Rights, the coalition has made it impossible for more than 50,000 Yemeni fishermen to fish. The coalition has killed dozens of fishermen, targeted 93 fishing facilities and destroyed 4,586 boats.
The coalition had conducted 13 airstrikes on the Sana'a airport and the al-Dailami air base. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) confirmed the raids but claimed that it had targeted drone maintenance sites, a communications system and locations of drone experts and operators: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/ ... n-Hudaydah
President Donald told that he likes “the King” of Saudi Arabia and boasted to a roaring crowd of Trump-retards:
https://youtu.be/48Nb8FxZxGAWith all that being said though, we have $450 billion, $110 billion of which is a military order, but this is equipment and various things ordered from Saudi Arabia, $450 billion.
I think it's over a million jobs. That's not helpful for us to cancel an order like that. That hurts us far more than it hurts them.
Some party poopers rated this a “Pants on Fire” lie....
The Saudis haven´t bought anywhere near $110 billion in arms.
Nor has Saudi Arabia ordered anywhere near $450 billion worth of goods.
Total exports to Saudi Arabia in 2017 were $25.4 billion. “Only” $14.5 billion in arms sales has been agreed upon (not $110 billion let alone $450 billion). There is no reason at all to think that all of these will be bought though.
The over one million jobs becomes quite ridiculous if you compare it to the offered exports to the Saudis.
In 2015, the US Commerce Department said exports supported “165,000 jobs" for a export total of $29.7 billion (that´s higher than in 2017). This means that the United States gets .0000056 per job on average.
If we take the $110 billion in arms sales as a “fact” (which it isn´t) they could generate more than 600,000 jobs. If we take the agreed upon $14.5 billion, this would support “only” 81,200 jobs.
The arms experts have said that arm sales typically take 3 or more years to complete. When you take this into account the $14.5 billion won´t be bought in 2019 alone and the amount of generated jobs would be even much lower: https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-mete ... n-saudi-o/