Not surprisingly, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who also likes to pal around with the Saudis (including the crown prince), is a big advocate of more arm sales, as is Peter Navarro, Trump’s trade adviser.
The conditions for the sale let Trump look like a tough guy, while avoiding escalation with Russia on the front lines. He wouldn't want to upset Russia, after all.
Good on Chris Hayes for taking a moment in his show to point this out.
At any other time and under any other circumstances, a standing president turning a profit on a missile strike would be the scandal of the decade. With Donald Trump in the Oval Office, we call it Monday.
Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President Bruce Tanner gave a speech openly praising the “indirect” benefits that defense contractors would see as a result of the war in Syria.
CNN, The Lead with Jake Tapper, July 31, 2014. Read more here... http://crooksandliars.com/2014/07/cnn-interviews-stephen-hadley-israel-fails
CNN's Jake Tapper interviewed former former Bush administration official Stephen Hadley about the Israeli/Gaza conflict, but failed to disclose that he's on the board of Raytheon.