According to a report published on Sunday by the American newspaper The Washington Times, the American President asked American arms manufacturers to obtain more customers and sell more weapons to cover spending on American proxy wars in Ukraine and Israel, which totaled 110 billion dollars.
According to the report, translated by the Maalouma Agency, “Biden and senior Republicans have adopted a political approach that the American arms industry needs more customers and buyers, while the leader of the Democratic minority in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, warned that democracy has begun to rust and is no longer any different from the Republican approach.” “Based on wars and American militarism.”
He stated, “Shipping old weapons and disposing of them by sending them to Ukraine is a good way to restart arms manufacturing companies again while the United States looks to renew its weapons to prepare for its adversaries,” according to his statement.
According to the report, “The manufacture of Patriot missiles takes place in the state of Arizona; artillery shells are manufactured in 12 states across the country – in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas, where Biden considered selling weapons and fueling American proxy wars a source of employment for thousands of workers in arms factories and serving the cause.” What the report called “the American way.”
“The jobs issue is clearly a political ploy to keep people under the illusion, and also for public consumption, where there is more skepticism, especially on the part of Republicans,” William D. Hartung, an expert on the Pentagon and the arms industry at the Quincy Institute, said. “It’s a ridiculous joke and I don’t know if it will work or not.”
“The truth is that the investments we have made to expand production capacity under the guise of responding to Putin’s escalation are assisting American manufacturers in producing more weapons that Israel and Taiwan require, and it is not as if the defense industry is backward,” he said.