A latest research report says the U.S. weapon manufacturers lead the list of top 100 weapons’ sellers with a 57 percent share of arms sales. According to the report, the U.S. companies gained a lot from the U.S. Department of Defense’s constant demand for weapons. The pro-war U.S. foreign policy is intended to serve the interests of military industrial complex as the U.S. has a long history of waging unilateral, aggressive wars across the globe from Vietnam to Syria and steady escalation from the South China Sea to the Black Sea and from Strait of Hormuz to the Strait of Kerch. The formation of al-Qaeda, scraping peace treaties, sanction game and scheming Shia-Sunni conflicts are all part of the U.S. military industrial complex program. It is a familiar fact now that former CIA Director Robert Gates and former U.S. National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski began funding extremists in 1979, hardly six months before the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The creation of ISIS was meant to serve the interests of Israel in addition to war profiteering. According to a former CIA contractor, the U.S. intention behind the perpetual war in the Middle East is to eliminate any opposition against Israel from its neighboring states like Syria. He once said in an interview that the creation of ISIS was meant to quash any opposition to Israel by the total annihilation of Syria and Iraq. In addition to this, a continuous war in the Middle East makes available a fertile ground for the U.S. military industrial complex to reap huge profits by selling weapons to both the U.S. and terrorist factions. Moreover, the expensive Iraq war drained the U.S. treasury; still the pro-Israel power configuration and military industrial complex have been batting for endless wars. The scraping of peace treaties is also the program of the military industrial complex. Lately President Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty of 1987. Back in 2002, the U.S. scrapped the Anti-Ballistic missile (ABM) treaty. The abandoning of INF and ABM would bring humanity close to the ground zero. Trump wants to revive the Cold War era as it will benefit the U.S. weapon manufacturers a great deal. The sanction game is yet another trump card of the U.S. military industrial complex as it is trying to exclude Russia from the international arms market. Washington’s sanction against Russia is just an excuse for pushing Russia out of the global arms market. The U.S. weapons manufacturers are losing their market even in the U.S. friendly states. So the U.S. is targeting Russian defense industry.
In 2017 more than 30 Russian arms manufacturers were incorporated in the list of potential sanctions target.