The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is expected to increase their defense spending from $48 billion last year to $52 billion by 2019, IHS Janes Defense analysts reported on Monday.

This $4 billion surge in Saudi Arabia’s defense spending is expected to surpass both Russia and France, leaving only China and the United States above this oil rich Gulf nation.

Despite their willingness to spend billions on the latest military technology, the Saudi regime is still struggling to defeat anti-government militias in Yemen.

Yemen is considered the poorest country in the Arab world; however, homegrown groups like the Houthi forces have enjoyed significant success against the richest Arab country: Saudi Arabia.

 

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TheScepticalOne
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TheScepticalOne

they have to, they lost a shitload and are losing a war. its not arms they have an issue with, its their s**t military

Федянин Алексей
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Федянин Алексей

@leithfadel “Defense”, huh?

Alex
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Alex

Their army is a joke anyaway.. Russia would eat them on breakfast.

Shooresh Golzari
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Shooresh Golzari

But still can’t fight its way out of a wet paper bag. Biggest joke of a country, people and military ever.

Sherri Schmid
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Sherri Schmid

Gee…..being that 17 of the 19 terrorists who killed 2,995 ppl in the 9/11 attacks…doesn’t surprise me; it should awaken

Sherri Schmid
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Sherri Schmid

@realDonaldTrump @Veteran4Trump @DanScavino @EricTrump @IvankaTrump ….well this isn’t surprising…ie…9/11 Saudi Arabians

Julia Wraith
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Julia Wraith

Must be stocking their armoury before Obama leaves office.

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

And now that E.U. refuses to deliver them weapons… Maybe is it the real reason for BrExit! UK is their 1st supplier!

Jay Jay
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Jay Jay

They are spending much more on religious propaganda in a lowly try to manipulate all the muslim guys to achieve its political gains it may backfire

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

It has already backfired as both Qaeda and Da’ish called the al-Saouds’ as corrupts and that they should be overthrew… Nevertheless, very nice book were printed in KSA : in english, intended for children loitering in UK mosques, with just incitations to… sectarian hatred! They could be found in, if I remember well, 2 third of mosques…
Anyway, their main book glorifies religious war and slaughtering the unbelievers.

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

According to the according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, KSA budget already surpasses Russia or France, being of 87.2 bln$ for 2016…

Joe Pelosi
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Joe Pelosi

The Saudis failed military campaigns only show how oppressed their people feel.

Philipp Kursawe
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Philipp Kursawe

@BungeeWedgie You couldn’t make this s**t up. The history of #SaudiBarbaria – USA explained in “Bitter Lake”. Watch it now!