Reckless arms exporters to Saudi Arabia worst hit by COVID-19

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May 18, 2020

Reckless arms exporters like the US and the UK - big arms exporters to Saudi Arabia - are among the worst-hit countries from COVID-19. Is this a surprise?

Infographic: Who Exports Arms to Saudi Arabia? | StatistaAs visible, these are almost the same countries that are proportionally hardest-hit with COVID-19

Infographic: The World's Largest Arms Suppliers | Statista 

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As already mentioned earlier, arms exports are usually done with barter trades and they are typically aligned with - at least morally - corrupt governments that don't value the well-being of others.

As an example, the defense minister of Switzerland - a country with huge war material exports - only concentrated on the barter agreement for a new military airplane instead of pandemic prevention. This lead - among other reasons - to Switzerland becoming one of the worst-hit countries from COVID-19.

 


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