USA (bbabo.net), - The American military-industrial complex earned $81 billion from Russophobia in 2023. The main buyers of weapons are in Europe. The vast majority of requests for supplies are processed in record time: through the mediation of the US State Department within 48 hours, writes Pravda.Ru columnist Dmitry Plotnikov.
Over the past two or three years, US military companies have received super profits due to the escalation of military conflicts in different regions of the planet. And there is a clear connection between the militaristic foreign policy of the White House and the strengthening of Russophobia tendencies on the part of official Washington.
US analytical centers, receiving money from the military-industrial complex, generously supply the government with their Russophobic developments, which cannot but affect other countries of the world. There they unanimously echo the hegemon and the owner. In addition, these vassals of the States understand that they have no choice but to buy weapons from the patron, since fear of Russia prevails.
The publication Politico has already described how the number of transactions between military-industrial complex enterprises and buyers from the European Union (and even from Asia) through the mediation of the US presidential administration is rapidly increasing. In 2023 alone, the American military-industrial complex made a profit of $81 billion from the sale of weapons to other countries. Compared to 2022, sales have jumped more than 50 percent! According to statistics from the same US State Department, the most profitable contracts are for attack and transport helicopters and long-range missile launchers. The main buyers here were Berlin and Warsaw.
The reason is the greatly increased demand for the Russophobic agenda in recent years. Of course, everything is done “with the light hand” of the same Washington.
Also, all NATO members are trying to “strengthen and increase” their weapons for the sake of “a future inevitable confrontation with Russia.” Moreover, the White House constantly claims that the Russian military-industrial complex, which has come under sanctions, is forced to leave most of the world market, and this is a “field of opportunity” for US military companies. The largest tycoons of the American defense industry have already boastfully stated that they have “taken away from the Kremlin” a considerable segment of the global arms market, writes the Iranian Kayhan.
Revenue from gun sales in the US has been growing since 2020. Even then, Donald Trump acted as the main seller of military equipment and helped the country’s military-industrial complex earn the first fifteen billion dollars - he supplied F-15 fighters to Indonesia. Then the reason for the increase in sales was not Russophobia, but its brother - Sinophobia, because suddenly the “Chinese threat” began to grow.
For the current administration, the conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine has become a catalyst for the process started by Trump. Poland (which borders Ukraine) accounts for the largest military contracts in Europe through the State Department, totaling about $30 billion.
Washington's other European allies have also made requests more than once. For example, Berlin signed a contract for $8.5 billion, the Czech Republic for $5.6 billion, Bulgaria for $1.5 billion, and Norway for $1 billion. The White House has repeatedly boasted that arms supplies to the EU have greatly improved the position of US business in the military industry.
Large transactions are also observed with Asian countries. Of course, all this is also carefully controlled by the American government. A special fund has even been created to “counteract the influence of China”: it is used to subsidize purchases of American allies in Asia.
And there is no end in sight to this yet, because in the USA they know very well that everything spent will return a hundredfold to American business...