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If not stopped, instead of these swords, the Saudis will be assembling-making smart bombs, Black Hawk helicoptors and more with the help of Trump-Tillerson.

President Donald Trump poses for photos with ceremonial swordsmen on his arrival to Murabba Palace, as the guest of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, Saturday evening, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
 
Trump is giving Saudis tech info to make smart weapons. Hundreds or more assembly jobs will be made in Saudi Arabia. Hence the excited welcome of Trump by the Saudis. Some Republican and Democratic members of Congress object, though the Black Hawk assembly is not listed: https://amash.house.gov/sites/amash.house.gov/files/documents/052517AmashPocanBlockSaudiArmsSale.pdf https://amash.house.gov/sites/amash.house.gov/files/documents/HJRes102.pdf

Defense Assembly Jobs-Technical specifications to Saudis so they can attack the US at a future date with “Smart” Bombs, etc.

Transfer of technical data and assembly of parts is jobs for Saudi both now and in the future, rather than the US! Where are the parts made? Probably mostly outside of the USA. Thus, the jobs seem to be for Saudis (or their guest workers).

Furthermore, the info can be used to attack the US by either Saudi or freelance (non-governmental) terrorists: “proposed transfer of defense articles, defense services, and technical data to support the assembly, modification, testing, training, operation, maintenance, and integration of the Paveway II and III, Enhanced Paveway II and III, and Paveway IV Weapons Systems for the Royal Saudi Air Force F–15, Tornado, and Typhoon Aircraft.” https://amash.house.gov/sites/amash.house.gov/files/documents/HJRes102.pdf

JDAMs are guidance kits that convert existing unguided bombs into precision-guided “smart” munitions” (US Navy. mil)

The proposed transfer of certain technical data, hardware, and defense services to the Royal Saudi Air Force and Boeing Saudi Arabia necessary to support the deployment of the JDAM off the Kingdom of Saudi Araba’s western made aircraft platforms (Ex 10 F–15S, F–15SA) for the Royal Saudi Air Force…” https://amash.house.gov/sites/amash.house.gov/files/documents/HJRes102.pdf

450 Jobs for Saudis from Blackhawk Assembly Alone; Buy American Products, Made in Saudi Arabis

Note that assembly of parts is jobs for Saudi, rather than the US! Where are the parts made? Probably mostly outside of the USA. Will VP Pence’s brother’s Cummins Engines be used?
Included in the defense agreements is a $6 billion pledge to assemble 150 Lockheed Martin Black Hawk helicopters in Saudi Arabia, which is expected to result in the creation of 450 jobs in Saudi Arabia.” (Steve Herman, VOA) https://www.voanews.com/a/trump-to-meet-dozens-of-muslim-leaders-leaders-during-saudi-visit/3862443.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuze

They can also attack Qatar: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/07/qatar-fbi-says-russian-hackers-planted-fake-news-story-that-led-to-crisis-report

JOBS IN THE UK, SPAIN AND ITALY, AS WELL AS SAUDI.

1. 34. EC1640 — 05/23/2017 — Senate Foreign Relations —115th Congress (2017-2018) A communication from the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, pursuant to section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act, the certification of a proposed license for the export of defense articles, including technical data, and defense services to Saudi Arabia to support the integration, installation, operation, training, testing, maintenance, and repair of the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) in the amount of $50,000,000 or more (Transmittal No. DDTC 16-132); to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

2. EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION
35. EC1639 — 05/23/2017 — Senate Foreign Relations —115th Congress (2017-2018) A communication from the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, pursuant to section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act, the certification of a proposed license for the export of defense articles, including technical data, and defense services to Saudi Arabia to support the integration, installation, operation, training, testing, maintenance, and repair of the FMU-152A/B Joint Programmable Bomb (JPB) Fuze System in the amount of $14,000,000 or more (Transmittal No. DDTC 16-011); to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
3. EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION
36. EC1638 — 05/23/2017 — Senate Foreign Relations —115th Congress (2017-2018) A communication from the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, pursuant to section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act, the certification of a proposed license for the export of defense articles, including technical data, and defense services to the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Saudi Arabia to support the assembly, modification, testing, training, operation, maintenance, and integration of the Paveway II and II, Enhanced Paveway II and III, and Paveway IV Weapons Systems for the Royal Saudi Air Force, in the amount of $50,000,000 or more (Transmittal No. DDTC 16-043); to the Committee on Foreign Relations
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https://www.congress.gov/search?q={%22source%22:%22communications%22} JOBS IN THE UK, SPAIN AND ITALY, AS WELL AS SAUDI.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2017
CONTACT Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@mail.house.gov

House members seek to block proposed arms sales to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of six representatives, led by Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.), today introduced a joint resolution of disapproval, H.J. Res. 102, to block proposed sales of precision-guided munitions and other offensive weapons to the Government of Saudi Arabia. The joint resolution is cosponsored by Reps. Thomas Massie OR-Ky.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), and Jim McGovern (D-Mass.).

Congress was notified of the proposed sales, which are part of a larger arms deal with Saudi Arabia reportedly worth $110 billion, on May 19.

“Saudi Arabia has one of the worst human rights records and has supported many of the extremists terrorizing the people of the Middle East and the world,” said Amash. “These arms sales extend a reckless policy from the Obama administration and prior administrations, and they come at a time when the Saudi government is escalating a gruesome war in Yemen.”

“President Trump’s proposed $110-billion weapons sale sends the wrong message to Saudi Arabia,” said Pocan. “In addition to regularly dropping U.S. bombs on Yemeni civilians, Saudi Arabia appears to have every intention of using the U.S. weapons from this sale to enforce a blockade on Yemen that prevents food and medicine from reaching millions of people on the brink of starvation.”

“For months, my colleagues and I have been demanding answers to the most basic questions on the U.S. role in the disastrous Saudi-led war in Yemen and have been met with deafening silence from the White House,” Pocan continued. “As we introduce a resolution of disapproval against this unprecedented weapons sale, we are concerned about U.S. complicity in the world’s largest humanitarian crisis now consuming Yemen. Our bipartisan group of lawmakers will be urging our colleagues to take seriously our constitutional duty to vigorously debate the merits of arming the Saudis even further.”

Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Al Franken (D-Minn.) have introduced identical legislation in the Senate. Under the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, a senator can force a vote on an arms sale. Although no such procedure exists in the House, the joint resolution of disapproval would be treated as “highly privileged” if reported from committee.

The joint resolution is attached.
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https://amash.house.gov/sites/amash.house.gov/files/documents/052517AmashPocanBlockSaudiArmsSale.pdf
https://amash.house.gov/sites/amash.house.gov/files/documents/HJRes102.pdf

WILL SAUDI TAKE THE YEMEN REFUGEES OR THE US?

U.S., Saudi firms sign tens of billions of dollars of deals as Trump visits
Posted:Sat, 20 May 2017 14:35:24 -0400
RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. and Saudi Arabian companies signed business deals worth tens of billions of dollars on Saturday during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, as Riyadh seeks help to develop its economy beyond oil
“. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/oCoKkh6qpTk/us-saudi-usa-trump-deals-idUSKCN18G05P

UPDATE 3-U.S., Saudi firms sign tens of billions of dollars of deals as Trump visits Posted:Sat, 20 May 2017 14:22:03 -0400
* Deals range from healthcare to oil and military procurement (Adds announcement of tech, infrastructure funds)
http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/WfMKBxhpV0k/saudi-usa-trump-deals-idUSL8N1IM06C

FRIGHTENING

Blackstone, Saudi’s PIF plan $40 billion infrastructure investment fund
Posted:Sat, 20 May 2017 12:19:02 -0400
RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. private equity firm Blackstone and Saudi Arabia’s main sovereign wealth fund said on Saturday they planned to create a $40 billion vehicle to invest in infrastructure projects, mainly in the United States
“. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/ZCQMU2yGfFE/us-usa-trump-saudi-blackstone-group-idUSKCN18G0OW

GE announces $15 billion of business deals with Saudi Arabia
Posted:Sat, 20 May 2017 16:27:07 -0400
RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. technology and engineering conglomerate GE said on Saturday it had signed $15 billion of business deals with Saudi Arabia as part of the kingdom’s drive to diversify its economy beyond oil
“. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/exlxf3Yxmfs/us-usa-trump-saudi-ge-idUSKCN18G0FB

Softbank-Saudi tech fund becomes world’s biggest with $93 billion of capital Posted:Sat, 20 May 2017 15:44:53 -0400
RIYADH (Reuters) – The world’s largest private equity fund, backed by Japan’s Softbank Group and Saudi Arabia’s main sovereign wealth fund, said on Saturday it had raised over $93 billion to invest in technology sectors such as artificial intelligence and robotics.
http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/3kpxgexoEwI/us-softbank-visionfund-launch-idUSKCN18G0NP




https://amash.house.gov/sites/amash.house.gov/files/documents/HJRes102.pdf

Yemen is a geo-atrategic oil-petroleum chokepoint