Hillary Clinton just might be the top salesperson for the military-industrial complex in US history, yet she is claiming to be the undisputed champion of gun control in the 2016 race.
The fact that Clinton has sold more weapons than George W. Bush in his second term isn’t mentioned much by the major cable news networks, who have allowed her to get away with the narrative that she wants to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of killers. But much of the unrest in the Middle East can be traced back to US-supplied weapons during Clinton’s years as Secretary of State, particularly to countries with deplorable human rights records.
As the International Business Times discovered, Clinton’s State Department sold $165 billion in weapons to 20 different countries between October 2010 and September 2012 that also donated to her family foundation. Saudi Arabia, for example, donated $10 million to the Clinton Foundation ahead of a sale of fighter jets in late 2011, during Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. In what could be seen as an effort to grease the wheels, fighter jet manufacturer Boeing donated $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation.