Germany halts exportation of arms

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There are numerous other countries which would readily sell weapons to any nation that desires to buy them. If you are preparing for war, would it matter where the weapons come from? I think Germany is playing political games.
 
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No question that they are playing games because the region hasn't changed that much in the past months. That is why Germany is a rich country, they are in the weapons business, that gives a lot of money. Why have they stopped now though?
 
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No question that they are playing games because the region hasn't changed that much in the past months. That is why Germany is a rich country, they are in the weapons business, that gives a lot of money. Why have they stopped now though?
All the big countries are in the arms trade: USA, UK, France, China are some of the biggest. France is always getting bad mouthed for selling (almost) anything to anyone no questions asked - Russia also.
 

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Saudi Arabia isn't in need of Germany. We have the cash and can go wherever we want. We all know that the reason mention is not legitimate for the fact that Germany has not halt arm export to Israel. Let's not forget that Israel is located in the same region as Saudi Arabia and also more vulnerable than the later. Saudi Arabia and the rest of the GCC states are the most stable countries in the ME. Israel on the other hand isn't stable at all and has itself engaged in human rights violation using the arms it gets from Germany but it seems like the Germans are happy with that.

I hope Saudi Arabia responce to this using economic means.
 
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Its hard to see what the German angle is here; maybe there is something coming down the EU line and she is thinking ahead? The announcement is too public to be a manoeuver, it will be embarrassing to pull back.

I was once a Merkel fan, but have learned not to trust her. She is Machiavellian; saw this on her visit to the UK a few years back - made all these public speeches with Cameron about supporting the British claims of a need to change the EU conditions, and on who Germany would back in the leadership run - and then went to France and said the exact opposite and poo-pooed what she claimed in the UK - and openly backed the person she said she wouldn't. I understand that she should not be at the beck and call of the UK - not saying that she should - but being intentionally duplicitous makes me trust her not at all!
 
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All the big countries are in the arms trade: USA, UK, France, China are some of the biggest. France is always getting bad mouthed for selling (almost) anything to anyone no questions asked - Russia also.
This is a sad reality, to see that the most influential countries in the world are the ones that contribute the most to war by selling weapons. They should work in the defense of peace, not promoting it.
 
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Well Germany needs to stop supplying unstable regions with weapons that will only result in the death of hundreds of civilians. Full time these so called developed countries stop supporting wars and creating more terrorist groups.
 

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