The United States is the number one country for supplying weapons to other nations around the world. It would be common sense that the countries the United States supplies weapons to would be their allies, nations that would further the values of democracy and countries with an honorable human rights record. However, this first perception would be wrong. The United States supplies weaponry to two different types of nations. The first type of nations the United States supplies weapons to are countries who are relatively democratic allies, nations like South Korea and Japan. The second type of nations that the United States supplies weaponry to are countries who are at war with one another or with countries who have unworthy democratic or human rights statuses, nations such as, Columbia, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia. The United States military has also had to face troops previously trained by the United States own military, countries such as; Panama, Iraq, Somalia, Haiti, and now in Afghanistan. Why does the United States supply these nations with weapons that in turn cause or increase so much grief? The reason why the United States supplies these weapons is for a profit. The United States should not supply weapons to warring countries or with countries who violate human rights because exacerbating conflict is wrong, supplying weapons to warring countries or to countries who violate human rights exacerbates conflict, therefore supplying weapons to countries who are warring or who violates human rights is wrong. Yes, the selling of weapons to other nations will bring in a profit, but is that profit worth it? .
Arming Both Sides.
The profit that is received to the United States for supplying weapons to both Greece and Turkey is not only money, but use of their military bases. Turkey is a the only Middle Eastern ally to the United States, that is why they are so crucial to the security of the United States.