US’ constant quest for the control of world’s energy, serves as the main motive behind its arms deals with several Middle Eastern countries.
US economic interests can be summarized as to a steadfast quest for the exploitation and control of the world's oil and energy supplies. This is the reason it invaded Iraq under the pretext of combating terrorism after the events of the September 11, 2001.
Maintaining access to Iraq’s oil is not the whole story. No matter how many young Americans or coalition soldiers get killed in Iraq, Pakistan or Afghanistan, and simply ignoring the death tolls on civilians, Obama administration seeks to perform its energy agenda throughout the oil rich Middle East by the use of military force.
Corporate USA needs to spread its tentacles in and around strategic locations that are known to be so vital to its trades and transactions. After Bush declared ‘mission accomplished’, he announced his plan for a US – Middle East Free Trade Zone to complete the corporate invasion of Iraq to the rest of the Middle East.
US economic agenda is accomplished through the use of military power. The latest arms deal with several of the Persian Gulf states, known by the US as 'allies', show that multinationals and arms manufacturers need the government to pave the ground to justify their presence in the region.
From a quote by the former US president, Dwight D. Eisenhower who said: "The military-industrial-complex [would] cause military spending to be driven not by national security needs but by a network of weapons makers, lobbyists and elected officials." one can clearly see what really fuels US policies in the Persian Gulf region.