[Ed. – This is not good for anyone.]
A bomb used by a Saudi coalition that attacked a school bus in Yemen was sold through a U.S. State Department-sanctioned arms deal with Saudi Arabia, CNN reported.
According to the news outlet, the weapon that led to the deaths of dozens of children on August 9 was “a 500-pound (227 kilogram) laser-guided MK 82 bomb made by Lockheed Martin, one of the top U.S. defense contractors.”
The bomb is similar to one that landed on a funeral hall in Yemen in October 2016 that left 155 dead and hundreds wounded. The Saudi coalition blamed “incorrect information” for the strike and called it a mistake. In March of the same year, there was a strike on a Yemeni market killed 97 people. A U.S.-supplied precision-guided MK84 bomb was used in the attack, according to the report.
Following the funeral hall attack, former President Barack Obama banned sales of precision-guided military technology to Saudi Arabia due to human rights concerns. The ban was overturned in 2017 by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, according to the report.