Every industry, licit or not, has been profoundly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Arms dealers in Yemen and throughout the Arabian Peninsula have even had to change how they go about getting weapons into the hands of terrorists.
The Mideast Beast interviewed one successful Saudi weapons mogul, who wished to remain anonymous. Here’s what he had to say.
“We all know the future is in online content, not brick and mortar businesses, which are surprisingly easy to blow up. I saw which way the wind was blowing, with regards to this public health crisis, and decided to pivot early. Now I make instructional videos on how to manufacture your own explosives, from the comfort of your own home. Sure, they’re not as new and shiny as the toys I’m used to selling but if the end result is a building, or Ahmed, detonating then mission accomplished, at a fraction of the price. And many of these items can be made from everyday household items that won’t cost you an arm and a leg…unless you do it wrong.”
When asked why he did this, he replied,
“I’m here to show people you don’t need a US military contract to get a hold of top-notch explosives and firearms. With the Internet, you never know who is going to be the next Timothy McVeigh. We live in very exciting times.”