Monday, June 13, 2011

Arming the World and Starting the Wars


The United States plans to export $46.1 billion in weapons this year, nearly doubling its 2010 figures, officials said.
Failed Empire has a wonderful post about this shameful business.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.

10 comments:

  1. So would the world would be a better place if the Russians or Chinese got those contracts instead?

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  2. Less supply would potentially increase the price, making fewer purchased in total; so........yes.

    What would be even better would be if we could persuade the Russians and Chinese not to export so many either.

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  3. See, now I thought everything was made in China.

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  4. A skittle farting unicornsJune 13, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    "What would be even better would be if we could persuade the Russians and Chinese not to export so many either."

    Yeah, riiiiiight, we have had so much luck getting both of them to drill less for oil and convert to green energy and their environmental records are top notch....

    So I am sure that they are going to stop making money......

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  5. Yeah, riiiiiight, we have had so much luck getting both of them to drill less for oil and convert to green energy and their environmental records are top notch....

    I think somebody needs to catch up on their reading.

    Mikeb302000:

    If the terrarists can buy their guns from somebody who didn't get them from us, then they've already won!!

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  6. Dog Gone, this is a business. The U.S. companies are selling those guns because they won the contracts. If the U.S. disappeared from the world market, then the Chinese, Russians, Belgians, Germans, Czechs, South Africans, Croatians, Turks, Swiss, Italians, Brazilians or many others would be more than happy to step up and fill those contracts for those customers.

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  7. FWM, I suppose in your view, those other countries which would export all the guns if we didn't, would also begin policing the world in order to ensure the continuation of four, not three any longer, but four perpetual wars.

    (That's Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and you ready for it? Yemen)

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  8. "What would be even better would be if we could persuade the Russians and Chinese not to export so many either."

    You'll have more luck persuade a dog to not lick his... Well you know.

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  9. You never know what can be accomplished by treaty, RedAz!

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  10. I think somebody needs to catch up on their reading.

    See if you can push grandma away from the reading center gramps....

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/26/world/asia/26china.html

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2010/sep/16/pollution-coal-ash-china#/?picture=366690562&index=4

    Last year, China consumed more than 3bn tonnes of coal - more than triple the amount used by the United States. Chinese power stations generated 375m tonnes of coal ash, according to a Greenpeace report. This image shows Shentou number two power plant in Shuozhou, Shanxi province, its ash pond in the foreground

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