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Forum Post: military interventention is more war

Posted 2 years ago on May 30, 2012, 2:40 p.m. EST by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA
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not less war

military intervention is massacre

Stop sell weapons to Seria

building bombs 'til bunkers boil

getting paid for shell filled toil

if I am to work tomorrow

lobe the load on foreign soil


yep US only pays 41% of the total world military budget

World Military budget in Billions (percent total) by Nation

  • 1,630 World Total
  • 711 United States 41%
  • 143 China 8.2%
  • 71.9 Russia 4.1%
  • 62.7 United Kingdom 3.6 %
  • 62.5 France 3.6%
  • 54.5 Japan 3.3&
  • 48.2 Saudi Arabia 2.8%
  • 46.8 India 2.5%
  • 46.7 Germany 2.8%
  • 37.0 Italy 2.3%

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures


Global Arms Sales By Supplier Nations

39% United States

18% Russia

8% France

7% United Kingdom

5% Germany

3% China

3% Italy

11% Other European

5% Others

http://www.globalissues.org/article/74/the-arms-trade-is-big-business#GlobalArmsSalesBySupplierNations


TOP 10 Arms Produces

Notes: An S denotes a subsidiary company. A dash (–) indicates that the company did not rank among the SIPRI Top 100 for 2009

  • Lockheed Martin USA 35,730 33,430 78
  • BAE Systems UK 32,880 32,540 95
  • Boeing USA 31,360 32,300 49
  • Northrop Grumman USA 28,150 27,000 81
  • General Dynamics USA 23,940 23,380 74
  • Raytheon USA 22,980 23,080 91
  • BAE Systems Inc. (BAE Systems, UK) USA 17,900 19,280 100
  • EADS Trans-European 16,360 15,930 27
  • Finmeccanica Italy 14,410 13,280 58 +L-3 Communications USA 13,070 13,010 83
  • United Technologies USA

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/mar/02/arms-sales-top-100-producers

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[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

there is more to intervention than military actions

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

i watched where they are saying that america.. just america, no other UN member needs to "do somehting" about syria. did we sign some contract we dont know about that says no other country on the planet has to "do something" china has lots more money, and population.. if it matters .. let them. and they said 'the US could "beg" Russia to intervene. WTF? Why is it only on american pocketbooks that the world expects 'something to be done' if the world is so upset.. let them go "do something". we have americans to worry about,

[-] 1 points by toukarin (488) 2 years ago

The world does not give two hoots about Syria. Only the US and the Military Industrial complex does.

China, Russia and India, collectively home to a third of humanity dont want anyone to do anything about Syria.

Eastern Europe couldnt give a damn.

South America and Africa have enough of their own shit to deal with.

This leaves only the US and its puppet allies who want to do 'something.' Allies who are only making a fuss because the US is telling them to.

Leave Syria alone. They are putting down an armed rebellion inside their own borders. Would we be doing anything different? Would we like other nations imposing ceasefires and no fly zones over our soil in the face of civil war?

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