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Forum Post: Weapons of Death: The Best US Export makes 1% rich

Posted 5 years ago on June 17, 2012, 5:52 p.m. EST by bklynsboy (834)
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We don't have a bullet train, we have medicine shortages, bridges and roads are crumbling, our school children do worse than in other countries, we have a shorter life span and higher infant mortality, we have the largest prison population in the world, high unemployment, foreclosures, poor senior and veterans' care, bankrupt cities-towns and states.

But we do sell the best damn killing machines in the world! Want a war? Want to bury some ethnic groups? Want unmatched lethality? Want to maintain and create jobs pumping these machines out? Call your friendly US weapons manufacturer or government rep.

US Sets Another Record on Defense Sales, Already Sunday, 17 June 2012 12:59 By Carey L. Biron, Inter Press Service | Report http://truth-out.org/news/item/9834-us-sets-another-record-on-defence-sales-already

  1. Lockheed Martin Corp.: $35,828,421,340.83 in contracts
  2. Boeing: $19,486,294,255.83 in contracts
  3. Northrop Grumman Corp.: $16,797,921,451.22 in contracts
  4. General Dynamics Corp.: $15,249,055,811.75 in contracts
  5. Raytheon: $15,245,234,506.52 in contracts
  6. United Technologies Corp.: $7,721,459,648.98 in contracts
  7. L-3 Communications Holdings: $7,445,106,575.43 in contracts
  8. Oshkosh Corp.: $7,243,489,906.25 in contracts
  9. SAIC: $6,796,280,361.66 in contracts
  10. BAE Systems: $6,561,185,112.84 in contracts



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[-] 1 points by toukarin (488) 5 years ago

What happened to the presidents and candidates who used to talk about the military industrial complex?

Oh right... they're dead... Eisenhower gone and the Kennedy's shot...

Here's some food for thought, the USA alone produces 40% of the worlds weapons by value.

We are only causing more and more death by exporting these weapons.

Also... we even export small arms and riot control equipment to places like Bahrain and Saudi Arabia where they use it against their protesters... yeah... cause that's not an atrocity is it? Of course Assad and Gadhafi do not have the same right to put down rebellions on their own soil.

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 5 years ago

US: death for profits. No wonder the world hates us.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

And the people will vote for more it come November....


There is no political solution to a cultural problem.

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 5 years ago

The masses follow FOX, NY Times and Wash Post which are mouthpieces for govt. and Pentagon propaganda.

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 5 years ago

It's got to get so bad here people will wake up. But the best lesson learned from Vietnam was to end the draft. Now no one cares.