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Forum Post: What US Does best: Weaponize the World for profit

Posted 1 year ago on May 12, 2012, 9:48 a.m. EST by bklynsboy (834)
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Weapons/war industries enriches the 1%, but cuts to everything else in American society are sacrificed to maintain war.

What a plan: destabilize the region via regime change, prop up a friendly despot and sell them weapons. We're the biggest armorer in the world. Here's a partial list for Bahrain, home of the US 5th Fleet (opposite Iran):

coastal patrol boats and a frigate that have been designated as excess U.S. military material, as well as engine upgrades for Bahrain’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets. Other sources said the list also included upgrades for Bahrain’s air defense communications, ground-based radar, air-to-air and ground-to-air missile systems and Cobra helicopters, as well as defense radar components and night-vision equipment.

U.S. to resume some military sales to Bahrain By Karen DeYoung, Saturday, May 12, 12:02 AM

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-to-resume-some-military-sales-to-bahrain/2012/05/11/gIQAZcRQJU_print.html

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/storysupplement/up_in_arms /?iid=EL

http://www.progressive.org/extent_of_global_arms_complex.html

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[-] 3 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 1 year ago

The US would be better off bringing the troupes home and putting them to work on projects rebuilding our decaying infrastructure.

[-] 3 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

No. That makes too much sense.

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 1 year ago

EXACTLY the key to rebuild crumbling America.

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[-] 3 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

No mention of drug trade-offs? Usually there's some powders involved in the trades.

Can't have all those things that go bang without some whoopee powder to make it all that much more enjoyable.

[-] 3 points by jimmycrackerson (940) from Blackfoot, ID 1 year ago

And I thought we had American troops guarding poppy plants in Afghanistan because they enjoy being around flowers.

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 1 year ago

haha! Good info. The Russians got happy and NATO too!

[-] 2 points by freewriterguy (882) 1 year ago

i think we should outlaw governmetn weapons to pistols only and allow us citizens to have machine guns. A similar language is found in the constitution where only we the people can own land patents, not banks, or corporations, and government cannot even own land. How many of you knew that?

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 1 year ago

It was written when Indians, animals and the British were threats.

[-] 1 points by TruthRightsFreedom (259) 1 year ago

Heard it long ago, you remind me. Can you cite where, what part? Probably a search of page text for "patent" would find it. I'll check.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4020) 1 year ago

Good Post

[-] 6 points by bklynsboy (834) 1 year ago

Sunday NY Times has stories that Wash State has no budget to treat whooping cough and Calif. has a multi billion shortfall requiring drastic cuts in necessities. But there's unquestioned, unlimited money for war: another story is US is dropping training Iraqi police after hundreds of billions wasted.

America crumbles as we build more jets, subs, carriers and enrich the 1% with endless global war.

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