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British MoD believes Iraq and Libya are priority targets for arms sales

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posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 03:44 AM
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Despite being recent members of "the axis of evil" the British MoD now believes that Iraq and Libya should be viewed as lucrative places of business for the British arms companies, this is despite these countries having a record of human rights abuse.
 



observer.guardian.co.uk
Countries with poor human rights records and those on the front line in the war on terror, including Iraq, have been targeted by the Ministry of Defence as the most lucrative places for British arms companies to sell weapons.

A confidential report obtained by The Observer under the Freedom of Information Act reveals for the first time that Iraq and Libya are 'priority' markets. Also new on the list are Colombia and Kazakhstan, both criticised for human rights violations.


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When this "New Labour" goverment came to power it claimed that it would operate a ethical sales policy when selling arms, yet here we have yet more signs of them selling to countries that abuse human rights, and why are we even considering selling arms to Libya? after all the only reason Gadaffi changed sides was he was afraid of being the next on the list after Iraq.




posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 09:27 AM
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There's nothing ethical about arms sales and those in the business have well placed people to make sure the sales go through.

War is good for business.



posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 09:52 AM
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Makes you wonder how long it will before those weopons are aimed at our troops though? and if they will be sold on to a third party by Libya who has a record of doing things like this (ira ect)



posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 12:17 PM
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Wasn't there a large arms shipment, destined for the new Iraqi forces, that "disappeared" a few months ago?
Never did see any follow up on that as to where the shipment might have gone.

The sellers don't necessarily care who the end user of their weapons will be, it's all about money. If the purchaser sells on to a third party it's not the fault of the seller..right?


If the arms end up being used by forces fighting our own troops then it's a win-win situation for the companies who arm our own forces too. More large G&T's at the club old boy



posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 12:47 PM
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Originally posted by solidshot

When this "New Labour" goverment came to power it claimed that it would operate a ethical sales policy when selling arms, yet here we have yet more signs of them selling to countries that abuse human rights, and why are we even considering selling arms to Libya? after all the only reason Gadaffi changed sides was he was afraid of being the next on the list after Iraq.


Mate don't forget Uzbeqkistan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and many other countries that have been sold sold weapons during New labour who are either non-democratic,violent murderous dictatorships or are occupying and killing people in other countries.



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