Food For Thought - Arms Exports
(Linked from the National Priorities Project, with permission.)
Again I recall, in the dim dark ages, governments paying farmers to plough crops under. It might be a good thing if the US government paid all those greedy bastards they subsidies to make arms industry to stay home instead.
Interestingly, we now have another complex in the US that's almost the rival of the military/industrial complex. It's the incarceration/industrial complex.
Make weapons, war, and put people in jail. Pretty much sums up our fair land in a nutshell.
As in, "kudos."
Small arms are not covered because of the lack of public data available.
hmm... speaking of, Landmine stockpiles are still huge, but their trade seems to have stopped.
Basically we've had our fun, and I guess at the tail end of President's Day, it might be time to think about what is best in Presidents rather than what is worst. Though I have to say, the Ugliest President contest was great for giggles. I think Nixon was the consensus, no?
And all you need is laundry detergent and gasoline.
Isn't war great!
We kill the children!