This page is for collecting links on the arms trade business often used for supporting or creating insurgencies in favour of the sausage complex.
- Politics & Lobbying
- Arms trade
- Conventional weapons
- Experimental weapons
- Arms trade shows
Legitimising arms trade:[linkview show_cat_name=”0″ cat_name=”Arms Trade Treaty”]
Politics & Lobbying[linkview show_cat_name=”0″ cat_name=”Politics & Lobbying”]
Each year, around $45-60 billion worth of arms sales are agreed. Most of these sales (something like 75%) are to developing countries.
The 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council (US, Russia, France, United Kingdom and China), together with Germany and Italy account for around 85% of the arms sold between 2004 and 2011.[linkview show_cat_name=”0″ cat_name=”Arms Trade”]
Traders[linkview show_cat_name=”0″ cat_name=”Traders Arms”]
The trade in small arms and light weapons today sustains bloody conflicts around the world. As a result, large areas of the world have become extremely dangerous.
The Grimmett Report categorises conventional weapons in:
- Tanks and Self-propelled Guns (includes light, medium, and heavy tanks; self-propelled artillery; self-propelled assault guns).
- Artillery (includes field and air defense artillery, mortars, rocket launchers and recoilless rifles — 100 mm and over; FROG launchers — 100mm and over).
- Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and Armored Cars (includes personnel carriers, armored and amphibious; armored infantry fighting vehicles; armored reconnaissance and command vehicles).
- Major Surface Combatants (includes aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, frigates).
- Minor Surface Combatants (includes minesweepers, subchasers, motor torpedo boats, patrol craft, motor gunboats).
- Submarines (includes all submarines, including midget submarines).
- Guided Missile Patrol Boats (includes all boats in this class).
- Supersonic Combat Aircraft (includes all fighter and bomber aircraft designed to function operationally at speeds above Mach 1).
- Subsonic Combat Aircraft (includes all fighter and bomber aircraft designed to function operationally at speeds below Mach 1).
- Other Aircraft (includes all other fixed-wing aircraft, including trainers, transports, reconnaissance aircraft, and communications/utility aircraft).
- Helicopters (includes all helicopters, including combat and transport).
- Surface-to-air Missiles (includes all ground-based air defense missiles).
- Surface-to-surface Missiles (includes all surface-surface missiles without regard to range, such as Scuds and CSS-2s. It excludes all anti-tank missiles. It also excludes all anti-ship missiles, which are counted in a separate listing).
- Anti-ship Missiles (includes all missiles in this class such as the Harpoon, Silkworm, Styx and Exocet).
Using land where “others” live as a lab for testing experimental weapons is likely a general strategy for the UK, the US and Israel, possibly of all first world countries and NATO: maintain low intensity operations/conflicts for use as a military testing/training ground.[linkview show_cat_name=”0″ cat_name=”Weapons Experimental”]
Arms trade shows
And then track when experimental weapons appear on what trade shows.[linkview show_cat_name=”0″ cat_name=”Arms Trade Shows”]
What future?[linkview show_cat_name=”0″ cat_name=”Future”]
Got more links that are helpful for (our) research of the pillaging & plundering that’s going on? Post in the comments below please!