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How a One-Word Loophole Will Make It Easier for the US to Sell Weapons to Governments That Kill Civilians


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How a One-Word Loophole Will Make It Easier for the US to Sell Weapons to Governments That Kill Civilians

Alex Emmons

Arms control experts are raising concerns about a possible loophole in the Trump administration’s new arms export policy, arguing that it gives the administration further cover to sell weapons to some of the world’s worst human rights violators.


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Doesn’t change the fact that this United States government supports Murder.


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Again an article built around what TRUMP might do when the United States of America has been selling arms to these same regimes all along. Do people STILL believe that when selling arms to the Government of the Honduras as example, they were unaware that said Government was killing Civilians?

If this outrage had been expressed a long time ago and had the electorate voted for candidates who would have worked towards ending this the Yemen situation might never have got to this.

This is not a US only problem. The Government of Canada has been selling arms to thes same regimes , as has France and the UK. This had little to do with Loopholes in the law and who the respective Prime Minister or President was at the time and had everything to do with Governments of all nations putting the profits of Corporations above anything else. As far as “Profits” are concerned if there no existing loopholes that make the selling of arms to these regimes impossible, they will work on finding them or creating them.

At the end of the day it not the words on paper that are selling these arms and allowing it. It is the PEOPLE who are elected to office and the Corporations that lobby them.


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Are we pretending that the change of this word will somehow pause those who are not answerable to anyone?
There is no such mechanism left.
If Europe, the colonial bastion of pretend human rights has been co opted by the money system and are under the thumb of the bankers, you can say goodbye to the formalities.

Take cover, an AI propelled drone is headed for you.


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I guess that new loophole needs a name. How about the “Oops Rule”?
“Oops! Did we accidentally destroy that city full of civilians? We’re sorry, we’ll be more careful until next time.”
*And that’s how it works. Boom, boom boom! Sell, sell, sell! Megabucks, Megabucks, Multi-Megabucks! And damn the victims!
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