The U.S. government has shipped over 1.4 million guns to Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11, according a new analysis by the U.K.-based watchdog Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), but the Pentagon is only able to account for fewer than half of them.
It pretty easy to cover up criminal behaviour, that being supplying terrorists with arms and munitions and filling the pockets of the arms dealers with money, by suggesting it due to incompetence and bungling.
The Iraqi government has for example, long indicated that arms flowing to ISIS via US air drops, which the US military claims as just errors.
Right, 1.4 million guns, products of the arms "defense" industry just went missing. Bought with taxpayer dollars to the tune of how many millions of dollars? Billions? The MICC war-machine and "defense" industry Eisenhower warned us against, arms suppliers and middle-men - all the added-on costs and waste constitute a crime against our nation of vast proportions! To cap it all government has become so thoroughly controlled that war is waged for profit and the careers of the depraved.
A theft from civilian priorities and all the things that make a nation truly "strong" diverted to wars, destruction and death, and ALL with the complicity and active engagement of politicians and our so-called "leaders" - a crime against humanity!
That fraud is not even considering the other associated crimes against nations and peoples and "aid" packages etc.
We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of corruption, greed and complicity of all of our elected representatives - politicians that serve not the people but corrupt vested interests!
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children."
"The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter with a half-million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. . . . This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron." - Dwight David Eisenhower - April 16, 1953
Many of those guns are on the streets of Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and other large cities.
Does having guns make the public safer? Any studies on this?
Must we rely on more police, larger armies and more wars to keep us safe?
There are more gun deaths per capita in America then any other country on earth that isn't at war.
That's probably because there are more guns in America then in any other country on earth including those at war.
It matters that they were paid for and some congressmen delivered on their campaign funding obligations to support war for profit. The weapons are of no importance. Who are they going to use them against? Only servicemen, not anybody important to military brass.
Another reason why 'centrism' is so dangerous and extreme.
Maybe if we give the Pentagon more money,
you know, just for a special team to do a study
and then to analyze the findings
then we should give them even more money
for another team
to investigate the history of guns,
and then arrest some Muslims
we give them more money....
You got the rap down pat my man, money-money-money-money.
That's just the tip of the iceberg. They also don't know what happened to over $6 Trillion dollars. This article published by Fiscal Times in June of this year speaks volumes about the voluminous dollars unaccounted for within the pentagon:Pentagon’s Sloppy Bookkeeping Means $6.5 Trillion Can’t Pass an Audit
Considering that the Fiscal Times is no enemy of the MIC, it should give every taxpayer pause.
Endless wars require endless guns.
The military industrial complex couldn't be happier.
So how does that compare to Hillary Clinton's missing e mails? Where is there no Congressional outrage
over the hundreds of thousands of guns in Iraq and Afghanistan? And why is there no more outrage over
Bush administration lies about Sadam Hussein's links to Al Qaeda and WMD"s?
Anyone with an IQ of 2 knows where they went. Pentagon playing dumb. They know when people are talking on the phone and to who, track us and others in real time, know what I had for breakfast, yet they cant figure out where weapons went. Sure, I'll believe it, why not?
No. It's not guns that kill people in the USA. It is people that kill people. The answer is to abolish people so that they can't kill people, which means the production of more guns..............
Yep, just one more reason for the US invasion of these nations, to sell more guns.
Fast and furious wasn't designed to capture Mexican drug lords. It was designed as a method to ship arms to ISIS
The okey dokey will continue to be applied by the State until sheep have given up all their wool. And, then their offer of dried mutton, sweet breads and head cheese is declined by the DoD, Alphabets and The Usual Suspects. At that point, the multi-headed beast will ask for all the metaphorical " lambs " of our collective village. The Elders will convene and cowardishly relent. Thus, initiating genocide for most of the gays, Native Americans, poor people or color, et all. Sheeple ( the 99s ); it's what's for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Bon Apetit!!!