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  •  people don't realize that only the US can do this (4+ / 0-)

    It's like when the US warns Iran or other Countries  in the region against 'outside interference' in our affairs.
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    WASHINGTON, Jun 15 2012 (IPS) - The United States is set to far surpass previous records for defence sales this year, according to U.S. officials.

    “Despite the global economic strain, demand for U.S. defence products and services is stronger than ever,” Andrew J. Shapiro, an assistant secretary in the U.S. State Department, said on Thursday.

    He confirmed that the U.S., long the world’s largest weapons exporter, has already seen more than 50 billion dollars in government-to-government military sales this fiscal year.

    “This represents at least a 20-billion-dollar increase over fiscal year 2011, and we still have more than a quarter of the fiscal year left,” Shapiro said, speaking with reporters. The current fiscal year will end in September.

    “To put this in context, fiscal year 2011 was a record-setting year at just over 30 billion. This fiscal year will be at least 70 percent greater.”

    Observers noted the administration’s evident pride at the high numbers.

    “An Obama arms bazaar is going on
    – this is further evidence of that,” Jeff Abramson, director of Control Arms, an international civil-society alliance based in Washington, told IPS.

    (emphasis mine)

    without the ants the rainforest dies

    by aliasalias on Mon Jun 18, 2012 at 09:14:51 PM PDT

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