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A peek at the near future?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by wireguy, Sep 3, 2012.

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  1. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/nightwatch/2012/08/29/us_breaks_arms_sales_record

    From NIGHTWATCH -


    US: Special comment: US arms transfers to other countries nearly tripled last year to $66.3 billion, giving America a market share of nearly 80 percent, government researchers said Monday. The Congressional Research Service said the US figure for 2011 was the largest for a single year in the history of the arms export program.

    In 2011 the only places where forces were in combat were in Libya, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Forces in combat buy ammunition, not modern weapons. That raises a question about who is preparing to fight whom, based on the arms sales and transfers. At first glance, it looks like Iran is the target against which states are buying weapons.
     
  2. crusha

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    (Insert Tin Can drivel here >>>)


    My guess is the US Arms companies, having seen Uncle Sam is approaching insolvency, are re-gearing their sales strategy toward Foreign Military Sales.


    Hey, lotsa nasty places out there...and why should good, American weapon-making boys have to lose their jobs, just because of the minor technicality of the United States becoming bankrupt?
     
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