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Wed Jan 20, 2016, 06:28 PM

So what would happen if the US quit exporting arms.





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arms_industry

US and Russia are the biggest arms exporters but the US sales are nearly twice those of Russia. This doesn't even take into account weapons exported by Smith & Wesson or Colt.


Yes humans are a violent bunch and will remain so even if we stop fueling violence around the world for the sake of a quick buck.
These sales enshrine both the dollars from the sale and the fact these weapons are used to create the chaos necessary for economic predators to swoop in and control money and resources. Not to mention the contractors who are hired to go in after the wars and rebuild.

The US can do better when it comes to making money on manufacturing. We don't need to fill our pockets upon the deaths of people on the other side of the globe.


EDIT.... to provide clarity and correct typos. UGH.

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Reply So what would happen if the US quit exporting arms. (Original post)
KentuckyWoman Jan 2016 OP
Kelvin Mace Jan 2016 #1
NorthCarolina Jan 2016 #2
proglib Jan 2016 #3
NightWatcher Jan 2016 #4
Lurks Often Jan 2016 #5
ronnie624 Jan 2016 #7
Codeine Jan 2016 #9
ronnie624 Jan 2016 #11
Lurks Often Jan 2016 #10
sarisataka Jan 2016 #6
ronnie624 Jan 2016 #8

Response to KentuckyWoman (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 06:30 PM

1. A lot of politicians would lose their jobs and

 

be replaced with ones who will re-establish the trade. Death is too, too profitable.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 06:30 PM

2. Some very, very rich folks would become really, really upset.

 

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 06:39 PM

3. Neocon created wars would end

 

Why blame all humans for the work of a few neocons? Are those at the receiving end of the bombs equally to blame as the neocons who create the wars and rain bombs on them? When I say neocons, I include the Bushes and their partners Clintons as well.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 06:41 PM

4. Warehouse sale and I'll finally get a tank

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 07:20 PM

5. Nothing would change, other countries would take up the slack

 

much as the Germans and British did before the U.S. started exporting weapons after WWII

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Response to Lurks Often (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 08:19 PM

7. Not if we levied our political and economic power

to reduce conflict instead of doing the opposite.

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 08:32 PM

9. Humans have been killing each other as long as we've been humans.

Nothing the US does is going to change that fundamental aspect of the human condition.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 09:21 PM

11. The US can do absolutely nothing, to reduce the level of violence in the ME?

The US is the single biggest contributor to the violence there. There is plenty we could do.

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 08:40 PM

10. Look at the history prior to WWII

 

There were plenty of wars in Europe on a fairly regular basis that spread to other parts of the world where the combatants had colonies and other overseas territories.

There may or may not be wars today, but the vast majority are fairly small in comparison to the ones in the past.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 07:23 PM

6. Other counties would sell more weapons

If there is demand, someone will supply the goods

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 08:22 PM

8. Our government uses its power all the time

to promote agendas. Why not for peace?

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