The Macron government is threatening to lay charges carrying a five-year jail sentence against journalists who exposed its secret provision of arms for Saudi Arabia’s illegal war in Yemen, in which tens of thousands of civilians have been killed. The Macron government’s actions are part of a drive by capitalist governments around the world—assisted by the state stenographers in the corrupted corporate media—to criminalize whistleblowing and destroy the freedom of the press.Read more . . .
Military sales by Israel to Europe more than doubled since 2014, reaching $1.6 billion, compared to $724 million the previous year. Most of 2015’s deals included aircraft upgrades, ammunition and unmanned aircraft sales.Read more . . .
It is now abundantly clear that not only did the UK refuse to condemn Israeli military action throughout Operation Protective Edge but that it actively allowed UK companies to arm the IDF throughout the conflict.Read more . . .
German, US and Israeli sources confirmed the trilateral cooperation, aimed at filling potential gaps in Israeli air defense coverage while IAF Patriot PAC-2 air defense radars are being serviced at the US Army’s Letterkenny Depot in Pennsylvania.Read more . . .
Bush Delivers Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia Associated Press | January 14, 2008 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – President Bush, on his first visit to this oil-rich kingdom, delivered a major arms sale Monday to a key ally in a region … Read more . . .
U.S. Set to Offer Huge Arms Deal to Saudi Arabia By DAVID S. CLOUD Published: July 28, 2007 WASHINGTON, July 27 — The Bush administration is preparing to ask Congress to approve an arms sale package for Saudi Arabia and … Read more . . .
U.S. Expands Lead in Shrinking Arms Market Andrew Fisher Arms Control Today » October 2009 In the midst of a global recession that reduced the global demand for weapons, the United States managed to expand its share of worldwide arms … Read more . . .
Plan would use antiterror aid on Pakistani jets By Eric Schmitt Thursday, July 24, 2008 WASHINGTON: The Bush administration plans to shift nearly $230 million in aid to Pakistan from counterterrorism programs to upgrading that country’s aging F-16 attack planes, … Read more . . .
Conferees seek cluster bomb ban Russia, China, US oppose treaty By Nick Cumming-Bruce, International Herald Tribune … Read more . . .
Saudi prince paid billions by U.K. firm to aid arms deal, reports claim By Alan Cowell … Read more . . .
Does troop surge mean a defense-stock surge? Stepping up the Iraq war may be good for the sector, but some companies have already profited. Fortune's Jon Birger guides investors through the defense minefield. By Jon Birger, Fortune senior writer January … Read more . . .
Foreign Military Sales Expected To Top $20 billion in 2006 … Read more . . .
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UAE, Jolted by Port Deal, Is Key Western Arms Buyer Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 23, 2006 (IPS) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE), the centre of a growing controversy over its proposed management of U.S. port terminals, is one … Read more . . .