Shocking Facts About Who’s Arming Human Rights Abusers [INFOGRAPHIC]

by mkleit

” Just six countries export a whopping 74 percent of the world’s weapons, with the US making up 35 percent of the global total. 

Treaties regulate the global trade of many products – evenbananas and dinosaur bones – but not guns and bullets. We need a strong Arms Trade Treaty that will stop tools of death from getting into the hands of people like Syria’s Assad and Sudan’s Bashir who continue to brutalize their people.

In July, UN member countries will debate the adoption of a global Arms Trade Treaty.  Take action to make sure they make the right decision— to keep weapons out of the wrong hands! ”

http://blog.amnestyusa.org/us/shocking-facts-about-whos-arming-human-rights-abusers-infographic/#comment-274136

Some facts showing who’s arming human rights abusers as on http://blog.amnestyusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/ATT-Infographic-US-version.jpg

The insight is amazing, the facts are shocking, and the numbers are sorrowful.
From what I know, operations “Desert Storm” and “Desert Shield” were the most profitable processes for the US government and Russia as well (from what was obvious). Over 200 billion dollars were gained during the US invasion for Iraqi territory from military weapons sales to the Iraqis, Saddam’s militia, as well as, the Afghan war.

Now the biggest conflict is the return of the Cold War, but this time it’s between the US and Iran. The procedure that is being conducted is that Russia supports Iran with arms and gives her a boost in technology, while as the US has been arming most of the countries that it has bases in, such as KSA, Kuwait, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Turkey.

It just came to my mind as well, the Cold War was all about technological and weaponry rivalry between the US and the ex-Soviet Union. Asian countries were all sold Euro-US and Soviet weapons. And after the fall of the Soviet Union, US arms were being sold to trigger conflicts between the Russians and the people of the Sheena zone, as well as Serbia and Sarajevo.
Human Rights is just an abstract idea to satisfy the people’s need for having a free world, nothing much. See the paradox in seeing the Human Rights central offices in the US.

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