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It’s important to understand when hearing the US so disingenuously pretend to care about dangerous people being in control of powerful weapons, that not only is the US the world’s leading arms dealer, but that they knowingly sell weapons to the most dangerous countries in the world; countries that are considered high risk on the Global Terrorism Index, for acts of terrorism, for war crimes, and generally for the very acts the US pretends to be fighting.
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute:
“The USA delivered major weapons to at least 96 states in 2011–15, a significantly higher number of export destinations than any other supplier.” How do we assess whether all of these countries are safe bets? A recent study by the Cato Institute provides compelling evidence that the U.S. is actually quite careless about whom it sells to. Authors A. Trevor Thrall and Caroline Dorminey produced an index of the overall riskiness of arms trade deals since 2002 that shows the United States does not discriminate between high- and low-risk customers. “The average sales to the riskiest nations are higher than those to the least risky nations,” they write. “The 22 countries coded as ‘highest risk’ on the Global Terrorism Index bought an average of $1.91 billion worth of American weapons. The 28 countries in active, high-level conflicts bought an average of $2.94 billion worth of arms.”
As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth is, or claiming they have the answer, is likely leading you astray, for one reason or another. Stay Vigilant.
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