War profiteers’ re-started Iraq, Syria war profits


This video from Britain says about itself:

Campaign Against Arms Trade: Right Livelihood Award Laureate 2012

For almost 40 years, Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has been exposing, challenging and impeding the international arms trade. In recognition of this work, CAAT was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2012. This short documentary was produced during the week of the awards by Take Part Media on behalf of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Arms trade still more lucrative because of ISIS conflict

Today, 10:59

There’s more than one trillion euros per year of business in the arms industry. It is a lucrative market which is still growing because of the ISIS conflict, especially in the Middle East. And right there, in Abu Dhabi, this week is the biggest arms fair in the world. Correspondent Sander van Hoorn visited the exhibition and saw that in the fight against ISIS there are certain trends. …

The United Arab Emirates, where the fair is held, are there, of course, but so are Morocco, Libya, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

No soldier wants to be interviewed. …

And does not that German company ultimately sell those shiny tear gas grenades in its showcase to Egypt or Bahrain, where they are used against protesters on a large scale? …

Euphemistic language abounds. “Ordnance” is the word used for everything which explodes. And some Dutch entrepreneurs tried to convince me that it’s actually not ‘arms industry’, but ‘defense industry’.

Canadian soldier killed by friendly fire in Iraq: here.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper presented a motion to parliament Tuesday endorsing the extension of Canadian military operations in Iraq for a further twelve months, and their expansion into Syria: here.

U.S. ADOPTS NEW ISIS STRATEGY IN IRAQ “In a major shift of focus in the battle against the Islamic State, the Obama administration is planning to establish a new military base in Anbar Province and send 400 American military trainers to help Iraqi forces retake the city of Ramadi.” [NYT]

President Obama ended the G7 summit in Bavaria Monday with a press conference where he took several questions on the deepening crisis in the Middle East and North Africa, and dropped hints of an impending US escalation of the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS): here.

The Pentagon is preparing to develop a network of new US military bases in strategic areas of Iraq, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters Thursday: here.

The US war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will require a “generational” and “trans-regional” commitment of US forces, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said Tuesday, at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. According to Dempsey, the threat of ISIS requires sustained US military pressure not just in Iraq and Syria but in the Sinai peninsula, Afghanistan, Libya and elsewhere: here.

A lawsuit filed last week by Army Captain Nathan Michael Smith alleges that the Obama administration’s unilateral decision to launch a war against ISIS in Syria and Iraq violates the Constitution and the 1973 War Powers Resolution, since only Congress has the power to declare war: here.

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