British ‘defence’ corporations helping ISIS

This video says about itself:

Juicy Month: Arms sales soar amid war against ISIS

23 October 2014

It is exactly one month since the US started its bombing campaign on Islamic State in Syria. And it’s been quite a profitable operation for the arms industry of course – on the first day 47 Tomahawk missiles worth over 65 million dollars were dropped. One month on and the jihadists are still in place. But the war has produced new contracts for American weapon makers.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Report shows Britain’s role in arming Isis

Tuesday 8th December 2015

Amnesty exposes ‘irresponsible’ sales to Iraq

by Our News Desk

A FLOOD of weapons into Iraq over the past 40 years has allowed the Islamic State (Isis) terror group to arm itself to the teeth, Amnesty International said yesterday.

Britain figures high up on a list of arms-producing countries whose wares are now part of the death cult’s “large and lethal arsenal,” which “is being used to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity on a massive scale in Iraq and Syria,” the human rights charity revealed.

In a report published today, Amnesty spells out how Isis fighters are using arms mainly looted from Iraqi stockpiles and designed and made in nearly 30 countries — including Britain, the US, France, Germany, Russia and China.

Isis fighters got their hands on many weapons when they seized Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, in June 2014.

“Decades of free-flowing arms into Iraq meant that when Isis took control of these areas, they were like children in a sweetshop,” said Amnesty arms programme directory Oliver Sprague.

Isis’s vast arsenal “reflects decades of irresponsible arms transfers to Iraq” and weapons purchases “funded variously by oil barter arrangements, Pentagon contracts and Nato donations.”

Britain has been selling arms to Iraq for decades, including to Saddam Hussein before his invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and after the US-British invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Campaign Against Arms Trade spokesman Andrew Smith said the situation showed that essentially “there’s no such thing as arms control,” with weapons outlasting the governments to which they have been sold.

Britain has long been “selling weapons to unstable countries or countries that are at war” with “very little scrutiny” once arms leave our shores. “They could end up anywhere,” Mr Smith said.

Meanwhile, the government continues to arm Saudi Arabia, which is using British equipment in attacks on Yemen.

Amnesty urged states to stick to the global Arms Trade Treaty, but Mr Smith admitted that, almost a year since it took effect, there was no evidence of it having stopped any sales.

Isis terrorists in Iraq and Syria ‘may be using weapons exported to the Middle East by the UK’. Assault weapons sent from Britain to Iraq in the wake of 2003 invasion may have ended up in Isis’s hands: here.

How Britain and France laid the groundwork for Isis’s reign of terror in the Middle East. The anger and hatred sown by the Sykes Picot agreement continue to this day, as do the conflicts caused by the deal: here.

9 thoughts on “British ‘defence’ corporations helping ISIS

  1. So this isn’t a recent thing – your headline implies Britain alone has been selling to ISIS rather than what you article describes as the ‘looting’ of arms from Iraq. Please be careful of the brush you paint my country with, we’re not perfect I know (which country is) but no-one here of right mind in the UK supports these terrorists.


  2. We need cheap oil selling military equipment is a way of us getting energy for what we produce bombs and modern ways of killing people in particular killing those who we do not like as a bonus we do not like Mohamed and never have, we like Jesus other than the Jews who rightfully killed Jesus as not only a rebel against the state but also a dubious claim of being the Son of God! the Jews are awaiting the real messiah which happens to be me but having a disposition similar to Jesus having not the right CV for this position of honor but the difference being that I being a Gentile am not having the right credentials and background to be recognized and Jesus being the same kind of guy of the Jewish blood furthers me from this position and having therefor a doubtful pedigree? all the same the main thing about this claim I have is if you think you are you are? although Jesus was in bad faith as the 12 tribes knew they had made up the God story of the chosen people also knew that their story and in particular waiting for God man to arrive knew also know that the coming was a rather fanciful ideology at the same time needed more than the coming of Christ was real estate this also is part of the Jews conspiracy that is for the coming is it of little wonder they had a problem with the Messiah having a birth in a stable? is this reasonable that the on high would descend in to such a lowly condition? no! also I have been circumcised and this is the final proof I am the one to claim what we have as yet not seen is the second coming? and being a Australian which most enlightened individuals would say this is the most God forsaken place of Earth today any one coming here will note the barren quality of Australia, having many deserts and this where you expect the emergence of divine intervention, as the few who know me know I have never been to the Australian deserts but that is not the point? what matters is the fear Australians have? the freaky outback that haunts us all that we cling to a little strip of coast along the Eastern seaboard, what we know here is the outback is a disturbing feature that is a nightmare for those who live here, you only have to look at what happens to Aboriginals that do live in the outback to know they are emancipated and that’s what happens to you if you have lived here as ancestry of some 60 thousand years or so? if they cannot deal with it we as noble intruders of some two hundred years or not capable of living in the vast outback and not to be expected to do so? Yes the outback is where thousands of animals whether wild or domestic die and individuals such as Bourke died in the outback, yes this is the land of God whereby any that go in no one comes back to tell the tale? as with God any who having seen God do not come back to tell the tale?


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