Thirty thousand arms dealers descend on London this weekend in their equivalent of the Olympics of death. These include the procurers from Colombia, Israel and Saudia Arabia. It’s a great occasion for killers.
The arms race is fit and well and training hard for the prospect of an attack on Syria which is a huge opportunity to try out their paces later in Iran.
It will be interesting to see how much profit will be made in chemical weapons.
Some clear sighted Christians from Christians Uncut, including some Anglican ministers, will be performing an official exorcism at the event. Good luck to them – its enough to make you believe in god.
London MEP Jean Lambert has quite rightly called for an end to this biennial event which is of course in part subsidised by British Tax payers.
The world is old enough now to do without imperialist war mongering and profit making.
The protestors from Occupy London and other organisations who will greet the merchants of death should be praised for their lead.
- The company which supplies 78% of Assad’s conventional weaponry.
- The companies which manufactured the tear gas which has killed and injured protesters in Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Brazil and elsewhere.
- About half of the world’s militaries. The government has refused to reveal the list of countries it has invited until the fair begins, presumably for fear of negative publicity this will cause, but the list from DSEi 2011 reveals that countries in conflict and those the UK Foreign Office classifies as ‘of concern’ for human rights, are invited in great numbers.
- The company which in 2009 and 2011 was found guilty of promoting illegal cluster munitions at the fair.