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The Business of War: SOFEX Weapons Trade Show Documentary

From summary:

SOFEX is where the world's leading generals come to buy everything from handguns to laser-guided missile systems. It stands for "Special Operations Forces Exhibition Conference" and it's essentially a trade-show where just about anyone with enough money can buy the most powerful weapons in the world.

Violence, Strong Language

http://youtu.be/QL_3Qg-SADY




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The only bad thing about SOFEX

is that it's restricted to governments and big corps. The state monopoly is the only "evil" here. Weapons are not evil, i hope that isn't lost on people here.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."

Click Here To See The Candidates On The Record

Don't forget the spies.

They are there in abundance I'm sure.

It is what it is and it ain't what it ain't. Also there's pandas.

"Anyone who thinks you can't create something out of nothing never dated a drama queen."

-me

This is why there is no hope in this world.

The mere fact that these people even share the earth with people who just want to live in peace has sealed our fate as we cannot fight this evil mentality. It is sickening that humans engage in this military industrial complex that exists to destroy lives and kill other people.

beephree

And now there's this guy...


http://youtu.be/DconsfGsXyA
...

It is what it is and it ain't what it ain't. Also there's pandas.

"Anyone who thinks you can't create something out of nothing never dated a drama queen."

-me

It's so precious to see all the hand holding and cheek kissing..

such loving displays...

It is what it is and it ain't what it ain't. Also there's pandas.

"Anyone who thinks you can't create something out of nothing never dated a drama queen."

-me

Come spend a few million with us and we'll throw in

a free key chain.

Death and destruction must be one of the fastest growing industries now.

So sad.

The free keychains aren't even worth collecting

...because obviously anyone can go in and collect them - they must hand out thousands of those things...

It is what it is and it ain't what it ain't. Also there's pandas.

"Anyone who thinks you can't create something out of nothing never dated a drama queen."

-me

The US hold the record for the last 8 years in arms sales

In 2011 we sold 66 billion of the over 80 billion worth of arms sold by all countries.

Guess we'll never export that industry, huh?

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

One of the 'sales reps' said that will double in next 3 years...

...at least...
...

It is what it is and it ain't what it ain't. Also there's pandas.

"Anyone who thinks you can't create something out of nothing never dated a drama queen."

-me

Jefferson's picture

Not

only is our foreign aid used to buy weapons, it is rumored (with Israel at least) that the money is funneled back to certain political campaigns in our country.

I would suspect McStain, LIEberman, Graham, and possibly McConnell and many others have benefited from this.

Catch the comments on Foreign Aid

U.S. gives foreign aid to countries to buy weapons from U.S. companies. So, foreign aid is actually a U.S. taxpayer subsidy for U.S. armament manufactures.

hey I posted that two weeks ago! LOL

http://www.dailypaul.com/252430/vicecom-inside-the-real-mili...

now can we have that on frontpage?

good re-up.o)

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Didn't realize that or I would have bumped your post instead

I got into the Vice Documentaries from their travels to North Korea and also the North Korean labor camps in Siberia. Thought I'd check out their other work and found this one particularly interesting/relevant for DP.

It is what it is and it ain't what it ain't. Also there's pandas.

"Anyone who thinks you can't create something out of nothing never dated a drama queen."

-me

Jefferson's picture

Didn't

see his post either. I embedded yours, and subscribed to vice, thx.

yup, VICE really has made some of the most compelling

docu shorts in recent memory; I particularly appreciated the series on Khyber Pass 'illegal' gun manufacturing market, which is precisely the reason why the AfPak region will NEVER be 'conquered.'

http://www.dailypaul.com/243064/video-why-no-one-will-ever-c...

These artisans can literally hand carve a pistol out of bare metal. Well, to be fair, they now use some Bridgeport milling machines! lol.

Something rabid gungrabbing liberals/RINOs should take a lesson from: unless you can 'un-invent' the gun powder and steel, we'll ALWAYS have guns and/or figure out ways to make one, as needed.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Watch Generals from every nation

Schmooze and stroke each other's rocket launchers.

It is what it is and it ain't what it ain't. Also there's pandas.

"Anyone who thinks you can't create something out of nothing never dated a drama queen."

-me

reedr3v's picture

Bump; this video is a shocker

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Jefferson's picture

Bump

Thanks.