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1 Aligarr  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 9:44:47pm

Iran a clear and present danger . No surprise there eh ?

2 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 4:41:24am

Reminds me of the flying idol in Zardoz, spewing out guns to the bandit minions.
“The gun is good. Go forth and kill!”

3 Destro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:33:54am

The USA is the leading arms dealer on earth. Israel is #10. I don’t see Iran on this list….

[Link: www.sipri.org…]

4 ThomasLite  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 8:59:35am

re: #3 Destro

The USA is the leading arms dealer on earth. Israel is #10. I don’t see Iran on this list….

[Link: www.sipri.org…]

Your point being? Do you honestly want to equate selling arms to legitimate governments (USA, Israel etc.) to selling arms to bandit gangs?
WTF dude…

5 Destro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 9:22:16am

re: #4 ThomasLite

Your point being? Do you honestly want to equate selling arms to legitimate governments (USA, Israel etc.) to selling arms to bandit gangs?
WTF dude…

What’s the difference in evil between Saudi Arabia (a major American arms buyer) and some bandit gang? A capital city?

6 ThomasLite  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 9:23:10am

re: #5 Destro

What’s the difference in evil between Saudi Arabia (a major American arms buyer) and some bandit gang? A capital city?

Rule of law, for starters. I don’t like their laws any more than you do but it’s a big fucking difference all right.

7 Destro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 9:42:48am

re: #6 ThomasLite

Rule of law, for starters. I don’t like their laws any more than you do but it’s a big fucking difference all right.

I fail to see the difference when for example American made weapons helped carry out the genocide in East Timor by a Pentagon trained and American armed Indonesian military.

El Salvador’s death squads?

List goes on and on.

8 ThomasLite  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 9:45:22am

…Governments can go bad - without intent on the part of the seller. that’s a big fucking difference with intentionally selling to such gangs.
If you really can’t see that I guess I’m just done with you - you, as usual, appear not to be in good faith here. either that or you’re an immense idiot.

9 Destro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:06:13am

re: #8 ThomasLite

…Governments can go bad - without intent on the part of the seller. that’s a big fucking difference with intentionally selling to such gangs.
If you really can’t see that I guess I’m just done with you - you, as usual, appear not to be in good faith here. either that or you’re an immense idiot.

You sound as if Saudi Arabia was once a “good” nation? We sold to Indonesia after the govt there carried out a pogrom of Chinese on the pretext of anti-communism.

So spare me the elf-righteousness.

10 Mich-again  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:21:42am

Destro, of course you won’t find Iran anywhere on that list. The arms sales from Iran aren’t reported through official channels.

11 Destro  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 12:45:48pm

re: #10 Mich-again

You really think Iran’s arms sales even come close to those of the top 20?


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