We all know that there is big money in weapons. It is a sad indictment on modern society that we spend so much money, time, manpower and resources on destruction. Imagine a world where that had never been necessary, What marvellous inventions would be around rather than the latest means to commit mass murder.
Who stands to make a great deal of money out of these weapons is interesting. One big winner is Israel.
An Aljazeera investigative report aired in the UK last week was an eye-opener. Israeli weapons' manufacturers were openly boasting the efficiency of their weapons having tested them first on Palestine.
The reporter gleaned plenty of information before he was spotted at an international weapons fair in Paris. He was escorted out of the building and told that was happening at the request of the Israelis.
If you ever wondered about the wealth of Israel look no further than the nearest conflict. The country is doing quite well off the back of a war torn world. It has a vested interest in war and the Palestine issue remaining unresolved.
If Israel's multi billion weapons industry is news to you, do not take this writer's word for it.
Below are various links where you can follow up the story and decide for yourself.
A great deal about Israeli weapons manufacturers stinks but you make up your own mind. Feel free to comment or debate this issue in the comment thread below, but make sure you watch the above video first. It has been shown in Israel and is about to go global.
Sources and resources:
Fact and figures: Global trade in small arms
U.S. Weapons to Israel