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The DSEI Arms Fair: World’s Despots Descend on London Courtesy of the UK Taxpayer

WTF!!! I am lost for words.

Scriptonite Daily

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 Private security firms, despotic regimes and the rest of the military industrial complex will converge on the Excel Centre in London this week, for the DSEI (Defence Systems and Equipment International) Arms Fair.  This meeting is like Market Day for the warmongers of the world, and the taxpayer is picking up the bill.

Arming Tyrants

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The UK is one the world’s leading arms exporters.  The UK arms industry employs 100,000 people and turns over around £22bn a year, £8.8bn of that in exports.

The UK manages its arms exports through the UK Trade and Investment Defence & Security Organisation (UKTI DSO) – a government body, staffed by 160 civil servants.  The UKTI DSO is head cheerleader and facilitator on behalf of the UK arms industry – with offices across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central and South East Asia.

The Coalition Government of the UK has issued

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About kathythesane

Lived in Kent, then Devon, now France. Trained as a Mental Health Nurse in Canterbury, then at Training South East (Sandhurst) in Transactional Analysis with Alice Stephenson (dec'd) , Suzanne Boyd and Mellie Lewin. Managed a Private Psychiatric Nursing Home for very mentally ill patients in Devon for 3 year before retiring to France in 2006.

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