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kombizz 9 591 1 United States
20 Sep 2011 9:05PM

Quote:On 13 September, one of the world's biggest arms fairs opens in London, backed by the British government. On 8 September, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a preview entitled "Middle East: A vast market for UK defence and security companies".

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monstersnowman 9 1.7k 1 England
20 Sep 2011 9:50PM
No I may not Grin
collywobles 10 3.4k 9 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2011 9:57PM
Good old British Engineering at its best!
Andy_Cundell 3 1.1k 5 England
21 Sep 2011 10:18AM
Hmmmm, is this trying to blame the UK for war and conflict in the middle east?

We DONT make them buy arms, they do that themselves. Maybe if the 'buyer countries' wern't so hellbent on killing eack other with their dictator style of leaders, there wouldn't be a market for this type of thing?

Andy
bfgstew 8 668 105 England
21 Sep 2011 10:31AM
World's largest arms exportersThe unit in this table are so-called trend indicator values expressed in millions of US dollars at 1990s prices. These values do not represent real financial flows but are a crude instrument to estimate volumes of arms transfers, regardless of the contracted prices, which can be as low as zero in the case of military aid. Ordered by descending 2000-2009 values. The information is from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.[10]

2001-10 Rank Supplier 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
1 United States 5908 5229 5698 6866 6700 7453 8003 6288 6658 8641
2 Russia 5896 5705 5236 6178 5134 5095 5426 5953 5575 6039
3 Germany 850 916 1713 1105 2080 2567 3194 2500 2432 2340
4 France 1297 1368 1345 2219 1724 1643 2432 1994 1865 1834
5 United Kingdom 1368 1068 741 1316 1039 855 1018 982 1022 1054
6 China 499 509 665 292 303 597 430 586 1000 1423
7 Netherlands 203 239 342 209 583 1187 1326 530 545 503
8 Sweden 880 191 526 314 538 432 366 454 383 806
9 Italy 216 426 341 212 774 502 684 417 514 627
10 Israel 407 436 368 628 368 299 438 281 807 472
11 Ukraine 700 311 442 200 290 553 728 330 320 201
12 Spain 7 120 150 56 108 843 590 610 998 513
13 Switzerland 193 157 181 243 246 285 301 482 255 137
14 Canada 129 170 263 265 226 226 334 227 169 258
15 South Korea 165 N/A 100 29 48 94 220 80 163 95

Year on year the good o' US of A beat everyone hands down, end of story!!!!!!!
rossd 11 1.1k England
21 Sep 2011 12:36PM
@ kombizz,

I'm not sure what you point is but, as someone who worked in the 'Defence' industry for the past 21 yrs (the last 9 yrs for the biggest UK defence contractor), ................. I couldn't possibly comment.
col.campbell 11 818 4 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 12:53PM
Kombizz, what exactly is your point?

If you would like to start a discussion or debate, then by all means do; if your aim is to simply continue copying and pasting largely irrelevant material in the manner of a 'spammer' then I'm afraid I'll be putting you back on my 'ignore' list: a list which only you have ever graced.
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 1:21PM

Quote:I'll be putting you back on my 'ignore' list: a list which only you have ever graced.


I have an ignore list exactly like that! Grin
spaceman 10 5.2k 3 Wales
21 Sep 2011 3:40PM
Cheers Kombizz. Pilger's always worth a read.
collywobles 10 3.4k 9 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 5:28PM

Quote:Kombizz, what exactly is your point?



There is no point, there never is on anything he posts.
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 6:56PM
Why cant you just leave him alone, he does no harm and if his posts interests just one person then whats the problem? No one has to comment, and you can hide the topic if you really want to.
CaptivePhotons 11 1.6k 2 England
21 Sep 2011 7:26PM

Quote:Why cant you just leave him alone, he does no harm and if his posts interests just one person then whats the problem? No one has to comment, and you can hide the topic if you really want to.


+1
rossd 11 1.1k England
21 Sep 2011 8:39PM

Quote:Why cant you just leave him alone, he does no harm and if his posts interests just one person then whats the problem? No one has to comment, and you can hide the topic if you really want to.


+2
kombizz 9 591 1 United States
21 Sep 2011 9:40PM

Quote:Why cant you just leave him alone, he does no harm and if his posts interests just one person then whats the problem? No one has to comment, and you can hide the topic if you really want to.


+4
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
22 Sep 2011 7:15AM
.....

-5

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