While the meme “Black lives matter” is the American swan song now, apparently it matters little in the four corners of the world. While Obama would gladly confiscate our guns and limit our Second Amendment rights, he sets the world on fire. In an unprecedented move which Clinton no doubt had a hand in, the world’s fire is being fueled by our own armaments. How much loot did the Clinton Foundation walk away with in getting approvals? Just saying. With little oversight, no one knows where the stuff ends up. In fact, there is little doubt that the whole fiasco in Libya was an attempt to move arms to Syria. Speculation is that they ended up in the hands of ISIS. So much for our Nobel Peace prize recipient. Below our President acting Presidential. Actually acting like third world dictators he so admires.
It is not an understatement to say Obama’s tears over gun violence are disingenuous considering his administration has enacted a policy of systematically arming the entire world with all manner of warcraft. According to the Department of Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), during his first six years in office, the Obama administration entered into agreements to sell more than $190 billion USD in weaponry worldwide. As the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, William D. Hartung, states, this figure is higher than any U.S. administration since World War II. Perhaps that is why the Nobel secretary has voiced serious regrets about awarding the Peace Prize to the president.
In 2013, the Obama administration loosened controls over military exports so military equipment could be sent to almost any country in the world with little oversight.
“36 US allies—from Argentina and Bulgaria to Romania and Turkey—will no longer need licenses from the State Department to import weapons and weapons parts from the United States. This will make it far easier for smuggling networks to set up front companies in such countries and get US arms and arms components that they can then pass on to third parties like Iran or China. Already a common practice, it will only increase under the new regulations.”
U.S. companies began to enjoy fewer checks than they had in the past. For example, thanks to the Obama administration, weapons manufacturers can now send military parts to most regions of the world without a license, which makes it easier for companies to extend their market — even to countries that are on the U.N. arms embargo list. This is because,according to Colby Goodman, an arms-control expert with the Open Society Policy Center, once an item is approved for that exemption, there may no longer be any ongoing, country-specific human rights review as had been conducted previously.
In spite of politicians’ and weapons companies’ enthusiasm for an arms industry that generates over $70 billion per year, the glut of sales has not provided the world with security. As CNN has reported, the State Department’s 2017 budget request is likely to include more funding for African armies in places like Mali, Somalia, and Nigeria. The U.S. already has a long history of meddling in these nations — and actually helped create the very terror threat they supposedly want to fight there. More at Zero Hedge and well worth the read.