For those who are afraid of the Islamic State, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, … just a little reminder:
Above: Arms exports and imports in the world. Reposted from http://www.globalissues.org/article/74/the-arms-trade-is-big-business
By the way, I just discovered Globalissues and I’ll certainly go back there. In the article ‘The Arms Trade Is Big Business’ you’ll find this paragraph:
So who profits most from this murderous trade? The five permanent members of the UN Security Council—the USA, UK, France, Russia, and China. Together, they are responsible for eighty eight per cent of reported conventional arms exports.
That is confirmed by the SIPRI Arms Transfers Database.
Thank you for your attention.