Update: 8 killed in explosion in Weapons Factory in SouthAfrica
September 3, 2018: “The company, which specializes in the development, design and manufacture of large- and medium-caliber ammunition, is 51 percent-owned by Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH of Germany and 49 percent by Denel SOC Ltd., South Africa’s state weapons company, according to its website. The Macassar site, one of five it operates in South Africa, has 600 employees… The South African unit was its most profitable business across its defense operations in the second quarter, with an operating margin of +9.2% (p.a.).” (src)
Arms business of German banks and funds
/ Rüstungsgeschäfte deutscher Banken und Fonds:
It is just sickening.
‘A new report by Amnesty International blames “decades of poorly regulated arms flows” into Iraq for providing Isis with a huge arsenal of weapons – including some marked “made in Germany”.’ (src)
Germany comes in 5th in terms of weapons sales and Trump wants Germany/Europe to boost military/weapons spending because “he ain’t going to pay anymore for (US) military adventurers around the world that are partly NATO supported” (Afghanistan for example)
World’s largest arms exporters
While it is a valid statement – that Germany is not spending a lot of it’s GDP on weapons – it is also a dangerous one – because it asks for re-armament of GERMANY! Hello? GERMANY! You want the people you often call NAZIS to spend more on WEAPONS? ARE YOU SURE THAT’S A GREAT IDEA in times that right-wing politicians gain ground because of fear of people of globalization (suprime-financial crisis) and war and poverty refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa?
It is also valid that NATO is a dangerous alliance similar to those before World War I.
Before WW1 Germany sided with Austria “in case of an attack” and the “terrorist attack” came promptly – that killed heir of the throne to Austria – which set of World War I – because Russia was siding with Sarajevo.
Now Turkey is NATO member and any false flag “terrorist” attack that blames non-NATO members (Russia, Iran) would immediately force all NATO-members to fight back in a Washington-controlled way.
Yes America is far away from Afghanistan and Europe – so they use Europe as a playground for their troops and geopolitical maneuvers.
If USA gives weapons to Syrian Rebel groups including ISIS – than Russia or China or Iran may as well give weapons to Rebel groups in Southamerica and Mexico that suffer dearly from poverty under privatization and globalization as well (they can’t afford their own land).
Believe me in Paraguay there are so many poor people – that if they were armed would overthrow the government in 3 days and kill or kick out all white men and woman in 3 weeks.
Do we really want to escalate and get our weapons or steel-copper-nickel-investing hands stained with blood for profit?
Terrence Hill was there – Bombing of Dresden 1945
he now campaigns against the arms business.
German Institutions and their investments that are paid by the blood of the poor (war, including civil war):