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No to Weapons Used for War Crimes


No to Weapons Used for War Crimes
Let Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Raytheon know that their business practices are unethical.
Israel is one of the United States’ largest arms importers.

“Lockheed Martin and the Israeli military recently went into business together, co-producing a version of the F-16 fighter plane called the Sufa, which means “storm” in Hebrew. . .It’s a $4 billion deal with the Israeli military.  
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Israel doesn’t have to pay for [the weapons] itself.  [The money] comes from American taxpayers in the form of military financing, which is transferred to Israel, and then turns right back around and goes to Lockheed Martin or Raytheon.”

From the July 21st Democracy Now! radio interview with Frida Berrigan, Senior Research Associate with the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute.

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This entry was posted on 3 August, 2006 by in Activism, Israel Watch, Military-Industrial Complex, USA.

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