Take the guns away in the US, but flood the world with instruments of death. Cry for days over the deaths by violence and terrorism in America, but pay no attention to the tens of thousands that have died and the tens of thousands yet to be murdered overseas utilizing weaponry made in the good old US of A, many of them banned by international treaties and with the profits accruing to the coffers of the American Military Industrial Complex. War and mayhem is a wonderful thing when it is executed far from our shores. Out of sight, out of mind. We are American Empire of Hypocrisy.
The same politicians who claim they’d like to restrict U.S. gun sales have flooded the world markets with the weaponry of mass slaughter.
When someone commits mass murder in the United States and is tied, however significantly, to a foreign terrorist group, there remains a section of the U.S. population willing to recognize and point out that no ideology, fit of hatred, or mental derangement can do the same damage without high-tech weaponry that it does with it. Why does this understanding vanish into the ether of ignorance and apathy at the water’s edge?
ISIS videos display U.S. guns, U.S. Humvees, U.S. weaponry of all sorts. The profits and political corruption that bring those weapons into existence are the same as those that litter the United States with guns. Shouldn’t we be bothered by both?
The same politicians who claim they’d like to restrict U.S. gun sales have flooded the world markets with the weaponry of mass slaughter. President Obama’s administration has approved more weapons sales abroad than any other administration since World War II. Over 60 percent of those weapons have been sold to the Middle East. Add to that total huge quantities of U.S. weapons in the hands of the United States or its proxies in the Middle East — or formerly in their hands but seized by ISIS.