#1 Arms Supplier to Global Insurgent Groups? USA! USA! USA!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
By Paul Martin

Pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.ca
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

It appears the US is still # 1 in at least one category. That category being the producer of mass…. Murder. Mayhem. Destabilization. Death. Misery. The USA beats all others hands down.

“The world is awash with weapons. From Syria and Iraq, to the deserts of the Sahel, to the Nigerian bush, it’s a good time to be a guerrilla fighter — in no small part because it’s so outrageously easy to acquire the kind of weaponry necessary to carry out insurgent warfare”

That fact of 21st century life is made clear by the most recent edition of the Small Arms Survey: Weapons and the World, a report that found the value of the global small arms trade has nearly doubled between 2001 and 2011. Since then, it has continued to increase, with just over $5 billion in arms transferred in 2012. Because of the opaque nature of the global small arms market the full total may very well be higher.
In all, the United States continues to dominate the global small arms market, both in terms of exports:

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