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    U.N. arms trade treaty fails

    A U.N. treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar global arms trade will have to wait after member states failed to reach an agreement, and some diplomats and supporters blamed the United States for the unravelling of the month-long negotiating conference.
    “This was stunning cowardice by the Obama administration, which at the last minute did an about-face and scuttled progress toward a global arms treaty, just as it reached the finish line,” said Suzanne Nossel, executive director of Amnesty International USA. “It’s a staggering abdication of leadership by the world’s largest exporter of conventional weapons to pull the plug on the talks just as they were nearing an historic breakthrough.”
    A Western diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, also blamed the U.S., saying “they derailed the process”, adding that nothing will happen to revive negotiations until after the U.S. presidential election in November.

    The draft treaty would require all countries to establish national regulations to control the transfer of conventional arms and to regulate arms brokers. It would prohibit states that ratify the treaty from transferring conventional weapons if they would violate arms embargoes or if they would promote acts of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes.
    In considering whether to authorise the export of arms, the draft says a country must evaluate whether the weapon would be used to violate international human rights or humanitarian laws or be used by terrorists, organized crime or for corrupt practices.
    Many countries, including the U.S., control arms exports but there has never been an international treaty regulating the estimated $60-billion global arms trade. For more than a decade, activists and some governments have been pushing for international rules to try to keep illicit weapons out of the hands of terrorists, insurgent fighters and organized crime.



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    **** **** ****! Stupid ****ing! God damnit! Why!? Why!? This is ****ing pathetic!

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    It's our last great export, other than movies. Gotta keep those guns and bullets flowing. Otherwise, my state at the very least, would have some AWFULLY tough times ahead of it. Lotta good old boys in unions raking in the big bucks for making various arms.
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    Re: U.N. arms trade treaty fails

    It's a little late in the game anyway. I can't even imagine how many weapons are out there floating around the world. Its our major export and a lot of other countries also.

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    Why so devastated? Down goes another treaty that the US would be the only one expected to comply with. They put Iran on the top tier treaty planning committee for crying out loud.

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    More UN BS to define insane Jihadis as "freedom fighters" and the rest of the world as "freedom oppressors" and fine them for arming any resistance efforts to foreign dictators. Why we continue to fund this UN madness, much less pretend it has ANY power is beyond me.
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    I guess Eric Holder talked Obama out of it, fast and furiously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    I guess Eric Holder talked Obama out of it, fast and furiously.


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    Re: U.N. arms trade treaty fails

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    It's our last great export, other than movies. Gotta keep those guns and bullets flowing. Otherwise, my state at the very least, would have some AWFULLY tough times ahead of it. Lotta good old boys in unions raking in the big bucks for making various arms.
    The dollar will crash faster without it.
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    **** **** ****! Stupid ****ing! God damnit! Why!? Why!? This is ****ing pathetic!

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    Good, for all this talk of disarming warlords the only warlords that this treaty would disarm are those without international recognition.
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    Re: U.N. arms trade treaty fails

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Why so devastated? Down goes another treaty that the US would be the only one expected to comply with. They put Iran on the top tier treaty planning committee for crying out loud.

    Oh god putting countries on equal standing..... How outrageous!


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