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Hail to the True Victors of Rupert Murdoch's Revolutio

John Pilger @ Truthout - On 13 September, one of the world's biggest arms fairs opens in London, backed by the British government. On 8 September, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a preview entitled "Middle East: A vast market for UK defence and security companies." The host was the Royal Bank of Scotland, a major investor in cluster bombs. According to Amnesty International, the victims of cluster bombs are 98 percent civilians and 30 percent children.

The RBScotland has received £20 million in public money. The blurb for the bank's arms party reads: "The Middle East is one of the regions with the greatest number of opportunities for UK defence and security companies. Saudi Arabia ... is the world's top defence importer, having spent $56bn in 2009 ... a very worthwhile region to target."

Such are the Cameron government's priorities following the great "humanitarian" victory in Libya.  Read more.


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