If I am against Assad, it doesn’t mean I am with…

A simple explanation for simple minded pro dictatorships people.

If I am against Assad, it doesn’t mean I am with Daesh nor any form of regressive Islamist forces in Syria. (And by the way, you have a MULTITUDE of sides in Syria).

If I am against Assad, it doesn’t mean I support the USA nor Israel. It doesn’t mean I stand with American imperialism. Nor with its involvement in Syria. (very limited compared to the Russian “invitation”).

If I am against Assad, it doesn’t mean I support Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and UAE. It doesn’t mean I support Erdogan. It doesn’t mean I support the Saudi onslaught on Yemen. It doesn’t mean I support the Saudi invasion of Bahrain.

© Chris Riddell

If I am against Hezbollah invasion of Syria, it doesn’t mean I do not stand with the right of self-determination in Palestine, it doesn’t mean I am a Zionist.

If I am against Hezbollah invasion of Syria, it doesn’t mean I want peace with Israel.

If I am against Assad, it means that I am with the downfall of all dictatorships and dynasties. The dynasties of the gulf, and the dictatorships of the world, including Iran and Russia. And hey, no, it doesn’t mean I love the system in US and other parts of the world.

Go on, treat me as an Arab traitor, treat me and condemn me with your simple and unjust perception of the world. I will always stand with oppressed Syrians under the repressive regime of Bashar el Assad and regressive factions, and I will always stand with the oppressed Palestinians under the repressive Zionist colonial state.

I do not need your approvals nor your sad strategy of “resistance”.

Small Arms imports and exports.

I have stumbled upon a sadly interesting interactive website the other day. It shows the trade of the small arms and their ammunition in the world ( no big missiles, ships, warplanes, etc ). It’s BIG money. (Click Here to see the Site ) And we are only talking about the small arms…  A lot of money that could have been used for more noble causes, like fighting against hunger and poverty, education,  like investments in real infrastructure regarding the environmental causes, like researching medical appliances. The List is long.

The world in 2013 approximately spent $1595.1 BILLIONS ( IISS) and $1747 BILLIONS (SIPRI) on weapons.

In 2011, Lebanon has imported $25,010,000 and exported 535,000$ of small arms. “Our” biggest partner was Turkey, it sold to the country the amount of $8,295,000. Lebanon has exported $245,000 to South Korea, making it the top destination of the exportation.

Now Israel, the country that bombs us from time to time, has quite good numbers. In 2011, it exported more than imported. And of course the main importer of Israel is the United States. In 1996, Israel imported $234,040,000 of “goods”, with $232M alone from the USA. It’s odd…it was the year Israel launched the operation ” the grapes of wrath” in Lebanon.

Russia have very good exports to the United States from 1992 to 2011.

The end these endless numbers, here’s a video of the importation and exportation of the United States, it’s hallucinating.

And that’s only the small arms, the official deals.

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