Monday, January 08, 2007

Small arms, mass murder

Voice of America has a report on the illegal trade in small arms and its effects particularly in Africa.

When one person is accidentally killed by the Israeli or US militaries, it's guaranteed to be a global cause célèbre. But when at least 500,000 people (mostly Africans) die every single year because of small arms, there are no celebrity-laden rallies, no condemnations from Washington or Damascus, no coverage on CNN or al-Jazeera.

Makes you wonder who profits from the silence.

Actually, you already know the answer.


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