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Iran: For Official Washington, it is the American arms traders, the politics that drive it, and the companies that profit from it that should have the final say in the running conflict. They never want to discuss peace, much less analyse the devastating impacts of arms transfers to their “moderate” agents and favoured allies.

Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei

Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei

TEHRAN (FNA)- When you hear US government officials criticising calls for civilians to evacuate the besieged city of Aleppo in Syria through humanitarian corridors, it’s not that they want to save lives; they want a continued conflict so they could live the good life.

In much the same way, the warmongers don’t like to hear their agents of disintegration (moderate terrorists) active within Eastern Aleppo and other places in Syria agree to surrender to the Syrian Army under the terms of an offer by the government, which promises pardons to those that willingly disarm and surrender. It’s not good for their regional designs at all, more specifically for their arms exports and transfers worth more than $70 billion a year – including the disastrous dispensation of weaponry to “moderate” allies in Syria.

Here, Aleppo may be bleeding under foreign-backed terror and occupation, but it’s not for International Law and International Humanitarian Law to decide. For Official Washington, it is the American arms traders, the politics that drive it, and the companies that profit from it that should have the final say in the running conflict. They never want to discuss peace, much less analyse the devastating impacts of arms transfers to their “moderate” agents and favoured allies.

What else can you expect from a country that each year is credited with more than half the value of all global arms transfer agreements? Thanks largely to the running wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya, the US share has fluctuated between one-half and more of the global market for the past two decades, peaking at an almost monopolistic 70 percent of all weapons in recent years. According to Vice Admiral Joe Rixey, who heads the Pentagon’s arms sales agency, known as the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, arms deals facilitated “only by the Pentagon” topped $40 billion in 2015, and are on track to hit $46 billion in 2016!

To be completely accurate, there is one group of people who pay remarkably close attention to the running wars in the Middle East – executives of the defense contractors that are cashing in on this growth market. No doubt these people are not peace advocates. They want the regional conflicts to continue as their major source of revenue. If Aleppos of the Middle East are fully retaken by national armed forces, it would undermine their strategy of increasing arms exports and transfers to the entire region.

As long as the region stays at war, US profits won’t suffer. Arm deals and transfers are a way of life for the War Party in Washington and its enabler the Pentagon. Not surprisingly, it is also the bright side of the Endless War on Terror. American officials who regularly act as salespeople for the arms firms are intent on ensuring that the bogus War on Terror will continue and that American arms will flood Syria for a foreseeable future.

In essence, when Aleppo is fully retaken by the Syrian Army, don’t expect the world’s largest arms dealer to become a good friend of liberators, much less peace and reconstruction efforts. This is not good news for the War Party and its weapons contractors, exporters, front companies, arms smugglers, smuggling networks and human rights abusers, which have been pressing for terrorism and bloodshed in Syria for years with great success.

When it comes to the arms business, they only want to hear the good news from Syria and the rest of the region: War, Terrorism and Volatility. It’s a monster policy and it’s official.


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