This is a wonderful documentary about the international weapons trade.
Inside the Global Arms Trade.
The money, the players, the game.
It is fantastic.
It has a wonderful collection of speakers, including Jeremy Scahil, Vijay Prashad, Robert Fisk, Lawrence Wilkerson and Chris Hedges (and many more), It doesn’t make use of a narrator but instead lets the story be told through interviews with select speakers, voice-overs from readers and gorgeous (although sometimes gruesome) imagery and music.
It roughly covers – in a very clever and non-linear way – the period from the 1980s to the Iraq War in 2003.
The National Security state has gone private. It dislikes diplomacy. It likes weaponry.
It’s disgusting deals all around: Yamama (UK/Saudi Arabia), Iraq (Haliburton), Iran-Contra, South Africa (BAE)… and of course plenty of domestic deals through the revolving door.
You find various links here. Word of caution? Turn on your blockers, the mediaplayers trigger PopAds.
(I’ll find better links).