Shocking Facts About Who’s Arming Human Rights Abusers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Just six countries export a whopping 74 percent of the world’s weapons, with the US making up 35 percent of the global total. 

Treaties regulate the global trade of many products – even bananas and dinosaur bones – but not guns and bullets. We need a strong Arms Trade Treaty that will stop tools of death from getting into the hands of people like Syria’s Assad and Sudan’s Bashir who continue to brutalize their people.

In July, UN member countries will debate the adoption of a global Arms Trade Treaty.  Take action to make sure they make the right decision — to keep weapons out of the wrong hands!

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13 thoughts on “Shocking Facts About Who’s Arming Human Rights Abusers [INFOGRAPHIC]

  1. This report is trying to be unbiased but it is mixing poison with honey. I think the main aim of this report is to blame Russia for the bloodshed in Syria. Yes, maybe all government weapons are from Russia but what about the weapons in the hands of the terrorists groups and AlQaeda, it’s all American coming through the Arab countries who all buy their weapons from USA. Basically, Syria is the only Arab country who is not owned by USA but an ally of Russia and hence its revolution became a territorial war and this report comes to Show AlAssad and Russia as the bad guys while in percentage comparison what the USA is doing in Bahrain is far worse to help Bahrain king dictator and keep its 5th fleet ready for Iran. If you want the report to be credible show the actual size of USA domination and weapon sales around the world and civil wars it is causing.

  2. Pretty disgusting propaganda on behalf of the war-mongers and invaders in Washington DC, England & France. All the innocents who will be killed in Syria and Iran due to this propaganda are on the hands of the perpetrators of this fraudulent distortion.

    What country and what world-wide military alliance are the biggest threat to the world and to peace? NATO and the United States. Look at the last 20 years alone of U.S./NATO invasions and mass murder. Iraq destroyed, its people’s peace and freedom ruined, its land poisoned with depleted uranium, one million dead. Afghanistan & Pakistan, daily drone attacks by Obama. Libya, the most prosperous country in Africa with a population free to practice whatever religion they wanted, universal health care and free education–the country now destroyed, murderous fundamentalist brought in by US/France/England/NATO, black genocide.

    The list goes on and on. Yes, and where is Israel, the ones who have a brutal, illegal occupation of Palestine, who have stolen most of the Palestinian land, who committed war crimes in Gaza, who are trying to start World War III via Iran, who committed war crimes in the attack on Lebanon, who are the most hypocritical, self-righteous government on the planet with nuclear weapons to boot.

    Amnesty International is nothing but a propaganda arm of the war-mongering Obama-Clinton-Bush-Netanyahu-UK-France-NATO war machine.

    And Amnesty International wants to destroy Syria now. Someday there will be war crimes trials like Nuremberg and the people who work at Amnesty and spread this propaganda will be in the dock.

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      Erik, learn to read between the LINES of the news that is printed in newspapers. The media in this country is nothing more than lies and propaganda distributed by perjurers in power and the very wealthy.

      This country USA is in a financial and moral ABBYS, and going deaper and deaper. When will it end? WHO knows.

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  3. Amnesty International is baloney. They are just a propaganda arm.

    What about Sweden, they supply a lot of weapons to the conflicts in Africa?

    As far as it goes, the USA overthrew the gov’t of Afghanistan twice in the 1973 and 1978 in order to draw the Soviets in. This has led to the death and injury of over 6 and 1/2 million Afghans. And Catherine Fitzpatrick thinks the Russians are bad?

    And while we are at it, how about the 5 million muslims killed in the partition of India by the Indian gov’t and it’s backers. You never hear about that one.

  4. The Soviets are responsible for at least one million deaths during their occupation. They bear the sole responsibility for the massive numbers of refugees and displaced persons and their subsequent death and deprivation. I have to wonder how you could portray that US as “overthrowing” the government of Afghanistan, when it is the Soviets who overthrew the government of Afghanistan and installed their puppet leader.

    The US is not responsible for any death of any 6.5 million people in Afghanistan. That’s preposterous. The number is in the tens of thousands.

    As for the partition of India, that is estimated to have caused at most 1 million deaths, awful enough itself, but there is no need to lay this at America’s door — again, that’s preposterous. Read even this summarized history to grasp the issues.

    Why don’t you tell us a bit more about yourself and where you were educated so we can fathom where you get your inflated notions.

  5. Luke, are you projecting because you yourself are some kind of lapdog?

    Acknowledging that Israel is a democratic state under the rule of law, which can investigate and prosecute crimes, which has a Supreme Court that can rule against torture — that’s not claiming “Israel can do no wrong”. It’s a needed sane and normal opposition to the crazed and sick obsession with Israel that people like you have that so blinds them to all the far greater evils in the world.

    Er, “Russophobia,” because I criticize Russia legitimately? How come Russia, with the most bloody atrocities on its hands now with Syria, and with its past in Chechnya, Afghanistan, and so on, would get a pass?

    People like you utterly discredit the left.

    It’s astounding when people can’t see the atrocities for which Russia and countries like China, Sudan, Iran are responsible. All we can do is keep trying to speak words of conscience. That’s what Amnesty International is supposed to be about.

  6. Luke, let me say a word to Catherine.

    Catherine: Tell me, has Iran signed the Nuclear Non-Profileration Act?

    Has Israel signed the Nuclear Non-Profileration Act?

    What country in the middle east has nuclear weapons and has threatened to use them?

    What major country in the world has nuclear weapons and has threatened to use them against Iran?

    Catherine, what rights does a country have under the Nuclear Non-Profileration Act?

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  7. We need to end this hollow competition of which country can up the anty on best performing mass destructive technology. All weapons at the end of the day kill innocent civilians like those who have left comments. Maybe the economic mess we are in, is largely due to expenditure of this nature. Its sad human race has become so self destructive and can’t see it. India is the world’s worst human rights abuser of its own people. Hence I can believe it receives largest trade in weapons. A country where the regime operates with out any due regard for any consistent law, should not be provided weapons to commit further crimes. The countries selling these weapons should be stopped, and internationally recognised as committing severe crimes with hefty discouragements in place by UN.

  8. Blah blah blah blah blah…people like you should have GPS implants so normal people always know where you are