zondag 21 mei 2017

Week 20 in #wapenhandel25tweets

(Gaarne 'liken' of delen als je het nuttig of interessant vindt.)

Wapens en oorlog. Je kan er deze week bij zijn. Trump komt naar Brussel voor een NAVO-feestje. Dat is zelfs vanuit Groningen goed te doen. Er is een demonstratie. Ga! Hou het niet bij woorden. Er is zelfs een bus georganiseerd. Geef je op. (Helaas is het mij te zwaar anders zou ik gaan.) https://www.trumpnotwelcome.be/

WapebeursIMDEX, Singapore, met Holland paviljoen.

Nederland (zie ook 14, 22, 24-25)
1 – 200517: The police department #Netherlands North battles illegal small arms #SALW [In Dutch, behind pay wall]. https://www.lc.nl/friesland/Hoe-de-politie-Noord-Nederland-strijdt-tegen-de-wapenhandel-22226567.html

2 – 180517: Dutch air force bought expensive #F35 #JSF. Complains it can deploy 4 fighters when it 'only ' got 37. Ratio: 1:9. http://nos.nl/artikel/2173663-officieren-waarschuwen-onze-luchtmacht-staat-er-slecht-voor.html

EUROPA (zie 21)

3 – 170517: Watered down resolution on #Saudi Arabia adopted by #Belgian Commission on Foreign Affairs. [in Dutch] http://sceptr.net/2017/05/kamercommissie-stemt-wapenembargo-saoedi-arabie/

Duitsland (zie ook 18)
4 – 190517: More danger under the surface in Southeast Asia. #Singapore to acquire more Type 218SG #submarines from #Germany http://www.defensenews.com/articles/singapore-to-acquire-more-type-218sg-subs-from-germany

Tsjechië (zie 23)

Turkije ( )
5 – 200517: #Turkish company #Otokar reveals 'urban operation tank' http://www.defensenews.com/articles/turkish-company-otokar-reveals-urban-operation-tank

7 – 150517: Column: US position on Turkey. Call Turkey’s bluff on arming Syrian Kurds http://thestandard.com.ph/opinion/columns/236573/call-turkey-s-bluff-on-arming-syrian-kurds.html#.WRlY2qG6yMM.twitter

VK (zie 12)

8 – 170517: Mayhem creates business. #Saab: rising tensions in #Asia may turn the region into one of its fastest growing markets http://www.financialexpress.com/industry/saab-says-rising-tensions-in-asia-may-turn-the-region-into-one-of-its-fastest-growing-markets/671359/

Midden-Oosten (zie 5-7)


9 – 180517: War without end? US to provide #Afghanistan with enormous unfit 159 Black Hawks #helicopter fleet to fight #Taliban. http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/blackhawks-airforce-afghanistan-stalemate

India (zie 10)

10 – 150517: Relations India: Palestine & Israel. Arms trade diplomacy? Abbas in India to boost ties ahead of Modi’s Israel trip http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/05/15/world/politics-diplomacy-world/abbas-india-boost-ties-ahead-modis-israel-trip/#.WSGLNmiGPyR

Jemen (zie 13)

11 – 190517: Arms scandal: #corruption in the defence procurement sector as “the new diesel for #Nigeria’s kleptocrats” http://uncova.com/arms-scandal-contractor-inflated-helicopters-price-by-20m-each

Peru (zie ook 22)

Singapore (zie 4, 24)

Saoedi-Arabië (zie ook 3)
13 – 210517: This is cynical: #Tory ministers accept 20 luxury food hampers from #Saudi Arabian regime worsening famine in #Yemen http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-saudi-arabia-food-hampers-boris-johnson-liam-fox-general-election-2017-conservatives-theresa-a7745206.html

15 190517: #Saudi Arabia: “Wholly government-owned SAMI aims to become one of the world’s top 25 defense companies by 2030.” https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/05/18/Saudi-launches-new-national-state-company-to-manufacture-arms.html

16 – 190517: EU source: Emirates’ militarization of Gulf of Africa risks blowback http://www.defensenews.com/articles/eu-source-emirates-militarization-of-gulf-of-africa-risks-blowback


Damen (zie ook 22, 24)
17 – 190517: Dutch naval lobby by Damen http://www.en.portnews.ru/news/239186/

Thales Nederland (zie 14, 19)

Fokker (zie 14)


F-35 (zie ook 2)
18 – 180517: Make America great again. Buy US fighters. Germany requested classified data from the US military on the #F35 jet http://www.defensenews.com/articles/germany-requests-classified-data-from-us-military-on-f-35-fighter-jet

Onderzeeboten (zie 4)

19 – 160517: Major Dutch role in missile defence. #Thales tests #SMART-L MM/N #BMD radar ahead of lead ship set delivery. http://www.janes.com/article/70400/thales-tests-smart-l-mm-n-bmd-radar-ahead-of-lead-ship-set-delivery#.WRrTb-w-i5s.twitter

20 – 160517: Japanese missile defence programs further develop with Aegis ashore. http://www.the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003696092

Kleine wapens (zie 1)

Surveillance technologie
21 – 200517: EU NGOs call for stronger rights protections for surveillance technology exports and removal of crypto from DU list http://www.liberties.eu/en/news/eu-civil-society-coalition-calls-for-stronger-eu-export-controls#disqus_thread

Corruptie (zie 11-12)

22 – 180517: One of the many arms fairs: #SITDEF 2017 in Peru. For the Netherlands Damen is present, but also Israeli embassy. http://media.wix.com/ugd/1d1c98_082150e3a889471cab299a54ec3439db.pdf

23 – 170517: Civic #Czech group: Brno should not support #arms trading #fair #IDET http://www.praguemonitor.com/2017/05/17/civic-group-brno-should-not-support-arms-trading-fair

24 – 160517: Retweeted: @JacquesWerner  Concise but impressive #holland pavillion @IMDEXAsia #navy fair, presenting @NIDVnews, @TNO_Research & niche players. And shipbuilder @damen

25 – 160517: This one written in 1999 on visit to arms fair in The Hague. Today protest in against same #ITEC in #Rotterdam. http://broekstukken.blogspot.com/1999/04/oorlog-is-geen-spelletje.html

Onderzoek en activisme (zie 23)

This is a selection from a larger amount of tweets. Tweets with a relation the Netherlands, arms trade and defence-industry weight heavier in the selection. If you want to have them daily see http://twitter.com/martinbroek