zondag 9 juli 2017

Week 27 in #wapenhandel25tweets

Week 27 in #wapenhandel25tweets
(Gaarne 'liken' of delen als je het nuttig of interessant vindt.)

When compiling this overview in Barcelona a meeting takes place on arms trade and how it profits from the refugee tragedy: Guerres de frontera: com la indústria armamentística es beneficia de la tragèdia dels refugiats. is it a Border War taking place? Of all refugees dying at border crossings globally more than half dies at the border with the EU. Border control is becoming militarised. But for migrants and refugees border crossings are still more a (organised) gamble they are not a warring party. They are armed only with the desire to improve living standards and escape poverty and misery and are confronted by arms and control equipment during those efforts.

This week the Dutch Parliament discussed the acquisition of four new large out-of-are diesel submarines (expected cost € 2.5-5 bn.). Even those are useful to map smuggle routes of arms, drugs and refugees, it is said. But is the tragedy the result of people wanting to use their freedom to move or because of the restrictions? (See e.g. Violent Borders; refugees and the right to move, by Reece Jones).

In this compilation Damen Shipyards – foretold to be involved in building the new subs (together with Swedish SAAB) – is signaled to earn by delivering 'migrant rescue vessels'.

Nederland (zie ook 17, 20-22, 24)
1 – 070717: 6 of the world's top ten arms manufacturers (incl American giant Lockheed Martin) use Dutch tax evasion structures http://www.eurasiareview.com/06072017-the-netherlands-europes-under-the-radar-tax-haven/
Mijn overzicht van wapenproducenten en belasting ontwijking: https://www.tni.org/en/profile/martin-broek Misschien zijn kleinigheden veranderd (zie kvk).

2 – 050717: Monthly licenses for export military products 050114-310517. May 2017 includes UAE, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Indonesia https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/documenten/rapporten/2016/10/01/overzicht-uitvoer-militaire-goederen

EUROPA (zie 4, 19)

3 – 050717: Belgium cleared investment in 199 Light Troop Transport Vehicles (LTTV) for Special Operations Forces #SOF. http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/184990/belgium-to-buy-new-vehicles-for-special-forces.html

Duitsland (zie 15)

4 – 070717: The Trump effect? Defense buys in Eastern Europe expected to ramp up http://www.defensenews.com/articles/the-trump-effect-defense-buys-in-eastern-europe-expected-to-ramp-up

Turkije (zie ook 14, 24)
5 – 090717: Isn't it what arms export control is for: stop sales to commit eg HR-violations? Senator: block F35 sales to Turkey http://www.defensenews.com/articles/us-lawmaker-wants-to-block-f-35-sales-to-turkey-over-embassy-brawl

6 – 050717: Turkey's increasing reliance on armed drone systems to fight Kurds, and ISIS. http://www.defensenews.com/articles/turkeys-increasing-reliance-on-drone-systems

VK (zie ook 14, 23)
7 – 030717: The new Brexit minister took cash from the arms companies while running group promoting them to MPs by @AdamRamsay: https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/brexitinc/adam-ramsay-peter-geoghegan/new-brexit-minister-arms-industry-american-hard-right-and-e


8 – 070717: War of words continues on: SilkWay under the fire of the Russian-Armenian alliance http://www.turan.az/index_en.html

9 – 050717: 1/... #Azerbaijani Silk Way Airlines 350 diplomatic flights carry weapons for terrorists https://trud.bg/350-diplomatic-flights-carry-weapons-for-terrorists/

10 – 050717: .../2 #Azerbaijani Silk Way Airlines 350 diplomatic flights carry weapons 4 US army US Special Operations Command https://armenpress.am/eng/news/897433/azerbaijani-silk-way-airlines-carries-out-350-diplomatic-flights-transporting-weapons-for-terrorists.html

11 – 050717: Siemon Wezeman of @SIPRI on #Chinese arms production and export policy; more than likely to surpass that of #Russia. https://www.sipri.org/commentary/topical-backgrounder/2017/china-russia-and-shifting-landscape-arms-sales

12 – 060717: #German MoD rests its case on armed #drones after lawmakers spurned government plans to lease Israeli Heron drones. http://www.defensenews.com/articles/german-mod-rests-its-case-on-armed-drones-for-now

13 – 060717: #CRS INSIGHT: #Qatar and its Neighbors: Disputes and Possible Implications. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/IN10712.pdf

Rusland (zie 11)

14 – 090717: UK clients 4 arms: Saudi's and Turkey; just to defend democracy, earn some £. But Saudi's now under fire in court. https://firstnews24.net/uk-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia-under-threat-as-court-ruling-on-terrorism-looms/

15 – 050717: Gulf Times on German #Saudi politics, incl. call by #Greens MP @nouripour to stop Berlin’s supply of #German arms. http://www.gulf-times.com/story/555537

VS politie moorden


Damen (zie ook 24)
17 – 040717: #Damen seems to expand in #Romania. #Dutch wharf ready to buy #Daewoo Mangalia shipyard http://www.romaniajournal.ro/major-deal-in-romanian-industry-dutch-damen-ready-to-buy-daewoo-mangalia-shipyard/

Corruptie (zie 7)


Drones (zie ook 6, 12)
18 – 060717: Higher US military budgets for Small #drones. #Textron Systems and #Boeing’s Insitu subsidiary compete for orders. http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2017-07-05/us-military-budgets-more-small-unmanned-aircraft-services

F-35 (zie ook 5)
19 – 060717: It seems so obvious if you'll take Europe seriously. Dassault: As US Buys American, Europe Should Buy European http://defaeroreport.com/2017/07/05/dassault-aviation-ceo-us-wants-buy-american-europe-buy-european/

20 – 030717: Russian threat again. Cold War allies UK, US and Norway on new generation of #submarine hunts. Nice for #Boeing. https://news.usni.org/2017/06/30/cold-war-allies-u-k-u-s-norway-team-new-generation-russian-sub-hunts#sthash.JsUqqLKH.uxfs

21 – 040717: Nieuwe ’Walrus’: Kamer geeft vanmiddag naar verwachting goedkeuring verder te gaan met grootste wapenproject na JSF https://www.pressreader.com/netherlands/de-telegraaf/20170704/281663960031639

22 – 060717: Dutch MPs @SadetKarabulut (SP) and @IsabelleDiks (GL) aim for more grip on acquisition process of new #submarine. https://www.tweedekamer.nl/downloads/document?id=0b2dacfb-638f-43a9-8b58-61b4a7797978&title=Motie%20van%20het%20lid%20Karabulut%20.pdf

SOF (zie 3, 10, 18)

23 – 060717: ‘Oiling The Kill Chain’ [not my text], Meeting on future mortar systems. London. 25-26 OCTOBER. Speakers from Israeli IDF etc. https://www.futuremortars.com/download-the-2017-working-agenda

24 – 070717: #Turkey takes delivery of first of six #Damen 'migrant rescue vessels' as part of EU program. http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=26544:turkey-takes-delivery-of-first-of-six-migrant-rescue-vessels&Itemid=257

25 – 070717: G20 protests: "Elena was protesting for more freedoms for migration and stopping the flow of the arms trade." http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/06/europe/hamburg-protests-g20/index.html

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