zondag 23 juli 2017

Week 29 in #wapenhandel25tweets

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

Opmerkelijk is niet dat het corruptie in de wapeninbdustrie schandaal in Zuid-Korea ook deze week weer een slachtoffer opleverde. Of dat Airbus - met de hoofdvestiging in Nederland - wederom niet brandschoon lijkt (laten we het voorzichtig stellen). 

Opmerkelijk is nog steeds – ook al weet iedereen die dit wil weten dat inmiddels – dat Duitsland Israël een onderzeeër levert die nucleair bewapend kan worden. Een niet kernwapenstaat werkt mee aan de proliferatie van een niet NPT-lid. Even opmerkelijk is de ranzige lucht van corruptie die rond de marineleveringen van Duisland aan Israël is komen te hangen. 

Ook de Duitse degelijkheid is blijkbaar niet opgewassen tegen de veel voorkomende malafide praktijken in de wereld van de wapenhandel.

1 – 200717: Global defence exports expected to decline after 2016 based on less backlog fill, Jane’s IHS Markit States http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170719005505/en/Global-Defence-Exports-Expected-Decline-Time-Jane%E2%80%99s#.WXBg5SC6xFw.twitter

Nederland (zie ook 19, 20)

2 – 200717: Dutch 2nd behind US on list covering online illegal arms trade | Nederland 2e op lijst online illegale wapenhandel http://www.knipselkrant-curacao.com/eenvandaag-nederland-tweede-op-lijst-online-illegale-wapenhandel/
– 200717:  RAND-report: US Weapons main source of Illegal arms trade on the Dark Web (60%) https://www.rand.org/news/press/2017/07/19.html
– 220717: FBI, Dutch police shut down 2 large markets on Dark Web http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/07/fbi-dutch-police-shut-down-two-large-markets-on-dark-web/


3 – 200717: The good, the bad and the ugly: Sweden vs France: the future of EU arms sales to Asia http://www.atimes.com/ds-sweden-vs-france-future-eu-arms-sales-asia/ via @asiatimesonline

Duitsland (zie ook 8, 16-18)

4 – 200717: Why Merkel's proposal to include arms transfers in development aid to Africa must be reconsidered. http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/b6a4c18041ef895ead2dadd7b77c7136/Merkels-proposal-on-weapons-needs-to-be-approached-with-caution-20170720

Frankrijk (zie 3)


5 – 170717: Croatia seeks fighter jets from 5 countries: Saab's Gripen, Greece's F-16, the Mirage, Israeli Kfir, & KAI's T-50. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-croatia-military-jets-idUSKBN19Y250


6 – 180717: Austrian lawmaker @Peter_Pilz of the Greens files charges against Daimler over Eurofighter #EFA http://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-austria-inquiry-idUSKBN1A00BW  #corruption


7 – 200717: #Czech arms export reached record levels in 2016 Iraq, UAE, Egypt and Slovakia main customers. http://www.radio.cz/en/section/news/czech-arms-export-reached-record-levels-in-2016 via @RadioPrague


8 – 200717: Tension between NATO members grows. Germany puts arms deals with Turkey on hold after rights row. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-turkey-arms-idUSKBN1A52EI

VK (zie ook 24)

9 – 200717: UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2016. Search e.g. for Turkey or Saudi Arabia. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-strategic-export-controls-annual-report-2016

10 – 180717: How the UK was arming the world in 1st quarter 2017. Look for your favorite country in official statistics. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/626660/2017Q1-strategic-export-controls-country-pivot-report-2017-qtr-1.pdf

Zweden (zie ook 3)

11 – 180717: #Bofors: Will the caged parrot sing? Indian Central Bureau of Investigation CBI wants to restart the investigations. http://www.asianage.com/opinion/oped/180717/bofors-will-the-caged-parrot-sing.html

12 – 180717: Arms trade and democracy: Sweden’s new democracy criterium for export controls remains open to interpretation. http://www.iiss.org/en/militarybalanceblog/blogsections/2017-edcc/july-c5e6/sweden-arms-export-2a37#.WW4-YS1Qz_c.twitter


13 – 210717: Swiss federal office: handling of arms export permits improving in the wake of a criminal probe into past shipments https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/business/official--internal-review-finds-no-wrongdoing/43346008#.WXEP3-I16Bw.twitter


Afrika (zie 4)

Australië (zie )

14 – 170717: #Australia: Government that cut humanitarian aid, which saves lives, now wants to be major #arms producer/exporter. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/profiting-from-bloodshed-tim-costello-criticises-christopher-pyne-weapons-export-plan-20170717-gxcomj.html


15 – 200717: On #Chinese export control dual-use, military, nuclear and other. http://www.glo.com.cn/en/upload/contents/2017/06/59546f3744a26.pdf

India (zie 11)

Israël (zie ook 22)

16 – 200717: #Israeli submarine procurement scandal prompts review of defense-industrial relationships #corruption http://www.defensenews.com/articles/israeli-navy-procurement-scandal-prompts-review-of-defense-industrial-relationships

17 – 200717: Ynetnews News - Merkel informed Israeli President Rivlin of German-Egyptian sub deal. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4991381,00.html #corruption

18 – 170717: Ship deal was changed to accommodate ThyssenKrupp... and smells fishy, according to Brig-Gen. (res.) Shmuel Zucker. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4990400,00.html

Kazachstan (zie 13)


19 – 180717: #Mexico launches eighth #Dutch designed patrol vessel JDW 120717, p. 11

Nieuw Zeeland (zie 25)


20 – 190717: Arms Sales Notification: 46 #US MK 48 Mod 6AT Heavyweight #Torpedoes (HWT) to #Taiwan. Loaded on #Dutch build subs? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/18/2017-15063/arms-sales-notification

Zuid-Korea (zie )

21 – 200717: #KAI CEO quits "for the recent issues surrounding the company." Defence industry fears exports will fall #corruption http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170720000913


Damen (zie 19)
Airbus (zie ook 5, 6)
Corruptie (zie 6, 12, 16-18, 21)


F-35 (zie ook 4)

22 – 200717: OL? $400,000 helmet for F-35B has a major problem no sight when there is no moon https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/f-35b-helmets-night-vision-camera-has-a-problem Made by: http://www.webpronews.com/f-35-fighter-helmets-now-made-in-israel-2013-10/

23 – 230717: More on the #European? fighter capacity: #F35 allies convene in Berlin to map out Europe strategy and operations: https://sputniknews.com/europe/201707221055780379-f-35-allies-berlin-europe-strategy/

Onderzeeboten (zie 16-18)


24 – 230717: New Zealand: Stop the weapons expo 2017 campaign launch #stopthearmsfair https://peaceactionwellington.wordpress.com/2017/07/23/stop-the-weapons-expo-2017-campaign-launch/ via @wordpressdotcom

25 – 220717: Time for international mayors against arms fairs? Sadiq Khan: opposed to London being used as a market place for the trade of weapons, to HR-abusers. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dsei-2017-london-arms-fair-weapons-saudi-arabia-excel-centre-sadiq-khan-cancel-a7853286.html

Onderzoek en activisme (zie ook 24, 25)

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