Saturday, June 3, 2017

Pope Francis' Prayer: Stop the "Merchants of Death"

https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2017/06/03/pope-franciss-prayer-stop-merchants-death/

"The 10 countries with the highest military spending accounted for nearly 73 percent of the total, and five are permanent members of the United Nations Security Council: The United States, Russia, China, France, and the United Kingdom. The others are Saudi Arabia, India, Japan, Germany, and South Korea.
The U.S. military’s bill last year rose to $611 billion, almost three times as much as China’s, which was the second highest at $215 billion. America’s military spending is larger than the next 8 biggest military spenders combined, and President Donald Trump has promised to increase the budget even further..."
“There are so many dark strategic, industrial, and political interests that result in the death of so many innocent victims around the world,” he (Pope Francis) said. “Do we know which industries in our countries benefit from the arms trade?”

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