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(8 Posts)
Eloethan Mon 23-May-16 13:16:52

Obama is lifting the ban on weapons sales to Vietnam. So another country will be supplied with the most vile weapons to benefit arms manufacturers. Is this good news?

Synonymous Mon 23-May-16 13:19:53

Money is at the root of it - as ever!

grumppa Mon 23-May-16 14:07:41

Or you could regard it as a significant gesture between former deadly enemies.

Synonymous Mon 23-May-16 15:23:01

Especially if they backfired! grin

GandTea Mon 23-May-16 16:04:47

it is a sad fact that so many industries are connected either directly or indirectly with defense and armaments industries. Even those of us with pensions may find that our pension providers invest in those industries to provide our income.

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 23-May-16 17:35:50

Well, I hope you mean South Vietnam. That sounds very reasonable to me.

Jayh Mon 23-May-16 18:20:06

It may seem perverse, but by lifting this embargo the USA is extending support to Vietnam in the face of a growing threat from China. It is a good move between former enemies.

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 23-May-16 18:23:24

Oops! I was thinking of North Korea. confused as usual. hmm

Yes. That will be to keep China in its place. Still sounds ok to me.