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Farnborough International #FIA18 is a major arms fair, with the UK government pushing international arms sales. Here are the military delegations they invited:… #StopArmigSaudi #warStartsHere
The UK government has, of course, invited Saudi Arabia to shop for weapons at Farnborough. The Saudi-led bombing of #Yemen is utilising many of the weapons exhibited at #FIA18, from BAE's Eurofighter Typhoon, and Raytheon and MBDA missiles. #StopArmingSaudi
Shown here at Farnborough 2014 - some of the weaponry since used in the Saudi-led war on Yemen. Thousands of deaths and a humanitarian catastrophe later, the UK government is still pushing for *more* sales. #StopArmingSaudi #WarStartsHere #FIA18
Israel is also invited to #FIA18, despite its attacks on Gaza. And its arms companies are there too, marketing 'battle-tested' weapons #WarStartsHere #StopArmingIsrael
Also, invited by the UK government to #FIA18: authoritarian #Turkey, with its arms companies exhibiting #StopArmingTurkey #WarStartsHere
#Bahrain's repressive regime has been invited to #FIA18 by the UK government, which whitewashes Bahrain's human rights abuses as it seeks more arms sales. Here's a Bahraini military delegate being escorted from meeting BAE in 2014 #WarStartsHere #StopArmingRepression Man in military uniform stands next to a Bahraini military delegate wearing sunglasses, with paper in hand, in front of an outdoor exhibition stand with umbrelllas
A military delegation from the USA is also invited to #FIA18, and many of its arms companies will be exhibiting #WarStartsHere

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