|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 2 Jun 2016 09:09:54 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL, HERBICIDES, MUNITIONS: "Agent Orange and unexploded bombs: America's 'human rights' record in Vietnam"|
Agent Orange and unexploded bombs: America's “human rights” record in Vietnam by Brett S. Morris Vox Media June 2, 2016 During President Barack Obama's visit to Vietnam last month, he announced the end of Washington's longstanding arms embargo against the country. Officially, the United States has always maintained that ending the embargo would be contingent upon Vietnam improving its human rights record. But despite lifting the embargo, Obama toldthe Vietnamese people that the country's human rights record is "an area where we still have differences." This is all rather farcical. The framing of the issue itself is ridiculous: In order for a country to receive technology expressly designed for the purpose of killing other human beings, it must first demonstrate its commitment to human rights. Moreover, the United States is the world's leading arms exporter and regularly sells and provides arms to some of the world's worst dictatorships and human rights offenders. … For the entire article, see http://www.vox.com/2016/6/2/11819304/vietnam-american-bombs -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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