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Welcome to Thrustblog. This blog is new as of February, 2011. New posts will be added as they are completed. Our main author is Tom Rossi, but we will sometimes have guest posts and eventually maybe even another regular poster.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi (Qaddafi) and his toys.

Short Note:

Where did Muammar Gaddafi get the weapons he has used against his own people? From the U.S. and its allies in Europe, that's where.

In 2008, the Bush administration approved $46 million in arms sales to Libya and in 2009, Obama approved $77 million, but a large part of that deal did not go through, cutting it down to $17 million. Meanwhile, also in 2009, several European nations exports of weaponry to Libya added up to $470 million.

The U.S. leads the world (Russia is a close second) in arms sales at over $71 billion per year.

-Tom Rossi

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