Here's yet another article about the upcoming UN meeting in NY, only it goes into detail about the "illegal" arms trade to certian countries that are in the middle of a conflict of some type or other.
Apparently the UN only wants weapons sold to recognized governments of the country in question. Hmmm, sounds like a formula for tyranny to me!
The article is long and the only thing worth really reading is the last two paragraphs. Although the person being quoted is speaking in a different context, they say it all!
The article: [url]www.accessatlanta.com/partners/ajc/epaper/editions/sunday/news_b374df6df344021b0075.html[/url]
The last two paragraphs:
[b]In its own way way, Somalia shows the vexing realities of a country overrun by guns and a populace that lives by the gun. Somalia not only tolerates places like Bakhar, [red]but the population views them as necessary[/red].
"For Bakhar to shut down, we need to see a change in attitude about fighting," said Abdiqasim Salad Hasan, president of Somalia's transitional government. "Only if there is no more conflict will there be no more guns. [red]But as long as people need to defend themselves, Bakhar will remain open[/red]."[/b]
Red words highlighted by me. Key point here is that they will always be necessary due to the fact people will always need to defend themselves...even from their protectors!