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Libyan Revolution Reveals Foolishness of Arms Trade Treaty
Posted By Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D. On March 4, 2011 @ 3:00 pm In International | Comments Disabled
The Obama Administration has declared its support for the U.N.’s efforts to negotiate an arms trade treaty (ATT) that would regulate the transfer of conventional arms. This is unwise for many reasons . The following stories show just how an ATT, far from saving civilians, would actually tie the hands of democracies in resisting dictatorships.
So, Britain wants to arm the Libyan opposition. It also wants negotiate a treaty that would legally prohibit it from arming the Libyan opposition, while recognizing Colonel Muammar Qadhafi’s right to buy all the guns he wants. How does this make any sense at all?
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URLs in this post:
 unwise for many reasons: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2009/08/The-UNs-Arms-Trade-Treaty-A-Dangerous-Multilateral-Mistake-in-the-Making
 British newspapers: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2011/mar/03/arm-trade-treaty-un
 coalition agreement: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/media/409088/pfg_coalition.pdf
 suggested: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/03/01/UPI-NewsTrack-TopNews/UPI-20831298998843/
 U.N. General Assembly Resolution: http://www.un.org/disarmament/convarms/ATTPrepCom/Documents.html
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