Friday, 20 February 2009

They’ll be talking about ‘green’ weapons next

How mad is it when BAE systems can brag about ‘good growth’! They’ll be talking about ‘green’ weapons next.

It doesn’t take much imagination to realise that BAE growth (of any but a Green kind!) means more and deadlier weapons being let loose on the world so the news that their profits almost doubled is troubling indeed. And what do they mean by ‘organic’ growth I wonder – warheads made without petrochemicals perhaps?!

When will BAE start to turn its skills to the manufacture of really useful equipment such as solar, wind and other renewable energy technology, or low carbon vehicles (and I don’t mean military ones)?

The main thing we need to beat in the 21st Century is swords into ploughshares. All this aggressive behaviour is so last Century.

How can we continue sabre rattling when the human race and all other species on the planet are threatened with extinction? Let’s get over it and start working together …And no, it’s not idealistic. You can’t say one thing and do another and expect anyone else to have any respect for you.

Shan Oakes


MEP candidate for Europe 2009


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