When will they ever learn. . .

Honestly, it boggles the imagination. It would appear that there is money to be had in arms dealing. And when dollars are on the table, conscience goes out the window.

BBC posted the following this morning:

In May 2008, the US firm General Dynamics inked a $165m (£165m) contract to arm the Libyan army’s elite second brigade.

This force, led by Mr Gaddafi’s son Khamis, was deployed to the streets of al-Bayda – a city east of Benghazi and near the border with Egypt – where it has unleashed live ammunition on protesters.

Export licences for British arms to Libya in the first nine months of 2010 were valued at over £200m, spanning military cameras and sniper rifles. Libya’s final death toll, already over 300, will outstrip that of Egypt’s comparatively peaceful struggle for democracy.

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