Saturday, June 21, 2014

Job Security Alert !

..."We have a feeling (click here) and an understanding of each other and we back each other up and I think that is reflected in the nature of the relationship."

The US-led TPP led their agenda and Obama set a specific goal of getting a TPP deal to the US Congress before November.

Key announced yesterday Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would visit New Zealand soon and TPP was bound to be top of the agenda.

He also indicated on The Nation yesterday that New Zealand would not oppose US air strikes in the growing Iraq crisis.         

These wonderfully brave men of god are worth more alive than as suicide bombers.

RPG. Rocket Propelled Grenades are better at targeting the correct people than the randomness of a suicide bomb. I am certain if these men wanted to be trained with sophisticated weapons, such as body armor and shoulder borne rocket launchers, the USA advisers would be happy to train them correctly.

It is better to live and fight another day than abandon those you love in a single act of devotion.

June 21, 2014
By C. J. Chivers
...As their numbers grew, (click here) they swelled into a seemingly unending procession of volunteers with rifles, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, backed by mortar crews and gun and rocket trucks.
The Mahdi Army, the paramilitary force that once led a Shiite rebellion against American troops here, was making its largest show of force since it suspended fighting in 2008. This time, its fighters were raising arms against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, the Qaeda splinter group that has driven Iraq’s security forces from parts of the country’s north and west.
Chanting “One, two, three, Mahdi!” they implored their leader, the cleric Moktada al-Sadr, to send them to battle....

Central and South America are among the favorite spots for gun sales with the NRA marketing of "personal safety." No lie.

Small Arms Survey (click here)

The estimated total number of guns (both licit and illicit) held by civilians in Honduras is 500,000

The population of Honduras is slightly less than 8 million. 

That means there is a one gun for every sixteen people.

In 2008, Honduras held the second highest rate of homicides per 100,000 inhabitants with 78.6 percent of these committed by firearm. As of 2012, Honduras holds the highest homicide rate in the world and San Pedro Sula holds the country's highest homicide rate with 137.5 murders per 100,000 inhabitants.

It is estimated the current child immigrant crisis at the USA southern border contains at least 19,000 Honduran children.

One of the reasons there is such high crime numbers in these countries is because the police are intimidated by the 'guns on the street.' There is little law enforcement in areas of the country. Most of the law enforcement occurs in areas where tourism brings in revenues.

This 'permissive gun environment' is exactly the reason so many people in the USA oppose loose gun laws. Central and South America is real world proof that the more guns there are in a country the higher the crime and homicide rate. There is no valid reason for any country to have citizens armed for their own protection. 

Don't give me testimonials as to the people that saved their own lives because of carrying a gun. Don't try to begin to state that guns actually reduce crime. Those gun-crime statistics exist BECAUSE there were guns in circulation in the first place and there is no other reasonable way to reduce those once very high statistics. The statement fewer guns = fewer deaths is absolutely correct. In the USA with the number of 'guns on the street' the statistics speak for themselves with tens of thousands of dead Americans annually due to gun violence.

The more guns there are the more gun deaths exists and guns are very effective killers whereby other weapons diminish the capacity for violent deaths. Bullets work and they work extremely effectively which is why the USA military issues guns to soldiers.

The estimated rate of private gun ownership (both licit and illicit) in Honduras is 6.2 firearms per 100 people.

In a comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, Honduras ranked at No. 81

In a comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, Honduras ranked at No. 88

The number of registered guns in Honduras is reported to be 

2012: 280,305
2006: 151,003

The rate of registered guns per 100 people in Honduras is 

2012: 3.38
2006: 2.05

Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Honduras there are estimated to be between 420,000 and 850,000