Annihilation as world religion

Estimated Global Military Spending Since Jan 1, 2012: $368,630,653,693
(That's three hundred and sixty-eight billion dollars plus in 14 weeks, and counting..)
Estimated costs to provide the following-
Shelter for every human being: $21,000,000,000
Eliminate ALL Starvation and Malnourishment: $19,000,000,000
Clean Safe Water for every human being: $10,000,000,000
Eliminate ALL Nuclear Weapons: $7,000,000,000
Eliminate ALL Landmines: $4,000,000,000
Eliminate ALL Illiteracy: $5,000,000,000
Relief for Refugees everywhere: $5,000,000,000
Stabilize Human Population Growth: $10,500,000,000
Prevent Soil Erosion Globally: $24,000,000,000
http://www.ppu.org.uk/indexStuff/indexmilex.html
Peace Pledge Union: http://www.ppu.org.uk/indexa.html


Rise in international arms transfers is driven by Asian demand, says SIPRI: India was the world’s largest recipient of arms, accounting for 10 per cent of global arms imports. The four next largest recipients of arms in 2007–2011 were South Korea (6 per cent of arms transfers), Pakistan (5 per cent), China (5 per cent) and Singapore (4 per cent). ‘Major Asian importing states are seeking to develop their own arms industries and decrease their reliance on external sources of supply,’ said Pieter Wezeman, senior researcher with the SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme. ‘A large share of arms deliveries is due to licensed production.’ China shifts from imports to exports: China, which was the largest recipient of arms exports in 2002–2006, fell to fourth place in 2007–11. The decline in the volume of Chinese imports coincides with the improvements in China’s arms industry and rising arms exports. Between 2002–2006 and 2007–11, the volume of Chinese arms exports increased by 95 per cent. China now ranks as the sixth largest supplier of arms in the world, narrowly trailing the United Kingdom. ‘While the volume of China’s arms exports is increasing, this is largely a result of Pakistan importing more arms from China’, said Paul Holtom, director of the SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme. ‘China has not yet achieved a major breakthrough in any other significant market...
http://www.sipri.org/media/pressreleases/rise-in-international-arms-transfers-is-driven-by-asian-demand-says-sipri
Also see: China's presence grows in murky world of arms trading


And: The global financing of nuclear weapons:

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