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Old 10-06-2014, 12:55 AM   #233
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Trade in arms and technological diffusion is as old as the history of war itself. During the early modern period, France, England, Netherlands and some states in Germany became self-sufficient in arms production, with diffusion and migration of skilled workers to more peripheral countries such as Portugal and Russia..It is estimated that yearly, over 1.5 trillion US dollars are spent on military expenditures worldwide (2.7% of World GDP).. This represents a decline from 1990 when military expenditures made up 4% of world GDP. Part of this goes to the procurement of military hardware and services from the military industry.. The combined arms sales of the top 100 largest arms producing companies amounted to an estimated $315 billion in 2006..There is a list of the 10 countries with the highest defence budgets for the year 2013..Poverty is general scarcity or dearth, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money.. Absolute poverty or destitution refers to the deprivation of basic human needs, which commonly includes food, water, sanitation, clothing, shelter, health care and education. Relative poverty is defined contextually as ECONomic inequality in the location or society in which people live.. There are several definitions of poverty depending on the context of the situation it is placed in, and the views of the person giving the definition..China’s arms exports have surged over the past decade, flooding sub-Saharan Africa with a new source of cheap assault rifles and ammunition and exposing Beijing to international scrutiny as its lethal wares wind up in conflict zones in violation of U.N. sanctions..Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in May 2014 claimed that Boko Harām attacks have left at least 12,000 people dead and 8,000 people crippled..The group exerts influence in the northeastern Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa, Kaduna, Bauchi, Yobe and Kano.. In this region, a state of emergency has been declared..

The Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad (Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati Wal-Jihad), known by its Hausa name Boko Harām ; figuratively meaning "Western education is sin"), is a terrorist organization based in northeastern Nigeria,north Cameroon and Niger.. Founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002, the organization seeks to establish a "pure" Islamic state ruled by sharia, putting an end to what it deems Westernization..(Sin Akkadian: Su'en, Sîn) or Nanna (Sumerian: DŠEŠ.KI, DNANNA) was the G of the Moon in the Mesopotamian mythology of Akkad, Assyria and Babylonia.. Nanna is a Sumerian deity, the son of Enlil and Ninlil, and became identified with Semitic Sin.. The 2 chief seats of Nanna's/Sin's worship were Ur in the south of Mesopotamia and Harran in the north)..The group exerts influence in the northeastern Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa, Kaduna, Bauchi, Yobe and Kano. In this region, a state of emergency has been declared. The group does not have a clear structure or evident chain of command and has been called "diffuse" with a "cell-like structure" facilitating factions and splits.. It is reportedly divided into 3 factions with a splinter group known as Ansaru. The group's main leader is Abubakar Shekau. Its weapons expert,2IC and arms manufacturer was Momodu Bama..An early recorded use of foreign auxiliaries dates back to Ancient Egypt, the 13th century BC, when Pharaoh Ramesses II used 11,000 mercenaries during his battles.. A long established foreign corps in the Egyptian forces were the Medjay — a generic term given to tribal scouts and light infantry recruited from Nubia serving from the late period of the Old Kingdom through that of the New Kingdom..Saudi Arabia has denied manufacturing the nuclear weapons under its peaceful civilian nuclear program.. Saudi Arabia has allegedly allotted financial funds for its nuclear program and received scientific assistance from various countries, including United States and Pakistan..In a documentary,rebels describe their clandestine journey from the Syrian battlefield to meet with their American handlers in Turkey and then travel on to Qatar, where they say they received training in the use of sophisticated weapons and fighting techniques, including, one rebel said, “how to finish off soldiers still alive after an ambush”...The Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed Arab diplomat and opposition sources, said that Saudi Arabia would give the Syrian opposition Chinese man-portable air defense systems, or Manpads, and antitank guided missiles from Russia..There are some differences in boko used in Niger and Nigeria due to different pronunciations in the French and English languages. The letter ƴ is used only in Niger; in Nigeria it is written ʼy..Tone, vowel length, and the distinction between /r/ and /ɽ/ (which does not exist for all speakers) are not marked in writing. So, for example, /daɡa/ "from" and /daːɡaː/ "battle" are both written daga..DAGA is a town in Goshi Gewog, Dagana District in southwestern Bhutan.. It is the administrative capital (dzongkhag thromde) of the district..Daga (Dimuga, Nawp) is a language of Papua New Guinea..While it is still being studied, and the effects of the herb are not entirely known. Gymnema reduces the taste of sugar when it is placed in the mouth. From extract of the leaves were isolated glycosides known as gymnemic acids, which exhibit anti-sweet activity.. This effect lasts up to about 2 hours.. Some postulate that the herb may block sugar receptors on the tongue..a Spanish word for a dagger, especially as used in Eskrima, a umbrella term for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines..the Filipino (Tagalog) term for a rat or mouse..The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh, a Sunni Islam cleric, has described Boko Harām as misguided and intent on smearing the name of Islam.. Iranian Shia Islam jurisprudent Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi has denied any relationship between the Nigerian group and Islam..for instance, لِماذا limāḏā, meaning "why?", is derived from لـِ li and ماذا māḏā, meaning "what?" thus getting "for what?"..Lam is a municipality in the district of Cham in Bavaria in Germany..Lactational amenorrhea is the temporary postnatal infertility that occurs when a woman is amenorrheic (not menstruating) and fully breastfeeding..The Book of Lamentations (Hebrew: אֵיכָה, Eikhah, ʾēkhā(h), meaning How") is a collection of poetic laments for the destruction of Jerusalem..Monts de Lam is 1 of 6 departments in Logone Oriental, a region of Chad.. Its capital is Baibokoum..The laser has in most firearms applications been used as a tool to enhance the targeting of other weapon systems..The Typhonian Order, previously known as the Typhonian Ordo Templi Orientis (TOTO), is a degree-based self-initiatory magical order based in the United Kingdom that focuses on magickal and typhonian concepts..The original O.T.O. was founded by the wealthy German industrialist Carl Kellner..The group was originally established at Ibn Taymiyyah mosque, which was named after Boko Harām's spiritual head... There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation.. That's one firearm for every 12 people On the planet.. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11..The first and most important rule of gun-running is: Never get shot with your own merchandise..Of all the weapons in the vast soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947.. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov..Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars..You know who's going to inherit the Earth? Arms dealers..Because everyone else is too busy killing each other..That's the secret to survival...

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