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Ambassador Pitches UK Missiles for US Drones, French Veolia to Syria

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, February 17 -- While the UK at the UN in New York talks peace, the UK Ambassador to the US Peter Westmacott published a promotional article on February 14 entitled, "Why the U.S. Should Use British Missiles on Reaper Drones." Click here to view.

The article gushes that "the U.S. military has just finished testing a British-designed missile, the Dual-Mode Brimstone. The tests successfully proved that the Brimstone is compatible with one of America’s main unmanned aerial vehicles, the Reaper."

  It was re-tweeted by @MBDAIncUSA, whose Twitter profile is "MBDA Inc: Global leader in missiles and missile systems. Arlington VA, Westlake Village, CA & Hunstville, AL Global ·" This is the British firm, emphasizing its plants in Virginia, California and Alabama.

  Couldn't the UK government find someone else to so openly pitch drone missiles?

   Meanwhile on February 16 in Paris, French prime minister Ayrault met with representatives of Siemens, Volvo, General Electric and Nestlé -- but not Veolia, the French firm which (also fronting as US based, through a subsidiary) recently got the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons contract in Syria.

  UNmentioned was the Veolia also does business in settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, click here for that Inner City Press story. Much much France is being paid by in UN -- that is, global taxpayers' -- money under a confidential "Letter of Assist" for airfield services in its former colony Mali has not yet been disclosed, by the UN or France.

  Today, French president Francois Hollande and his Council on Attractiveness also featuring Laurent Fabuis hosts yet more companies. With French diplomat Herve Ladsous installed as the fourth Frenchman in a row atop UN Peacekeeping, it's a drone, drone world. Watch this site.


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