List of countries by government budget Revenues Expenditures Surplus or deficit

Rank Country Revenues Expenditures Surplus (or deficit) Surplus percentage Year
 World 20310000 22790000 -2480000 -10.90%
1  United States 3363000 3893000 -530000 -13.60% 2016 est.[1]
2  China 2465000 2897000 -432000 -14.90% 2016 est.[1]
3  Japan 1696000 1931000 -235000 -12.20% 2016 est.[1]
4  Germany 1507000 1484000 23000 1.50% 2016 est.[1]
5  France 1288000 1369000 -81000 -5.90% 2016 est.[1]
6  United Kingdom 996300 1097000 -100700 -9.20% 2016 est.[1]
7  Italy 842500 889800 -47300 -5.30% 2016 est.[1]
8  Brazil 632000 677200 -45200 -6.70% 2016 est.[1]
9  Canada 594700 632400 -37700 -6.00% 2016 est.[1]
10  Spain 461300 512900 -51600 -10.10% 2016 est.[1]
11  Australia 420500 446400 -25900 -5.80% 2016 est.[1]
12  Netherlands 322600 333500 -10900 -3.30% 2016 est.[1]
13  India 317300 317300 00,000 0.00% 2016 est.[1]
14  Korea, South 297300 286300 11000 3.70% 2016 est.[1]
15  Sweden 248300 250200 -1900 -0.80% 2016 est.[1]
16  Belgium 232300 245000 -12700 -5.20% 2016 est.[1]
17  Mexico 224300 255900 -31600 -12.30% 2016 est.[1]
18   Switzerland 215900 213400 2500 1.20% 2016 est.[1]
19  Norway 199800 188800 11000 5.80% 2016 est.[1]
20  Austria 187300 192600 -5300 -2.80% 2016 est.[1]
21  Russia 186500 236600 -50100 -21.20% 2016 est.[1]
22  Turkey 184300 198800 -14500 -7.30% 2016 est.[1]
23  Denmark 156900 164500 -7600 -4.60% 2016 est.[1]
24  Saudi Arabia 149700 236700 -87000 -36.80% 2016 est.[1]
25  Indonesia 128700 151400 -22700 -15.00% 2016 est.[1]
26  Finland 127600 132700 -5100 -3.80% 2016 est.[1]
27  Argentina 115900 141700 -25800 -18.20% 2016 est.[1]
28  Venezuela 95620 228800 -133180 -58.20% 2016 est.[1]
29  Greece 93340 102100 -8760 -8.60% 2016 est.[1]
30  United Arab Emirates 90130 113000 -22870 -20.20% 2016 est.[1]
31  Portugal 87260 92250 -4990 -5.40% 2016 est.[1]
32  Taiwan 80800 83950 -3150 -3.80% 2016 est.[1]
33  Israel 80750 88400 -7650 -8.70% 2016 est.[1]
34  Ireland 78470 80860 -2390 -3.00% 2016 est.[1]
35  Thailand 76690 86940 -10250 -11.80% 2016 est.[1]
36  South Africa 76620 86450 -9830 -11.40% 2016 est.[1]
37  Colombia 76060 84230 -8170 -9.70% 2016 est.[1]
38  Czechia 73740 74750 -1010 -1.40% 2016 est.[1]
39  Poland 73400 86560 -13160 -15.20% 2016 est.[1]
40  New Zealand 67610 67010 600 0.90% 2016 est.[1]
41  Iran 65870 72290 -6420 -8.90% 2016 est.[1]
42  Peru 60840 66460 -5620 -8.50% 2016 est.[1]
43  Egypt 60090 92370 -32280 -34.90% 2016 est.[1]
44  Hong Kong 59090 59070 20 0.00% 2016 est.[1]
45  Hungary 57320 60080 -2760 -4.60% 2016 est.[1]
46  Romania 56840 62140 -5300 -8.50% 2016 est.[1]
47  Malaysia 52660 63010 -10350 -16.40% 2016 est.[1]
48  Iraq 52430 77870 -25440 -32.70% 2016 est.[1]
49  Cuba 52370 58590 -6220 -10.60% 2016 est.[1]
50  Chile 49520 55740 -6220 -11.20% 2016 est.[1]
51  Vietnam 48040 57210 -9170 -16.00% 2016 est.[1]
52  Kuwait 47140 65320 -18180 -27.80% 2016 est.[1]
53  Singapore 46860 44830 2030 4.50% 2016 est.[1]
54  Philippines 45540 48760 -3220 -6.60% 2016 est.[1]
55  Algeria 42690 66450 -23760 -35.80% 2016 est.[1]
56  Pakistan 41770 54630 -12860 -23.50% 2016 est.[1]
57  Qatar 41710 53950 -12240 -22.70% 2016 est.[1]
58  Slovakia 34870 37040 -2170 -5.90% 2016 est.[1]
59  Ecuador 30900 34900 -4000 -11.50% 2016 est.[1]
60  Ukraine 27800 30870 -3070 -9.90% 2016 est.[1]
61  Angola 27270 33500 -6230 -18.60% 2016 est.[1]
62  Luxembourg 25850 25520 330 1.30% 2016 est.[1]
63  Morocco 25220 29430 -4210 -14.30% 2016 est.[1]
64  Bangladesh 23780 35320 -11540 -32.70% 2016 est.[1]
65  Kazakhstan 23350 27250 -3900 -14.30% 2016 est.[1]
66  Croatia 21470 22720 -1250 -5.50% 2016 est.[1]
67  Belarus 21210 20920 290 1.40% 2016 est.[1]
68  Uzbekistan 21090 21230 -140 -0.70% 2016 est.[1]
69  Oman 20260 31550 -11290 -35.80% 2016 est.[1]
70  Slovenia 19320 20510 -1190 -5.80% 2016 est.[1]
71  Bulgaria 18440 19180 -740 -3.90% 2016 est.[1]
72  Serbia 16200 17080 -880 -1.30% 2016 est.[1]
73  Bolivia 15440 17660 -2220 -12.60% 2016 est.[1]
74  Lithuania 14680 15120 -440 -2.90% 2016 est.[1]
75  Uruguay 14290 15900 -1610 -10.10% 2016 est.[1]
76  Kenya 12890 17850 -4960 -27.80% 2016 est.[1]
77  Macau 12120 7004 5116 73.00% 2016 est.[1]
78  Dominican Republic 11700 13000 -1300 -10.00% 2016 est.[1]
79  Panama 11700 12410 -710 -5.70% 2016 est.[1]
80  Nigeria 11400 21210 -9810 -46.30% 2016 est.[1]
81  Azerbaijan 11020 12180 -1160 -9.50% 2016 est.[1]
82  Sri Lanka 10980 15540 -4560 -29.30% 2016 est.[1]
83  Iceland 10350 7911 2439 30.80% 2016 est.[1]
84  Ethiopia 10070 11850 -1780 -15.00% 2016 est.[1]
85  Lebanon 9953 14440 -4487 -31.10% 2016 est.[1]
86  Tunisia 9882 11770 -1888 -16.00% 2016 est.[1]
87  Latvia 9766 10110 -344 -3.40% 2016 est.[1]
88  Estonia 9559 9596 -37 -0.40% 2016 est.[1]
89  Puerto Rico 9086 9684 -598 -6.20% 2016 est.[1]
90  Ghana 9068 11550 -2482 -21.50% 2016 est.[1]
91  Burma 8944 10990 -2046 -18.60% 2016 est.[1]
92  Jordan 8649 11220 -2571 -22.90% 2016 est.[1]
93  Costa Rica 8115 11310 -3195 -28.20% 2016 est.[1]
94  Bosnia and Herzegovina 7681 7975 -294 -3.70% 2016 est.[1]
95  Cyprus 7588 7809 -221 -2.80% 2016 est.[1]
96  Guatemala 7390 8186 -796 -9.70% 2016 est.[1]
97  Trinidad and Tobago 7311 9369 -2058 -22.00% 2016 est.[1]
98  Sudan 7301 11280 -3979 -35.30% 2016 est.[1]
99  Cote d’Ivoire 6839 8170 -1331 -16.30% 2016 est.[1]
100  Tanzania 6257 8084 -1827 -22.60% 2016 est.[1]
101  Libya 5792 13710 -7918 -57.80% 2016 est.[1]
102  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 5448 5837 -389 -6.70% 2016 est.[1]
103  El Salvador 5443 6318 -875 -13.80% 2016 est.[1]
104  Paraguay 5231 5687 -456 -8.00% 2016 est.[1]
105    Nepal 4848 5452 -604 -11.10% 2016 est.[1]
106  Cameroon 4765 6497 -1732 -26.70% 2016 est.[1]
107  Botswana 4690 5306 -616 -11.60% 2016 est.[1]
108  Bahrain 4370 8781 -4411 -50.20% 2016 est.[1]
109  Malta 4288 4401 -113 -2.60% 2016 est.[1]
110  Georgia 4266 4541 -275 -6.10% 2016 est.[1]
111  Honduras 3982 4384 -402 -9.20% 2016 est.[1]
112  Jamaica 3885 4033 -148 -3.70% 2016 est.[1]
113  Senegal 3839 4453 -614 -13.80% 2016 est.[1]
114  Namibia 3818 4408 -590 -13.40% 2016 est.[1]
115  Turkmenistan 3765 4753 -988 -20.80% 2016 est.[1]
116  Uganda 3748 5410 -1662 -30.70% 2016 est.[1]
117  Congo, Republic of the 3562 4233 -671 -15.90% 2016 est.[1]
118  Nicaragua 3454 3738 -284 -7.60% 2016 est.[1]
119  Zambia 3418 5079 -1661 -32.70% 2016 est.[1]
120  Zimbabwe 3400 3900 -500 -12.80% 2016 est.[1]
121  Cambodia 3388 3562 -174 -4.90% 2016 est.[1]
122  Albania 3203 3546 -343 -9.70% 2016 est.[1]
123  Korea, North 3200 3300 -100 -3.00% 2007 est.[1]
124  Papua New Guinea 3169 4295 -1126 -26.20% 2016 est.[1]
125  Macedonia 3063 3440 -377 -11.00% 2016 est.[1]
126  Brunei 2958 4618 -1660 -35.90% 2016 est.[1]
127  Gabon 2917 3464 -547 -15.80% 2016 est.[1]
128  Laos 2882 3822 -940 -24.60% 2016 est.[1]
129  Mongolia 2868 4035 -1167 -28.90% 2016 est.[1]
130  Palestine 2750 4077 -1327 -32.50% 2014 est.[1]
131  Mali 2571 3112 -541 -17.40% 2016 est.[1]
132  Mozambique 2554 3609 -1055 -29.20% 2016 est.[1]
133  Mauritius 2478 2950 -472 -16.00% 2016 est.[1]
134  Armenia 2445 2969 -524 -17.60% 2016 est.[1]
135  Burkina Faso 2442 2779 -337 -12.10% 2016 est.[1]
136  Equatorial Guinea 2436 2862 -426 -14.90% 2016 est.[1]
137  Moldova 2297 2456 -159 -6.50% 2016 est.[1]
138  Kyrgyzstan 2040 2354 -314 -13.30% 2016 est.[1]
139  Kosovo 2009 2331 -322 -13.80% 2017 est.[citation needed]
140  Bahamas 1900 2300 -400 -17.40% 2016 est.[1]
141  French Polynesia 1891 1833 58 3.20% 2012[1]
142  Rwanda 1865 2279 -414 -18.20% 2016 est.[1]
143  Tajikistan 1841 1985 -144 -7.30% 2016 est.[1]
144  Yemen 1766 5628 -3862 -68.60% 2016 est.[1]
145  Greenland 1720 1680 40 2.40% 2010[1]
146  Niger 1715 2250 -535 -23.80% 2016 est.[1]
147  Afghanistan 1700 6639 -4939 -74.40% 2015 est.[1]
148  Chad 1626 2163 -537 -24.80% 2016 est.[1]
149  Eritrea 1580 2165 -585 -27.00% 2016 est.[1]
150  Haiti 1563 1819 -256 -14.10% 2016 est.[1]
151  Montenegro 1560 1630 -70 -4.30% 2014 est.[1]
152  Benin 1500 1939 -439 -22.60% 2016 est.[1]
153  Guinea 1421 1857 -436 -23.50% 2016 est.[1]
154  Fiji 1232 1469 -237 -16.10% 2016 est.[1]
155  US Virgin Islands 1223 1551 -328 -21.10% 2013[1]
156  Barbados 1200 1500 -300 -20.00% 2016 est.[1]
157  Madagascar 1171 1616 -445 -27.50% 2016 est.[1]
158  Guam 1147 1188 -41 -3.50% 2013 est.[1]
159  Mauritania 1143 1430 -287 -20.10% 2016 est.[1]
160  Togo 1140 1377 -237 -17.20% 2016 est.[1]
161  Malawi 1030 1247 -217 -17.40% 2016 est.[1]
162  Andorra 1029 1041 -12 -1.20% 2012[1]
163  Faroe Islands 1025 1301 -276 -21.20% 2010 est.[1]
164  New Caledonia 996 1072 -76 -7.10% 2001 est.[1]
165  Liechtenstein 995 890 105 11.80% 2012 est.[1]
166  Isle of Man 965 943 22 2.30% FY05/06 est.[1]
167  Bermuda 960 1154 -194 -16.80% 2016 est.[1]
168  Maldives 960 1156 -196 -17.00% 2014 est.[1]
169  Monaco 915 973 -59 -6.00% 2011 est.[1]
170  Guyana 900 1036 -136 -13.10% 2016 est.[1]
171  Swaziland 867 1195 -328 -27.50% 2016 est.[1]
172  Cayman Islands 860 742 118 15.80% 2016 est.[1]
173  Lesotho 836 978 -142 -14.60% 2016 est.[1]
174  Jersey 829 851 -22 -2.60% 2005[1]
175  Aruba 697 752 -55 -7.40% 2016 est.[1]
176  Djibouti 686 886 -200 -22.60% 2016 est.[1]
177  San Marino 668 713 -45 -6.30% 2011 est.[1]
178  Bhutan 640 703 -63 -8.90% 2016 est.[1]
179  Liberia 613 743 -130 -17.50% 2016 est.[1]
180  Guernsey 564 531 33 6.20% 2005[1]
181  Sierra Leone 558 739 -181 -24.40% 2016 est.[1]
182  Burundi 525 657 -132 -20.10% 2016 est.[1]
183  Belize 500 650 -150 -23.10% 2016 est.[1]
184  Syria 495 2665 -2171 -81.40% 2016 est.[1]
185  Seychelles 487 457 30 6.60% 2016 est.[1]
186  Gibraltar 476 452 24 5.20% 2008 est.[1]
187  Suriname 470 664 -194 -29.30% 2016 est.[1]
188  South Sudan 437 2259 -1822 -80.70% FY 2013 est.[1]
189  Solomon Islands 422 459 -37 -8.10% 2016 est.[1]
190  Cabo Verde 406 477 -72 -15.00% 2016 est.[1]
191  Saint Kitts and Nevis 370 333 37 11.10% 2016 est.[1]
192   Vatican City 308 326 -18 -5.60% 2011[1]
193  Timor-Leste 300 2800 -2500 -89.30% 2016 est.[1]
194  British Virgin Islands 300 300   0.00% 2016 est.[1]
195  Antigua and Barbuda 279 302 -23 -7.50% 2016 est.[1]
196  Grenada 275 309 -34 -11.10% 2016 est.[1]
197  Northern Mariana Islands 246 250 -3 -1.40% 2013 est.[1]
198  American Samoa 241 244 -3 -1.00% 2013 est.[1]
199  Samoa 233 272 -39 -14.30% 2016 est.[1]
200  Gambia 232 324 -92 -28.50% 2016 est.[1]
201  Turks and Caicos Islands 226 187 38 20.50% 2016 est.[1]
202  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 222 259 -37 -14.30% 2016 est.[1]
203  Micronesia, Federated States of 214 192 22 11.30% FY12/13 est.[1]
204  Central African Republic 207 285 -78 -27.30% 2016 est.[1]
205  Kiribati 198 180 18 10.00% 2013 est.[1]
206  Saint Lucia 185 222 -37 -16.70% 2011 est.[1]
207  Vanuatu 176 201 -25 -12.60% 2016 est.[1]
208  Guinea-Bissau 171 213 -41 -19.50% 2016 est.[1]
209  Comoros 165 186 -21 -11.10% 2016 est.[1]
210  Dominica 148 148   0.00% 2016 est.[1]
211  Somalia 145 151 -6 -3.80% 2014 est.[1]
212  Tonga 133 133   0.00% 2016 est.[1]
213  Palau 124 98 26 26.70% 2012 est.[1]
214  Marshall Islands 117 114 3 2.50% 2013 est.[1]
215  Sao Tome and Principe 109 127 -18 -14.50% 2016 est.[1]
216  Anguilla 95 86 8 9.70% 2016 est.[1]
217  Cook Islands 87 78 9 11.60% 2010[1]
218  Saint Pierre and Miquelon 70 60 10 16.70% 1996 est.[1]
219  Falkland Islands 67 75 -8 -10.90% FY09/10[1]
220  Nauru 58 52 6 11.60% 2010 est.[1]
221  Tuvalu 43 32 10 31.50% 2013 est.[1]
222  Montserrat 37 37   0.00% 2016 est.[1]
223  Niue 15 16 -1 -7.70% FY04/05[1]
224  Saint Helena and Dependencies 9 22 -13 -59.30% FY06/07 est.[1]
225  Norfolk Island 5 5   -4.20% FY99/00[1]
226  Pitcairn Islands 1 1   -27.40% FY04/05[1]
 Christmas Island -[1]
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands -[1]
 Svalbard -[1]
 Western Sahara -[1]
227  Tokelau   3 -2 -84.60% 1987 est.[1]

 

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_government_budget

List of countries External debt (or foreign debt) which is the total debt a country owes to foreign creditors

Rank Country/Region External debt Date Per capita % of GDP     US dollars   US dollars   1  United States 18,286,510,000,000.00 31 March 2017[1] 56000 97 2  United Kingdom 7,499,400,000,000.00 31 March 2017[2] 119000 314 3  France 5,250,608,000,000.00 31 March 2017[3] 75800 213 4  Germany 5,084,360,000,000.00 31 March 2017[4] 61700 148 5  Netherlands 4,124,640,000,000.00 31 March 2017[5] 234000 533 6  Luxembourg 3,900,665,000,000.00 31 March 2017[6] 6733000 6731 7  Japan 3,408,980,000,000.00 31 March 2017[7] 26400 74 8  Italy 2,285,740,000,000.00 31 March 2017[8] 37900 126 9  Ireland 2,203,402,000,000.00 31 March 2017[9] 471000 780 10  Spain 2,036,560,000,000.00 31 March 2017[10] 44100 167 … Continue reading

Why Are We Attacking the Syrians Who Are Fighting ISIS?

  Written by Ron Paul Monday June 12, 2017 Just when you thought our Syria policy could not get any worse, last week it did. The US military twice attacked Syrian government forces from a military base it illegally occupies inside Syria. According to the Pentagon, the attacks on Syrian government-backed forces were “defensive” because the Syrian fighters were approaching a US self-declared “de-confliction” zone inside Syria. The Syrian forces were pursuing ISIS in the area, but the US attacked anyway. The US is training yet another rebel group fighting from that base, located near the border of Iraq at … Continue reading

Nicholas Wilson HSBC Saudi Arabia

Nicholas Wilson: “One of the first things that happened was: her husband’s company – Global Capital – did a deal with HSBC in Hong Kong (business deal) and then she was in Saudi Arabia , in April of this year, selling arms for BAE Systems after doing another deal for HSBC – Saudi Arabia are doing a share sale of their national oil reserves – HSBC have got the job because Teresa May went there. Saudi Arabia are the country responsible for I.S. and they support I.S. . We supply arms to Saudi Arabia through …. Soft on crime , … Continue reading

Spy Cables

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spy_Cables http://www.aljazeera.com/investigations/documents.html Specific revelations The Israeli intelligence agency Mossad contradicted the Prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu’s assertion that Iran was a year away from making a nuclear weapon. A report written by Mossad said that Iran was “not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons”. The United States’s Central Intelligence Agency tried to contact Hamas even though they were banned from doing so. The leader of the environmental group Greenpeace was targeted by South Korean intelligence agencies. The President of the United States, Barack Obama “threatened” the Palestinian president to withdraw Palestine’s attempt for recognition at the United Nations. … Continue reading

    ommission Notice: GUIDELINES on the eligibility of Israeli entities and their activities in the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967 for grants, prizes and financial instruments funded by the EU from 2014 onwards. Section A. GENERAL ISSUES 1. These guidelines set out the conditions under which the Commission will implement key requirements for the award of EU support to Israeli entities or to their activities in the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967. Their aim is to ensure the respect of EU positions and commitments in conformity with international law on the non-recognition by the EU of Israel’s sovereignty over the … Continue reading

A pope to remember

ROME (CNS) — The Christian church today needs believers who witness each day to the power of God’s love, but it also needs the heroic witness of those who stand up to hatred even when it means giving up their lives, Pope Francis said. At Rome’s Basilica of St. Bartholomew, a shrine to modern martyrs, Pope Francis presided over an evening prayer service April 22, honoring Christians killed under Nazism, communism, dictatorships and terrorism. “These teach us that with the force of love and with meekness one can fight arrogance, violence and war, and that with patience peace is possible,” … Continue reading

Why do we still have Nuclear Weapons

Pope sends message to UN conference on nuclear weapons Pope Francis (file photo). On Tuesday, Pope Francis sent a message to the “United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination.” – RV 28/03/2017 11:15   (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a message to the “United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination,” the first part of which is taking place in New York from 27-31 March. The message was read by Msgr Antoine Camilleri, Under-Secretary for Relations with States, … Continue reading

President Heydar Aliyev appointed his wife as first vice president

Aliyev’s critics say the September referendum – which also extended the presidential term from five to seven years — effectively guaranteed a dynastic rule. In 2003, Aliyev succeeded his father, who had ruled Azerbaijan first as head of the Communist Party and then as a post-Soviet president for the greater part of three decades. Aliyev has firmly allied the energy-rich Shiite Muslim nation with the West, helping secure his country’s energy and security interests and offset Russia’s influence in the strategic Caspian Sea region. http://nypost.com/2017/02/21/azerbaijans-leader-names-his-wife-as-first-vice-president/ … Continue reading

US Peace Council Representatives on Syria

Speakers: H.E. Bashar Ja’afari, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic Alfred Marder, President of the US Peace Council Mary Compton, Member of the Executive Board of the US Peace Council Henry Lowendorf, Member of the Executive Board of the US Peace Council, Head of the Syria Delegation Joe Jamison, Member of the Executive Board of the US Peace Council, Member of the Syria Delegation Madelyn Hoffman, Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action, Member of the Syria Delegation Donna Nassor, Professor and Lawyer also part of US Peace Council   … Continue reading

The fate of the coup

“Some people give us advice. They say they are worried. Mind your own business! Look at your own actions, “ Not one senior Western politicians have visited since the failed military coup two weeks ago, Turkey, to express his sympathy. And then they say ‘Erdogan has become so angry,’ “These countries and leaders who do not worry about the Turkish democracy, the lives of our people and their future, while they are concerned about the fate of the coup, can not be our friends. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 2016-07-30 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/29/turkey-drops-cases-of-insult-against-president-in-coup-aftermath https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/21-journalists-appear-in-court-in-turkey/2016/07/29/c044cd2c-5569-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd_story.html … Continue reading

Pope Francis: The world is at war, a piecemeal war, for natural resources and domination of peoples.

“The word that is being repeated often is insecurity, but the real word is war,” “Let’s recognize it. The world is in a state of war in bits and pieces,”

“The world is at war, a piecemeal war. There was the 1914 war with its methods, then the 1939-45 one and now this one.”

“It is not very organic (structured) but it is organized, it is war.  This saintly priest, killed right at the moment when he was offering prayers for peace.  He is one (victim), but how many Christians, how many innocent people, how many children… Let’s think about Nigeria, for example.  We say, well, that is Africa!  It’s war.  We’re not frightened to tell the truth, the world is at war because it has lost (sight) of peace.”

“to clarify”
“Not a war of religion.
There is a war of interests.
There is a war for money.
There is a war for natural resources.
There is a war for domination of peoples.
This is the war,”
“All religions want peace. Others want war. Do you understand?”

 

URL:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79ymovUDJwk

 

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2016/07/27/pope_world_is_at_war_but_it%E2%80%99s_not_a_war_of_religions/1247178

Pope Francis on industry of death

“This is serious. Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms and sell them to one country for them to use against another country … It’s the industry of death, the greed that harms us all, the desire to have more money.”

“The economic system orbits around money and not men, women. …

“So war is waged in order to defend money.

This is why some people don’t want peace: They make more money from war, although wars make money but lose lives, health, education.”

“A war can be justified, so to speak, with many, many reasons, but when all the world is as it is today, at war — piecemeal though that war may be — a little here, a little there and everywhere, there is no justification. And God weeps. Jesus weeps.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/is-the-government-providing-cover-for-our-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia-a6850456.html

 

Pope Francis: it is our duty to stop the arms trade

“Being at the service of dialogue and peace also means being truly determined to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world. Here we have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood. In the face of this shameful and culpable silence, it is our duty to confront the problem and to stop the arms trade. Thursday, 24 September 2015 … Continue reading

How Labour MPs voted on Trident

The final House of Commons vote was 472 votes to 117 in favour of renewing the nuclear programme. Here is how the Labour MPs divided:Aye Heidi Alexander Rushanara AliRosena Allin-KhanIan AustinAdrian BaileyKevin BarronMargaret BeckettHilary BennLuciana BergerClive BettsTom BlenkinsopBen BradshawKevin BrennanChris BryantAndy BurnhamLiam ByrneAlan CampbellJenny ChapmanVernon CoakerAnn CoffeyJulie CooperRosie CooperYvette CooperNeil CoyleMary CreaghStella CreasyJim CunninghamNic DakinSimon DanczukWayne DavidGeraint DaviesGloria de PieroStephen DoughtyJim DowdPeter DowdJack DromeyMichael DugherAngela EagleMaria EagleJulie ElliottLouise EllmanBill Esterson Paul FarrellyFrank FieldJim FitzpatrickRobert FlelloColleen FletcherCaroline FlintYvonne FovargueGill FurnissMike Gapes Pat GlassMary GlindonKate GreenAndrew GwynneDavid HansonHarriet HarmanHelen HayesSue HaymanJohn HealeyStephen HepburnMeg HillierMargaret HodgeGeorge HowarthTristram HuntDan JarvisAlan JohnsonDiana JohnsonGerald JonesGraham JonesHelen … Continue reading

Yemen

During Yemen’s 2011 revolution General Hadi was “expected to form a national unity government and also call for early presidential elections within 90 days”. He was the sole candidate in the presidential election that was held on 21 February 2012. During the 33 years of the rule of first president of Yemen, Field Marshal General Ali Abdullah Saleh (who was a long-time ally of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, supported Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, and fled the country after revolution), and General Hadi’s rule, US had a base in Yemen from which they conducted drone assassinations, to reduce terrorism in the region. … Continue reading

News that Matters

On the Necessity of calculus education for all Journalists Thousands Tens of thousands Hundred thousand Hundreds of thousands are very different   ==================================================== I cannot  believe it is true Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk: “USSR attacked and invaded Germany, I remember it clearly” http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=203_1420750605#LvZI0lbZxqFWiscK.99 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-i–EAfBPw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lng1FFJesYU —————————————————————————- Any State Department: US Has no Ban on Oil Sales from Any Part of Iraq. http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4507327/   1 May 2013 smile emoticon !!! http://world.time.com/…/can-syrias-rebellion-win-the-war-b…/ Syria’s Opposition Hopes to Win the War by Selling Oil | TIME.com Given the many resolutions on Syria that have hit a brick wall at the U.N. Security Council, and the … Continue reading

2014 Libyan Coup by Haftar

General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/africa/13171-libyas-haftar-and-jibril-visit-egypt-for-talks-with-intelligence-officials http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/07/fighters-overrun-libyan-special-forces-base-2014729141712806370.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalifa_Haftar http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2014_Libyan_conflict&oldid=619725120 … Continue reading

India, food security and WTO

While India has been demanding a review of the food subsidy limit for several years, the developed countries have refused to play ball. In fact, in the run-up to the Bali ministerial last December, the rich countries had even refused to acknowledge the food security proposal submitted by G-33, which includes countries such as Indonesia, Brazil and China. It was only after a link with trade facilitation was established that food security even came on the agenda for the ministerial. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-stays-firm-on-food-subsidy-blocks-WTO-deal/articleshow/39439868.cms … Continue reading