A Weapons Fair in the Desert: The Business of Kaboom

Publication Year:
2012
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Repository URL:
https://scholarlycommons.obu.edu/articles/37; https://scholarlycommons.obu.edu/articles/108
Author(s):
Halaby, Raouf J., Professor Emeritus
Tags:
Syria; United States; International Relations; Arms deals; African Studies; American Politics; Near and Middle Eastern Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies
article description
While surfing the cable news channels during the post noon hours of July 19, 2012, to catch up on the sordid danse macabre that is unfolding in Syria, I accidentally caught the last 90 seconds of a CNN report on a US-funded “Weapons Fair” in Jordan. For a few seconds the camera zeroed in on the following script: “The Business of Kaboom.”