Defense Department must cut ties to Syria weapons supplier

I was heartened to hear Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s forceful and passionate condemnation of the Syrian government’s escalating atrocities against its own people. Then I learned that another branch of our government, the Defense Department, was forking over $1 billion to the largest single supplier of the Syrian military’s weapons. Even worse, the company, Rosoboronexport, is a state-run company of one of the two United Nation’s Security Council members who vetoed the most recent emergency resolution against the escalating violence and mass murder – Russia. Continue reading