Sweden..Exporting Arms?

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No no no...not of the human sort, more like the following defination:

arm2 ( P ) (ärm) n.
A weapon, especially a firearm: troops bearing arms; ICBMs, bombs, and other nuclear arms.

Sweden, which from what I remember of history class was a peace-loving nation, is in the export trade of firearms? I can't help the question marks...I guess it isn't such a cuddly and soft country after all.

In the Opinion section of Jang Online is an interesting piece by Farooq Sulehria, who by the way is based in Sweden.

Sweden is happy about the ongoing peace process between India and Pakistan. Not because it is a peace loving country but because peace will again provide Sweden with a market for its arms export.


merlin said...

and supposedly they make pretty good arms too :)

Mars said...

hehe..pictures!...anyone have pictures of swedish arms?