Sunday, September 05, 2010

Middle East Loses Trillions As U.S. Strikes Record Arms Deals - BlackListed News

Middle East Loses Trillions As U.S. Strikes Record Arms Deals - BlackListed News

"One conclusion is that individuals in most countries are half as rich as they would have been if peace had taken off in 1991.

"Incomes per head in Israel next year would be $44,241 with peace against a likely $23,304. In the West Bank and Gaza Strip they would be $2,427 instead of $1,220.

"For Iraq, income per head next year is projected at $2,375, one quarter of the $9,681 that would have been possible without the conflicts of the past two decades." [3]