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"The Shadow World" is based on Andrew Feinstein's journalistic dig work on the West's huge arms trade and weapons production.

The new documentary The Shadow World by Johan Grimonprez is based on Andrew Feinstein's journalistic digging – a book on the West's huge arms trade and weapons production (see film criticism page 31). If you read the book from 2012, you will soon realize what a sick world the proliferation of weapons has created.

Global annual military consumption has now exceeded 13 000 billion, of which the United States accounts for about half. Feinstein's and director Grimonprez's business is to uncover the shady and secret weapon trade of conventional weapons. Here, most Western governments are involved in secrecy, with a circle of more or less corrupt and criminal intermediaries and producers. The western "shadow world" is, for example, the United States, England, Italy, France and Sweden, but also South Africa, where Feinstein lives.

Sweden? Yes, here you can read about how Olof Palme participated in a large-scale trade for the Swedish arms manufacturer Bofors in India, where Rajiv Gandhi demanded payment to a friend's company to accept this somewhat worse artillery than what they. . .

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Truls Liehttp: /www.moderntimes.review/truls-lie
Editor-in-chief in MODERN TIMES. See previous articles by Lie i Le Monde diplomatique (2003–2013) and Morgenbladet (1993-2003) See also part video work by Lie here.

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