The Business of War: SOFEX

SOFEX is where the world’s leading generals come to buy everything from handguns to laser-guided missile systems. It stands for “Special Operations Forces Exhibition Conference” and it’s essentially a trade-show where just about anyone with enough money can buy the most powerful weapons in the world. Hosted by Shane Smith | Originally released in 2012 at vice.com Check out the VICE Guide to Karachi here bit.ly Subscribe for videos that are actually good: bit.ly Check out our full video catalog: www.youtube.com Videos, daily editorial and more: vice.com Like VICE on Facebook fb.com Follow VICE on Twitter: twitter.com Read our tumblr: vicemag.tumblr.com

24 Replies to “The Business of War: SOFEX”

  1. Because 99% of the weapons sold are used by tyrannical government who can afford to buy them against their own people where civic rules and democratic rules do not apply. It only benefits weapon makers and dealers to get rich off of a paranoid people and government killing their own people.

  2. That’s a simple American paranoia. Guns will not prevent a government becoming tyrannical. You really think a government will think twice of becoming tyrannical if their citizens are armed? Plenty armed militias in Africa and the Middle East. All we see is more deaths. And if a government does become tyrannical, how citizens armed with guns will stand against Federal govt with tanks, planes, and missiles? It’s just a nonsense.

  3. Governments can become tyrannical.  This is whywe as Americans (good law abiding Americans) must remain armed. Not to hunt deer, but to protect our Republic from a tyrannical government. History reapeats itself. My breathren do not give in.

  4. This guy is such a libtard fag. Fuck you and the liberal agenda horse you came in on. What is wrong with people protecting themselves from others who wish to do them harm?

  5. wow, just wow, imagine the change (no matter if good or bad) if someone would bomb this meeting, hundreds of generals from different country, dead.

  6. Nice work once again Shane. But why the fuck do I have to learn about this from VICE? Where the hell is the “mainstream media” and why don’t they talk about this stuff? …..fuckers.

  7. dis is teh internets. not grammor skools 😛 Reply to the substance of what someone says, don’t be a petty child and go after them for grammar… and if you insist on going after people for their grammar, make sure your own syntax is in order first. “japanese” has a capital “J” and “Us” should be “US” 🙂

  8. who funds all of this military indutrial complex, the Rothchild/Rockefeller banks. Their in business to depopulate their socalled world as these useful idiots are sacificed to the new world order.

  9. America giving are tax payers money to countries that can buy weapons to use against us & selling our owen weapons so they can use on our troops way to go that’s very smart that’s our government people :$

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