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 Check out the VICE Guide to Karachi here Subscribe for videos that are actually good: Check out our full video catalog: Videos, daily editorial and more: Like VICE on Facebook Follow VICE on Twitter: Read our tumblr:

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24 Responses to The Business of War: SOFEX

  1. crispyglove says:

    lol – it’s straight out of Deal of the Century.

  2. Xentradi97 says:

    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.

  3. Xentradi97 says:

    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.

  4. sinthytechstudios says:

    The only problem is that the American Militia that was mentioned in the constitution isn’t at this conference.

  5. albert wang says:

    What is a bomb detonate in the building of the worlds leading generals?

  6. albert wang says:

    What if a bomb detonates in the guiding of the worlds leading general?

  7. TheDemonAngel28 says:

    I wonder if north korea is here? I mean, the generals of north korea not the president.

  8. julesmanfred says:

    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.

  9. julesmanfred says:

    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?

  10. CFCID says:

    i agree, educational and economic systems that work are what will stop terrorism.

  11. SmokeySmokesBigBud says:

    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.

  12. joshuaoha says:

    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.

  13. Bart Religion says:

    1000’s of laser guided bombs

  14. bat man says:

    in other words you made those “facts” up

  15. ScotchMonkey08 says:

    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” :)

  16. ScotchMonkey08 says:

    These people ARE the terrorists.

  17. michael dique says:

    Learn to use punctuation, and I might be able to take you seriously 😛

  18. noooooob8 says:

    who one the special forces sports day, you kinda left us hanging

  19. nadskofhqwak says:

    the world is fucked

  20. CapitalMatthew says:

    war on an industrial scale is inevitable.


    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.

  22. undertheapi says:

    I am in the wrong industry …

  23. majinjared says:

    I want some Javelins :p

  24. mannyq1013 says:

    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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