In this otherwise solid article on 'global death firm' BAE talking about them opening a factory in Ukraine he concludes:
'UK arms firms, including BAE, made gigantic profits in the last period. This was due to both general global instability and the Ukraine war specifically. Campaign Against the Arms Trade reported in May that UK firms made £8.5bn in profits in 2022.
This included arms to repressive regimes such as the Gulf states. The UK has been particularly belligerent in its own exports to Ukraine. Its most recent delivery was of long-range missiles which can penetrate deep into Russian territory.
There’s no doubt that a BAE facility will be welcomed by many. But it must be borne in mind that arms firms have an active interest in war and warmongering. And BAE’s suggestion that it wants to integrate itself into Ukraine’s future economy should be treated with suspicion. - https://www.thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2023/06/02/global-death-firm-bae-systems-to-set-up-factory-in-ukraine/
Welcomed? Why even mention that, as though it could be a legitimate moral position? And 'suspicion' is a cop-out too. No Joe, it should be opposed as part of the neoliberal death cult being imposed on the country by the psychos in the West sacrificing a whole generation of Ukrainian men just to bleed Russia and transfer money to the coffers of the arms industry & the transnational corporations rebuilding (at no doubt extortionate prices) what they caused to be destroyed.
His army reflexes must be kicking in...