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Local military contractor benefiting from ongoing US wars

June 18, 2010

Yesterday, the Grand Rapids Press reported that the Kentwood-based company Borisch has announced another expansion to accommodate their growth in weapons manufacturing.

The Press article focuses on the business expansion and job growth that the weapons manufacturer has announced, stating “new contracts are spurring a $7 million expansion and the addition of at least 150 jobs within two years.”

With the job market so limited in Michigan, any announcement of new jobs tends to receive news coverage. However, the Press article doesn’t acknowledge that since these are jobs based on Pentagon contracts, taxpayers are really subsidizing these new jobs.

In addition, there is nothing in the article about what Borisch makes, other than a picture of an F16 fighter jet. The company makes parts for the F16 fighter jets, combat helicopters and accuracy systems for artillery. The US sells F16s to numerous countries, including Israel, which used F16s in its bombing of Gaza last year.

Borisch doesn’t provide specific enough information on what kind of combat helicopters and artillery they make systems for, but you can bet that these weapons are also used to terrorize innocent civilians around the world.

One last piece on Borisch is there public display of an Old Testament bible verse on their company logo, Psalm 115:1. This verse reads, “Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” Like other military focused businesses in the US such as Blackwater, Borisch sees no contradiction in making weapons of war and promoting biblical values.

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    June 19, 2010 12:23 pm

    Here are two links that contain specifics about the kind of weapons and weapons systems that Borisch makes:

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