LONDON — Once described as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s “secret weapon,” her husband Philip May may have been behind May’s decision to use weapons against Syria last Saturday as part of a joint U.S., U.K. and French effort to target the Syrian government over its alleged use of chemical weapons. The evidence for that chemical weapons attack
Theresa May’s husband Philip has a glaring conflict of interest through his work at one of the world’s largest and most powerful financial institutions, the Capital Group, which controls a stunning $1.4 trillion in assets, and is a major investor in Syrian strike weapons manufacturers.
The Capital Group has a significant stake in top weapons manufacturers in the U.S. and U.K.
For instance, it is the largest shareholder in British arms manufacturer BAE Systems, a company with numerous ties to the U.K. political establishment, particularly to Theresa May’s party, the Conservative (or “Tory”) Party. The Capital Group is also the second-largest shareholder of Lockheed Martin, the U.S. arms firm with powerful connections to the U.S. political establishment.
During last Saturday’s strikes, more than $9 million of BAE-manufactured missiles were fired while the 19 Lockheed-manufactured missiles used in the attack cost upwards of $33 million. After the Syria strikes, the stocks of both companies surged, rising nearly $10 a share.