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  •  well, under GWB, 75,000 Bulgarian AK-47s (5+ / 0-)

    disappeared, evidently distributed to the Sons of the Land, a Sunni resistance group. (we were supposed to be backing the Shia').  All we heard were crickets from the MSM.

    Neocons were screaming that we were arming al Qaeda affiliates in Libya and should cease arming the rebels immediately.  Basically, the US tends to accept the concept that the MB is a radical group and that all groups with any sort of ties to al Qaeda are tainted by this association.

    Actually, the routes of association between resistance groups is quite a tangled web with indications that some IRA arms originated in  Afghanistan while ETA adherents supposedly were trained by grad of bin Laden's Afghan training camps.  It is all very complicated with guns changing hands several times between diverse groups.  Even Maggie Thatcher's son has been accused of gun running.  Victor Bout is the most famous example of how guns move from arsenals into rebels' hands

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