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  •  This might seem like a stupid question (0+ / 0-)

    but who is suppling all the various militias with weapons? Where did the weapons originate from? Who are the manufacturers?

    Population control now, give women the options.

    by mattes on Wed May 31, 2006 at 08:23:24 AM PDT

    •  Look at RichM above n/t (0+ / 0-)

      Give me a f'ing banana - Eddie Izzard

      by linc on Wed May 31, 2006 at 08:24:42 AM PDT

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      •  Is that weapon from the coldwar (0+ / 0-)

        that might have been stolden or recently manufactured. Do we know where all the guns and bombs are coming from. I have hear Iran...but I don't trust MSM.

        Population control now, give women the options.

        by mattes on Wed May 31, 2006 at 08:33:18 AM PDT

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        •  Well (1+ / 0-)
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          1. when we entered Iraq and disbanded their existing forces, those arms had to go somewhere.
          1.  The MSM is probably at least partly correct on this one.  The weapons, particularly the Strela, are probably Russian or Chinese in origin, but as RichM indicated above, they are being filtered through Iran.

          Give me a f'ing banana - Eddie Izzard

          by linc on Wed May 31, 2006 at 08:38:41 AM PDT

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          •  Iran... (2+ / 0-)
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            Is the new Cambodia.  I am not saying that the Iranian government is actively selling military equipment to the Sunni insurgency.  I am saying that they are probably turning a blind eye to the weapons being poured over their boarder into Iraq.  The boarder is about the size of Texas's boarder to Mexico.  It is in the Iranian's best interest to keep the US army bogged down in its neighbor's back yard.  With the oil money flowing around, there is plenty of cash to make these trades.

            It is also possible that these weapons are coming from Saudi Arabia or even from Turkey.

            "[A] 'Sharecropper's Society' [is] precisely where our trade policies, supported by Republicans and Democrats alike, are taking us." - Warren Buffet

            by RichM on Wed May 31, 2006 at 08:47:44 AM PDT

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    •  Insurgent guerilla warfare (2+ / 0-)
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      Top levels of the Mil still don't believe this is happening!?

      Iraq has been planning this since 1991.

      Move all weaponry into homes/underground around an area the size of Texas.

      Iraqis started with all the weaponry they needed
      for a 10 year slugfest.

      All they need to do is not lose and it's game over
      for the Empire.

      Then the scorecard will read:

      Superpowers 0  Insurgents 6 in the last 50 years *

      * Only Argueable Exception Malaya/UK/Sir Harold Briggs

    •  It's easier to get an AK than a Sandwich (0+ / 0-) many parts of the world.

      [ Anyone who thinks my bark is worse than my bite, has never seen me bite. ] -6.63 | -5.38

      by dj angst on Wed May 31, 2006 at 09:14:53 AM PDT

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