Aug 26

H/t reader squody:

“What do you think would happen near your home if there was a sudden flood of weapons for anybody to use?

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Pentagon Has Flooded Iran and Afghanistan with More Than One Million Guns:

[Obama: Global arms dealer-in-chief]

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The Pentagon has shipped more than a million small arms to Iraq and Afghanistan’s defense forces:

The quantity of arms contracted for export – worth several billion dollars – is greater than the number of personnel in their security forces and far more than the Pentagon has routinely indicated

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An Afghan Army soldier picks up his weapon at a training facility in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. 
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The Pentagon has spent billions of dollars since 2001 funneling roughly more than a million assault rifles, pistols, shotguns, and machine guns into Iraq and Afghanistan, helping to fuel lasting conflict there, according to a new report by a London-based nonprofit research and advocacy group Action on Armed Violence. Continue reading »

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Jun 01

Greece To Manufacture Kalashnikovs For Russia… On One Condition:

Amid rising social unrest as yet another bailout is negotiated to pass-through Greek government hands to the banks, this week brought some potentially good news for the Greek economy. Following Tsipras and Putin’s meetings this week, ekathimerini.com reports that Defense Minister Panos Kammenos unveiled a new partnership with Russia to manufacture Kalashnikov rifles “ending the prospect of Greece’s defense industry shutting down.” There’s just one small condition for this growth-enhancing, job-creating program to begin – Europe must end its embargo with Russia (and break with its Washington vassal status).

As KeepTalkingGreece.com explains, Continue reading »

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Nov 28

Russia Sends 10,000 AK-47s To Afghanistan As Government Mulls “Inviting” Moscow To Help Fight “Terrorists”:

Late last month in “Russia’s Mid-East Takeover Continues As Afghanistan Requests Military Assistance From Moscow,” we noted, with some amusement, that Kabul was set to request a weapons delivery from Russia to aid in the fight against the Taliban. “Afghanistan, battered by worsening security, is reaching out to an old ally and patron—Russia—just as the Kremlin is seeking to reassert its position as a heavyweight on the world stage,” WSJ reported, on the way to detailing a request from President Ashraf Ghani who “asked Moscow for artillery, small arms and Mi-35 helicopter gunships for his country’s struggling military.”

The request came just a little over a week after President Obama canceled plans to bring the majority of American troops still stationed in Afghanistan home. Under Obama’s previous plan, Washington would withdraw most of the 9,800 troops operating in the country by the end of next year, leaving a force of just 1,000. Now, all 9,800 troops will remain for “most” of next year and 5,500 troops will remain in 2017. The official reason for the about face is that a resurgent Taliban now controls more territory in Afghanistan than at any other time since 2001.

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As a reminder, the Taliban took Kabul in 1996 and ruled until the regime was toppled by the US in the wake of 9/11. Continue reading »

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Jul 17

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If You Own A Kalashnikov Rifle, Obama Just Sanctioned You (ZeroHedge, July 16, 2014):

If you thought the latest round of US sanctions against some largely unknown Russians and a few new companies listed here, most notably Rosneft and Gazprombank – but not Gazprom, never Gazprom – that would cut off Russian gas to Europe and Merkel doesn’t want that – would be largely a non-event, you are right. Unless you own a Kalashnikov, aka AK-47 rifle. In which case read on.

From the updated sanctions FAQ: Continue reading »

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