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Retired Marine Col. Oliver North writes about the source of much more dangerous weapons than sniper rifles being used against our troops in Iraq. Where’s the outrage?

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/OliverNorth/2007/02/23/lions,_bears_and_birds

On Wednesday, Iraqi terrorists downed another U.S. helicopter -- the eighth in the last five weeks. A U.S. commander on the ground told me that "nearly new SA-14 and SA-16 man-portable surface-to-air missiles are now being used against us" in Iraq. Source of the weapons: Russia -- sold to Iran and slipped across the porous border for delivery to Iranian-supported terror cells inside Iraq.
With "friends" like Putin and Russia, we don't need any enemies.
 

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what do you expect of a ex kgb agent
he has done good job rebuilding Russia back into a dominating power

supposedly russia sold quite a bit of gear to Iraq and may have helped with movement of WMD's.
some of the gear rumored to include radar to see stealth fighters and night vision goggles. radar didnt seem to do any good. iraqi navy needs glass bottom boats to see the airforce after US got done with it. though was a few burried in the sand unused for some reason. must of been a smart pilot. probably blamed it on a sandstorm.
 

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Wow,

Is the United States State Department talking about US Sanctions against Russian companies related to their arms industry????

NO?

Hmm, because I seem to remember our State Department threatening Steyr Mannlicher with heavy sanctions.

:roll:

Guess it is ok to pick on some company in little old Austria, but its all about diplomacy and outreach with the Russian.
 

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It's payback for the Stingers we gave the Afghani's in the 80's to kill the Russians.

The Stingers were a big reason the Russians lost.
 

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Chinese rockets from Iran found in Iraq

More evidence that the Cold War is far from over: Our Chinese “friends” selling rockets to Iran which are used in Iraq to kill our troops.

(And if I might add, yet another arms cache from Iran that DOES NOT include any Steyr sniper rifles.)

In the raid, the Iraqi and American troops also found a red 1988 Chevy tow truck carrying 10 Strella rockets under a false bottom in the bed. The rockets had MJ-1 contact fuses and were probably made in China and repainted with Iranian markings — the usual practice for weapons that Iran imports and re-sells. Following international convention, the markings were in English, not Persian. They indicated that the rockets had been made in 2005 and each carried 18 kilograms of explosive.

As to why the Iranians would leave such obvious markings on the shells, Major Weber speculated that they had simply been taken out of stock and shipped across the border.
Read the whole story here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/26/world/middleeast/26weapons.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&th&emc=th
 
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