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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 06:37 AM
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2. I wish I knew more about ejector seats right now.
I was going to post a 'my oh my' post but... well, how do seats get fired? Are cartridge devices, detonator fuses and rocket motors part of ejection seats? Or part of them by some other name? The thing is, is there any reason to bring in this stuff by diplomatic bags if the Venezuelan government requested it? If it's not simply an awful mistake - in which case the US should be profusely apologizing, not protesting that the bags were searched - then, it really sounds like the extra parts are being covertly delivered for purposes besides saving the lives of pilots.

And saying a detonator fuse and a rocket motor and a cartridge device are not "weapons" leads to a simple, one word retort:

"Yet."
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  -Venezuela sends U.S. protest note in cargo spat Judi Lynn  Aug-29-06 01:06 AM   #0 
  - Venezuela and US row not easing up  Judi Lynn   Aug-29-06 01:39 AM   #1 
  - I wish I knew more about ejector seats right now.  Kagemusha   Aug-29-06 06:37 AM   #2 
     - "Aircraft ejector seats and chicken"???? The mind boggles.  yellowcanine   Aug-29-06 10:06 AM   #3 
     - I can see the chickens in Chicken Run wanting some of this gear.  Kagemusha   Aug-29-06 10:12 AM   #4 
     - There were no "aircraft ejector seats".  ronnie624   Aug-29-06 12:51 PM   #5 
     - That's the $64 question. Especially since we have an arms embargo.  denverbill   Aug-29-06 01:16 PM   #6 
     - "Despite your attempt to obfuscate," ????? I was repeating what Chacon,  yellowcanine   Aug-29-06 01:21 PM   #7 
     - Diplomatic chicken? Too weird. nt  donkeyotay   Aug-29-06 05:09 PM   #11 
     - Reuters is clearly a propaganda organ  ronnie624   Aug-30-06 01:06 AM   #17 
        - "I apologize for any perceived discourtesy." Please don't knock yourself  yellowcanine   Aug-30-06 08:07 AM   #18 
           - Thanks for the "friendly" advice.  ronnie624   Aug-30-06 11:37 AM   #19 
     - Yep, like I said, perhaps not weapons "yet", but only for now  Kagemusha   Aug-29-06 07:09 PM   #15 
     - Avian Flu?  PeaceProgProsp   Aug-29-06 01:39 PM   #8 
     - you're reading the wrong part  zreosumgame   Aug-29-06 06:53 PM   #14 
     - huh, Hezbullah style rocket launchers maybe?  zreosumgame   Aug-29-06 06:53 PM   #13 
  - Reuters labels it 'diplomatic cargo' without knowing what it is!?!  Supersedeas   Aug-29-06 03:46 PM   #9 
  - My reading  gratuitous   Aug-29-06 03:58 PM   #10 
  - It was contraband  IndianaGreen   Aug-29-06 06:39 PM   #12 
  - Venezuela President: Wins Backing For UN Security Council Seat  Judi Lynn   Aug-29-06 09:42 PM   #16 
 

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