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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-22-07 06:49 PM
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7. M16s instead of AKs? Obviously, US defense contractors are still calling the shots.
This needs to be investigated if true.

The AK-47 is perfect for the desert environment. There's a reason it's the overwhelming favorite in that region.

I can't believe the Iraqis are initiating this changeover.
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  -US to help Iraq recruit 40,000 troops jmc247  Apr-22-07 05:49 PM   #0 
  - They already said training Iraqis is a hopeless cause  Robbien   Apr-22-07 05:56 PM   #1 
  - "RECRUIT" in this case probably means "round up."  Atman   Apr-22-07 05:56 PM   # 
  - Awl lighten up. It only works out to $350,000 per troop.  TomInTib   Apr-22-07 06:02 PM   #3 
  - And now they are giving the death penalty for desertion  daleo   Apr-23-07 11:27 AM   #24 
  - rotflmao!!!  LynnTheDem   Apr-22-07 05:56 PM   #2 
  - Why are we going to be replacing their Soviet Weapons with American weapons?  jmc247   Apr-22-07 06:06 PM   #4 
  - That's the idea.  pinniped   Apr-23-07 05:43 AM   #22 
  - SOLVE the PROBLEMS of TODAY FIRST!!  rodeodance   Apr-22-07 06:27 PM   #5 
  - ..."We intend to take out the AK-47s and replace them with M16"...  ohio2007   Apr-22-07 06:28 PM   #6 
  - A really stupid move, too.  Hand   Apr-22-07 06:55 PM   #8 
     - M16 ammo is definitely in short supply.  grytpype   Apr-22-07 07:09 PM   #9 
     - US defense contractors wouldn't be happy then  jmc247   Apr-22-07 08:28 PM   #11 
  - M16s instead of AKs? Obviously, US defense contractors are still calling the shots.  grytpype   Apr-22-07 06:49 PM   #7 
  - We are also selling them 1000 Cougers from a company in S.C.  jmc247   Apr-22-07 07:57 PM   #10 
  - US to supply Iraq with sophisticated weapons  jmc247   Apr-23-07 04:52 AM   #12 
     - Is he talking about the US tanks and Howitzers they will be getting or the Jets?  jmc247   Apr-23-07 04:52 AM   #13 
     - they will just sell them to terrorists who will use them on us... not thought out outside the bank  sam sarrha   Apr-23-07 04:52 AM   #14 
     - Shhh, it makes no difference to the arms manufacturers.  Vidar   Apr-23-07 04:53 AM   #18 
        - Like Carlyle? n/t  formercia   Apr-23-07 05:41 AM   #21 
     - Sophisticated weapons are not needed to fight an insurgency  formercia   Apr-23-07 04:52 AM   #15 
     - Here are some of the things we are selling the Iraqi government this year  jmc247   Apr-23-07 04:53 AM   #17 
        - Wonder what measures are being taken  salin   Apr-23-07 04:53 AM   #19 
        - Why do they need howitzers?  formercia   Apr-23-07 05:40 AM   #20 
        - The boys want to make sure the Israelis have a threat  formercia   Apr-23-07 10:40 AM   #23 
     - Probably Those Microwave Crowd Control Guns  Demeter   Apr-23-07 04:52 AM   #16 

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