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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:03 PM

Italy seizes air-to-air missile, guns in raids on neo-Nazis

Source: Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Italian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathizers, they said on Monday.

Elite police forces searched properties across northern Italy following an investigation into Italians who had fought alongside Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, a police statement said.

Three men were arrested, including a customs officer who has previously stood for parliament for an extreme right party.

During their raids, police discovered a French-made Matra air-to-air missile that appeared to have once belonged to the Qatar armed forces. Subsequent checks showed the weapon was in working condition but lacked an explosive charge.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-neonazi-arms-idUSKCN1UA1T0

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Reply Italy seizes air-to-air missile, guns in raids on neo-Nazis (Original post)
brooklynite Jul 15 OP
greenman3610 Jul 15 #1
Nitram Jul 16 #13
jpak Jul 15 #2
Initech Jul 15 #3
Norbert Jul 15 #4
bucolic_frolic Jul 15 #5
paleotn Jul 15 #6
moondust Jul 15 #7
rpannier Jul 15 #8
proActivist Jul 15 #9
Eugene Jul 15 #10
proActivist Jul 15 #11
proActivist Jul 15 #12

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:09 PM

1. obviously avid hunters

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Response to greenman3610 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 04:49 PM

13. Avid "collectors"...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:22 PM

2. ...and some are good people...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:53 PM

3. Hey apparently it's your god given right to own a small arsenal of weapons!

And that includes but is not limited to guns, assault rifles, air to air missiles, F-16s, M80s, rocket launchers, and doomsday devices.




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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:23 PM

4. If near a school they must arm all the teachers

That'll solve everything and stuff.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:31 PM

5. Americans are not even dimly aware

of how all these radical groups are linked by their desire to defeat moderate governments and the USA because they block them from seizing power and carrying out their agenda. It's as if a Robert Ludlum novel is coming to life.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:35 PM

6. That is correct.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:55 PM

7. Nazi memorabilia and weapons

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 07:53 PM

8. A Customs Officer

Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that
It does explain how they got some of their stuff into the country though

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:44 PM

9. Air to air missile?

Did they have a fighter jet to go with it?

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Response to Eugene (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 09:03 PM

11. who to?

Anyone who might actually be able to make use of it probably already has one.

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Response to Eugene (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 09:05 PM

12. And thanks for the link -

- that's some picture!

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