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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:

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