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    Tories accused of hiding arms export figures

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    papa_umau
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    Tories accused of hiding arms export figures

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 23 Mar 2015, 12:35 pm

    Government accused of allowing arms manufacturers to export in secret

    The Government is today accused by MPs of attempting to mask the scale of Britain’s arms trade by actively encouraging manufacturers to sell weaponry under an opaque procedure which keeps the value of exports out of the public domain.

    See the full story from The Independent HERE




    I doubt if anybody here will be surprised at this as it appears that the Tory government does not want the people to know how much arms trading goes on with foreign countries.

    Typically Tory if you ask me.

    Anybody ?


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    Re: Tories accused of hiding arms export figures

    Post by zathrus on Thu 26 Mar 2015, 12:07 pm

    The French do this also, and during the Falklands conflict we were attacked with Exocet. anti-ship missiles Argentina bought from France.

    There is always a risk that if we sell arms to just about anybody that will buy them we take the risk of having these arms used against us.

    This nasty story about the Tory coalition does not surprise me one bit.

    I guess that in this case there is no such thing as "dirty" money.
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    Re: Tories accused of hiding arms export figures

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 27 Mar 2015, 12:21 pm

    It used to be called "gun-running" just not when the government do it. Suspect


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    Re: Tories accused of hiding arms export figures

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 28 Mar 2015, 1:36 pm

    I also wonder where all of those Kalashnikov rifles come from as they are flooding the terrorist world and can be found just about anywhere there is civil or political unrest.

    As I believe it, it is a Russian-made weapon,and if it is the Russians don't seem to care who they sell the Kalashnikov to.

    Here is a website that tells us all about the Kalashnikov: http://www.theglobalist.com/20-facts-mikhail-kalashnikov-ak-47/

    In that website I found out this and I was shocked:

    Where are they made?

    While more than 20 countries currently produce the AK-47, China is the world’s largest producer of them. Russia no longer makes the weapon — but has large stockpiles.

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    Re: Tories accused of hiding arms export figures

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 29 Mar 2015, 12:34 pm

    Thanks for that information Angie. It certainly is a bit shocking.

    Looking at that link it would seem that in some places an AK47 can be bought for as little as £30 and even in America this weapon can be bought for only $300.

    The only restriction in America is that it has to be unable to fire automatically.

    Something tells me that it would not be a difficult job to re-tool it by any decent engineer so that it would fire on auto again.

    The AK47..... anybody's assault rifle. affraid


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