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How Syria's rebel fighters were sold exploding rifles – by a mystery Briton

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by LASTRESORT20, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. LASTRESORT20

    LASTRESORT20 LongTerm-Guy

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    "Opponents of Bashar al-Assad suspect they have been duped by a double agent posing as an arms dealer"


    "Rifles exploded during a firefight. There was a second such “accident”, and a third, leading to injuries. An examination of the remaining consignments revealed that propellants inside some of the cartridges had been replaced with ground explosives with three or four times design-pressure, with the aim of bursting them in the breach"







    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-by-a-mystery-briton-named-emile-8228766.html
     
  2. azatrox

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    ++++p handloads, eh?!?
     
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  3. jollygreen

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    They weren't "exploding rifles." The rifles exploded due to faulty ammo.

    But I'm guessing the dealer who sold the rifles also sold the ammo?
     
  4. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    What would happen if you put C4 in a rifle cartridge? Interesting.
     
  5. JBnTX

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    That's an old trick, used since WWI.

    It only takes a few "exploding" rounds to make troops question every round and even afraid to fire their weapons.

    ..
     
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  6. Bren

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    Not an original plan, but always an effective one.
     
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    $2.50 per round?!! That's obviously not U.S. dollars.