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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

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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
     

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  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

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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.
     
  7. Zombie Surgeon

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    Smells like Russian.
     
  8. cowboy1964

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    $2.50 per round?!! That's obviously not U.S. dollars.