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originally posted by: snowspirit
So, if Russia supplies weapons to someone (rebels), Russia is totally responsible for how they're used and on who they're used against, and gets sanctions.
The US supplies weapons to someone, and it doesn't matter how they're used, or who they're used against.
*just saw a line on CNN about Israel needing more ammo from the US.
Just a bit of a double standard.
I'm thinking that's not what "leading the free world" is supposed to be about....
ISIS/ISIL is going to be so well armed.
originally posted by: St Udio
U.S. approves $700 million sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq
Reuters 6 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq as Baghdad tries to fend off militant Islamist forces.
The deal is valued at $700 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday.
Iraq had requested 5,000 of the air-to-ground missiles, which are manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corp and enable helicopters to battle tanks and other armored vehicles. Much smaller Hellfire shipments have already been sent to Iraq
hellfire missiles (@ $140k ea.) are not adaptable as RPGs or ManPADS....
but the thread consensus that these advanced missiles will find their way into the hands of the Caliphate is realistic
when ISIS does the regime change in Iraq....the copters & Jets will be available to ISIS....and the WH occupier will hold up a change-of-custody graphic to show that the WH & the Muslim Brotherhood cabal in the Beltway are 'clean-as-a-whistle' about the arming of the Jihadists of ISIS...
the missile exchange is being Sanitized --- just as the Benghazi 'advanced arms' corridor was sanitized or had to be sanitized with the blood of 4 troopers & a ambassador and at least 2 or 3 top Generals that mutinied the outrageous WH orders
He Zamili in a press statement, that “the United States did not comply with the agreement concluded with the Iraqi government in the processing of aircraft the F16 , and Apache helicopters, weapons and materiel to combat terrorism, despite receiving more than 41 billion dollars from the Iraqi government, especially arms deals.