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Analysts and diplomats say that the Free Syrian Army (FSA) has become better organised and armed in recent months, as weapons shipments begin to seep in from nations such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The US State Department has stressed that it is not providing any lethal equipment to rebels, but has reportedly been helping to co-ordinate shipments from the Gulf.
Just have a look at the official Arms Sales Notifications report from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. A quick scan will show numerous sales to both Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Originally posted by JBRiddle
That is an older model M-16, the US government has been arming allies in the region for decades it could have come from a number of sources. There is know way to prove that it came directly from the United States Government.
Hell you will find the AK-47 in just about every corner of the world, it was the most produced and distributed weapon in world history. The Soviet Union used to dole them out to anyone who bought arms from them basically for free. Odds are if you were to look at all the weapons the rebels in Syria use the majority of them would be Soviet designed weapons.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
From the CIA.
That's where all of the weapons and arms are coming from. The CIA and their proxy groups are currently having a proxy war to destabilize the region..
Originally posted by gravitational
Did you know that China (and probably other countries as well) are manufacturing unlicensed M16 ?
Did you know that the M16A1 has been around since the 60's, and there are roughly 8 millions of them worldwide ?
Did you know that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps are using M16 ?
Yeah, let's jump to conclusions....