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Descendents of the Prophet Brigade Obtain British-made AS-50, Who's Supporting Terrorists?

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posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 07:43 PM

New YouTube video from the Syrian battlefield shows rebels firing what appears to be the same high-powered sniper rifle favored by U.S. Navy SEALs, leaving some experts wondering who the ragtag army of insurgents might train the guns on in the future.

"We don't know who has been supplying this group (or the myriad others) with these weapons but, given the jihadist ideology of these groups, it's only a matter of time until they're turned on Americans or our allies and interests."
~David Reaboi, of the Washington-based Center for Security Policy.(from linked article)

Is it possible that these weapons were supplied by possible Allies of ours? Doesn't an unstable Syria actually benefit the US and its allies? Think Russia Navy, China and geopolitics...

Has the US ever supported any members of now known terrorist groups with arms and money in the past? Maybe even the same ones... to fight Russia?

In a 2004 BBC article entitled "Al-Qaeda's origins and links", the BBC wrote:

During the anti-Soviet jihad Bin Laden and his fighters received American and Saudi funding. Some analysts believe Bin Laden himself had security training from the CIA.[1]

Back to the article:

The Free Syrian Army has been receiving weapons from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey - all close allies of the U.S. But the U.S. has repeatedly stated that it has sent no weapons to the opposition forces.

It might be safe to say it came from one of our Allies...

With the Free Syrian Army increasingly dominated by more radical Jihadist elements such as the Al Qaeda-associated Al Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra), concern is growing that it won’t be too long before battle-hardened Islamist fighters as well as mercenaries from around the globe who have joined the fight against Assad, turn their attentions towards Israel. In their experienced hands even a far from easy-to-use weapon such as the AS-50 would be indeed be lethal.

Great... now supporting Al Qaeda

ARE YOU KIDDING ME, lol... this is madness

Something about this stinks... I have to be missing something, it can't be this obvious.

posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 10:04 PM
It was identified as a Chinese copy in the comments of the video. I believe that to be the case.

posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 11:24 PM
link perhpas they ordered it off arms list? probaly not to hard to find anything in the weapons marts in the region not like its hard to get guns in those countries but im sure more then a few are being sent to the area by governments and whatnot

posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 06:55 PM
reply to post by retirednature

Will you be changing the misleading title?

The following doesn't quite have the same ring about it?

'Descendents of the Prophet Brigade Obtain Chinese-made M99, Who's Supporting Terrorists?'

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