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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Who armed the 'insurgents' with 200,000 AK47's?

The Russians? The Iranians? CAIR? The ISM? The Pakistanis? The Democrats? Pinko Liberals? The European Union? Daily Kos? The Quakers? Juan Cole?

Nope it was good old fashioned Bush Administration style American incompetence!

SOME 200,000 guns the US sent to Iraqi security forces may have been smuggled to terrorists, it was feared yesterday.

The 99-tonne cache of AK47s was to have been secretly flown out from a US base in Bosnia. But the four planeloads of arms have vanished.

Orders for the deal to go ahead were given by the US Department of Defense. But the work was contracted out via a complex web of private arms traders.

And the Moldovan airline used to transport the shipment was blasted by the UN in 2003 for smuggling arms to Liberia, human rights group Amnesty has discovered.

It follows a separate probe claiming that thousands of guns meant for Iraq's police and army instead went to al-Qaeda

Amnesty chief spokesman Mike Blakemore said: "It's unbelievable that no one can account for 200,000 assault rifles. If these weapons have gone missing it's a terrifying prospect."

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