In its campaign across northern Syria and Iraq, the jihadist group Islamic State has been using ammunition from the United States and other countries that have been supporting the regional security forces fighting the group, according to new field data gathered by a private arms-tracking organization... It suggests that ammunition transferred into Syria and Iraq to help stabilize governments has instead passed from the governments to the jihadists, helping to fuel the Islamic State’s rise and persistent combat power. Rifle cartridges from the United States, the sample shows, have played a significant role.A note from someone quite familiar with the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade: Same shit happened there. Outside weapons introduced to a society that does not and cannot produce their own usually leads to a lot of bad things happening that would not have ordinarily happened. Remember, the weapon sellers don't care. They just want to profit. You'll notice the mention of China. The chart shows the China has a minuscule representation in the current arms. Of course as I usually mention: It is pretty "funny" that these Jihadists who hate the infidels so much love to use the technology developed and sold by them. None of them think its so odd that this superior way of life doesn't seem to be able to produce modern technology.
Monday, October 06, 2014
Who woulda guessed that?