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    Another strange Obama admininstration arms purchase

    Lee DeCovnick

    On July 29, 2013, the Department of the Army in a Combined Synopsis/Solicitation, Solicitation Number W15QKN13T8513, asked the General Services Administration to procure "592,825 (approx) AK Rifle Magazines: 7.62x39mm Caliber, New Production, Steel, 30 Round Capacity". That many magazines would require 17.8 million rounds just fill each magazine once. What nation or even what moderate Syrian rebel group needs that kind of firepower? That request is far beyond what is needed by any nation that issues AK's to its soldiers except Russia and China. Of course, the US armed forces do not use AK rifles as standard issue.



    US armed forces stationed in Jordan are currently supplying Syrian rebels with small arms, like the AK. However, could this Administration be planning to supply over half a million AK magazines to the moderate rebels, most of which will probably end up in the hands of the al-Qaeda or even the Assad regime? No. Realistically only 50,000 magazines would end up being delivered to "our" rebels in an entire year.

    From Reuters we read:

    ...officials who support providing U.S. arms to the rebels acknowledge that this [weapons deliveries] has not greatly increased U.S. expectations of victory by anti-Assad forces, whether moderate or militant.

    "The Syrian war is a stalemate. The rebels lack the organization and weapons to defeat Assad; the regime lacks the loyal manpower to suppress the rebellion. Both sides' external allies... are ready to supply enough money and arms to fuel the stalemate for the foreseeable future," said Bruce Riedel, a former senior CIA analyst and sometime foreign policy adviser to President Barack Obama.
    So the question remains, what the heck does Obama plan to do with half a million AK magazines? Walk them to Mexico, like the rifles in Fast and Furious? Auction them on eBay? Sell them to Cuba and Venezuela for cigars and heating oil?

    Or maybe Obama plans to use them in arming his Civilian National Security Force? Nah, that's just wacky right wing, conspiracy nonsense.

    Just like GSA Solicitation Number W15QKN13T8513.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/...#ixzz2t1tjKnA3

    Black Blade: As I bought a couple hundred surplus mags a few years ago from AIM surplus then this should eventually make these steel mags worth a little more money I would think.
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    Barky wants them so we will not be able to buy any.

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    Yeah... but eventually someone will realize the US Government doesn't have any AKs, and then the GSA will sell off the mags and ammo for ten bucks a palletload...
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    lets see who are we not giving arms too?

    hell knowing obongo were probably going to give half the mags to the drug cartels in mexico and the other half will either go to al-quaida or ISIS --

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    They want to dry up that market like they did with ammo. No need to ban something. Just let the bottomless pockets of the government buy everything up. Same end result.

    And do you really think if they bought all them up, they'd turn around and dump them as cheap surplus? No, they'll run them through a shredder or dump them offshore.
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    Why 7.63x39? I thought for a long time now the new AKs were 5.56.

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    "7.62x39mm Caliber, New Production, Steel, 30 Round Capacity"

    They don't want surplus mags, they want new ones. Either some foreign commie arsenal is gonna make a windfall, or some real unhappy folks are gonna be cussing ProMag...

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    Barking up the wrong tree.
    Who's brother/uncle/sister/dad/nephew or neighbor owns a plant that could manufacture stamped steel garbage for a government contract.
    It sounds greasy, I'd like a little slice of that pie. Pork barrel bullshit.
    Just like our "leaders".
    Makes me want to vomit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kernelkrink View Post
    "7.62x39mm Caliber, New Production, Steel, 30 Round Capacity"

    They don't want surplus mags, they want new ones. Either some foreign commie arsenal is gonna make a windfall, or some real unhappy folks are gonna be cussing ProMag...
    Great point! I wonder who ProMag's CEO is sleeping with these days, or lining his wallet with who's money. Not really trying to take a swipe at ProMag here, but this deal just stinks to high heaven.

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    Obama a commie.When he leaves as potus he will have to arm his fellow commies with commie weapons. Let us pick up the tab for the mags. Wait! Now I know where the 22lr is going! Bastard taking that too.

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