Chavez to Produce AK-47's


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noskilz
September 15, 2009, 12:49 AM
I find this information re: the Chavez-Russia relationship very disturbing. Almost as disturbing as our current coddling of this tyrant:

[L]et's discuss the quasi-military alliance with the Soviet Union. Since he took power in 1998 Chavez has purchased more than four billion dollars worth of Soviet-era military equipment. Some of this is indeed troubling, particularly a plant to produce AK-47s, many of which will undoubtedly find themselves in the hands of Chavez's guerrilla allies in Colombia. The rest will probably be stockpiled to arm Chávez's supporters in the event of a civil war, something that is far from improbable.

Here's a link to the source. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/09/024519.php

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DeadLiver
September 15, 2009, 02:18 AM
According to the Biography of Mao Tse Tung I'm reading now, Mao had a similar relationship with the Soviets. I would assume that Chavez is paying with oil money while Mao paid with grain and foodstuffs he "requisitioned" from his people millions of whom starved as a result. Wouldn't that be original source of Norinco?

nathan
September 15, 2009, 02:24 AM
Its no surprise that would happen . Millions and miliions of AKs have found it s place in the world as well as our M16s .

Autolycus
September 15, 2009, 02:39 AM
Tag. Interesting stuff.

kdstrick
September 15, 2009, 02:44 AM
No doubt Chavez is making a major power play in Central/South America. With 'Comrade Obama' (his words) in place there is no one to stop him.

This will cause decades of problems for our hemisphere.

THE DARK KNIGHT
September 15, 2009, 03:15 AM
Definitely unsettling news....I believe he also purchased the equipment to manufacture ammunition, and they're using an older pattern 7.62 AKM if some article I saw elsewhere is correct.

Isher
September 15, 2009, 03:18 AM
Soon to be called the "Hugo"

Isn't empire great?

isher

Shung
September 15, 2009, 05:37 AM
i'd rather be worried by the S-300 missiles and the SU-30... but that's just me ;)

Kevin77
September 15, 2009, 05:50 AM
Perhaps the mexican drug lords will start going to uncle Hugo when the U.S. "market" dries up.

Mp7
September 15, 2009, 05:53 AM
....living south of the biggest friggin military force in the world...

I too would strive to get my hands on more weapons.

I believe that the US has considered south america
it´s own backyard for way too long.

So Chave´s move is just normal... and of course he
doesn´t want to by from Colt :-)

Glockman17366
September 15, 2009, 06:06 AM
Well, at least we know where the drug cartels in Mexico will be buying their weapons.

Apple a Day
September 15, 2009, 07:10 AM
Not new. Chavez bought an initial lot of 100k rifles from the Sovi...er, Russians before he hired them to build him a plant to make more. That was a few years ago. I wonder how many of those got sold to narco's along the Mexican-U.S. border.

armoredman
September 15, 2009, 07:15 AM
The drug cartels may be getting thier arms from Uncle Hugo, but WE will still be held liable!

rbernie
September 15, 2009, 09:03 AM
This coulda actually been a thread about the GUNS (you remember those things, don'tchya?) but instead y'all made it into a thread about poly ticks.

And so it must die.

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