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But...I thought the government arming civilian militias was a baaaad thing....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by armoredman, Feb 22, 2009.

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  1. armoredman

    armoredman Member

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090222/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan

    Hand out confiscated firearms to stop terrorism and "mischief mongers"? Hmm.
     
  2. Old Fuff

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    Oh you are so dumb! :uhoh:

    You simplay don't understand, but I will explain... :)

    It's O.K. to arm foreign militias with modern military weapons,...

    But not the Militia of the United States. We can never trust the American people to have anything like that. :confused: :rolleyes:
     
  3. Hungry Seagull

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    Hm. Pakistan has given over Swat Valley or whatever the place is in the North West to the Taliban.

    Hm. Villagers to get 30K weapons? And I presume ammo to go with those weapons?

    I feel that these villagers will either turn to become Taliban or start offing other people in a downward spiral.

    I suspect Pakistan is sliding down a gentle slope and we might have to fight them someday. But that is just me.
     
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    They did this in Peru a decade or so ago when the "Shining Path" communists were marauding towns and villages. Highlighted in a story as a success at the time in National Geographic of all rags.

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  5. yokel

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    I certainly wouldn't mess with a bunch of hardcore Islamic militants heavily armed with machine guns, mortars and RPGs.

    It's Maulana Fazlullah's guys that are beheading and burning their way through the Swat Valley and now control the picturesque northwest region once dubbed "the Switzerland of Pakistan".
     
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    Actually, this realistic approach makes me think somebody may actually know what they are up against in the region. Arm the locals let them fight and die) for their freedom and when it's won they will have something to be proud of and defend in the future. Just like you and I most of these people want freedom and a government of their own people to represent them. Handing the keys of freedom over to people who don't care is the same as giving your money to a full time beggar.
     
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    Well, the article doesn't mention anything about the villagers getting any small arms and basic combat training.

    How about some target practice as well as firearm cleaning and maintenance instruction?
     
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