07 August 2007
Americans supply Iraq guerrillas with weaponry.
Where do the Iraqi guerrillas get their small arms? Well, some of their equipment is supplied courtesy of the Americans. Of the tons of kit supplied to their puppet forces nobody can account for 110,000 AK-47 rifles, 80,000 pistols, 135,000 bits of body armour and 115,000 helmets.
It's a bit like Vietnam, as the locals hedge their bets by supplying the guerrillas with American supplied hardware. That way they have an insurance policy for when the Americans leave, and the guerrillas are asking difficult questions about what people did during the war.
So the next time an American soldier is killed in a fire fight, remember that the rifle that got him could have arrived in Iraq courtesy of Uncle Sam.