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#561 Dark_Falcon


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 0857 AM

This piece about the Colt CK901 rifle, bought by Yemen's then-government in 2019, came out today.  As with most Forgotten Weapons pieces, its quite good:


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 1443 PM


Another article from the same campaign



Sold to an ally, lost to an enemy
The US shipped weapons and secrets to the Saudis and Emiratis. Now, some are in the hands of fighters linked to al Qaeda and Iran.


Too sensationalistic to be good, the piece ignores the fact that Iran already had access to the US tech its seem in Yemen via Syria and Iraq.  It also prints a claim about a TOW airdrop without any substantial corroboration. There's also its reference to a "heat-seeking laser", although this is more a simply Stupid Media Error.  Credit to Joseph Trevithick for a list of the errors, and they are listed in this Twitter thread.


I wonder how many Syrian army and Russian assistants have been shot and and by arms originally supplied by the Soviet Union and its proxies.

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 1937 PM

It does make a mockery of the End User certs so demanded by State and the high cost of their ITAR certification.
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