Surface to Air missiles in Libya

Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by cúnt, Sep 14, 2011.

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  1. If the price is right people will sell anything to anyone and this is hardly breaking news.
     
  2. No argument there, Money talks.
     
  3. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Who do you think sold the stuff to Gaddafi in the first place..? :oops:
     
  4. Russians???????????:slow:
     
  5. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Well, I am sure they were in the chain somewhere, TS... :wink:
     
  6. Ethics do not come into the equation where arms dealing is concerned it's all about economics; governments do not seem to care that the very weapons they sell today may well be used against them tomorrow. A classic example of selling arms to repressive regimes is the arms that we sell to Saudi Arabia, the very arms that were used to subdue the ‘Arab spring’ in Bahrain.
     
  7. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Oh well, there's always other countries we can sell to... :shock:

    DSEi 2011

    (Good job there's no state-of-the-art HM warships in the area to endorse this exhibition...) :twisted:
     
  8. The good thing with selling our own advanced weapons systems is we tend to put kill switches in them.
     
  9. Now now SPB, you know we only sell to countries that need weapons for self defence, like Type 42's to Argentina for instance!
     
  10. Hmmm I remember one trip on Fearless when we were loaded up with all sorts of UK arms for sale, and we visited Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia selling our wares (back in the 80s). Gave us a laugh when a Challenger tank broke lose in roughers and was sliding around the tank deck, watching the booties chasing it back and forth with strops to lash it back down was fun. As it rolled away from them they all ran at it, then as the ship rolled the other way and it headed towards them, watch those booties scatter......hours of fun.
     

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