British troops allegedly smuggled stolen guns to the UK

#1
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article3255683.ece

British soldiers are under investigation over the theft of a weapons cache in Iraq. The Ministry of Defence launched an inquiry after troops attempted to smuggle the weapons back to Britain.

The discovery of the weapons, stolen from an Iraqi police station and believed to be one of the largest hauls uncovered, has fuelled growing concerns that weapons confiscated by British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are being brought back illegally to the UK and could get into the hands of criminals.
 
#2
not suprising, there's an absoloute fortune to be made from illegal firearms in the UK, although they do not think about the effect this will have on other people.
 
#5
So, if I've got this right, weapons from Iraqi Police Stations have gone missing and fallen into the hands of criminal gangs, who will have no hestitation in using them to kill innocent people. Oh, and a handful of soldiers have bought weapons back from Iraq as well.

None story.

Good to see that whilst he can turn a blind eye to the innocent slaughter of those Iraqis now at daily risk from working for us, some of whom have indeed been killed by weapons from Iraqi Police Stations that the PM is happy to investigate soldiers with vigour.
 
#6
Sounds about right, those nice Iraqi police get the softly-softly and those pesky veterans get the shaft.

I'm holding back on the profanity riddled rant here, just imagine two hundred words alternating with f@ck and the usual dismay.
 
#7
err I may be wrong, actually I cant be arrsed to check at this time of night , but werent2 soldiers recentley given, about 10 years, hefty sentences for doing just that recentley????
 

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#8
You lot need to grow up - sharpish. You think it's ok for professional soldiers to smuggle live weapons back to the UK? Get a shagging grip.
 
#9
Forastero said:
You lot need to grow up - sharpish. You think it's ok for professional soldiers to smuggle live weapons back to the UK? Get a shagging grip.
Hope thats not directed at me..... :wink:
 
#11
yamkwak said:
Forastero said:
You lot need to grow up - sharpish. You think it's ok for professional soldiers to smuggle live weapons back to the UK? Get a shagging grip.
Hope thats not directed at me..... :wink:
Nah, the three lunatics before you!
 
#12
I think Sergey! performs a valuable service in pointing these things out - and to his eternal credit, he usually offers an unbiased assessment of the news he has found.

In Soviet Russia, news tells you.
 

Fugly

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#13
KGB_resident said:
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article3255683.ece

British soldiers are under investigation over the theft of a weapons cache in Iraq. The Ministry of Defence launched an inquiry after troops attempted to smuggle the weapons back to Britain.

The discovery of the weapons, stolen from an Iraqi police station and believed to be one of the largest hauls uncovered, has fuelled growing concerns that weapons confiscated by British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are being brought back illegally to the UK and could get into the hands of criminals.
...once the aforementioned criminal has evaded the MGS (not hard) made his way into the Mess without the Badge spotting him (taxing, but not impossible) and actually had the "live" firearm away from its mounting on the wall (again, believable), he'll be more than suprised when he performs his first armed robbery with it and bubbles come out the end of the barrel :D
 
#15
jonwilly said:
Nice one Sergey
john
Trust you slept well last night, sort of satisfied and contented after informing us of this news,
Hi Jonwilly!

I simply haven't time to comment the story yesterday (those who are married would understand me).

There was absolutely the same problem in Afghanistan in Soviet times. And of course Chechya (as our friend Parapauk pointed out) was a source of illegal arms smuggled by Russian soldiers. And sometimes Chechen rebels baught weapons from corrupted elements in Russian military.

I fancy that the scale of the problem in Russia was even higher.
 
#17
Forastero said:
You lot need to grow up - sharpish. You think it's ok for professional soldiers to smuggle live weapons back to the UK? Get a shagging grip.
Forestero - not condoning soldiers smuggling weapons for a second. Jail 'em.

My point was that this story relates to the actions of very few toe rags who will no doubt get the full weight of the law. At the same time, these "same" weapons from Iraqi Police Stations have probably been used for criminal activity and resulted in more deaths in the last two week period, then will result from the smuggled weapons.

Apologies if my post and the tone of it, led to you thinking I was condoning this type of smuggling by armed forces pers. I am not!
 
#18
ABrighter2006 said:
Forastero said:
You lot need to grow up - sharpish. You think it's ok for professional soldiers to smuggle live weapons back to the UK? Get a shagging grip.
Forestero - not condoning soldiers smuggling weapons for a second. Jail 'em.

My point was that this story relates to the actions of very few toe rags who will no doubt get the full weight of the law. At the same time, these "same" weapons from Iraqi Police Stations have probably been used for criminal activity and resulted in more deaths in the last two week period, then will result from the smuggled weapons.

Apologies if my post and the tone of it, led to you thinking I was condoning this type of smuggling by armed forces pers. I am not!
FFS,If our dads had been as sniffy as you lot,we wouldn't have had all those lovely Lugers to play with as kids :lol:
 
#19
galgenberg said:
ABrighter2006 said:
Forastero said:
You lot need to grow up - sharpish. You think it's ok for professional soldiers to smuggle live weapons back to the UK? Get a shagging grip.
Forestero - not condoning soldiers smuggling weapons for a second. Jail 'em.

My point was that this story relates to the actions of very few toe rags who will no doubt get the full weight of the law. At the same time, these "same" weapons from Iraqi Police Stations have probably been used for criminal activity and resulted in more deaths in the last two week period, then will result from the smuggled weapons.

Apologies if my post and the tone of it, led to you thinking I was condoning this type of smuggling by armed forces pers. I am not!
FFS,If our dads had been as sniffy as you lot,we wouldn't have had all those lovely Lugers to play with as kids :lol:
What happened to good old war "souvenirs"?
 

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