UK to send armoured vehicles to Syrian opposition.

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  1. Just read this on the beeb

    BBC News - UK to send armoured vehicles to Syrian opposition

    So how does this work then? What particular vehicles are we talking exactly?

    And if a flat bed pick up truck can be fitted with a 50 cal then would it be that difficult to turn these "non combat" armoured vehicles into slightly more combative vehicles?
  2. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    well we aren't allowed to send anything equipped for fighting so as mentioned elsewhere that leaves snatch vixen panther etc..

    lots of kit which will probably get sold to the turks to buy guns.
  3. Oh, goody. Now the Islamists can slaughter all opposition from the comfort of purpose-built armoured vehicles, secure in the knowledge that we're turning yet another blind eye to inconvenient reality.
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  4. Genuinely, why are we backing them?
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  5. Because, despite reality, our Government still believes that we are a major player.
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  6. skid2

    skid2 LE Book Reviewer

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  7. I think that we should give them nukes as well, so that when the jihadists have done with Assad they can vaporise Israel and the West afterwards.
  8. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    I'll not be surprised if the Gov allows itself to be sued by some Syrian who was issued with some dodgy body armour and made to drive around in a snatch landrover which has caused him to suffer ptsd.
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  9. We're worrying about some Arabs in Snatch and Vector now?

    We're not sending them Chally 2 and Warrior, are we?
  10. Amazing - the government WON'T support our own military but is happy to give kit away to the oh so responsible and rational muslims who are busy slaughtering each other...

    I'll bet some of this kit ends up being used against us at some point in the future...

    Cameron and Hague really are fools of the highest order. What part of "it's nothing to do with us" do they not understand?

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  11. Are you not aware that we have "a moral authority" to help?

    How dreadfully uncharitable of you.
  12. Expensive mission creep gaining pace.
  13. Because the Russians and Chinese are backing Assad and the FO has backed the wrong bloody horse AGAIN.
  14. Well they have to find somewhere,to store the armour, they took off the RTR
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