Who is supplying the Mahdi army now?

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  1. msr

    msr LE

    Could be a photo of anyone.

  2. It's an Associated Press photograph, (google "Mahdi Army fighters celebrate the withdrawal of British troops from Basra, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq") so I would be inclined to accept the alleged location and context.
  3. http://www.sundayherald.com/international/shinternational/display.var.1675131.0.0.php

  4. Looted from a US patrol perhaps? Or some of the consignment that went missing?
  5. Ask Ollie North. The M4 was on issue in the '80s, the add-ons could be bought over t'internet from Cletus's Guns'n'Gas.
  6. I was under the impression that the longarms the US had lost were AK types. If this is so then Rumps post would be misleading. My guess is that it has been recovered from a wounded or dead US soldier
  7. I think you will find that the weapons supplied by the US to Iraqi forces are predominatly AK's.
  8. Well, as me and Sven have alluded, its probably looted.
  9. If its looted, what are they going to do about resupplying it with ammo and general bits'n'bobs. There can't be that much 5.56 ammo to fit it rolling around and even less spare parts.
    Or do the Madhi army have thier on A* logistics dept?
  11. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2f0_1181102884


  12. Hmm, perhaps not.

  13. Perhaps the Iranians kept the good stuff and passed on their own knackered old sh1te? They were fighting (and IMO losing) a war.

    It'd be a touch of poetic irony if the darling of the US right was responsible for US guns getting into the hands of the killers of US soldiers. I'd dearly love to hear Rove spin that one.