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Weapons 'enough to start and win a small war' go missing from Italian navy yard
07-20-2011, 11:47 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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A massive arsenal of weapons seized by the Italian navy following a tip off from British secret agents has mysteriously ‘gone missing’, it emerged today.

The haul, which was described by one military expert as ‘enough to start and win a small war,’ included 400 missiles, 30,000 AK47’s, 5,000 Katuscha rockets, 11,000 anti-tank rockets and 32million rounds.

All of the Russian-made weapons had been seized in 1994 by the Italian navy acting on intelligence from British intelligence who had been tracking the vessel they were on following undercover work by a spy.

The Italian navy intercepted the freighter Jadran Express as it sailed off the coast of Italy towards the Balkans which was then the scene of bitter fighting as the former Yugoslavia fell apart.

A spokesman at the Ministry of Defence in Rome said: ‘Sorry, we cannot talk about that - there is an embargo of secrecy from the Prime Minister's office which forbids any information.’

One Italian military expert who asked not to be named said: ‘With that amount of weaponry you could start and win a small war. It is very odd that they were kept despite an order for them to be destroyed.

‘The fact that an order of secrecy has been placed on the whole affair is also very intriguing - you have to wonder if the government has spirited these weapons out of the country.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...-yard.html

07-20-2011, 11:53 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,353 Threads:1,478 Joined:Feb 2011
There were a lot of "rebels" in Libya that needed weapons? dunno.gif Most certainly someone, somewhere made some money off these, and they are not the kind of thing one would want to end up in the "wrong hands".

07-20-2011, 10:07 PM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
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WTF does Italy know about what it takes to win a war? The last was they won was fought with lances and short swords.


I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971
07-20-2011, 10:23 PM #4
yankees skier
Posts:5,055 Threads:215 Joined:Feb 2011
Maybe Defense Contractors stole it, so they could get a reorder contract.

07-21-2011, 03:58 AM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,948 Threads:729 Joined:Feb 2011
Gotta love no bid, cost plus contracts.


I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971



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