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Where Was This Headed?

News from the Navy:

The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) seized an illicit shipment of weapons from a stateless dhow in international waters of the North Arabian Sea on May 6-7, 2021.

The cache of weapons included dozens of advanced Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles, thousands of Chinese Type 56 assault rifles, and hundreds of PKM machine guns, sniper rifles and rocket-propelled grenades launchers.  Other weapon components included advanced optical sights.
Click on the picture to enlarge the photo….

At least a hundred Dragunov variants? Some kind of super heavy sniper I don’t recognize. Thousands of Chicom AKs. RPGs, machine guns, antitank weapons. That is some serious hardware.
I wonder if there was stuff on board that they didn’t include in the photo? Surface to air missiles or something.
Also, how long did it take a crew of swabbies to unload all of that hardware and then line it up just right for a photo shoot? Your tax dollars at work.

According to the story…
The original source and intended destination of the materiel is currently under investigation.
I am sure they already know but just aren’t saying but there are lots of places you can get to in the north Arabian Sea and none of them are good….

Or maybe that wasn’t the destination. Maybe it was leaving from one of those places and headed for the U.S.? They got this one but how many don’t they catch that are full of brand new arms headed for who the hell knows where?
The world is a scary place and getting scarier. 


  1. Anonymous

    I always carry a .38 snub nose revolver and a pocket knife. Given that I may one day be facing weapons like those pictured above on the streets of the USA, should I upgrade to a 9mm sub compact?

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