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@ Charles-P – 12/01/2015 15:28 GMT

As ex-MOD and having some direct personal involvement in promoting UK military equipment sales, it would be utterly hypocritical of me to point fingers at arms sales.

What fuels most low-level conflict, where civilians are on the receiving end, is not the kind of gear that UK plc sells to established militaries but inter alia the AK-47s and rocket propelled grenades flogged without regard by the Russians, Chinese and those who can copy them. And that is exactly what is happening right now in Syria, the Sudan, Somalia, Libya, the Democratic Republic of Congo et al.

And back to the OP. Let us hope that this kind of gear does not find its way onto our streets in the hands of pathological, homocidal, suicidal, religiously motivated nut-cases of whichever flavour seeking “martydom” (sic).

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