Legal U.S. gun sales to Mexico arming cartels

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    Legal U.S. gun sales to Mexico arming cartels
    December 6, 2011
    Sharyl Attkisson


    (CBS News) Selling weapons to Mexico - where cartel violence is out of control - is controversial because so many guns fall into the wrong hands due to incompetence and corruption. The Mexican military recently reported nearly 9,000 police weapons "missing."
    Legal U.S. gun sales to Mexico arming cartels - CBS News
     
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    US weapons sales to Iraq: Still a good idea as violence escalates?
    By Anna Mulrine
    December 29, 2011

    The 150 uniformed US troops still in Iraq are there to facilitate weapons sales and train Iraqi forces to use the armaments. But as violence rises in Iraq since the US military pullout, some analysts see greater risks that US-supplied weapons may be misused.
    US weapons sales to Iraq: Still a good idea as violence escalates? - CSMonitor.com



     
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    MEXICO UNDER SIEGE...
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    Mexico Sought To Withhold Drug War Death Statistics
    January 11, 2012, Official records show both the administration and the attorney general's office late last year refused formal requests for updated statistics. Under pressure, partial figures for 2011 have been released.
     
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    Four words: Operation Fast and Furious
     
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    This has been a major problem since the GW Bush admin. Big money in black market weapons system.
     
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    * 190000 US weapons reported missing in Iraq | World news ...
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    Aug 6, 2007 – More than 190000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols distributed to Iraqi forces by the US are missing, feared fallen into the hands of insurgents, ...

    * BBC NEWS | Middle East | US 'loses track' of Iraq weapons
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    Aug 6, 2007 – The Pentagon has lost track of 190000 AK-47s and pistols given to Iraqi ... Pentagon cannot track about 30% of the weapons distributed in Iraq ...

    * Report: Pentagon lost almost 200000 weapons in Iraq - CNN
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    Aug 6, 2007 – Nearly 200000 U.S.-supplied rifles and pistols meant for Iraqi security forces are unaccounted for in Iraq, according to a report to Congress.

    * 190000 U.S.-Funded Weapons Missing in Iraq : NPR
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    Aug 6, 2007 – At least 110000 AK-47 rifles and 80000 pistols sent to help Iraqi security forces fight insurgents in Iraq are missing, according to a report from ...

    * Thousands of U.S. weapons in Iraq missing - USATODAY.com
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    Oct 29, 2006 – Nearly one of every 25 weapons the military bought for Iraqi security forces is missing, a government audit said Sunday. Many others cannot be ...
     
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