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Old 04-18-2011, 01:37 AM
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Well you definitely can tell there was an influence over the region.
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:01 AM
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From the first pic I think it's easy to see who's arming the rebels...
Actually, it isn't so clear. Most of the rebel guns apparently were taken out of old Royal Libyan Army stocks (which were European in origin - FN FALs, FN MAGs, Carcanos) mixed with communist bloc gear captured from Libyan soldiers. Fabrique Nationale did have a contract in 2008-2009 IIRC to refurbish older weapons and supply small quantities of FN 2000s and FN 303s, but that was dwarfed by the $4 billion in weapons Russia was supposed to supply.

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Many of the Gadhaffi forces appear to be armed with AK-103s:

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Office Chair FTW!!!!

FN would really do business with Libya?
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FN would really do business with Libya?
Not a surprise, Europe had numerous business opportunities/investments in Libya after Gadhaffi started getting friendly with the west in 2003 and the Libyans did try to buy some weapons from Europe- the FN deal was apparently very controversial in Belgium at the time. There's even a video where Saif Gadhaffi (Muammar's son) was waving around a G36, so the most elite units probably do have western arms.

Evidence of a FN 2000 (Photo is of a Libyan minder who got hit while escorting reporters around the battlefield):

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If I ran a gun company id refuse business with bad guys, profits be damned. But back to the pics, does that guy have a mag taped to the muzzle o his ak? I see the dual mags taped up but it looks like a third on the muzzle.
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If I ran a gun company id refuse business with bad guys, profits be damned. But back to the pics, does that guy have a mag taped to the muzzle o his ak? I see the dual mags taped up but it looks like a third on the muzzle.
No, that mag appears to belong to the guy waving his rifle behind him.
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It appears that 80's era Billy Ray Cyrus has joined the rebels
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No, that mag appears to belong to the guy waving his rifle behind him.
Yep just angles making it weird, many of them seem to be firing on areial targets, like the guy laying in the road with the bipod on his feet in the air.
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Someone should give Carcano dude one of those F2000's so he won't be sad because he has a lame gun
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Just thought I would put up a few more interesting images:




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