Quote; "A gun linked to the Paris terror attacks that left 130 people dead and wounded 368 others has been traced back to a Florida arms dealer. It is the same arms dealer that sold arms to the Contras of Nicaragua at the time the 1980s Iran-Contra scandal.
The revelation came during an interview with the head of a Serbian arms factory, who said the M92 semi-automatic pistol’s serial number was the same as one that his company delivered to an American online arms dealer, Century International Arms, in May 2013.
“[It] is a semi-automatic weapon, a hunting and a sporting weapon … cannot fire barrage fire, only single shots … which are legal in America,” Milojko Brzakovic, head of the Zastava arms factory, told the Associated Press."...
"There are strict rules overseeing the legal import and export of weapons like semi-automatic pistols. In the US, an individual or company has to be registered with the State Department.
The Palm Beach Post contacted Century owner Michael Sucher, but calls were not returned and doors at the company’s location in Delray Beach were locked. The company also has locations in the town of Georgia, Vermont." Go to: http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/explosive-paris-shooting-gun-traced-cia-linked-gun-dealer/ri11811
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The goal: to find out how World War II-era rifles, donated by the United States to Guatemala during the Cold War, made their way from a Guatemalan government warehouse to Century International Arms - a Delray Beach gun dealer and one of the largest movers of surplus military weapons in the world.
The April 2008 effort was detailed in secret diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks and made public 10 days ago, documents reviewed by The Palm Beach Post.
The dispatches offer rare glimpses into the shadowy world of the international arms trade. They show how guns can move from the U.S. to foreign military stockpiles, from stockpiles to dealers like Century Arms, and from dealers to buyers worldwide.
In this marketplace, Century Arms has prospered, trading in pistols, sniper rifles and assault weapons - sometimes with the help of "unauthorized brokers," according to the cables." Go to: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/wikileaks-secret-cables-detail-delray-firms-role-i/nLxsM/
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Quote: "Last para of Wikileaks cable
Posted by margo on December 13, 2015, 7:06 am, in reply to "Thanks for those useful snippets, M. NOM"
Instead of dismissing this all with the 'conspiracy theory' thought-stopper and broadside, perhaps a measured, critical look at each item of information may end up shining a light on which people facilitate so much pain and misery in the world...
Last paragraph of the 2011 Wikileaks cable of possible interest. 'Sniper training and employment' as part of a package:
"...the company shipped weapons to Belgium, a case that again
got the State Department's attention, according to the cables.
A purchase order provided by Zottegam gun dealer Podevijn Eddy Wapenhandel
listed some ominous-sounding items:
"'Booby traps,' 'unconventional warfare devices and techniques-incendiaries,'
'sniper training and employment,' and 'improvised munitions handbook.'" Links and comments from Margo, MediaLens message board member (post reproduced in full without edit).