20.05.2017 Author: Martin Berger

How Come USSOCOM Grew Fond of Russia’s Weapons?

45234123123123Lately we’ve been witnessing an ever increasing number of reports featured by the international media sources about the ever increasing interest of the American military and special services figures towards Russia’s weapons and military equipment.

Over the years we’ve grown accustomed to the pictures of American pilots hurrying towards fighters that are similar in configuration to Russia’s Su-34, and that are wearing the recognizable sky-blue camouflage, which is pretty common in the Russian Air Force but has never been used in the United States.

As it’s been noted earlier, such occurrences is a pretty common practice if a state is trying to organize a false flag attack in a bid it on its competitor. As early as 1962, during the Caribbean crisis, Washington was also planning to use warplanes that would bear the colors of the Cuban Air Force to strike a number of civilian targets in an attempt to push the Cuban government under the bus, as it was revealed by the former US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in a documentary that goes under the name “The Fog of War”.

Today, those who are busy at work planning new military provocations are demanding American arms manufactures to build Russia’s weapons. For instance, it’s been reported that USSOCOM wants American companies to explore whether it is feasible toreverse engineer or reengineer and domestically produce the following foreign-like weapons: 7.62×54R belt fed light machine gun that resembles a PKM (Pulemyot Kalashnikova Modernizirovany), and a 12.7×108mm heavy machine gun that resembles a Russian-designed NSV (Nikitin, Sokolov, Volkov), along with a number of other weapon types.

he order states that American arms manufacturers must provide USSOCOM with five functioning prototypes of each weapon. At the same time, potential producers will have to figure out how to build them on their own, since USSOCOM does not any blueprints at its disposal. We are talking about all levels of production, including the preparation of technical documentation and the acquisition of components. Additionally, the US Special Operations Command demands arms manufacturers to provide those prototypes with all sorts of replacement parts that are to be manufactured locally with the use of materials and parts created in the United States.

In this case, the businessmen from the Pentagon do not even think about the issue of copyright compliance, since such production of weapons without a manufacturer’s license can be regarded as intellectual property theft. Although, of course, piracy and total disregard towards the international law have become commonplace not only in the Pentagon , but also in the White House, which can be defined by the routine violation of all norms both in the Middle East and in other regions of the world.

In a bid to somehow justify the actions of USSOCOM, the National Interest would come up with a pretty pathetic excuse that wouldn’t trick a five year old, stating that:

Many of the combatants (in Iraq and Syria) are using Russian or Soviet weapons, or local copies thereof, from rifles to rocket launchers to heavy machine guns mounted on pickups. Which means that when U.S. special forces provide some of these groups with weapons, they have to scrounge through the global arms market to buy Russian hardware as well as spare parts.

There’s little doubt that such an explanation sounds lime a lame excuse, especially if one is to take into account the fact that over the course of the last five years numerous media sources have been repeatedly reported the existence of channels of illegal arms deliveries from US satellite states to various terrorist groups operating in Syria and Iraq.

So once USSOCOM’s order will be fullfilled, we expect new false flag attacks followed by a massive propaganda campaign trying to incriminate Russia by presenting the inernational community with the weapons that USSOCOM operatives would leave behind. It would matter not that those weapons would be produced in the United States, since Western media sources don’t care about facts as long as they can take an exercise in Russophobia.

Martin Berger is a freelance journalist and geopolitical analyst, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.” 


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