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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 11/19/2003 9:13:19 AM EDT
Interesting read.


Quick intro clipped:

"Weapons Lube Issued by Army May be Costing Lives in Iraq

By Jim Hoffer
(New York-WABC, November 18, 2003) — In a four-month investigation that reaches from the sands of Iraq to the halls of the Pentagon, we found that weapons given to tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers may not work in the desert. All because of a defective product."
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 6:02:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2003 6:03:11 PM EDT by Q-Man]
[url]http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/news/investigators/wabc_investigators_111803gunlube.html[/url] It's easy to make links "active". All you have to do is put [ u r l ] ..... [ / u r l ] (without the spaces between the square brackets) around the address (otherwise known as the Uniform Resource Locator or URL) of the web page you want to link to.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 8:14:39 PM EDT
Interesting read? Not really,looks and reads just like the same old crap thats been floating around the forums for months. The thread in the AR discussion forum has some good responses to this. Raymond
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 10:59:31 AM EDT
I am calling Unsolved Mysteries. Somehow these forums can resurrect dead horses to be beaten again and again. After reading several of these, especially ones with info from people serving/having served in Iraq; no or next to no lube is the way to go in theater. Anything liquid put on a rifle will become gummy when mixed with the talc-like sand. Combined with constant attention your weapon will work. And once again her comes the club on the horse's head!!!: It is not defective lube it is defective training and REMFs. The same thing happened in Vietnam when people in the rear suddenly had to use weapons, not just M16s. My geography is a product of public schooling but I don't recall deserts in Vietnam.
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