A video surfaced the other day from the Syrian battlefield where Syrian rebel forces are shown using the British-made AS-50.
This is a problem. The AS-50 is the world’s most powerful gun, only used by Western forces like the British military and our own Navy SEALs. These guns are accurate at up to 20 football fields in length.
The video which is linked below, shows the Syrian rebels, who have been linked to Al Qaeda, firing the gun and yelling “Alahu akbar.”
According to Fox News, who broke the story earlier today, “The gun set a world record when a member of the British Household Cavalry in Afghanistan’s Helmand province killed two members of the Taliban with successive bullets over a recorded distance of more than 1.5 miles.”
The US State Department has stated publicly that they have given over $385 million worth of support to the rebels, but to this day, we have had no confirmations of AS-50s being handed out as a part of this giveaway.
The gun was developed and sold by Accuracy International, who also sells weapons to the Saudi Arabian and Turkish militaries. Its falling into Syrian rebel hands concerns a lot more than just the US and England, it also concerns the Israeli Defense Forces, whose spokesperson, Capt. Eytan Buchman told Fox News that, “The Israeli security forces are very closely tracking developments inside of Syria in order to isolate and identify any potential threat to Israeli security.”
To watch the video, click here: