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September 1, 2014

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letter to the editor:

What is the source of terrorists’ guns?

If one looks at pictures of terrorist groups throughout Africa and the Middle East, one can’t help noticing that all employ the most modern weapons.

Recent photos of the Boko Haram in Nigeria clearly show them armed with modern automatic weapons.

I’m curious as to where these terrorist groups obtain such weapons and why the Western nations don’t go after the suppliers. Is it because “friendly” nations are the ones that supply the weapons and the West doesn’t want to harm economic ties?

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