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Critical Benghazi Question: ‘What Caliber Ammo?’
Conservative Report ^ | January 22, 2013 | Chip Jones

Posted on 01/23/2013 7:54:15 AM PST by george76

As the Congressional hearings on the fiasco in Benghazi gear back up, and as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prepares to testify all manner of questions are floating around about who knew what and when

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Therefore, the question that is simply asked and objectively answered, without placing any of the SF or CIA operatives at mortal risk is a simple one. You see, the Kalashnikov rifle chambers a 7.62 mm round. The US M-4 rifle chambers a 5.56 mm round. What is widely reported and accepted is that at least two of the TDY Green Berets who were assigned by the CIA as ARSO’s (assistant regional safety officers) were badly wounded and were treated for multiple gunshot wounds after they rescued over 20 civilian CIA workers from the compound.

The single question that needs to be asked is: “Were the rounds taken out of the wounded ARSO’s 7.62 mm or 5.56 mm?” And when the answer comes back “5.56 mm”, it opens the door to the proof that the cover up was meant to hide the fact that the Obama administration had been caught once again arming offshore groups that did not have the interests of our country at heart. It would open the door to proof that Benghazi was “Fast and Furious on Steroids.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; benghazi; fastandfurious; globaljihad; leonpanetta; libya; waronterror

1 posted on 01/23/2013 7:54:24 AM PST by george76
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To: LucyT; Ernest_at_the_Beach; MestaMachine

Fast and Furious


2 posted on 01/23/2013 7:56:51 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

And do you mean 7.62x39 or 7.62.51? The former is “easy”, if it’s the latter, then that opens up a can o’ worms on the platform.


3 posted on 01/23/2013 7:57:33 AM PST by Biff55 (If you run too far from the Alliance you end up in Reaver territory.)
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To: george76

What killed the ambassador?
Bullets? Smoke inhalation? Beating?


4 posted on 01/23/2013 8:02:21 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Politics


5 posted on 01/23/2013 8:07:09 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: Biff55

7.62x51 is .308 caliber. Why would that open a can of worms?


6 posted on 01/23/2013 8:08:00 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: tet68
What killed the ambassador? Bullets? Smoke inhalation? Beating?

He was "Vince Fostered" by muslim surrogates.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 8:09:55 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: rarestia
7.62x51 is .308 caliber. Why would that open a can of worms?

M14 or M60!

8 posted on 01/23/2013 8:14:53 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation.)
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To: rarestia

.556 or 7.62x51 are both NATO. Since the answer is

.556 no question.


9 posted on 01/23/2013 8:16:18 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: george76

Unless, of course, we are arming the militants with AK type rifles, because they are readily available in the Middle East.


10 posted on 01/23/2013 8:20:44 AM PST by yawningotter
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“.556 no question.”

Think they can distinguish between wounds caused by 5.56 and 5.45x39?


11 posted on 01/23/2013 8:30:56 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: george76

And Hillary! is being combative. The best defense is an offense. And there is no one more successful than Hillary! at being wildly offensive.


12 posted on 01/23/2013 8:32:39 AM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: george76

Could be AK-74 rounds (5.45mm)


13 posted on 01/23/2013 8:39:40 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (The AR-15 is the Honda Civic of rifles)
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To: rarestia

The Winchester 308 is different from the M43.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 8:40:12 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

There may have been one or two shell casings left on the ground.


15 posted on 01/23/2013 8:53:27 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Perdogg

7.62 NATO max 2.75
.308 Win max 2.80
Length


16 posted on 01/23/2013 8:53:39 AM PST by TweetEBird007
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To: george76; MestaMachine; justiceseeker93

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Any questions yet from Vince Foster?

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17 posted on 01/23/2013 8:55:06 AM PST by LucyT (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“There may have been one or two shell casings left on the ground.”

That would be the smart way to do it but it sounds like they are looking at recovering bullets from the wounds.

“The single question that needs to be asked is: “Were the rounds taken out of the wounded ARSO’s 7.62 mm or 5.56 mm?”


18 posted on 01/23/2013 9:03:40 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: george76

It is talked about that Woods and the other X-Marine (there is no such things as X-Marines) were plying their trade with 50BMG when the mortar rounds took them out.

Remember that this was not an embassy nor a consulate, but a mission (that happened to have an annex for gun running). That annex was where the weapons were stored.

RUBO! And your lying Der Hilderbeast.


19 posted on 01/23/2013 9:06:55 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: george76
Caliber and weight are telling. The 5.56 will be .223 caliber in weight from 55 gr to 69 gr (typically). AK-74 ammo is .214 caliber weighing 60 gr. The AK-47 rounds will be .311 caliber weighing 123 gr (typically). Rounds from an M14 would be .308 caliber in a weight range from 150 gr to 180 gr. A .308 caliber from weighing 174 to 181 gr might also come from a 7.62x54R Russian rifle. Rifling patterns (land, groove, twist rate, twist direction) are often unique to a particular manufacturer. Button, cut and forged yield different patterns as means of rifling the barrel.
20 posted on 01/23/2013 9:27:10 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

I would imagine today, all the casings found at the scene will be loaded into a hopper the scanned individually. Then the tool marks entered into a database. It would be so easy to xref casings from all scenes and trace the flow of weapons.


21 posted on 01/23/2013 9:29:10 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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