Bout still in business

US Journalist Doug Farah is getting fed up with his government’s continuing links with the world’s most notorious arms dealer:

Well, my friends on the ground in Sarjah and elsewhere tell me that Viktor Bout’s aircraft are back in action yet again in Iraq and Afghanistan, working for Americans. I know, sometimes I sound like a broken record. I feel like a broken record. But is is apparently the U.S. government and its civilian contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan that are really broken. Bout’s company names change, but the aircraft remain the same. Some old Bout craft have reportedly moved back to Sarjah after having been taken out for a while. The Bout companies seem to be using Moldovan registrations again. Does this all have a vaguely familiar ring to it? Can it be that hard to track? (






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