Here is some interesting news, not the fact that terrorist were trying to acquire weapons in the United States, but that they attempted to get their hands on 10,000 M4 Carbines. A recent PR from the Justice Department said that Dani Nemr Tarraf tried to actuire FIM-92 Stinger missiles and M4 Carbines in Philadelphia. How much for all of these? Only $20,000 is what he was going to pay an under cover agent. Looks like even terrorist are updating from their old AK’s to the M4.
The complaint also alleges that Dani Nemr Tarraf conspired to acquire anti-aircraft missiles and conspired to possess machine guns. According to the complaint, in or about mid-June 2009, Tarraf asked whether the UC could supply guided missiles and told the UC that he (Tarraf) wanted the UC to export approximately 10,000 “commando” machine guns [Colt M4 Carbines with short barrels] from the United States. On or about July 28, 2009, in Philadelphia, Tarraf paid the UC a deposit of approximately $20,000 toward the cost of purchasing FIM-92 Stinger missiles and approximately 10,000 Colt M4 Carbines and shipping these items outside the United States.
[Source: Justice Department]