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    Iran, China Seek Military Equipment From Pentagon Surplus Auctions,2933,243858,00.html

    The U.S. military has sold forbidden equipment at least a half-dozen times to middlemen for countries including Iran and China who exploited security flaws in the Defense Department's surplus auctions. The sales include fighter jet parts and missile components.

    In one case, federal investigators said, the contraband made it to Iran, a country President George W. Bush branded part of an "axis of evil."

    In that instance, a Pakistani arms broker convicted of exporting U.S. missile parts to Iran resumed business after his release from prison. He purchased Chinook helicopter engine parts for Iran from a U.S. company that had bought them in a Pentagon surplus sale. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, speaking on condition of anonymity, say those parts made it to Iran.

    The surplus sales can operate like a supermarket for arms dealers.

    "Right Item, Right Time, Right Place, Right Price, Every Time. Best Value Solutions for America's Warfighters," the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service says on its Web site, calling itself "the place to obtain original U.S. Government surplus property."

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    somehow bill clinton is to blame for this

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitonti
    somehow bill clinton is to blame for this
    He was the middle man


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