Penguin: Chinese Pick-Up Trucks with Gun-Mounts “Off the Shelf” — Affordable, Low Maintenance, Fast, Stable….

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Law of unintended consequences — destabilize Libya, promote Chinese pick-up trucks with gun mounts.

Now You Can Buy A Machine Gun-Ready Pickup Truck

Ever fancied owning your own “technical” – the sort of pickup truck fitted with a heavy machine gun that rebels careering around the streets from Somalia to Libya have made notorious?

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Come to the Shanghai Auto Show and a Chinese automaker will sell you one.

When the show opened a week ago, Zhongxing Auto proudly displayed on its stand a version of its Grand Tiger pickup with an unusual accessory – a four-legged steel frame fixed to the cargo bed, ready for the weapon of your choice.

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Phi Beta Iota:  The US model of war is unaffordable and unsustainable.  The emerging model of war “off the sheld” is one that General Al Gray, USMC, then Commandant, and Robert Steele, specifically warned about in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.   The corrupt Military-Industrial-Congressional-Complex (MICC) refused to adjust.  China is kicking US ass all over the world, and doing it in the right way — with soft power.  Eventually — if not in 2016 then perhaps in 2020, the US will have a Libertarian president who does not sell out to the Republican Party as Ron Paul did, and who fights for what Ron Paul pretended to fight for,  A Foreign Policy Of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, And Honest Friendship…

See Also:

Graphic: Medard Gabel’s Cost of Peace versus War

2011 Peace from Above: Future of Intelligence & Air Power

2010 The Ultimate Hack Re-Inventing Intelligence to Re-Engineer Earth (Chapter for Counter-Terrorism Book Out of Denmark)

2008 Rebalancing the Instruments of National Power (Full Text Online for Google Translate)