Then again, some of the dumbest people out there come from such prestigious institutions as Harvard.

A Harvard University fellow has been charged with attempting to buy and smuggle millions of dollars in arms to South Sudan to aid in a coup.

Peter Biar Ajak, 40, fled South Sudan with the help of the American government four years ago after claiming that he was a target of the country’s president, the Daily Mail reported. He was granted refugee status, and has been working as a fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

But Ajak, and his confederate Abraham Chol Keech, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives and works in Utah, are now alleged to have been on a buying spree to send $4 million worth of Stinger missile systems, grenade launchers, sniper rifles, automatic rifles, and ammunition back home to support a violent uprising, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed March 4.

Harvard Fellow Charged With Attempting To Smuggle $4 Million In Weapons For Coup In South Sudan | ZeroHedge


It is the prices in the list that make me wonder.

AK ammunition at $ 0.17 a round? That is $3.50 per 20 round box. Ammoseek has the cheapest coming at $0.42 per round. Anybody offering that price for 7.62 Russia would sell 10 million rounds in a 24-hour period in the normal market, why risk and illegal sale?

And then we have 2-way radios priced at $500 a pop while AK rifles go for $200? You could not get a post ban WASR with the front sight canted for less than $350 in 2004. In this day and age a used one goes for double that.

And this is all to be bought in the US to be shipped to Sudan.

Yeah right.

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Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

9 thoughts on “Not saying this was a set up by the Feds…”
  1. In fairness, this is a fellow, not a student. But still.
    And yes, those prices are a little weird. I wonder where he got them.

  2. The Feds were doing cost recovery on confiscated goods. The Cartels are hard negotiators and they saw a bunch of dumb revolutionaries.

  3. the price list looks like a 10 year olds Christmas wish list… “walkie-talkie” went out 50 years ago… fast and furious anyone?? where int the FUK can you buy Stingers without some kind of written contract?? Dicks sporting???

  4. I’m thinking the prices are international black market prices, not domestic prices that reflect 822(r) rebuilding and import tariffs.

    Heard once that an AK’s value in Africa is approximately the same as a couple chickens.

      1. That is the interesting part that made me suspicious Feds might be involved: Transportation is from Arizona to South Sudan for over $200K.
        That means the goodies will either come to the US or will be locally provided. I believe the second was the one sold to the Idjit.

  5. I’m with WallPhone on this one. Those are not prices from Cabelas. Those are international black market prices. I seem to remember hearing you could get a full auto AK for about $75ea, less in bulk from lots of sources. (Granted, approaching them out of the blue would result in less than desirable results)
    But, whether the prices are valid domestically or internationally, the point is: Are the feds going to use this as a way to squash gun right in the USA? ZOMG! Some radical is trying to export millions of dollars worth of guns to destabilize a foreign country! We need to clamp down on gun sales to stop it!
    Fast and Furious part II?

  6. Ah. A “refugee” given a position of prominence and support in the US, who decides to keep on fighting the war he supposedly fled.
    Repatriate or inhumate.

  7. Eh, good 2-way radios can easily go for $500 a pop. At work we use high-end Motorolas that are approaching $1,000 for radio, hand mic, 2 batteries and charger. They get used and abused and keep on trucking.

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