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Two new photo blog posts to check out – HERE and HERE

Looks like it’s getting worse and worse everyday there.

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Full photo set – HERE

I bloged about the unrest in Thailand a couple of other times HERE and HERE, and it seems to have got a lot worse there.  It appears that both sides are now using guns, and even utilizing snipers to take out key targets.

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[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25G2D-5iogI[/youtube]

Unlike the last time I posted about the Thailand protests (HERE), this time they seem to be carrying guns with ammunition.

Those “red shirt” anti-government protesters are definitely bold.

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Add Thailand to the list of places I wouldn’t want to be right now.  Just like the Kyrgyzstan riots I reported on yesterday, this also stems from the people’s problems with their government.

The shotguns in the picture appear to be Remington 870s

Picture #3 – Soldiers carrying HK G3 Rifles

Picture #6M16A1 rifles that protesters seized from soldiers

Picture #7M4 Carbine and a M1911 pistol

Picture #31 – Remington 870

Picture #33 – Piles of HK G3 rifles , M16A1 rifles, and some unknown break action single barrel shotguns seized by protesters

A couple of the pictures definitely look suspect when it comes to the real brand name weapons as opposed to clones.

Full Photo Set – HERE

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The Big Picture has an awesome group of photos as usual.  This particular set about the Crisis in Kyrgyzstan.  If you’re as geographically inept as I am, Kyrgyzstan is a country in central Asia, west of China.

Widespread anti-government protests in Kyrgyzstan recently turned violent, with groups of opposition protesters attempting to storm some government buildings, and clashing with riot police. Tensions are high, as Kyrgyz authorities declared a national state of emergency, and are enforcing curfews in at least three cities. As riot police fired on opposition members and protesters fought with stones and captured weapons, estimates of casualties have varied widely, with reports ranging from 12 killed to over 100 killed.

The rifle in the picture above appears to be a Dragunov

Picture #5 – The guy in the middle appears to be shouldering an AK based 12GA such as a Saiga-12 or VEPR-12

Picture #6 – Krinkov (AKS-74U) with EOtech, AK-74 held vertically in background.

Picture #7 – A whole bunch of Krinkovs (AKS-74U)

Picture #10 – AK-74 with a quad rail and UTG rail covers

Picture #15RPG-26

Picture #33 – RPG-26

Better Picture of the RPG-26:

Full Photo Set – HERE

Looks like the protesters are doing plenty of damage, even by just throwing things and lighting fires.

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Ottawa Canada – RCMP officers who guard Parliament Hill are being equipped with submachine guns to give them more stopping power should a gunman attack the heart of Canada’s government.

Security, which has already been significantly beefed up after a high-profile breach last December, will get another boost in the coming months when Mounties patrolling the Hill get the Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine-gun.

While officers will still rely on their semi-automatic 9-mm pistols as their main weapon, they’ll also have access to the small but effective machine guns, which will be carried as a “secondary weapon” in their cruisers

Wouldn’t it make more sense to carry both? If the purpose of the MP5 is to quickly take out an “active shooter”, running back to the car and unlocking the gun then finding the shooter again does not seem like a good plan.  My guess is they won’t be carrying the MP5 because Canada is so sensitive to guns.  All their police carry handguns, so the general public is used to that… but adding a rifle into the mix full time would likely cause a huge stir.

The RCMP have noticeably stepped up security on Parliament Hill since a daylight protest last December by Greenpeace activists, who used climbing gear and a ladder to reach the rooftops of the Centre and West Blocks, where they unfurled banners taking aim at Ottawa’s climate change stance.

That definitely sounds like a problem that an MP5 will fix.  hahah

There is no word in the article regarding what version of the MP5 they will be using.

Full Story – TheStar

Hat Tip: SayUncle

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