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SOF Daily Update, 16 February, 2011

Restoring Small Arms to Duty
While troops often need to recover from a deployment,t he same is also true for their weapons. Experts from Army Arsenals help refurbish the small arms the troops use, so they, too can go back to the front.

Communist Grinches Steal Christmas
In Vietnam, the persecution of Montagnard Christians continues. In incidents during the Christmas season, Vietnamese government thugs attacked several house churches.

ICE Agents Attacked In Mexico

Two Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents were attacked in Mexico, leaving one dead and another injured. The two agents, assigned to the agency's Mexico City office, were between Mexico City to Monterey.

Protests Break Out in Libya

Protests broke out in Libya, as demonstrators called for the ouster of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi. Area hospitals reported that 38 people were injured in clashes with police.

How the Grinch stole Christmas

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the Vietnamese government used the Christmas holiday to crack down on Montagnard believers. Claiming that peaceful Christmas services were a political threat, the Vietnamese government surrounded gatherings and enforced a law making it unlawful for Montagnard Christians to gather.

Hundred Foot Drug Submarine Seized in Colombia

Colombian troops have seized a fiberglass submarine capable of carrying 8 tons of cocaine. The submarine represents an increase in capability over other seized "narco-subs" in that it was fully submersible.

Could NRA return to Seattle with bigger convention center????

King Co. executive’s plan could pave way for NRA’s return to Seattle

King County Executive Dow Constantine’s proposal (reported by KING 5 News) to re-direct tax revenues to allow for expansion of the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle could be a godsend for Pacific Northwest gun owners, because the larger facility might be able to attract the annual National Rifle Association convention.

SOF Daily Update - 15 February, 2011

Joint Patrol in Iraq
Iraqi Security Forces and American troops conducted a joint patrol in the city of Qara Qosh. The purpose of the patrol was to assess the security situation in the Iraqi city.

Islamists Carry out a Purge in Turkey?

Mexico's Gun Supply Myth

ONLY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF U.S. ORIGIN . . . In a new report, the independent research group STRATFOR has corroborated what NSSF has been saying for some time about firearms recovered from drug cartels in Mexico: that it is erroneous and grossly misleading to say, as Mexican officials and the media have done, that 90 percent of the firearms recovered came from the United States. The truth is that less than 12 percent of the guns Mexico seized in 2008 have been verified as coming from the United States. The proof can be found in U.S.

Hard-line Iranian Lawmakers Call for Executions

Hard-line lawmakers in the Iranian parliament are calling for the execution of leaders of the opposition movement. Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, whose supporters rose up in protests after the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.