Why is the Army buying 592,825 AK rifle magazines?

Why is the Army buying 592,825 AK rifle magazines?

On July 29, 2013, the Department of the Army in a Combined Synopsis/Solicitation, Solicitation Number W15QKN13T8513, asked the General Services Administration to procure “592,825 (approx) AK Rifle Magazines: 7.62x39mm Caliber, New Production, Steel, 30 Round Capacity”.  That many magazines would require 17.8 million rounds just fill each magazine once. What nation or even what moderate Syrian rebel group needs that kind of firepower?  That request is far beyond what is needed by any nation that issues AK’s to its soldiers except Russia and China. Of course, the US armed forces do not use AK rifles as standard issue.

US armed forces stationed in Jordan are currently supplying Syrian rebels with small arms, like the AK.  However, could this Administration be planning to supply over half a million AK magazines to the moderate rebels, most of which will probably end up in the hands of the al-Qaeda or even the Assad regime? No. Realistically only 50,000 magazines would end up being delivered to “our” rebels in an entire year. …
So the question remains, what the heck does Obama plan to do with half a million AK magazines? Walk them to Mexico, like the rifles in Fast and Furious? Auction them on eBay?

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