Lord of War 2005
It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love.
Sometimes I made the deal so convoluted, it was hard for *me* to work out if they were on the level.
Most people are happy just to get out of jail. I expect to be paid to leave.
The problem with dating dream girls is that they have a tendency to become real.
The only problem with an honest buck is they're so hard to make - the margins are too low, too many people are doing it.
We saw something in each other neither one of us liked, or maybe we were just looking in the mirror.
Every faction in Africa calls themselves by these noble names - Liberation this, Patriotic that, Democratic Republic of something-or-other...
And I have yet to meet the lowly-paid customs official who will open a container marked 'radioactive waste' to verify its contents.
You're the shit Aleksei, you're the shit! You're the shit! You're the shit!
Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export.
The reason why I will delay you for every second of the permissible 24 hours is I'm delaying your deadly trade and the deaths of your victims.
No, nine out of ten war victims today are killed with assault rifles and small arms - like yours.
There are two types of tragedies in life. One is not getting what you want, the other is getting it.
#cef28819 / read by Akanksha-14
First he'll compliment you on the fine job you've done - on you making the world a safer place.
Since that's where they usually end up anyway, it's a logical place to start.
#c2b40934 / read by Akanksha-14
That's the secret to survival. Never go to war. Especially with yourself.
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Do you know why I do what I do? I mean, there are more prestigeous assignments.
#bd9470ce / read by Akanksha-14
You know who's going to inherit the Earth? Arms dealers. Because everyone else is too busy killing each other.
#b97d448e / read by Akanksha-14
_But my_ personal favorite is the unique combination of week-old potatoes and tropical heat.
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So I will see you in... 23 hours and 55 minutes.
#b7eb67db / read by Akanksha-14
Since you're so concerned with the law, you must know that I am legally permitted to hold you for 24 hours without charging you.
You might ask why I would do that, and I can assure you it's not because I enjoy your company, because I don't. No.
#b5e7c6e0 / read by Akanksha-14
But I wasn't the only one offering a crash course in capitalism.
#b2bbad78 / read by Akanksha-14
The second rule of gun-running is always ensure you have a foolproof way of getting paid.
#b1d7a22c / read by Akanksha-14
Sometimes he needs a freelancer like me to supply forces he can't be seen supplying.
Vitaly broke the cardinal rule of gun running. Never pickup a gun and join the customers.
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I was able to navigate around those inconvenient little arms embargoes.
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It's in our nature. Earliest human skeletons had spearheads in their heads and ribcages.
You underestimate yourself Aleksei. You're the best.
#ab3b38a1 / read by Akanksha-14
Keeping track of nuclear arsenels - you'd think that be more critical to world security. But it's not.
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You're excited but you don't really know what the hell you're doing.
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That you're to receive a commendation or a promotion.
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It's not called 'gunrunning' for nothing.
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We have enough. You can stop now.
#9b14d89c / read by Akanksha-14
The type who knew I was breaking the law, but wouldn't break it himself to bust me.
#9a6a4b6f / read by Akanksha-14
That I'm what- responsible for the breakdown of the fabric of society and world order.
#98cee536 / read by Akanksha-14
I have a feeling it wasn't exactly what Comrade Lenin had in mind when he advocated the redistribution of wealth.
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That I'm the personification of evil.
#91c9f892 / read by Akanksha-14
Even when I was up against an overzealous agent, I had a number of methods for discouraging a search.
#907d99ad / read by Akanksha-14
The first and most important rule of gun-running is: Never get shot with your own merchandise.
#8f148d76 / read by Akanksha-14
Without operations like mine it would be impossible for certain countries to conduct a respectable war.
Soon there's going to be a knock on that door and you will be called outside.
Sir, will my hand grow back?
#896784b2 / read by Akanksha-14
I don't know what Vitali was running away from. Probably just Vitali.
#81e80b74 / read by Akanksha-14
Always resort to your native tongue in times of anger. And in times of ecstasy.
I'm not saying I didn't have setbacks.
#7fcd609b / read by Akanksha-14
Oh, the new MP-5. Would you like a silencer for that?
#7ccd63fa / read by Akanksha-14
I sell to leftists, and rightists. I sell to pacifists, but they're not the most regular customers.
And then he's going to tell you that I am to be released. You're going to protest. You'll probably threaten to resign.
_I am not a_ fool. I know that just because they needed me that day didn't mean they wouldn't make me a scapegoat the next.
That's one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11?
Luckily we live in a world where suspicion alone does not constitute a crime.
You can't force someone to fall in love with you but, you can definitely improve your odds.
My wealth caught up to my lies about my wealth, even surpassed my lies.
Conflict diamonds are a common currency in West Africa also referred to as 'blood diamonds' because its blood shed is what they usually finance.
I was the same man who was not good enough for you before, and I'm just not good enough for you now.
I have been running away from violence my whole life. I should have been running towards it.
I don't think of it as taking a day away from you, but giving a day to them.
The ones who know don't care anymore, and the ones who care don't know.
He must be lying... He's talking.
#484a8cb7 / read by Subhajit-81
Some innocent man, woman or child is going to have an extra day on this Earth because you're not free.
My son's birthday unlocked what the government would later describe, as a catalog of carnage.
#3b0daebe / read by Shriram-60
_My son's birthday_ unlocked what the government would later describe, as a catalog of carnage.
#3b0daebe-1 / read by VIVEK-96
Often, the most barbaric atrocities occur when both combatants proclaim themselves Freedom Fighters.
I guess they can't own up to what they usually are: the Federation of Worse Oppressors Than the Last Bunch of Oppressors.
I now shared even more in common with the leader of that country God seemed to have forsaken.
I look to see what guns they're using and I think to myself, why not my guns?
#33c15aaf / read by Shriram-60
_I_ think to myself, why not my guns?
#33c15aaf-a / read by VIVEK-96
I routinely mislabeled my shipments 'farm machinery.'
#2d9aba8e / read by Shriram-60
I do rub shoulders with some of the most vile, sadistic men calling themselves leaders today.
And while the biggest arms dealer in the world is your boss - the President of the United States, who ships more merchandise in a day than I do in a year ..
Some of the most successful relationships are based on lies and deceit.
#273ec775 / read by Shriram-60
_Some of the most_ successful relationships are based on lies and deceit.
#273ec775-a / read by VIVEK-96
A bullet from a 14-year-old is just as effective as one from a 40-year-old. Often more effective.
#22c1b20a / read by Shriram-60
_A bullet from a_ 14-year-old is just as effective as one from a 40-year-old. Often more effective.
#22c1b20a-a / read by VIVEK-96
They say, 'Evil prevails when good men fail to act.'
#1ab06d94 / read by Subhajit-81
But some of these men are the enemies of your enemies.
#1a4df401 / read by Shriram-60
My family has disowned me. My wife and son have left me. My brother's dead.
#179fe7dc / read by Shriram-60
Let me tell you what's gonna happen. This way you can prepare yourself.
#174076bb / read by Shriram-60
I know which end I'd rather be on.
#15db5d05 / read by Subhajit-81
Personally, I blame MTV.
#1555b069 / read by Subhajit-81
After that comes vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists.
#152e8b38 / read by Shriram-60
Of all the weapons in the vast soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947.
#1476aaae / read by Shriram-60
One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars.
#103a7ffb / read by Shriram-60
Bullets change governments far surer than votes.
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I don't care if it's legal! It's wrong.
#0df1c03e / read by Subhajit-81
There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation.
#0bf6f9d5 / read by Shriram-60
There are three basic types of arms deal: white, being legal, black, being illegal, and my personal favorite color, *gray*.
#097ec4e1 / read by Shriram-60
_There are three basic types of_ arms deal: white, being legal, black, being illegal, and my personal favorite color, *gray*.
#097ec4e1-a / read by VIVEK-96
The reason I'll be released is the same reason you think I'll be convicted.
#079513ff / read by Shriram-60
The problem with gun runners going to war, is that there is no shortage of ammunition.
#06ab232b / read by Shriram-60
I'm not gonna tell you a pack of lies to make me look good. I'm just gonna tell you what happened.
#0008ce6e / read by Shriram-60