Same reason many other countries are now destroying surplus weapons and ammo: The 800lb gorilla that is the UN is pressuring them to do it.
That's why Spain dumped over a BILLION rounds of .308 into the ocean a few years ago rather then sell it to Century International.
I was thinking along the same lines recently, wondering if the Soviet captured pile of K/G43s that have been sitting in storage because of the high asking price will become available at a more reasonable price. Then again, will anyone have the coin to purchase and import them?A billion rounds of .308 wasted.....
With the world wide recession the way it is, it makes you wonder if they wish they had it back in order to raise some cold hard currency.
Something to remember, when those UN idiots start ranting about the environment. Dumping ammo into the oceans is not part of the natural ecosystem that's for damned sure. How long before we get another dose of self-righteous crap about not signing their KYOTO Treaty when Obama assume control of dur regeime?That's why Spain dumped over a BILLION rounds of .308 into the ocean a few years ago rather then sell it to Century International.