Originally Posted by trip286
So the CETME came first? Interesting.
The CETME was a pre-WW2 Spanish design, copied by the Germans. The roller system was an attempt to do away with gas opration.
History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
If you think a strong military is expensive, think about what a weak one would cost