The BBC reports on the conviction of the British national Hemant Lakhani for 47 years in the USA:
Lakhani has always claimed "entrapment", a claim which seems to have some merit.
"Terror Briton jailed for 47 years
Briton Hemant Lakhani has been jailed for 47 years for trying to sell a missile to an undercover FBI agent.
Lakhani was convicted in April of attempting to support terrorism after being caught in a sting.
He was also convicted at the court in Newark, New Jersey, of weapons brokering, money laundering and importing goods using false statements.
The 69-year-old, from Hendon, north London, had denied the charges, saying he was a victim of entrapment.
Lakhani was arrested in August 2003 after offering a shoulder-fired Igla missile to an FBI agent posing as a Somali terrorist.
He was one of three people held after a two-year operation by the FBI, UK and Russian intelligence services."
How many terrorists were caught trying to buy surface to air missiles ? None - they were undercover FBI agents.
How many illegal arms suppliers with access to the latest Russian Igla shoulder fired SAMs were caught ? None - the dummy missile was shipped to the USA by the Russian authorities.
The other two people involved in the case seem to have been simply money laundering / tax evading middlemen.
Are airline passengers etc. any safer as a result of this case ? No.