Skip to comments.Syrian opposition gets shoulder-fired missiles, Gadhafi's lost supplies also turning up
Posted on 05/20/2012 12:18:32 AM PDT by Nachum
WASHINGTON There remains frustration in trying to track down up to 20,000 missing shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles taken out of the bunkers during the waning days of the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, according to a report in Joseph Farahs G2 Bulletin.
Now that they have disappeared, and despite a U.S. program worth tens of millions of dollars to try and relocate them, only 5,000 have been turned in.
Concern is that many of them were acquired by al-Qaida elements in Libya and surrounding countries. Increasingly, intelligence sources also are seeing these weapons wind up in the hands of African jihadists such as the al-Qaida affiliated Boko Haram in Nigeria or the Tuareg tribesmen in Niger and Chad.
Those could be used against commercial airlines. Because civilian airlines would be a likely target, there also is concern that Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb may have acquired many of them and could potentially be smuggling them into Europe. That could be a potential threat to civilian airlines flying there.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
... this will turn out well
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
Would not be surprised if this is a new instantiation of Fast & Furious...
It’ll take a few extra weeks for the shipment headed for North America to arrive. Until then, they’ll be setting fires wherever the government reports a high probably of wildfires.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.