Per the hearing today the question was asked “ how many shoulder fired missiles that could take down an airliner are missing in Libya ? The answer was 10,000 to 20,000 , confirmed by both witnesses
I wonder if this is why the Russian airliner was carrying repair parts for missiles? I have read elsewhere that a lot of the Libyan armaments were deteriorated from storage, or Gaddafi had stored some components one place and the others in other places. So perhaps someone needed certain parts to make missiles operational because they never found both or all missile caches.