Skip to comments.Shocker: U.S. Weapons Showing Up in the Hands of Terrrorists
Posted on 07/12/2013 6:59:44 AM PDT by Kaslin
When President Obama announced a few weeks ago that the United States would be sending arms to the Syrian "rebels," the majority of Americans let out a disappointing sigh and many warned weapons intended for good would end up in the wrong, violent hands. Turns out, those warnings were correct. Weapons sent to the Middle East by the U.S. are now in the hands of Hezbollah, the largest terrorist organization in world with direct connections to Iran.
U.S. and Western weapons have been reaching Iranian-backed Shiite militias fighting to keep Bashar Assad's forces in power in Syria.There's no doubt these weapons will be used to attack Israel.
Analysts say it's unclear if the weapons were captured, stolen or bought on the black market in Syria, Turkey, Iraq or Libya. Propaganda photographs from Shiite militias posted on dozens of websites and Facebook pages show the weapons were acquired in new condition, said Phillip Smyth, an analyst for Jihadology.net, a site affiliated with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Many of the weapons are things the militias "shouldn't really have their hands on," Smyth said. Iranians love to show "they have weapons and systems that are very close to the Americans."
The ability of Assad's allies to obtain U.S. weapons is one of many reasons the United States should not supply Syrian rebels with weapons, which President Obama said he would start to do last month, said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., former chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Obamas feckless Syria policy is likely to fail
A decision to intervene in a foreign war, even in a small way, ought to be the subject of a direct presidential address to the country and an open debate in Congress. Yet the news that the United States would, after more than two years of dithering, finally provide direct military aid to rebels came in a conference call with reporters by White House aide Ben Rhodes on June 13. While letting the world know about it, Mr. Obama chose to designate his action as covert, stifling public discussion and restricting details on the arms supplies to members of the congressional intelligence committees. In some of his most extensive public comments on Syria since then, in an interview with PBSs Charlie Rose on June 17, Mr. Obama spent much of his time arguing the case against intervention, insisting that we have to not rush into one more war in the Middle East.
All according to plan, everything in its right place.
Where is Ironman when you need him?
You may call it anything you want except an unintended consequence.
I expect one the “intended” consequences in the terrorists minds is that the weapons will eventually be turned against us. Never a good plan to give your potential enemies weapons to kill you with. What didiots. Hey egypt. Want some F-16’s?
OMG! However did that happen????
This is no surprise. Our weapons have been showing up in the enemy’s hands since Vietnam. I was wounded in Nam by an M16 round. Our so called allies the South Vietnamese army were our allies by day, but at night, put on their Cong unies and snipered at us. Plus Obama has been giving weapons to Muzzies. All those Muzzies are our enemies. He is arming our enemies and they use our weapons to kill our troops.
Are we to understand that the Syrian ârebelsâ have now gone through the 400,000 tons of arms and ammo Barry’s Benghazi âFast and Furiousâ operation using the CIA and U.S. Ambassador & State Dept. sent to Turkey for delivery to the Syrian anti-Assad forces is complete? Now, Barry has to supply the Syrian Sunni Islamists with American arms and ammo? WTF?
Wonder if it was “Curly” Hagel or “Mo” Kerry who was in charge of this operation?
Ineptitude or willfully foreseen consequences?
Want to buy some ARVN rifles. Never been fired and dropped only once.
If it is an ARVN weapon, it is one of ours. They had none of their own.
What happened to background checks on those weapons and limits on high capacity magazines???????????????
Quit being ridiculous. It wasn't 400,000 tons..... It was 4 million tons.
What’s the question mark for?