I’m sure the syrian ‘alqaeda’ ‘rebels’ will be greatly appreciative though!
Errrrrrr, until now.
I’m sure they were “stolen”.
Well, they do now!
The REAL issue is the MANPADS --THAT is what to prevent you from focusing on.
400 were stolen on 9-11 but the total load was 21,000 of which 5,000 were non-servicable and destroyed.
That leaves 15,600 MANPADS, some of which transited Bengazi prior to 9-11.
They were mostly SA-7's --old and very vulnerable to such simple countermeasures as flares. BELOW:
Also with the SA-7 featured above the target must be silhouetted against bare sky for the seeker to "see" the target. So if I'm a hilltop rebel trying to fire on a helicopter approaching from low in a valley using the SA-7 Grail, then forget it, the missile sees nothing, since there is a mountain behind him.
But After Reagan's air attack against Khadaffi (much later it turned out his daughter was not killed in the raid, as he'd claimed for many years), Khadaffi imported newer Soviet AA missiles, also, like the SA-24 Grinch, below, and THIS is the real problem:
It flies at Mach 2, reaches up above 10,000 feet, and the aircraft needn't be seen against empty sky for targeting. Also the Grinch needn't score a physical hit for detonation --it also comes equipped with proximity fusing, so if senses an impending bypass, it will still trigger. Also if there is remaining fuel, this, too, will be blown in the explosion as a kicker. Even with jamming and flares, about one in four Grinches will score a hit, generally.
What type of success might it get against commercial aircraft in their current form...? The Obama Admin does NOT want to talk about this at all.
The Libyan smugging was a WH/JSOC op, which means VJ BHO Hillary and John Brennan giving orders to a bunch of really secret squirrels who don't ask questions and won't squeal.
They killed some people who got mad, got outside help and fought back, zapping our four guys.
Well , they didn't used to have it
..but they have it now !(laser , night vision,arms, etc. )
More like they wuz barrohd.
The cover story is “stolen”. They real story is “gift”
Obama is the most incompetent commander in chief we have ever had, and that is including Jimmy Carter.
I see. Trying to get the “stolen” meme out before it hits the fan.
LOL! The -resident will need more than two hands to cover his.. but I digress
Our special forces left because they “stole” our weapons?
Did I read that right?
Ah, now that makes the whole thing clearer.
They do now................
The transfers of US technology to al Qaeda occurred
BEFORE the Benghazi atrocity ... and thereafter.
It is to murder Americans who the US Congress and Obama
were just too lazy to kill by ObamaCARE.
Fast & Furious II?
It's just shocking that that would happen in Libya! Well, lesson learned. We'll never let that happen again. /s
Nope Hillary gave this stuff to the rebels to oust kadafi... and they werent ready to give it back.....
Wait....We STILL have special forces in Libya??
Is this sorta like the 20,000 missing M-14's that were lost/ stolen in Quatar from an unsecured warehouse ?
.. Just more of the same !
At the same time our own _Resident is attempting to take away American citizen's 2nd amendment rights ?
Does anybody else see the inconsistancies in this administration ?
I don't trust his judgement , or his speeches !