Skip to comments.How the Taliban got their hands on modern US missiles
Posted on 07/08/2014 6:16:36 AM PDT by mgist
In his new book, Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi writer Kenneth R. Timmerman explains how the US governments efforts to arm the Libyan rebels backfired, flooding weapons into Syria.
The Obama administration isnt only giving the Taliban back its commanders its giving them weapons. Miliary records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile. They thought they had a surefire kill. But instead of bursting into flames, the Chinook just disappeared into the darkness as the American pilot recovered control of the aircraft and brought it to the ground in a hard landing. The assault team jumped out the open doors and ran clear in case it exploded. Less than 30 seconds later, the Taliban gunner and his comrade erupted into flames as an American gunship overhead locked onto their position and opened fire. The next day, an explosive ordnance disposal team arrived to pick through the wreckage and found unexploded pieces of a missile casing that could only belong to a Stinger missile.
Modal Trigger The Taliban took out a US Chinook helicopter in 2012 with a Stinger missile signed out by the CIA around the time of the attack.
Reuters Lodged in the right nacelle, they found one fragment that contained an entire serial number.
When the results came back, they were stunning: The Stinger tracked back to a lot that had been signed out by the CIA recently, not during the anti-Soviet jihad. Reports of the Stinger reached the highest echelons of the US command in Afghanistan and became a source of intense speculation, but no action.
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This is one of MANY displays of Obama supporting terrorists. Syrian rebels pledged allegiance to the Al Qaeda and we were arming and funding them. Obama's illegal use and abuse of our military to support terrorists is well documented in Seymour Hersh's book, The Red Line and The Rat Line.
Syria is much less dangerous than Iran, and they ignored warnings of Iranian presence in Iraq. In 2011 they knew Maliki sided with Iran. They ignored the fact that in 2012 the Taliban has modern US weapons.
They are working with Iran to "fight the terrorists", Iran enabled. American defense companies are selling to Iran despite sanctions. They supported the terrorists in Egypt. List list goes on and on.
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How heroin is bankrolling the Taliban and al Qaeda.
The CIA started drug trafficking to support themselves long ago. They are still in the business.
Or, this could explain why no one was sent to extract our ambassador in Libya. He knew too much.
Afghan government slams US for sending arms to Taliban -2013
The Afghan Interior Ministry has strongly condemned the US military over a shipment of weapons to Zabul Province in the troubled southern Afghanistan.
This comes after a senior Afghan lawmaker revealed that American forces are giving military aid to Taliban militants active in the troubled region.
Zalmai Zabuli added that American helicopters have delivered two shipments of small arms and heavy weapons to the militants in the Mizan district.
The senior lawmaker has warned that the continuation of such violations could trigger mass protests against the US forces.
Senior officials in Kabul have also demanded an explanation from Washington over its aid to the Taliban.
Zabuli stressed that the US military aid to the Taliban and its covert talks with the militants have raised serious doubts regarding the Washingtons goals in the war-torn country.
Washington and London have supported secret peace talks with the Taliban after US-led forces lost ground against the militants in recent months across Afghanistan.
The Afghan government has expressed serious concern about the ongoing US-led peace process with Taliban in Qatar. Senior Afghan officials say the move contradicts the US security guarantees, noting that the Taliban militants will be able to use their Doha office to raise funds for their campaign in Afghanistan.
The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washingtons so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but after more than 11 years, insecurity remains across the country.
> When the results came back, they were stunning: The Stinger tracked back to a lot that had been signed out by the CIA recently, not during the anti-Soviet jihad. Reports of the Stinger reached the highest echelons of the US command in Afghanistan and became a source of intense speculation, but no action.
Treason of the highest order.but the LIVs don’t care because they can’t see beyond their own nose to understand tht their loved one is arming the ENEMY with weapons to kill OUR soldiers. Moreover they can’t comprehend that Islamic radicals that are here on our own soil might be armed in the same manner and ready to topple our government with the help of their beloved savior. They have a name for people like that - IDIOTS
There, fixed. This was deliberate.
US established Taliban headquarters in Qatar 2011.
Knowing that modern US weapons the CIA gave to Qatar were being used by the Taliban against Americans, Obama administration handed over 5 dangerous terrorist to QATAR (Taliban Headquarters) in 2014!
Never ending Treason.
That may be so, but in Obama's America they support themselves with the blood of American children. The Obama administration has deal with the Sinaloa and is arming them in the US. Holder 's ATF gave them arsenal of weapons too.
The horrific toll of America's heroin 'epidemic' 3/2014 http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26672422
We're screwed. As far as I'm concerned the idiots are the US citizens who have no idea that drug money is the motivator behind everything. They believe the drug legalization deception thinking its' freedom, when it is really being used to enslave us. It is social engineering at its' finest.
I smell a Jarrett in there somewhere, too.
Obama’s shows his true colors again with his support of terrorists over stable governments.
Drug money! Yes, many know. What took down Seal Team 6? Our gov knows and will do nothing to deprive themselves of their money and power. Yes, we ARE screwed. Yet, there is a God and none of us get out of here alive.
Many of us in the past have posted about this being the reason of the Obama/Clinton lies about Bendhazi.
Our ambassador and a CIA group were actively transferring weapons to the Taliban in Benghazi, and probably to ISIS.
When our company “store” for terrorists was over run and burnt up, Obama/Clinton/Jarrett and Brennan cooked up the lies to cover what happened.
“This could explain why no one was sent to extract our ambassador in Libya. He knew too much.”
That raises another question, who paid for the Benghazi killers?
Why did Hillary and Obama use US taxpayer provided funds, equipment, personnel and facilities to overthrow the government of Libya? I thought the Democrats were peaceniks.
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