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Nightmare In Libya: Thousands Of Surface-to-Air Missiles Unaccounted For
ABCNews.com ^ | 27 Sept 2011 | Brian Ross & Matthew Cole

Posted on 09/27/2011 3:28:07 PM PDT by edpc

The White House announced today it planned to expand a program to secure and destroy Libya's huge stockpile of dangerous surface-to-air missiles, following an ABC News report that large numbers of them continue to be stolen from unguarded military warehouses.

Currently the U.S. State Department has one official on the ground in Libya, as well as five contractors who specialize in "explosive ordinance disposal", all working with the rebel Transitional National Council to find the looted missiles, White House spokesperson Jay Carney told reporters.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: congressabdicates; dnctreason; libya; libyasams; middleeast; obama; obamatreason; sams; wot
ABC News reported today U.S. officials and security experts were concerned some of the thousands of heat-seeking missiles could easily end up in the hands of al Qaeda or other terrorists groups, creating a threat to commercial airliners.

unintended consequnces + ineptitude x Obama = dead Americans

1 posted on 09/27/2011 3:28:11 PM PDT by edpc
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To: edpc

Yeh, Right...We have one official on the ground in Libya. We’re not stupid. I believe Gaddafi has a few British POWs.


2 posted on 09/27/2011 3:33:08 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: edpc
It's okay. Obama likes the guys who now control these missiles.

ML/NJ

3 posted on 09/27/2011 3:38:45 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: edpc

They will end up in Obama’s new Palestinian homeland for his Muslim Brothers. They will shoot down Israeli helicopters, planes and airliners one day. In that distant future, those thousands will be used against American aircraft in all parts of the world - even here in our country.

This is what Obama has wrought.


4 posted on 09/27/2011 3:41:01 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: edpc

Such are the consequences of losing an election.

This is what happens when the least qualified guy in any room he enters is put in charge of something he is completely unqualified to discuss, much less act upon.


5 posted on 09/27/2011 3:41:58 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: edpc

I’m glad to see this WH spring into action regarding a serious security threat that first emerged, if I recollect, sometime in July.

I can’t think of a better way to get these missiles into the hands of AQ, but I’m sure that that was never the intention.


6 posted on 09/27/2011 3:43:13 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Gaffer

If you consider 4 to 5 years distant. Shoot down one plane in Atlanta, Miami, and maybe LA or Seattle and you’ve just destroyed the aviation industry. No one will fly.


7 posted on 09/27/2011 3:46:32 PM PDT by gatorhead
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To: edpc

Obama MEANT for the Muslim Botherhood and Hamas, and other terrorist organizations to get the weapons. Jan 20, 2013 can’t get here enough.


8 posted on 09/27/2011 3:48:03 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: gatorhead

They will come in on a huge cargo ship with hundreds of ocean going containers....It’ll likely come from China, pre-cleared.


9 posted on 09/27/2011 3:49:35 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Bean Counter

I thought Obama had good grades in college. He was a law journal editor as well, right?


10 posted on 09/27/2011 3:54:16 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: edpc

They were sold to the NYPD


11 posted on 09/27/2011 3:56:42 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: edpc
The White House announced today it planned to expand a program to secure and destroy Libya's huge stockpile of dangerous surface-to-air missiles...

Oh, yeah. Of course we knew about the missiles. We have a plan in place and we're just going to expand it. Can we continue this later I've got to make a call... - Jay Carney.

12 posted on 09/27/2011 3:56:53 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: edpc

Obama and NATO serve only Ikhwan and terrorists.

When those missiles are incoming to General aviation
and murder innocents, will anyone remember the source?


13 posted on 09/27/2011 3:57:03 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Oztrich Boy

LOL at current events reference.


14 posted on 09/27/2011 4:36:22 PM PDT by edpc (Former Normalcy Bias Victim)
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To: gatorhead

A couple of weeks back, I was standing on my BIL’s balcony watching a plane coming low overhead to land. My thought at the time was, “They are so vulnerable the only thing that keeps these planes safe is the good will of the people and the lack of missiles in the hands of the radicals.” My thought is now quite dated.


15 posted on 09/27/2011 4:43:43 PM PDT by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: edpc

What kind of SAMs?
What is the shelf-life?
Don’t stingers have an engineered planned self-kill because the batteries die and can’t be easily replaced?


16 posted on 09/27/2011 5:07:00 PM PDT by dadgum (Overjoyed to be a Pariah)
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To: edpc
This Kenyan son of a whore will have the blood of thousands on his hands.

Makes Al-Queda look responsible by comparison.

17 posted on 09/27/2011 5:08:05 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: edpc

I think Ray Kelly has a stack of them so the NYPD can take down airplanes . . . .


18 posted on 09/27/2011 5:08:53 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: dadgum

19 posted on 09/27/2011 5:09:21 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: dadgum

...don’t know...these are supposedly Russian SAMs....anyone know the technical details on these weapons?


20 posted on 09/27/2011 5:20:57 PM PDT by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: gatorhead

Unless it gets the “center fuel tank” treatment ala Klintons.


21 posted on 09/27/2011 5:25:09 PM PDT by mcshot (The union label was once considered desirable but will now be avoided.)
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To: edpc

I have to wonder why none were used against all those NATO planes putting him out of business in the first place. 20,000 would cause a bit of trouble and he might still be sipping on cocktails in his tent if he had used them.


22 posted on 09/27/2011 6:00:23 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: john drake

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strela_2


23 posted on 09/27/2011 9:08:01 PM PDT by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: ml/nj
But we're friends with Al Qaida in Libya. We spent billions to get these weapons into their hands.

They would never ship this missiles to the Atlantic seaboard and shoot down jets filled with American infidels. Never.

It's not so bad. These missiles can only reach 11,000 feet. We just need to make current airports no-fly zones and we'll be fine. We just create new secure airports with 100 mile security radius's with F16 hovering 24-7. We get the people to these airports with inter-continental trains. We could borrow the money from the Chinese to do this.

Obama is a genius. This could create jobs, stimulate the economy, bring down unemployment, and make Al Qaida like us at the same time.

24 posted on 09/28/2011 7:10:41 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: edpc

Not to worry. I’m sure The Muzlim Bruthahood has them safely squirreled away and is feverishly disarming them.


25 posted on 09/28/2011 7:13:28 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: AmusedBystander
We fly off carriers in the Ocean and stay above 11,000 feet. So the SAMs can't get them.

Maybe that could be our new concept for civilian infidel Airports here in the states. I think we need more Ramdan dinners at the White house.

26 posted on 09/28/2011 7:28:56 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Texas Eagle
If we give the Bruthahood tickets to Disney World, and put them on the “Its a small World” ride, that could change everything.

I bet they would like Jews after going on that ride.

27 posted on 09/28/2011 7:33:39 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: mcshot

Author and salesman of the Center Fuel tank Theory has chimed in:

“I think the probability of al Qaeda being able to smuggle some of the stinger-like missiles out of Libya is probably pretty high,” said Richard Clarke, former White House counterterrorism advisor and now a consultant to ABC News.


28 posted on 09/28/2011 7:40:55 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: edpc
The White House announced today it planned to expand a program to secure and destroy Libya's huge stockpile of dangerous surface-to-air missiles,

Fine. Just don't let the ATF get involved.

29 posted on 09/28/2011 3:24:32 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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