Skip to comments.Nightmare In Libya: Thousands Of Surface-to-Air Missiles Unaccounted For
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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unintended consequnces + ineptitude x Obama = dead Americans
Yeh, Right...We have one official on the ground in Libya. We’re not stupid. I believe Gaddafi has a few British POWs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Obama MEANT for the Muslim Botherhood and Hamas, and other terrorist organizations to get the weapons. Jan 20, 2013 can’t get here enough.
They will come in on a huge cargo ship with hundreds of ocean going containers....It’ll likely come from China, pre-cleared.
I thought Obama had good grades in college. He was a law journal editor as well, right?
They were sold to the NYPD
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.
Obama and NATO serve only Ikhwan and terrorists.
When those missiles are incoming to General aviation
and murder innocents, will anyone remember the source?
LOL at current events reference.
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.
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?
Makes Al-Queda look responsible by comparison.
I think Ray Kelly has a stack of them so the NYPD can take down airplanes . . . .
...don’t know...these are supposedly Russian SAMs....anyone know the technical details on these weapons?
Unless it gets the “center fuel tank” treatment ala Klintons.
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.
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.
Not to worry. I’m sure The Muzlim Bruthahood has them safely squirreled away and is feverishly disarming 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.
I bet they would like Jews after going on that ride.
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.
Fine. Just don't let the ATF get involved.