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20,000 U.S. M-16s stolen from unguarded warehouse in Kuwait
WorldTribune.com ^ | 04/09/13 | World Tribune

Posted on 04/20/2013 11:32:44 AM PDT by aimhigh

Kuwait has reported the theft of a massive amount of U.S. weapons. The Interior Ministry said thieves broke into a warehouse and stole a huge amount of firearms and ammunition. The ministry said 20,000 U.S.-origin M-16 assault rifles and 15,000 rounds for 9mm pistols were stolen.

“There were no guards during the break-in,” the ministry said on April

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: banglist; israel; kuwait; m16; waronterror
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This is how we arm the enemy.
1 posted on 04/20/2013 11:32:44 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

10-4


2 posted on 04/20/2013 11:33:46 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: aimhigh

Sequestration?


3 posted on 04/20/2013 11:34:24 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: aimhigh

Unguarded? Someone needs hanging!!


4 posted on 04/20/2013 11:35:51 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: aimhigh
Middle East Fast and Furious?


5 posted on 04/20/2013 11:36:27 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Jim Robinson

They belonged to them was not our Personell.


6 posted on 04/20/2013 11:37:39 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: aimhigh

Janet needs rifles to go with all that ammo she’s bought!


7 posted on 04/20/2013 11:38:43 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: aimhigh

So, no Inter-galactic Background Checks will be done on these. No 4473’s for the fbi to track. Oh. And these are actual “assault” weapons. Hello difi. Better get on this right away. We can’t have these “high powered” weapons on the streets of kuwait. Lucky they won’t be able to get additional “high capacity ‘clips’” for them huh? At least from ny, ct, ca, ma, nj and a number of other places. Did maybe some chechnians do the deed? Nah. Probably some anti-federalist white guys holding a grudge.


8 posted on 04/20/2013 11:40:09 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: aimhigh

Sounds like the Muslim in chief is arming his friends.


9 posted on 04/20/2013 11:40:58 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: aimhigh

Just pass a law banning their use.


10 posted on 04/20/2013 11:41:01 AM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: aimhigh

Who needs enemies??


11 posted on 04/20/2013 11:41:10 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: aimhigh
Kuwait, Bengazi, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!
12 posted on 04/20/2013 11:42:34 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: aimhigh

exactly. to pretend that “nobody was on guard duty” when 35,000 of our brand new weapons were stolen

is absurd!

even the local quickie-mart has surveillance cameras and a security guard service, and that’s only to protect a few cases of beer

this is, indeed, how we arm the enemy


13 posted on 04/20/2013 11:43:40 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: aimhigh

Coming to a Mexican border state near you.


14 posted on 04/20/2013 11:44:51 AM PDT by Nachoman (Wisdom is learned, cynicism is earned.)
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To: Jim Robinson

phuquin’ AY !!


15 posted on 04/20/2013 11:47:18 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Jim Robinson

I have to ask myself why there were 20,000 m-16s sitting unguarded in Kuwait?

Fast and Furious—Kuwaiti style.

To believe this is a mistake is ridiculous.

The government knows exactly what they are doing and the orders always come from the top down, not the other way around.


16 posted on 04/20/2013 11:50:18 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: darkwing104

” Middle East Fast and Furious? “

First thing that crossed my mind.


17 posted on 04/20/2013 11:51:12 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Nachoman

Protect our borders now! We want a big fence along the whole Rio Grande. I am tired of hearing that it would be too expensive and ineffective. The Berlin Wall and it attendant fencings across the length of Eastern Europe did a pretty effective job of preventing people from leaving for 40 years. Our fence, I would call it the “Freedom Fence”, will let people go anytime they want, but will stop people from coming here uninvited. Besides, since dems like public spending so much, it would provide thousands of jobs. If we are going spend billions of dollars on public works projects, this is a public project I could support. I know. It will never happen.


18 posted on 04/20/2013 11:53:37 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: darkwing104

Operation Jihad and Furious?


19 posted on 04/20/2013 11:53:48 AM PDT by omega4179
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To: aimhigh

bs....bet we gave them to the Syrian rebels to avoid the scrutiny of Russia.


20 posted on 04/20/2013 11:54:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 3Fingas

STIMULUS could have built EIGHTY Hoover dams. Obama built division and corruption. He should be impeached just for Porkulus.


21 posted on 04/20/2013 11:55:55 AM PDT by omega4179
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To: Vaquero
Sounds like the Muslim in chief is arming his friends.

So many muslim chiefs with so many friends.

Could it be our very own Dear Leader?

22 posted on 04/20/2013 11:58:51 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Vaquero
Sounds like the Muslim in chief is arming his friends.

This^^^

How else can you cleanly arm the Muslim Islamists with basically no questions asked? Oops... somebody "stole" them, shucks. Much cleaner than Fast and Furious.

23 posted on 04/20/2013 12:03:12 PM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: aimhigh

Did anybody check on Holder’s whereabouts?


24 posted on 04/20/2013 12:05:32 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: omega4179

Exactly. We rightly condemn much of the welfare state started by Roosevelt, but at least his spending produced some public works projects that are still being used today. I think the wasted stimulus spending of late was a crime against our children’s future.


25 posted on 04/20/2013 12:06:05 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

obamaic islamism advances


26 posted on 04/20/2013 12:06:33 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: aimhigh

Stolen... sure. Probably sent to Obama’s Al Qaeda buddies in Syria.


27 posted on 04/20/2013 12:18:08 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery)
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To: Jim Robinson

Unguarded for a reason.


28 posted on 04/20/2013 12:19:42 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: onedoug

xactly.

Did he give them the keys or temporarily dismiss the guards?

Treasonous bastard, arming his brethren to the 9’s.
Just like the manpads, will be used against western interests and our friends in David.


29 posted on 04/20/2013 12:22:00 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: rktman
So, no Inter-galactic Background Checks will be done on these. No 4473’s for the fbi to track. Oh. And these are actual “assault” weapons. Hello difi.

Yes, Dianne Feinstein's fault. Not a peep from her. Because she wants the enemy armed against American citizens, without any checks, registry, or tracking. Because she wants us denied these weapons, and us tracked, and us jailed. But no-siree Bob, arm our enemies and don't say a word. She's on some powerful committees and does have a say.

30 posted on 04/20/2013 12:23:26 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: aimhigh

Did we get a background check on the perps? /s/


31 posted on 04/20/2013 12:24:13 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: aimhigh

Maybe they were already gone!


32 posted on 04/20/2013 12:26:26 PM PDT by FenderMan
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To: aimhigh

So our government allowed 20,000 M-16s to go into the hands of Islamist enemies. Well, at least they didn’t allow American civilian redneck men of prior service to get their hands on the rifles. [Little irony and sarcasm there.]


33 posted on 04/20/2013 1:05:17 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: aimhigh

Wonder if they had the bolts stored there too?


34 posted on 04/20/2013 1:10:51 PM PDT by curious12
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To: airborne
Just pass a law banning their use.

Or ask them to voluntarily turn them in exchange for a couple of Justin Beiber tickets or something. I'm sure that'll work.

35 posted on 04/20/2013 1:18:19 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: aimhigh

“20,000 U.S.-origin M-16 assault rifles”

They are/were Kuwaiti-owned military stock.

20,000 rifles is an unbelievably large number, this facility must be if not the sole, or single largest armory in the country.

“The regular forces are 15 500 people. The reserve - 23 700 people. Militarized formations (National Guard) - 5 000 people.” Source: http://topgun.rin.ru/cgi-bin/texts.pl?category=state&mode=show&unit=6050&lng=eng

In effect, every single rifle owned by the Reservist Command in the country was stolen, in a single robbery.


36 posted on 04/20/2013 1:18:43 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: JerseyHighlander

No doubt it was an inside job.


37 posted on 04/20/2013 1:19:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: aimhigh

No, this is how we arm the Syrian resistance.

They are not the enemy. they are not all lily white but they will prevail.


38 posted on 04/20/2013 1:23:13 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: aimhigh

That sounded so incredible I searched a bit more. There was a translation error in early reports.
TL:DR : It was 20,000 ROUNDS of M-16 ammo, and the 9mm ammo, shooting ear protectors, and other stuff you’d find at a shooting range, and a printer.

Here is the updated story

http://news.kuwaittimes.net/2013/04/07/20000-m-16-rifle-rounds-stolen-from-moi-warehouse/

20,000 M-16 rifle rounds stolen from MoI warehouse

KUWAIT: A security source said that 20,000 M-16 rifle rounds, and 15,000 9mm pistol rounds, along with an undetermined shooting ear protectors, and a printer were stolen from the shooting warehouse of the Minstry of Interior in Subbiya area. The source said three doors were broken and the entire content was removed, adding that there were no guards at the place according to the officer who informed about the theft. The officer did not accuse any one. Directors are investigating the matter


39 posted on 04/20/2013 1:27:55 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: aimhigh

Hey, hussein’s gotta cut back on the budget somewhere.


40 posted on 04/20/2013 1:47:52 PM PDT by bgill
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To: JerseyHighlander

Thanks for the update.


41 posted on 04/20/2013 1:58:12 PM PDT by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: Vaquero; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Sounds like the Muslim in chief is arming his friends.

That's EXACTLY what it sounds like!

42 posted on 04/20/2013 2:00:11 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: aimhigh

Just giving Islamofascist killers the assault rifles law-abiding Americans aren’t supposed to have.


43 posted on 04/20/2013 2:13:54 PM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: aimhigh; newgeezer

Try being in basic training and losing one live round at the shooting range.


44 posted on 04/20/2013 2:15:37 PM PDT by DungeonMaster ( 1Cor 7:21Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it;)
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To: aimhigh

No guards, huh?

Oh, I’m sure there was no behind-the-scenes arrangement made. “Theft” by appointment is the far more likely scenario.


45 posted on 04/20/2013 3:26:30 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks aimhigh.
The ministry said 20,000 U.S.-origin M-16 assault rifles and 15,000 rounds for 9mm pistols were stolen. "There were no guards during the break-in,”
Story sounds like some Shiite.


46 posted on 04/20/2013 4:06:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: aimhigh

Perfect. Just f****** perfect.


47 posted on 04/20/2013 4:09:16 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Obadiah

Maybe that is where the billion rounds of ammo bought by DHS & IRS is going — to the Muslim Brotherhood.


48 posted on 04/20/2013 5:30:27 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: aimhigh

Time for Kuwait to order 40,000 more, for the Muslim Brotherhood.


49 posted on 04/20/2013 5:32:03 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: aimhigh
20,000 M-16s ....Either loose or in crates it had to take forever to move that stuff out...

and nobody saw nuthin, nobody heard nuthin..spy satellites were asleep...


50 posted on 04/21/2013 12:54:28 AM PDT by stylin19a (obama - Fredo smart)
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