20,000 Surface-to-Air Missiles Missing from Libya

Politisite brought you a story six months ago, that  Surface to Air Missiles (SAMs) from Libya had fallen into the hands of al Qaeda.  Those reports were ignored by the Obama Administration.
The Report said that the U.S. Backed rebels were former al Qaeda members who had fought United States Soldiers in the Battlefield.

So not only can the NYPD bring down an Aircraft, seems now, so can a terrorist in North Africa or the Middle East

U.S. officials had once thought there was little chance that terrorists could get their hands on many of the portable surface-to-air missiles that can bring down a commercial jet liner.

But now that calculation is out the window, with officials at a recent secret White House meeting reporting that thousands of them have gone missing in Libya.

“Matching up a terrorist with a shoulder-fired missile, that’s our worst nightmare,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D.-California, a member of the Senate’s Commerce, Energy and Transportation Committee.

The nightmare has been made real with the discovery in Libya that an estimated 20,000 portable, heat-seeking missiles have gone missing from unguarded Army weapons warehouses.

The missiles, four to six-feet long and Russian-made, can weigh just 55 pounds with launcher. They lock on to the heat generated by the engines of aircraft, can be fired from a vehicle or from a combatant’s shoulder, and are accurate and deadly at a range of more than two miles.

via Nightmare in Libya: 20,000 Surface-to-Air Missiles Missing – ABC News.
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  1. Ross and Cole have reported: “The missiles, four to six-feet long and Russian-made, can weigh just 55 pounds with launcher. They lock on to the heat generated by the engines of aircraft, can be fired from a vehicle or from a combatant’s shoulder, and are accurate and deadly at a range of more than two miles.” If a launcher is fixed in an apartment, these deadly missiles can be used by al-Qaeda terrorists to kill thousands of people shopping in a mall. NATO should take immediate steps to track down the missiles before they reach vulnerable targets.

    • We brought this up 6 months ago and and all the White House said was .. zzzzz

      The story came from an official from Chad who said Al-Qaeda in North Africa used the turmoil in Libya to steal Surface to Air Misses and other weapons. http://politisite.com/2011/03/25/al-qaeda-stole-surface-to-air-missiles-from-libya/ but those reports were blown off by the White House, Now Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, wants to outfit hundreds of wide-body
      airliners with technology to protect the planes from terrorist attack.
       On Tuesday, she sent a letter asking the Departments of Defense and
      Homeland Security to establish a joint program to evaluate anti-missile
      devices and work toward their deployment. 

      Amazing that a little site like Politisite had information 6 months ago that the Government ignored to push their agenda. 

      It is clear, “That the enemy of our enemy is our friend”  is not a good foreign  policy for  President Bush or Obama, who ran on a change of policy throughout  the world.   Seems his leading from behind policy was designed to take no responsibility that our enemies now have thousands of SAMs to shoot down our aircraft,

      The same goes for our relationship with Pakistan.. our so called allie is killing our own soldiers and undermining our attempts to suppress terrorists.  

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