20,000 Missiles Were Reported Stolen In Libya in 2011

According to the Daily Caller on September 27 of 2011 a survey of weapon depots in Libya discovered that up to 20,000 shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles were reportedly missing, partly because President Obama had refused to send troops to guard the weapons depots.

“We were quite disappointed after talking to administration officials … that nothing more was done, even about the [storage] facilities in Tripoli, which are unsecured now,” said Peter Bouckaert, director of emergencies at left-of-center group Human Rights Watch.

“The major impediment [to action] is that the administration doesn’t want boots on the ground," he said. 

“If these weapons get into the wrong hands, any civilian aircraft operating in the region will be threatened,” said Bouckaert.

 The missing missiles are Russian-made SA-7s and SA-16s: Shoulder-launched missiles that can home into the hot exhaust trails from civilian and military jets. The SA-16 is only five feet long and weighs just 24 pounds.

“The problem is that the missiles are already out of the storage facilities and in the hand of unknown people,” Bouckaert said. “Libya has thousands of miles of unsecured desert borders to Chad, Mali and Algeria,” where an al-Qaida subgroup now operates, he said.

 Where have we heard this story before? Our government did not want to properly secure the diplomatic mission in Benghazi and we were actually paying an Al Qaeda linked group to defend it for us. Yes, we were paying the February 17th Martyr’s Brigade to defend our diplomatic mission. This group proudly flew an Al Qaeda flag on its Facebook page. They also conveniently disbanded hours after the Benghazi attack.

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