Obama Admin. Fails to Secure up to 20k Libyan Portable Missiles

By | September 28, 2011

Free missiles in Libya for terrorists

As many as 20,000 shoulder-fired portable heat-seeking missiles are unaccounted for in Libya today, as the Obama Administration is caught flat-footed and left scrambling to do damage control in a very dangerous situation that they have had a big hand in creating. In their zealousness to promote the Arab Spring [supposed] Democracy uprisings in Libya, the Obama administration is shown to be eager to bomb first and deal with dangerous consequences later in this debacle. In the rush to help oust the long-time tyrant and oppressive dictator Moammar Gadhafi, numerous stockpiles of these missiles have been left unguarded and have already in fact, been carted off by who knows what terrorist groups and individuals by simply pulling up and loading them into vehicles. The following ABC News video describes the dangers of not securing these weapons depots, BEFORE removing the Libyan military that was guarding them:</p

These 4 to 5 foot long, portable heat-seeking missiles shown in the above video could now be used against our military aircraft in Iraq, Afghanistan and across the globe, and were basically left free for the taking in Libya. From the ABC News report, we see that this dangerous situation was brought to the Obama Administration’s attention over 6 months ago:

Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch first warned about the problem after a trip to Libya six months ago. He took pictures of pickup truckloads of the missiles being carted off during another trip just a few weeks ago.

These missiles are deadly from distances up to two miles and do not have to actually be aimed, as they zoom in on an aircraft’s engine heat, and it also doesn’t take a lot of training to fire one. Basically put it on your shoulder and point it in the direction of any aircraft, and the missile will track the aircraft, strike it, and then explode.

Mr. Bouckaert was right there in Libya taking pictures of these missiles, and stated: “I myself could have removed several hundred if I wanted to, and people can literally drive up with pickup trucks or even 18 wheelers and take away whatever they want,” said Bouckaert, HRW’s emergencies director. “Every time I arrive at one of these weapons facilities, the first thing we notice going missing is the surface-to-air missiles.”

Former White House counter-terror adviser Richard Clarke stated, “I think the probability of al Qaeda being able to smuggle some of the stinger-like missiles out of Libya is probably pretty high,”

Recently we have seen The fast and Furious gunrunning scandal in which the DHS, ATF and other government agencies enabled the sale of assault weapons to drug cartels resulting in hundreds of murders on both sides of our Southern border, The Solyndra pay-for-play solar company scam where a good portion of half a billion taxpayer dollars have basically been shuffled into Democratic campaign coffers, and now we have the U.S. government enabling al Qaeda and any other anti-American maniac to acquire up to 20k portable anti-aircraft missiles. Meanwhile the ignorant sheep now known as Obama-supporters following his recent west coast taxpayer-funded campaign trip keep on screaming… Four more years, four more years!   Lovely.

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  1. DJ Redman Post author

    Thank you both for sharing your very valid points here. Here is another possible scenario: Load up a few thousand of these missiles and run them into South America, say with permission from Chavez. Can you imagine what the Mexican drug cartels could do on our southern border with these things? One of the best tools we have in stopping the illegals and dope trade down there are the helicopters in the air.Drug cartels have loads of cash to buy them with . This stupidity and lack of proper planning before ousting the military regime in Libya will eventually haunt somebody in the very near future, and that somebody will be our brave troops and/or our border patrol agents.. Remember the helicopter that was shot down recently killing 16 or 17 seals? That rocket was exactly the same type that have gone missing in Libya, as discussed here..

  2. Bunny Olesen

    He has failed to lock up a helluva lot more than that. According to earlier reports, Gaddafi also had 11,000 tons of mustard gas, and at least 1,000 tons of uranium dust, as well as many other unprotected weapons. Also I believe possibly Jordan (maybe another country) has already stated that so many of Libya’s weapons have been seen going through egypt, and into Palestine. ALREADY.

    They also had anti-aircraft guns, machine guns, ammunition, just any type of weaponry you could imagine. And they are already moving it to Palestine. Libya is screwed and so are we. Way to back a group funded and trained by Al-Qaeda, EU and Ovomit

  3. WillofLa

    Well, Libyan terrorists will use those weapons to shoot down Israeli figher planes, and I’m sure the Mahsad will already have known about this, have already prepared their fighter jet pilots to watch for these weapons. LIke they will be on the watch of smoke trails coming up fast from the ground like our pilots in Vietnam watched for smoke coming up fast when the North Vietnamese Army fired the Russian missles. Many were avoided because the NVA weren’t that hot at firing them accurately. But modern missles like these are more or less shoot and forget rockets that any idiot could shoot and down a jet. They’d all be big hero’s if they were to down an Israeli fighter and the Libyan’s would make all effort to capture the pilot to, you know that. It would be big news.