CNN Report: Up To 20K Advanced Surface-To-Air Missiles Looted In Libya, “We’ve Seen Cars Packed With Them”…

We’ve shared multiple reports of the Surface to Air Missiles (SAM’s) being spread throughout N-Africa by al-Qaeda and the al-Shabaab faction.   20 thousand advanced technology missiles is enough to place a no fly zone over all of europe if strategically placed.  In addition from the al-Shabaab branch of Somali al-Qaeda members have been arrested crossing the border from Mexico into the United States.   There is a known and significant al-Shabaab presence currently training in Mexico – this same group has been identified with Stinger missiles in N-Africa stolen from Libya…  There may soon be a No-Fly Zone over the Western United States….

(CNN) — A potent stash of Russian-made surface-to-air missiles is missing from a huge Tripoli weapons warehouse amid reports of weapons looting across war-torn Libya.  They are Grinch SA-24 shoulder-launched missiles, also known as Igla-S missiles, the equivalent of U.S.-made Stinger missiles.

A CNN team and Human Rights Watch found dozens of empty crates marked with packing lists and inventory numbers that identified the items as Igla-S surface-to-air missiles.

The list for one box, for example, written in English and Russian, said it had contained two missiles, with inventory number “Missile 9M342,” and a power source, inventory number “Article 9B238.”

Grinch SA-24s are designed to target front-line aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles and drones. They can shoot down a plane flying as high as 11,000 feet and can travel 19,000 feet straight out.

Peter Bouckaert, Human Rights Watch emergencies director, told CNN he has seen the same pattern in armories looted elsewhere in Libya, noting that “in every city we arrive, the first thing to disappear are the surface-to-air missiles.”

He said such missiles can fetch many thousands of dollars on the black market.

“We are talking about some 20,000 surface-to-air missiles in all of Libya, and I’ve seen cars packed with them.” he said. “They could turn all of North Africa into a no-fly zone.”   (read more)

Read that quote again, except this time we will replace the word “Africa” with “America“:

“We are talking about some 20,000 surface-to-air missiles in all of Libya, and I’ve seen cars packed with them.” he said. “They could turn all of North America into a no-fly zone.”  Think about that for a few moments……..

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8 Responses to CNN Report: Up To 20K Advanced Surface-To-Air Missiles Looted In Libya, “We’ve Seen Cars Packed With Them”…

  1. What makes him think they will stay in North Africa? Some are probably already in Saudi Arabia or Lebanon.

  2. It makes one wonder why this warehouse or depot wasn’t slated for (1.) destruction by Smart weaponry, or (2.) secured by Delta Force or ST6, such as we have planned for the Paki Nukes, in case that country goes south.

    Hopefully, they’ll end up in the Russian south, in some of their restive ‘Stans. [Note to self: Ride train from Kiev on next trip to Dushanbe.]

    • You are right. But just for contrast consider this. When the Yemeni government was on the brink of collapse and when al-qaeda arabian peninsular actually took control of the weapons cache’s in the Northern region, within 12 hours The Mossad blew the entire depot to smittereens… overnight. Everything, and I do mean everything, destroyed indluding a few (dozen or so) bad guys and some unavoidable collateral damage.

      However, in Libya, the United States took point on the matter. Now look around and see the result. Clusterf*ck Central…. If we had just kept our flippin’ nostrils out from under the tent, “other” more effective counter-intelligence forces could have dealt with the depots. But, Noooooooooo President Downgrade and his Responsibility To Protect montra had to intervene. Now watch. Seriously watch…..

      The Obama Responsibility to Protect Doctrine will have protected the citizens of Behghazi from the gallows, by putting the noose litterally around the heads of the citizens of the United States and Europe.

      • If these Libyan MANPADS start bringing down American airliners, will that also be part of Obama’s legacy? Rest assured, it will take the blogosphere to remind the world that A + B unfortunately sometimes adds up to AB.

  3. For several months my fears about the collapse of the Libyan regime have been heightened with the thought of all the Libyan arms being dispatched to all of our enemies throughout the middle east. Six months ago the first reports of Missiles, WMD (mustard gas), and SAM’s being sold and traded to hostile forces of the West were confirmed. There is no substantive reason to believe these missiles will not leave the Middle East and be used against the West. Indeed, if a prudent consideration is applied exacty the opposite should be anticipated.

    Again, this is just one part, and one tool, in the grand scheme of radical rabid islamofacists. The capacity to use these SERIOUS weapons to distract the West, and even threaten the west, or perhaps even blackmail the west to stay out of ME affairs is a looming prophecy. One can well imagine position of the isolationist citizenry of Europe and America given the possibility of personal attacks as retaliation for any of our involvement.

    This further isolates Israel, and I hope that you can see how dangerous this connection is to what could eventually become the 3rd world war, the battle for freedom. There is enough anti Israel sentiment throughout Europe and even our own nation that would be given further creedence and support if the threat to us were leveraged against their demand to keep us from protecting the only FREE people in the region.

    “Interfere (Protect) in Israel, and those weapons will be used against you” will be the purpose of those missiles. It would take no more effort than to bring down a few Air France, British Airways, or American Airlines flights to strike isolationist fear into an already stressed out group of nations. This can then be the distractive set up for Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and Turkey to begin Israels’ destruction.

    God Help Us All…..

    • Your fear = mine. But my hope is that HRW has grossly overestimated the number of these SLMs looted. 20k seems like an enormous number, but even if it’s a tenth of that, we’re going to see a lot more helos downed in A-stan, and eventually a lot of airliners elsewhere, like you say. Can’t argue with anything you said. I’m just so PROUD of our POTUS for handing this to us. It only took him 2 years to spend more than Bush, double our number of wars and make the world vastly more unsafe. He really isn’t the idiot people say he is. An idiot could not do this much damage, and I’m serious about that part!

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