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.