What difference does 20,000 shoulder-to-air fired missiles make?

Regarding the abandonment and murder of of Ambassador Chris Stevens, State Department IT Specialist Sean Smith and former US Navy SEALS Ty Woods and Glenn Doherty, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton infamously ranted before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee “what difference does it make?”

Well, beyond her and President Obama’s obvious negligence, there is a new threat,: the proliferation of shoulder- fired Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS), one of the world’s most deadly weapons.

According to a Washington Times article these shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles are making their way into Syria and falling into the hands of al Qaeda as well as US-backed Free Syrian Army.

“It’s at least dozens,” said Matt Schroeder, who tracks the illicit small-arms trade at the Federation of American Scientists. “From what I can tell, it’s in the hands of a wide array of actors, from Free Syrian Army moderates to those with more ideological leanings. Whether al Qaeda-affiliated groups per se have acquired them, I don’t know. It is something we are looking into now.”

MANPADS are particularly troublesome because at only 30 pounds, they are easy to transport and hide. Yet with a range of about two miles, they allow terrorists to position themselves within a few miles of civilian airports in order to shoot down airliners. The fall of dictator Moammar Gaddafi two years ago opened Libya’s vast stockpiles to an array of militias — some moderate and some tied to extreme Islamic movements. The Pentagon has estimated the stockpile at about 20,000 mostly Soviet-designed anti-aircraft missiles, but Syrian rebels, heavily aligned with Islamists, appear to be operating newer models, along with some heat-seeking SA-7s, indicating that Libya’s loot isn’t the only black market source.

So the difference, Mrs. Clinton, is that not only did we allow Americans to be murdered, the Obama administration has destabilized Libya and allowed the ransacking of its weapons stocks. It’s open source knowledge that the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda are operating jihadist training camps in Libya for fighters to be deployed to Syria.

The question is, why isn’t the mainstream media reporting this? The hypocrisy is apparent because if Benghazi and the subsequent cover-up and scandal had occurred on the watch of a Republican president, we would be bombarded daily. What say you, why does the cat have their tongue?

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drewder
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Not to mention the weapons ambassador Stevens was there to provide al queada. Oops I mean the rebels

joe beck
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im not sure he did that i think they put that out there to get the fault off obama n clinton.obama had cia over there giving rebels weapons n thats why they wouldnt let anyone go help at the embassy so americans wouldnt know what obama was doing.

Jerry Lail
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Get your head out of your ass !!!!! The Ambassador wasn’t in charge of handing out weapons to anyone, dumbass!!!!!!

Plowboy PHD
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Jerry , You need your mouth washed out with soap ! Is this any indication of your IQ ? You have no idea who or what was giving out Weapons in Syria ! Been there done that, I,m a retired Federal Agent ! Put that in you pipe and smoke it !!!

Harry Witko
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Plowboy PHD good thing your a retired Federal Agent you sure as hell don’t seem to understand had the four hero’s murdered been black help would have been dispatched..

Alanamerican
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Harry, color has nothing to do with her incompetence,

TimboT
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It Truly sickens me to even THINK that this Despicable woman could be the next president of these United States~! How on earth did these Evil Scum Bags worm their ways into high positions within our government?

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

I Pray all the good people in America Unite and stop this infiltration of Despots NOW~!

Alanamerican
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worm? worms are more dignified!

T Ryan
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How? Its called dumbing down America. Make the American people stupid and ignorant and you can get away with anything. Just don’t f… with the four basic necessities of life: food, water clothing and shelter. As long as people have money in their pocket, food on the table and a job to pay for it all, you can do anything you want.

Larry Andrews
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Why is it even a
question ?

Dianna Jaimes
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MR.WEST,PLEASE STAND UP AND LEAD AMERICA!!
WE NEED YOU!

Jason Holmes
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Yeah why?

dennybara
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Are they being used or are they saving them for using in Europe and America?

TJefferson44
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They wanted them dead so that there would be no witnesses to the weapons running. That’s why we don’t know where the other 33 who survived the Benghazi attack are at this time. A totally despicable administration [Hillary included]. But someone will one day appear who will turn the tables on them and they will go down in history as traitors to our Republic.

Abby Sapp
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Probably working on getting them into the hands that will cross our borders and fire on Americans (by all of the military that have been fired because they wouldn’t …. and the fact that our government keeps bringing up removal of protection from our own homes). What the heck else would it be?

john
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The ambassador what put in the middle of these weapons that were going to be sent to Syria with out congresses approval and he was about to expose this matter and all who were involved. and now you see what happened and you see what is happening today. they hid the witnesses, threatened their jobs, family and security. They need to find them, protect them and their families and get the truth out. Fast and Ferrous II. But when asked the people incharge they reply ” I Do not know anything ” then just why do or did they hold… Read more »
Ken Largent II
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Last time I checked, arming our enemy is one of the charges of treason.

Michael
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Who armed our enemy? These were Libyan missiles, that they purchased from Russia. Oh, that’s right, the article didn’t mention those tidbits.

Ken Largent II
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I’m typing this real slow so that y’all understand. Alright?
The big coverup about Benghazi is because the administration sent an ambassador to Lybia for the purpose of obtaining weapons to give to the Syrian rebels. Obama administration, arming, terrorist affiliated armed groups in Syria.
Got it? Please try to pay attention.

blackyb
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There is a coup in place, or almost here in this country and the first thing they do is get control of the papers? Coult that be it? Know what you are dealing with.

john brown
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Clinton besides being BUTT ugly she’s a war criminal

Jean Krainik
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You mean someone just noticed this..it’s old news. Just because the Washington Times has finally awoken from their stupor, where was the reporting a year ago?? Col.West – need to find a news source outside of the Beltway. Try Israel National News – their news is usually 18-24 hours ahead of Fox, and even Fox misses a lot. Also, here’s the correct link to the Times article http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/6/flow-of-anti-aircraft-missiles-to-syria-could-land/

geo brecke
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Can’t we all see the plan unfolding? The Administration is replacing the ‘General’ talent with the submissive and obedient…. It will be like having a Sibelius running the military..

Sgt. Rock Retired
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that is the pattern for the “fundamental changing of America” and the making of a dictator. I’ll bet he tries to do away with “Term Limits”

Bill
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I was a soldier and I have had to go through with order that I didn’t agree with. Every time I didn’t agree with it “it came from the top”. Which means that a politician is issuing the order and not a military officer. Politicians should stay out of war time decisions. They make mistakes that cost lives.

annarondac
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Thank you for your service.

Rusty catania
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Allen West…….you better be in the 2016 elections. The Republicans are gonna lose it. Man I hope you read this

Art
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Oh that’s wonderful. Let them get weapons that they can use against our helicopters in Afghanistan. Planes are another story except at airports. US planes are much harder to shoot down than Russian. Our missiles proved to be VERY effective against their planes in Afghanistan. Thankfully an Igla or Strela-3 is not nearly as good as the Stinger or we would have an even bigger problem. An Igla will have no problem hitting an Apache or Cobra though.

ThankMeNow
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It goes much deeper than we think. This was an arms deal between Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood to give them an entire cache of untraceable weapons by disguising the transfer as a “protest” by irate Muslims they could blame on……White right-wing Muslim-hating Christians…..that’s why they stuck to that ridiculous obscure videotape excuse for so long. That WAS the story they were supposed to plant, but someone screwed up their plans ….someone remembered they were true Americans and threw a wrench into Obama’s plan. Obama sealed his own doom by protecting the operation by inexplicably ordering a stand-down order on… Read more »
David Gaudet
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When the truth comes out by witnesses on the scene that terrible night that are currently being threatened by our government to shut up, and the GOP controls both Senate and House both Clinton and Obama will be tried for treason and will be thrown in prison where they both belong ! Obama’s single signature achievement will be to avoid getting his ass kicked everyday by true American criminal inmates.

Holly Sue
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Still say all the ‘other’ stories out there are placed by this Admin in order to deflect fro Hillary so she has a clear and unobstructed run at the WH. Just watch and see if they don’t make her out to be as pure as the driven snow. Clean up he backstory, and rewrite a few lines in history, and few may remember, “What difference does it make?” Time to wake up the sleeping giant, guys!

MotherBatherick
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The Clintons are known to leave trails of bodies. If they screw up, they will have to answer to George Soros and that fat-cat will suck the life out of them.

ThinkingMan
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Yep … remember … it was happing while Mr Obama went on the campaign trail and minimized to the public that Benghazi was important. Remember also, that the main street media was telling everyone that those who protested were politically motivated. …. Because the Main Street Media’s own favorite candidate might be held responsible, they refused to investigate and report … or provide some modicum of due diligence. … …. History will regard this event and cover-up as one of the most blatant misuses of power in history. It will be considered a hallmark of betrayal of citizens by “public… Read more »
al_kidya
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My head is spinning with the number of scandals this administration is involved in. These are the ones we know of…how many scandals are there that we aren’t aware of? How far is this regime willing to push to get and maintain more power? It is unfathomable in my estimation. This administration is “pure evil” and we need “pure goodness” to fight it.

TM
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hey dont worry, I’m sure the airplanes of our liberal masters are protected against shoulder fired rockets. as far as the commercial airlines the rest of us have to use., well thats too bad.

MotherBatherick
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Perhaps obama should be sent away. Far away. Here’s a few places that come to mind:

Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon
20,000 leagues under the sea
Alice; To the moon!
Never never land
Down Under
Out into the wild blue yonder
On a “magic” carpet ride

Well, no matter what, we all know he’s going to He-double L.

milomilosovich
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So, where’s the proof of these allegations? Clicking on the Washington Times link results in a 404 error. Are you just making this stuff up?

Debra
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Deny, distort, and defame are the workings of the Obama Administrations. Hillary Clinton did us a huge favor by stepping down and resigning as Failed Secretary of State.

InformedVoter111
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It was interesting, re-listening to our own Baghdad Bob (Jay Carney) He said “This attack was not because of our policy; it was because of the You Tube Video” Since we all know that the video was pure B.S. we should make sure not to ignore the other half of his lie. The attack WAS DUE TO OUR POLICY. Next step is to try to get through the lies to see if there was a particular part of the policy that it was in response to. Was it just because Obama, without any congressional authority, overthrew Qadaffi? Was it because… Read more »
Michael Hayden
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I believe it was reported (not widely and not in the U.S.) that many of our shoulder fired manpads were stockpiled at the CIA annex in Bengahzi and that’s why they attacked it. You don’t hear about that either.

robtheblather
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The “free” press would surely not want to lose the Air Force One privileges.

KECMN
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Hhhmmmm…maybe having NObama make a visit to Libya is a good idea??

Ann Elizabeth Jane Kobs-
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Ann Elizabeth Jane Kobs-

Omission is a lie.

joshuasweet
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these were the weapons the whole program was designed to pass along to known Muslim Groups in the region. Not just to Syria, but every location that Hillary went to spread the “Arab Spring” and the Muslim Brotherhood along went such weapons.