Missiles, like payoffs to terror groups are fungible. They can end up anywhere. Stingers shooting our people down?

I think we can say the Obama foreign policy agenda is a mess. Taliban being let go, Iraq falling apart under the ISIS assaults, and Hillary running around saying all is well like a bad Kevin Bacon imitation.

If no one was getting hurt, I’d laugh so hard I would fall down. Sadly, as usual with our liberal numbskulls, that isn’t the case. In fact, our people in Afghanistan apparently “found” one or more of the stingers the Chris Stevens tried to recover, and was killed for his efforts.

The Obama administration isn’t only giving the Taliban back its commanders — it’s giving them weapons.

Miliary records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile.

They thought they had a surefire kill. But instead of bursting into flames, the Chinook just disappeared into the darkness as the American pilot recovered control of the aircraft and brought it to the ground in a hard landing.

The assault team jumped out the open doors and ran clear in case it exploded. Less than 30 seconds later, the Taliban gunner and his comrade erupted into flames as an American gunship overhead locked onto their position and opened fire.

The next day, an explosive ordnance disposal team arrived to pick through the wreckage and found unexploded pieces of a missile casing that could only belong to a Stinger missile.

Lodged in the right nacelle, they found one fragment that contained an entire serial number.

The investigation took time. Arms were twisted, noses put out of joint. But when the results came back, they were stunning: The Stinger tracked back to a lot that had been signed out by the CIA recently, not during the anti-Soviet ­jihad.

Reports of the Stinger reached the highest echelons of the US command in Afghanistan and became a source of intense speculation, but no action.

Everyone knew the war was winding down. Revealing that the Taliban had US-made Stingers risked demoralizing coalition troops. Because there were no coalition casualties, government officials made no public announcement of the attack.

My sources in the US Special Operations community believe the Stinger fired against the Chinook was part of the same lot the CIA turned over to the ­Qataris in early 2011, weapons Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department intended for anti-Khadafy forces in Libya.

Seriously?  We gave them stingers, and those stingers were used to shoot down our helicopters?  And just like in the eighties with the Russians, the CIA did it? Dude!

This should be on every show, every day until someone goes to jail.  At least in Iran/Contra they weren’t shooting the missiles AT US!!!

How the Taliban got their hands on modern US missiles

H/T Progressivestoday.com

PS- it does show once again that the liberal in America are those who think intentions are the same as results, were conservatives judge by the outcomes. A lesson the Iraqi leadership is learning the hard way.

 

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