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    Re: 400 US surface-to-air missiles were 'STOLEN' from Libya during the Benghazi att

    400-missles in this semi-secure small compound? What, were they in the closet? 400-missles and no one from either the military or CIA was guarding them . . . a 400-missle size force of troops 24-hours a day, seven days a week were no where to be seen? We just stuck em in a closet and crossed our fingers they wouldn't get stolen in case we got over run? If this is true, then the State Department, CIA, Pentagon, and President were all equally incompetent.

    So it must be true, huh?
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    400 US surface-to-air missiles were 'STOLEN' from Libya during the Benghazi att

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, I'll bet. That's not how the military would be doing it. If these were live weapons all assembled, they wouldn't be anywhere near an embassy. They'd be in a secure location with armed guards.
    That makes sense, but I don't really know any military protocols in that sense, I just read it in a fox / CNN article trying to explain why the weapons were there in the first place.

    Everyone with any inside knowledge that's talking about it says that it had to do with the weapons, i don't know what they were doing there, but the consensus opinion expressed is that they were there...

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    400 US surface-to-air missiles were 'STOLEN' from Libya during the Benghazi att

    Quote Originally Posted by DiavoTheMiavo View Post
    400-missles in this semi-secure small compound? What, were they in the closet? 400-missles and no one from either the military or CIA was guarding them . . . a 400-missle size force of troops 24-hours a day, seven days a week were no where to be seen? We just stuck em in a closet and crossed our fingers they wouldn't get stolen in case we got over run? If this is true, then the State Department, CIA, Pentagon, and President were all equally incompetent.

    So it must be true, huh?
    Do you have any evidence to suggest that they possess competence?

    But, no, it's more like evil genius level... And the fact that so far, assuming any criminality, they are getting away with it.

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    Re: 400 US surface-to-air missiles were 'STOLEN' from Libya during the Benghazi att

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, I'll bet. That's not how the military would be doing it. If these were live weapons all assembled, they wouldn't be anywhere near an embassy. They'd be in a secure location with armed guards.
    First it was no where near the Embassy, it was at a CIA annex with a plastic quickie sign on it saying Consulate. Second the State Dept was not running the weapons round-up, the CIA was. Third it was at a secure location with armed guards, the hired muscle who died at the Annex were in fact that armed guard. Secure is a relative term.

    Now how well the CIA conducts security is an open question after the Camp Chapman attack that killed 8 CIA agents or their contractors along with wounding 6 others. they brought a double agent into Camp Chapman without any security checks and the double agent used a suicide vest to attack the agents who were targeting drone strikes into Pakistan.

    But I agree the military would not have run the operation that way- then again our military was no where near Benghazi, the CIA was.

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    Re: 400 US surface-to-air missiles were 'STOLEN' from Libya during the Benghazi att

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Do you have any evidence to suggest that they possess competence?

    But, no, it's more like evil genius level... And the fact that so far, assuming any criminality, they are getting away with it.
    Nope, and it's been that way for a long time. Institutional incompetence, but individual greatness saves the day most of the time. Otherwise we'd be living in a environment more similar to Iraq and Pakistan. If they had 400-unguarded missles there then incompetence has risen to near high levels.

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    Re: 400 US surface-to-air missiles were 'STOLEN' from Libya during the Benghazi att

    One place 400 Stinger missiles would come in real handy right now is in the hands of the Syrian opposition forces?
    It really blows chunks (usually chunks of your troops all over the place)
    to try to conduct combat operations in a battlespace where your enemy has air superiority.

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    Re: 400 US surface-to-air missiles were 'STOLEN' from Libya during the Benghazi attac

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I would need more verification of that number, 400; but it is plainly obvious that no US consulate or embassy needs 400 missiles to protect itself. Maybe 40 at the most, so what the hell were they doing there?
    CIA 'running arms smuggling team in Benghazi when consulate was attacked' - Telegraph
    Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack – The Lead with Jake Tapper - CNN.com Blogs

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    Re: 400 US surface-to-air missiles were 'STOLEN' from Libya during the Benghazi att

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    One place 400 Stinger missiles would come in real handy right now is in the hands of the Syrian opposition forces?
    It really blows chunks (usually chunks of your troops all over the place)
    to try to conduct combat operations in a battlespace where your enemy has air superiority.
    Stinger missiles aren't made for that.
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    Re: 400 US surface-to-air missiles were 'STOLEN' from Libya during the Benghazi attac

    Hmm so is this a real problem or is it just another phony scandal?
    Guess we won't know until one of those expended launchers turns up at the site of a downed airliner?

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