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Washington armed bad guys. Militants in Libya stole American special forces equipment

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In Washington, a scandal erupted over the loss of American weapons in Libya. As journalists of the Fox channel found out from sources at the US Department of State, during the summer, the arsenals created by the Pentagon for the US special forces were stolen in the former Jamahiriya. In the US, sure - modern weapon and high-tech equipment worth tens of millions of dollars is now in the hands of terrorists.


It turned out that the armament was stored at a base near Tripoli. The object was used by the US military as a training camp, where American special forces trained the counter-terrorism skills of Libyan law enforcement officers. In addition, according to unconfirmed information, it was this database that was used by American intelligence services to hunt for terrorists who attacked the American consulate in Benghazi last September.

Recall that then killed four diplomats, including the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. How the Libyans stole weapons from warehouses under the nose of US special forces, is still unclear. One thing is clear - hundreds of M4 rifles, Glock pistols, laser designators and night vision devices disappeared without a trace.

Later it turned out that 12 members of the American special forces were at the time of theft in a fortified villa, not far from the base. And the perimeter of the closed territory of the warehouse camp at this time was to be protected by Libyan units. Surprisingly, in addition to light weapons, the Pentagon was missing a few dozen Humvees armored vehicles specially brought to Libya. The cars were equipped with satellite navigation systems, as well as various weapons. “The loss of military equipment caused the termination of the US operation in Libya and the withdrawal of special forces,” a source told reporters, stating that weapons and “sensitive equipment” that fell into the hands of terrorists are extremely dangerous. “Bad guys can now precisely shoot at night without giving themselves away” . It is noteworthy that in Tripoli, the number of murders has already increased dramatically. It is possible that the crimes were committed by terrorist groups, including with the use of stolen American weapons.

Literally in August, an attempt was made on European diplomats when the convoy of ambassadorial cars was shot at. Prior to that, unknown militants attacked the car of the Italian consul Guido de Sanctis, and in April a mined car exploded near the French embassy in Libya. For specialists, the main question remains unanswered about where the man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) have gone from the warehouses of the former Muammar Gaddafi army. It is known that after the completion of the NATO operation, the warehouses of the Jamahiriya army were rapidly looted. "The situation is really bad," admit in Washington.
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  1. Denis
    Denis 2 October 2013 11: 39 New
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    Ha, here is Ameri FUCKERS!
    1. bomg.77
      bomg.77 2 October 2013 11: 49 New
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      Quote: Denis
      Ha, here is Ameri FUCKERS!

      Not suckers. All this will come up in Syria, and they avert suspicions from themselves.
      1. Denis
        Denis 2 October 2013 11: 56 New
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        Quote: bomg.77
        and they avert suspicions from themselves.

        Suspicion of what? They are openly repeating about the use of weapons by militants ... Obama himself allowed.
        1. bomg.77
          bomg.77 2 October 2013 17: 21 New
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          Quote: Denis
          . Obama himself allowed.
          Putin forbade him, or to do so within the bounds of decency. laughing so you have to arrange a show with the loss, and even make it publicly available. hi
    2. Heccrbq .2
      Heccrbq .2 2 October 2013 17: 25 New
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      These suckers, guarding the base, the weapons themselves and pushed.
      1. alone
        alone 2 October 2013 20: 58 New
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        Quote: Heccrbq .2
        Not suckers. All this will come up in Syria, and they avert suspicions from themselves.


        most likely you are right. so the conclusion of "suckers" is inappropriate here. well-planned operation, which was performed with brilliance. I was especially amused by the theft of dozens of "Hummers".
        they also carried away on their shoulders?)))
  2. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 2 October 2013 11: 46 New
    +3
    Or maybe all the same they transferred weapons for militants bound for Syria?
    1. 31231
      31231 2 October 2013 16: 58 New
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      Unlikely. They put themselves in such a bad light in such a message, and they deliver weapons to rebels without any hesitation.
      1. bomg.77
        bomg.77 2 October 2013 17: 28 New
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        According to reports, there is some kind of super modern weapon that is used for targeted killings, and not for war.
        Quote: 31231
        With such a message they put themselves in a bad light,
        This is surprising that they take out the garbage from the hut. In a journalistic investigation, I do not really believe that. hi
        1. 31231
          31231 2 October 2013 19: 35 New
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          Now that the Democrats, led by Obama knee-deep in the gamut, you can hear a lot of interesting things. But of course it is possible that fake and desa.
  3. svp67
    svp67 2 October 2013 11: 49 New
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    Militants in Libya stole ....
    For WHAT they fought for, they did and ran ... or ran.
  4. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 2 October 2013 11: 49 New
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    This is a screen saver from the Facebook page of the Islamic Al-Aqsa Brigades (not to be confused with the Palestinian Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade). Al-Aqsa Islamic Brigades are a small group fighting in Syria as part of the Free Syrian Army.

    So, ahead and with the song, let them support Osama bin Laden, they have already supported and created Al Qaeda to fight our contingent in Afghanistan ...
  5. Altona
    Altona 2 October 2013 11: 50 New
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    All the same, their logic is strange ... When they overthrow another "bloody dictator", they are rebels and freedom fighters, as they overthrew the dictator, then suddenly they became "bad guys", just like Hitler and Bandera ...))) Well, they stole and stole, most likely the Americans themselves and provoked the loss, leaving the intact warehouse without proper security ... And what is so valuable there? All of the above in the article is on sale in the public domain ...
    1. Russ69
      Russ69 2 October 2013 12: 01 New
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      Quote: Altona
      Well, stolen and stolen, most likely the Americans themselves and provoked the loss, leaving the whole warehouse without proper protection ...

      Probably the American commander was going to resign and not much gratitude from the militants would be a nice bonus for retirement ... smile
  6. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 2 October 2013 11: 58 New
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    "The situation is really bad," they admit in Washington. "

    Oh really? Democracy has triumphed, the bad guy is torn apart by the crowd, now in Libya, in theory, there should be only good ones. request
  7. andrei332809
    andrei332809 2 October 2013 12: 00 New
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    How the Libyans stole weapons from warehouses under the noses of the US special forces is still unclear. One thing is clear - hundreds of M4 automatic rifles, Glock pistols, laser designators and night vision devices disappeared without a trace.

    nearby Georgian special forces did not participate anywhere? let amers test their allies
  8. vladkust
    vladkust 2 October 2013 12: 27 New
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    Most likely they "stole" from them by agreement, the amers went to rest with a rich bearded man while their friends were shopping at the base)
  9. foreman SA
    foreman SA 2 October 2013 12: 51 New
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    Yes, this is a pure "operation Y". You won't have to steal anything, everything is stolen before you, and a "granny" in the form of Libyan units will be at the post)))))
  10. olegff68
    olegff68 2 October 2013 13: 13 New
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    But what a cool idea !!!
    Urgently organize the same scandal !!! - Warehouses in Tartus are looted - a lot of new weapons are gone !!!
    And how convenient - do not quibble !!!
  11. Arabist
    Arabist 2 October 2013 14: 54 New
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    Stolen? Only a theft can save us from revision?
    1. Cynic
      Cynic 2 October 2013 18: 45 New
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      Quote: Arabist
      Only a theft can save us from revision?

      With tongue removed!
      1. Arabist
        Arabist 2 October 2013 18: 49 New
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        Vladimir, call me, but this is an immortal classic. I could not resist.
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  13. vietnam7
    vietnam7 2 October 2013 18: 23 New
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    And what is the analogue of the rank of ensign in the us army?