Thousands of Libyan missiles from Qaddafi era missing in action<quoted text>Sept 2011 headline said, "up to" 20,000 "stinger type" missiles "could be" missing in Libya.
Pretty hazy headline eh?
No mention of where the missiles came from or where they could have gone.
Well__the numbers have been downgraded dramatically since then but right wing losers like the big numbers and the mystery.
Petreaus was CIA director when the Benghazi consulate and nearby CIA base when? Do you recall any of his testimony on the subject?
Tell me a story Galt.
This from the liberals precious CBS news on March 22, 2013
The Global Threat
For U.S. officials, the biggest fear is that terrorists or drug cartels would acquire black market MANPADS and use them in South America or even in the U.S. That was the burden borne by Ambassador Bloomfield in the mid 2000's. At that time, Bloomfield says there were estimates of upwards of a million MANPADS in the world. Most were presumed to be in "responsible military hands." However, an undisclosed number was known to be in countries under little to no official control.
During the Iraq surge, Bloomfield says many pilots sighted shoulder-fired missiles being launched at them. In 2007, he says the terrorist group al Shabaab in Somalia used a very sophisticated MANPAD to shoot down a U.N. transport plane and posted video of it on the Internet.
"These are missiles that can hit an airplane from any angle. They don't have to be lined up behind the head of the engine. They can reach 10,000 feet," says Bloomfield.