Sunday, February 15, 2009

"Lost" Weapons in Iraq & Afghanistan and General Petraeus

Weapons lost because the Pentagon wanted the weapons to disappear... into the hands of those the Pentagon is fighting. Can't get on a good war if the other side is using WWII bolt action rifles.

Gotta have those "aL Qaeda" boogieman armed with only the best weaponry US tax money can buy.

Maybe General "Betrayus" was so busy rocking out at the Super Bowl that he kinda forgot to tell someone to maintain security, 'ya think?
US 'lost track of Afghan weapons' 2009/02/12

The US military has failed to keep track of thousands of weapons shipped to Afghanistan, leaving them vulnerable to being lost or stolen, a report says.

US military officials failed to keep proper records on about 87,000 rifles, pistols, mortars and other weapons sent to Afghanistan between December 2004 and June 2008 - about a third of all the weapons sent.

There was a similar lack of management of a further 135,000 light weapons donated to Afghan forces via the US military by 21 countries

The military failed even to record the serial numbers of some 46,000 weapons, making it impossible to confirm receipt of weapons or identify any which had fallen into the hands of militants


There's only ONE reason serial numbers weren't recorded, they didn't want the weapons that will be used to kill American's traced back to the Pentagon.
The serial numbers of 41,000 weapons were recorded, but US military officials still had no idea where they were.

Hint: In the hands of the Taliban. Or in the hands of those mercs the CIA has hired to protect the Afghan poppy fields.

War, like crime, does pay.

Damn, this reminds me of another story about lost weapons.... Let's see, in a place called Iraq. Ever hear of that country?

There's a common link to these "losses." General David Betrayus, who has let it be known he's hungry for more power, since he's planning a run for the presidency. What better way to keep your name front and center than by "winning" a war against factions that YOU had helped arm.

So what is it Davie? Are you incompetent and can't handle the job? Are you making some money on the side, selling those "lost" weapons? Or do you just hand them over to the Taliban so they can kill more Americans, so you can scream "I need more troops and more money?"

Let me guess.. Hmm?? Along about the same time your buds "force" you to run for president, the messes you helped create in Afghanistan and Iraq will start calming down, right?

Is that the game plan there, Davie?
US loses track of 190,000 weapons in Iraq Tim Reid in Washington

More than 190,000 AK-47 rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005 are missing, raising fears that US and British troops are fighting an enemy armed with American weapons.

According to a damning report issued by the US Congress’s investigative office, the Pentagon has lost track of 110,000 rifles, 80,000 pistols, 135,000 items of body armour and 115,000 helmets.

The GAO audit said that weapons distribution was rushed and haphazard and failed to follow established rules of accountability. It focused on the period when training of Iraqi security forces was led by General David Petraeus, now the ground commander in charge of President Bush’s “surge” strategy. The report states that from 2004 until the end of 2005 no central record was kept of weapons distribution.

The Pentagon did not dispute the findings. According to the GAO, the Pentagon still does not have a standard recording system. It said that its review of the 2007 property books found continuing problems with missing and incomplete records.

In relation to the missing weapons, the US military was consistently unable to find supporting documents to “confirm when the equipment was received, the quantities of equipment delivered and the Iraqi units receiving the equipment.”

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  2. I heard Betrayus was saying that Iran is helping the Taliban. This really is starting to smell rotten. (MORE rotten I should say). Anyone that thought they were voting out these "wars" was seriously mistaken. There has been no change of significance that I can see. I keep hearing "its too early to tell". Its not. Same Players, Different President.
    From, Snowie

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  3. The USA is going to continue on with its "Wars for Empire and Israel" project until they fart around and start WWIII or the USA collapses from within from beling bled dry of money.

    If its the latter, they'll finally have their police state, as nothing but the DOJ and the Department of War will be funded, everyone else will be left to starve on the streets.

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