I watched the same show and its true that shoulder launched missiles like stingers were sold.But russia has been outfitting many countries for years
with military hardware.Who really know but the seller and the buyer?
Such as this read...
January 28, 2005
Missiles sold to terrorists?
"Nicaraguans seize missile during sting," from the Washington Times
Nicaraguan police, with U.S. assistance in a sting operation, thwarted black marketeers trying to sell SA-7 shoulder-fired missiles capable of
downing commercial aircraft earlier this month, raising fears that some missiles already have been sold to terrorists, The Washington Times has
"This is a very, very serious threat," said the U.S. official. "This is what makes me stay up at night. Civilian aviation is at stake."
The official said one Soviet-made SA-7 was confiscated at an air conditioning repair shop, the site of the sting in Managua, Nicaragua, where
three Nicaraguans tried to sell the missile and offered more to undercover Nicaraguan police.
"This shows that such missiles can be bought on the open market, and it highlights the need for strong international cooperation to get rid of
them," a second official said in a government statement issued to The Times.
The sting has sounded alarm bells through the Bush administration for a number of reasons. The arrested men thought they were selling missiles to
terrorists in Colombia and were willing to sell to Islamic terrorists, the official said. Also, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld in November had
won what he believed was a firm agreement from Nicaraguan President Enrique Bolanos to destroy about 1,000 remaining SA-7s. Some in the Bush
administration now suspect the military is double-crossing Mr. Bolanos.
Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda and other terrorist groups are known to be seeking portable missiles capable of bringing down a commercial airliner.
The 20-pound SA-7 has a range up to 15,000 feet. In the wrong hands, a missile could down an airliner on its airport takeoff or approach.
[edit on 12-6-2008 by alienstar]