posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 02:10 PM
reply to post by xuenchen
I sure hope there is nothing to that report. In keeping with my new resolution to avoid partisanship..I'll avoid partisanship about the names
involved...and simply say the scariest thing here is asking what weapons would be worth it? What could they have been given that would be considered
safe for un-proven rebels in the short term, yet be considered a MAJOR MAJOR priority to recover after the fighting is over???
One comes to mind....and I'm almost physically ill by the though..they couldn't possibly have been that damned short sighted and outright stupid. In
the 1980's....we supplied Stinger Missile units to the Mujaheddin forces in Afghanistan. That part everyone knows....and the next isn't secret
either, it's just 'inside baseball' type details I've never really seen mentioned outside detailed books on events back then...
The Stingers are NO threat from that time..all those we never got back..for a simple reason. The CIA was clever if not outright devious. The Stinger
unit is a power hungry little sucker...and needs a battery to match the electronics package it carries. The batteries are proprietary to say the very
least...and don't last forever. 9
) Use it or lose it took on a WHOLE new meaning for them. lol....
Now...God help us...if these idiots in Washington supplied Stingers back to that area of the world, lets pray to whatever we all believe in that NO
ONE from the 80's kept any of the old, now defunct units. It'd be a bitch to give them all a second try with fresh batteries now that they fully
understand the joke.
(I just can't...for the life of me...come up with many OTHER things we'd give rebels then consider important enough to demand back...from less than
100% friendly forces)