we give them five Taliban commanders... this President really is on the other side.
The next day, an explosive ordnance disposal team arrived to pick through the wreckage and found unexploded pieces of a missile casing that could only belong to a Stinger missile.
Lodged in the right nacelle, they found one fragment that contained an entire serial number.
The investigation took time. Arms were twisted, noses put out of joint. But when the results came back, they were stunning: The Stinger tracked back to a lot that had been signed out by the CIA recently, not during the anti-Soviet jihad.
Any further questions what the ambassador was doing in Benghazi?
My sources in the US Special Operations community believe the Stinger
fired against the Chinook was part of the same lot the CIA turned over
to the Qataris in early 2011, weapons Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State
Department intended for anti-Khadafy forces in Libya.
This was, if I recall, after Khadafy had already offered a deal to leave power and Libya, but that wasn't good enough. Not enough chance for the islamists to take over.
They believe the Qataris delivered between 50 and 60 of those same
Stingers to the Taliban in early 2012, and an additional 200 SA-24
Igla-S surface-to-air missiles.
Lightning. Nature's way of saying "I don't like this tree."