Wednesday, August 01, 2007

And The US Accuses Iran Of Weapons Trafficking?

200,000 weapons unaccounted for

"Nearly 200,000 weapons issued to Iraqi security forces have gone unaccounted for, and the Pentagon still has not specified which, if any, accountability procedures are in place for the Iraq train-and-equip program, a government report issued Tuesday has found."

This is hardly a problem for overseers of the Iraq disaster; their task was to ensure the country was utterly destroyed amid carnage, suffering and total social breakdown. That the weapons may get into the hands of forces who might attack US troops also won't concern the military honchos as that just helps to prolong the occupation. It's a problem for the suffering Iraqi people and of course the american people who were fleeced to the tune of billions for this grotesque horror.

You'd think in a saner world when this little problem was acknowledged last year something might have been done about it - not so, apparently it just got fifteen times worse since December:

"The Pentagon cannot account for 14,030 weapons — almost 4% of the semiautomatic pistols, assault rifles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and other weapons it began supplying to Iraq since the end of 2003."

Maybe the military just wanted to dump all those M9s with cheap shit aftermarket magazines that they were issuing.


Anonymous expatbrian said...

Off topic. The Flying Coaster was ok, but the ride was very short. Have the pics and story posted now.

1/8/07 8:26 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Here I go.

1/8/07 9:32 PM  

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