April 11, 2013

I smell bullshit

20,000 U.S. M-16s stolen from unguarded warehouse in Kuwait:

“There were no guards during the break-in,” the ministry said on April 7. The ministry said the target was a warehouse of the Interior Ministry in Subiya. The statement said thieves broke three doors and removed the entire contents of the warehouse.

When I was a whelp I thought I was going to be a Cold Warrior. I was intensely interested in all things Russian and espionage related. I read every non-fiction book I could get my hands on. If you've read a few of these, you start to see patterns emerge. The one thing that always comes up time and again is "plausible deniability". That is, can you lie without lying if there's a Congressional investigation. The story above has all the earmarks of a thinly veiled black bag job. The "Special Activities Group" (CIA) needs to get weapons to Syrian Rebels but the President won't go out on a limb to support it as it's too politically risky. Instead, they load up a warehouse in a relatively friendly country like Kuwait who then is nice enough to pull the guards off duty on a given night. SAG rolls up with trucks and men and move the stuff to an airport to load the guns onto an Air America flight bound for Jordan or Lebanon and drive them across the border to Syria.

I'm sure the FBI will coordinate with local authorities and find nothing and then go home. Look for a report in six months showing that the SAA found a number of these M16s were found in a FSA weapons cache. They will then complain loudly about CIA interference and we just say they were stolen from Kuwait and golly gee we have no idea how they ended up in Syria.

Posted by Duffy at April 11, 2013 11:29 AM | TrackBack

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You're probably right. But I don't think you can rule out my first thought: they're secretly being shipped to Mexican drug lords.

Posted by: Paul Smith Jr at April 11, 2013 10:07 PM

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