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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ATCclears, Apr 10, 2013.
20,000 U.S. M-16s stolen from unguarded warehouse in Kuwait | World Tribune
Looks like the terrorist just got on hellof a deal. I say we Charge Kuwait 10 times the value!!!!!!!!!!
Probably on route to Mexico so Holder can pin more blame on law abiding citizens.
I wouldn't worry about it too much.
They won't be able to pass the background check to transfer the weapons,
The guns won't end up in Mexico (Fast and Furious is shut down),
They can't get magazines that hold over 10 rounds and.....
They can't use them-There isn't any ammunition available anywhere!
BTW- The dumbbubblegumes didn't have to steal them. Our gubbermint would have given them away if asked.
Check with DHS.
I want to know who footed the bill for these. Are they USG property or did the Kuwaitis own them. If the Kuwaitis owned them, then doom on them. If we did , then what the hell are they doing there not guarded?! I swear we continue to play the role of the jackass in international politics.
On a side note, that news agency lost its credibility with me
the moment they used the phrase "M16 Assault Rifles"
Perhaps that's the entire point of the story, to get that buzzword used somewhere outside the scope of the anti-gun lobby...
Over on Instapundit - the suggestion is that /we/ stole them to transfer to an ally in the region, so that AK's could be transferred to some pro-west rebels, also in the region.
This sounds a bit strange if you think about the big picture. 20,000 rifles? I'm sure Abdul and Mohamed didn't just pull up in there 1982 Hyundai and sneak in and out. That is a) a lot of physical weight, b) would take up a bit of room, and c) not exactly something that can be hidden in your goat pen or held as a secret vary long while your toking up at the local Mosque. If the perps are not found fairly soon, I might suspect an inside job.
So they store massive amounts of weapons off base, but I needed a chit (from an 0-5 or higher) just to transport a patient from Camp Arifjan to the cardiac clinic in Kuwait city? Military for ya...
You actually trust the news agencies?
Instead of Kuwait selling the US seriously cheap gasoline (at a gigantic profit anyway) FOREVER after we saved their *sses from total extermination, we've probably been paying reparations for littering their highway, and also paid extorionary rent on the warehouse where the M-16's were kept and stolen.
I've spent more than a few years now wondering if we ever got so much as a thank you tweet.
They said Assault Rifle, not Assault Weapon. The M16 is in fact an Assault rifle. These were probably surplus military M16A2s. What's your issue with that?
why the hell were there that many rifles just lying around in the first place??? I mean are there now 20,000 unarmed troops standing around because their rifles were stolen right from under their noses?
No way. Our government is so wasteful they are bound to be many thousands floating around everywhere. You name it they got it. What, don't they spend like 5 gazillion dollars a year on national defense? Probably the highest one thing that money is spent on in the whole world.
I seriously doubt that. If the story is true those weapons will never leave the Middle East. Besides why would anyone leave weapons unsecured? That level of irresponsibility just boggles the mind. I get that mistakes happen BUT 20,000 weapons? Common!!
Sit back and watch the cover up begin, meanwhile watch the number of M-16's being recovered by our troops from the groups we are fighting increase!!!!!!!!
Now if you think about this 20,000 M-16 would take a Fork Truck and three Semi Trucks to move. Thats over 150,000 Pounds. Then you would have to store them in a warehouse or in trucks.
I call BBBBBBBBBBBBBB /////////// SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS on this one.
Just my $0.02 here.
Tony Portland, Oregon Area