Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Lost, misplaced, stolen, handed over to jihadis? Seems that nobody has any idea what's happened to weapons that the US supplied to the Iraqi forces. In fact, no one even seems sure at what point they went missing.

Missing from the Defense Department’s inventory books were 13,180 semiautomatic pistols, 751 assault rifles and 99 machine guns, according to an audit requested by Sen. John Warner, R-Va., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Also included in the list are RPGs. Seems it adds up to one in every 25 weapons. Just gone.

1 comment:

Firehand said...

Reminds me of what happened in Mexico City in the 80's. They bought the entire police force new S&W revolvers to replace the old stuff. Two weeks later they did spot checks and only about 30-40%(can't remember which) still had the new S&Ws; rest had sold theirs and were carrying crap pistols they bought illegally.