How the Taliban got their hands on modern US missiles | New York Post

The Obama administration isn’t only giving the Taliban back its commanders — it’s giving them weapons.

Miliary records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile.

They thought they had a surefire kill. But instead of bursting into flames, the Chinook just disappeared into the darkness as the American pilot recovered control of the aircraft and brought it to the ground in a hard landing.

The assault team jumped out the open doors and ran clear in case it exploded. Less than 30 seconds later, the Taliban gunner and his comrade erupted into flames as an American gunship overhead locked onto their position and opened fire.

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.

via How the Taliban got their hands on modern US missiles | New York Post.

I’d like to see a second source on this. But elements of the MSM are determined to avoid doing any investigative journalism that might harm the administration.

By the way, I’m firmly convinced that Ambassador Christ Stevens was in Benghazi to facilitate the transfer of weapons from Libyan groups to Sryian rebels.

3 thoughts on “How the Taliban got their hands on modern US missiles | New York Post”

  1. Have there been any further confirmations of this story? Stolen ordnance is an old story of course, so if the Post article is accurate it does not necessarily mean anything extraordinary. Personally my problem with it, if not confirmed elsewhere, is that it appeared in the New York Post, unfortunately known for sometimes printing exaggerations, rumors or even outright inventions as fact.

  2. The story about weapons for Syria keep popping up in the Chris Stevens story. I too am strongly inclined to believe that was why he was in Benghazi.

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