Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gaza MANPADS from Libya

Many weapons being used against Israel come from Iran. However, the most powerful weapons, MANPADS, come from Libya. The destroyed consulate in Benghazi, Libya was a large source of British and American weapons, but weapons had been flowing from Libya to Gaza and then Syria for months prior to the attack.
MANPADS- Man Portable Air Defense Systems

MANPADS, Man-Portable-Air-Defense-Systems, have been widely reported to be in Syria and were used in recent months against Israeli aircraft and helicopters in Gaza.  We have video of MANPADS in Aleppo, Syria.

video

The Wall Street Journal reported the source of the MANPADS: (bold ours)
Most of the shoulder-fired missiles in rebel arsenals have come from Libya, smuggled into the country through the Turkish border without the official blessing of regional states or their Western backers, several rebel coordinators said.

Other shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missiles, which these rebels identified as Russian-made Strela systems, have been supplied by militant Palestinian factions now supporting the Syrian uprising and smuggled in through the Lebanese border, they said. Syrian military defectors also say they have been able to buy some SA-7's—a Russian-designed Manpad—from regime forces since the summer.
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In July, the U.S. effectively halted the delivery of at least 18 Manpads sourced from Libya, even as the rebels pleaded for more effective antiaircraft missiles to counter regime airstrikes in Aleppo, people familiar with that delivery said.

"We were told that we need to get our house in order on the ground, and that it wasn't time yet," said a rebel representative involved in the delivery.
So, there you have it.  This is more supporting evidence for our post Killing Stevens: The Obama Scandal.

We know Al Qaeda is in Libya and Syria attempting to establish Islamic governments. Their official face is the Muslim Brotherhood. We have seen that Al Qaeda has obtained MANPADS. We know MANPADS were supplied via Palestinians to Syrian rebels. We learned that the U.S. government stopped supplying the Syrian rebels with MANPADS from Libya due to rebel disorganization.

We leave you with a question to ponder, on Syrian Rebels from Russia Times:
The commander [Abu Khuder, a battalion commander for Solidarity Front, Al-Qaeda's main arm in Syria] said he joined Al-Qaeda because he was “frustrated” with the lack of discipline within the ranks of FSA fighters. 
Would President Obama arm Al Qaeda instead of local rebels due to familiarity with Al Qaeda's organizational capabilities?

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