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They ‘lost track’ of 190,000 weapons?!

Posted by gnn1 on Monday, 6 August 2007

From the BBC:

The US military cannot account for 190,000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols given to the Iraqi security forces, an official US report says.

That’s roughly 30% of the past 3 years’ weapons!  And that’s not counting protective gear like body armour.   Again from BBC:

MISSING IRAQ WEAPONS

AK-47 rifles: 110,000

Pistols: 80,000

Body armour pieces: 135,000

Helmets: 115,000

And of course this wise little tidbit was thrown into the article:

Correspondents say it is now feared many of the weapons are being used against US forces on the ground in Iraq.

No kidding?  My first thought when I read that almost 200K weapons were missing is ‘Great, we’re supplying the insurgents!’

Source:  BBC UK

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