Their should be a warning label affixed to the Obama Administration that reads, “WARNING! Does not operate in sand.”
From the American Southwest to the dusty Middle East and North Africa, if there are firearms in the desert, this Administration has found a way to “lose” them to some of the most bloodthirsty people on Earth.
It started with Operation Fast and Furious, when the ATF provided 2,500 weapons to the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartels in a gun-smuggling plot that some believe was orchestrated to increase the number of crime guns in Mexico traced back to U.S. dealers, in an effort to bolster the Administration’s 90-percent lie, a 2009 attempt to generate calls for gun control laws.
More than 300 lives have been lost so far to weapons linked to that scandal, in which we still have no answers or accountability. Attorney General Eric Holder has been found in criminal contempt of Congress—an ignoble “first-ever” for a sitting Cabinet official—for continuing to refuse to turn over more than 90,000 documents that would shed light on who ordered specifically the operation and why. Holder has paid no penalty, and has not been fired for disgracing his office.
The Obama Adminstration’s scandals continue today, where it has been revealed that they withdraw Special Forces units in Libya after the Administration’s still-unaccounted for debacle in Benghazi, leaving tens of millions of dollars in state-of-the-art weaponry behind, simply abandoned in yet another display of an instance where this administration has blurred the lines between incompetence and abetting the enemy:
According to State Department and military sources, dozens of highly armored vehicles called GMV’s, provided by the United States, are now missing. The vehicles feature GPS navigation as well as various sets of weapon mounts and can be outfitted with smoke-grenade launchers. U.S. Special Forces undergo significant training to operate these vehicles. Fox News is told the vehicles provided to the Libyans are now gone.
Along with the GMV’s, hundreds of weapons are now missing, including roughly 100 Glock pistols and more than 100 M4 rifles. More disturbing, according to the sources, is that it seems almost every set of night-vision goggles has also been taken. This is advanced technology that gives very few war fighters an advantage on the battlefield.
“It’s not just equipment … it’s the capability. You are giving these very dangerous groups the capability that only a few nations are capable of,” one source said. “Already assassinations are picking up in Tripoli and there are major worries that the militias are using this stolen equipment to their advantage. All these militias are tied into terrorist organizations and are tied to (salafists).”
At Bearing Arms we prefer to stay focused on domestic Second Amendment issues, and would prefer to stay out of foreign policy.
That stated, we would be negligent if we ignored the seemingly continual “mistakes” of this Administration that have serve to arm America’s enemies in cartel-controlled Mexico, Syria, and Libya.
To quote James Bond creator Ian Fleming, “Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: ‘Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action’.”