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Saturday, November 06, 2004

Missing Missile Mystery

posted by Jazz at 11/06/2004 07:24:00 AM

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It has long been government policy to release bad news on Friday night, since the least number of people see it that way. Thus, it will come as little surprise to Bush watchers that our leaders waited until the first Friday after the election to announce this. Three times as many shoulder fired missiles are missing and presumed in the hands of terrorists than was previously announced.

American intelligence agencies have tripled their formal estimate of shoulder-fired surface-to-air missile systems believed to be at large worldwide, since determining that at least 4,000 of the weapons in Iraq's prewar arsenals cannot be accounted for, government officials said Friday.

A new government estimate says a total of 6,000 of the weapons may be outside the control of any government, up from a previous estimate of 2,000, American officials said.



Of all the weapons that terrorist absolutely drool over, shoulder fired missiles are certainly the most sought after. A single person with minimal training can bring down a helicopter or commercial airliner with one of these. It's estimated that they were widely used by Iraq insurgents earlier in the war attack American Apache helicopters.

But don't worry, guys. Everything's going according to plan and freedom is on the march. Watch your backs, though. It looks like freedom is also pretty heavily armed.