US missiles found in Libya compound belonged to France

US missiles found in Libya compound belonged to France

France said on Wednesday anti-tank missiles it bought from the US and later found in a base belonging to troops loyal to Libya’s eastern commander Khalifa Haftar were never intended for sale or transfer to any party to Libya’s conflict. The Army Ministry added that the missiles were ’damaged and unusable’. The cache of anti-tank missiles were discovered during a rain in the camp in Gheryan.

Timothy
Timothy
Evil Smoo
Evil Smoo 6 months

"Guys, our weapons wound up in places they shouldn't, but don't worry it's ok because they were damaged."

Darth Quaint
Darth Quaint 6 months

Future Trump tweet: Lazy French lost missiles we sold them. France needs to do better at securing their weapons or we may have to renegotiate our deal to keep the worst things out of terrorist hands. Sad!

Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 6 months

Again why on earth do we ever sell out military tech to anyone. I don’t care how “allied” they are. Just stupid. Selling arms to foreign entities should be considered treason.

ICblades
ICblades 6 months

If I'm not mistaken the use stuff like this to make IEDS

Nikolozka
Nikolozka 6 months

No, you just don't get it. France was just recycling waste, their president gone full green lately

Lenwë
Lenwë 6 months

While it is good the missile was not useable, I am curious how it got in the hands of Libians.

David B
David B 6 months

Something tells me France are acting as the scapegoat here, and also that the missles aren't damaged.

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 6 months

Someone with French connection probably sold these on the black market.

Samuel Pearson
Samuel Pearson 6 months

Welcome to the American Empire, where we fund both sides of every major war with money, arms, and training.

The Civic Nationalist
The Civic Nationalist 6 months

Even if they weren't able to be fired as intended, the shape charge munition can still be used for extremely deadly IEDs. We own the world's oceans and have serious ground and air bases around the world. Let other people make their own weapons.

Matthew Rowley
Matthew Rowley 6 months

That's where I put those darn things.

Vetle Tollaksen
Vetle Tollaksen 6 months

Emmanuel Macron is a fucking idiot.

Binx1
Binx1 6 months

id like to know how they got to lybia, and how now, there what... broken!? US, got sum esplain'en to do.

riheg
riheg 6 months

Lots of NATO (Bulgarian and american) tow missiles turn up w Al Qaeda allies in Syria. Such as Ahrar al Sham, Jaysh al Izza and so on. Ahrar al Sham was absorbed into Al Nusra/Hayat Tahrir al Sham aka Al Qaeda.

Dissapointment.exe
Dissapointment.exe 6 months

My question, how does gunpowder get damaged, sure the lighting system may be broken but there is always a trusty match and rope...

Spike
Spike 6 months

Not finding American arms in any given country would be actual news.

michael zubas
michael zubas 6 months

looks liek Haftar did an OOPSIE!!!

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