According to ABC News U.S. officials had once thought there was little chance that terrorists could get their hands on many of the portable surface-to-air missiles that can bring down a commercial jet liner.
But now that calculation is out the window, with officials at a recent secret White House meeting reporting that thousands of them have gone missing in Libya. An estimated 20,000 of these portable, heat-seeking missiles have gone missing from unguarded Army weapons warehouses.
Senator Barbara Boxer, of the Senate’s Commerce, Energy, and Transportation Committee said that “matching up a terrorist with a shoulder-fired missile, that’s our worst nightmare.”
And now, thanks to Obama’s carelessness and his unnecessary decision to intervene in Libya, it may be our future reality.
ABC News describes the missing missiles as four to six-feet long and Russian-made, they weigh just 55 pounds with launcher. They are accurate within a range of more than two miles. That a terrorist could sit on a boat off JFK airport and shoot down a passenger plane as it ascends could now be a real possibility.
Now, faced with this massive blunder and security threat, we hear nothing but the sounds of silence except, to its immense credit, ABC News.
Obama needs to face this issue squarely and publicly. And we all may pay for having elected an amateur as president.