Whatever weaponry is handed over by NATO to the rebels in Libya is falling/will fall into Al Qaeda hands. Recently, I either read or saw a clip where a reporter in the field mentioned that he has seen brand new surface-to-air missiles and brand new AK-something guns in the rebel's hands. To make his point as to the newness of the weaponry, he said that the rebels were rubbing earth over the weapons to reduce the shine. So.... folks, can we conclude that, besides the weaponry mentioned in the news below, NATO has also managed to smuggle brand new killing toys to the rebels? You bet...we can !!!!
AL-QAEDA'S offshoot in North Africa has snatched surface-to-air missiles from an arsenal in Libya during the civil strife there, Chad's President says.
Idriss Deby Itno did not say how many surface-to-air missiles were stolen, but told the African weekly Jeune Afrique that he was "100 per cent sure" of his assertion.
"The Islamists of al-Qaeda took advantage of the pillaging of arsenals in the rebel zone to acquire arms, including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries in Tenere," a desert region of the Sahara that stretches from northeast Niger to western Chad, Deby said in the interview.
"This is very serious. AQIM is becoming a genuine army, the best equipped in the region," he said..........