20,000 U.S. M-16s stolen from unguarded warehouse in Kuwait

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  1. SajeevJino

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    20,000 U.S. M-16s stolen from unguarded warehouse in Kuwait


    Kuwait has reported the theft of a massive amount of
    U.S. weapons.



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    The Interior Ministry said thieves broke into a warehouse and stole a huge amount of firearms and ammunition. The ministry said 20,000 U.S.-origin M-16 assault rifles and 15,000 rounds for 9mm pistols were stolen.

    “There were no guards during the break-in,” the ministry said on April 7.

    The ministry said the target was a warehouse of the Interior Ministry in Subiya. The statement said thieves broke three doors and removed the entire contents of the warehouse.

    Kuwait has been a major defense client of the United States. The U.S. military has stationed some 13,000 troops, most of them assigned to
    logistics, to the Gulf Cooperation Council sheikdom.


    20,000 U.S. M-16s stolen from unguarded warehouse in Kuwait | World Tribune
     
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    US can blame Iran now :troll:
     
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    The article is pure mumble jumble. Are these US military's weapons, or merely 'US-origin' weapons? What relevance does US troops stationed in Kuwait have with this article unless implying the former? The article sounds shady. I'd wait for better sources to confirm the news.
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    Must be an act of ISI of Pakistan !!
     
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    or weapons going back door to Syrian rebels??
     
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    Don't worry. Those weapons will bring democracy somewhere :nod:
     
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    Just the logistics required for the removal and transport of these unguarded weapons implies connivance with authorities.
     
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    Looks like some people in the army made good money.
     
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    Will those 20,000 M-16 be used in Gajwa-a-Hind in 2015-16 as described by Dear farhaan
     

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