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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 10:53 a.m. PST

…To al-Qaeda-Linked Groups In Yemen

"The US shipped weapons and secrets to the Saudis and Emiratis. Now, some are in the hands of fighters linked to al Qaeda and Iran.

Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have transferred American-made weapons to al Qaeda-linked fighters, hardline Salafi militias, and other factions waging war in Yemen, in violation of their agreements with the United States, a CNN investigation has found.

The weapons have also made their way into the hands of Iranian-backed rebels battling the coalition for control of the country, exposing some of America's sensitive military technology to Tehran and potentially endangering the lives of US troops in other conflict zones…"
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28mm Fanatik06 Feb 2019 12:19 p.m. PST

That's okay because, compared to those Iranians AQ is the "lesser evil." The enemy (AQ) of my enemy (Iran-backed Houthis) is my friend?

Lion in the Stars06 Feb 2019 6:32 p.m. PST

The weapons have also made their way into the hands of Iranian-backed rebels battling the coalition for control of the country, exposing some of America's sensitive military technology to Tehran and potentially endangering the lives of US troops in other conflict zones…"

Yeah, because the Saudi-'led' forces keep dropping them!

Like the old 'jokes' about French or ARVN rifles, never been fired, only dropped once!

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 8:55 p.m. PST

Good one there, Lion!

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 7:47 a.m. PST

Arming crazy people who are fighting your enemies has never gone wrong.

Unfortunately, it's such an appealing and advantageous idea that people are always going to do it. I suppose it works more often than not. I just hope the Saudis have an "exit strategy" for that.

Mkultra9907 Feb 2019 10:16 a.m. PST

Jesus I just wish we would leave everyone to fend for themselves and worry about our own country for a damn minute

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 11:30 a.m. PST

Lion + 1

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Armand

NavyVet07 Feb 2019 12:45 p.m. PST

This is fake news. It appears that the weapons sited were not given but fell into the hands of these groups. Also most of the systems sighted are not anything special. Consider the source.

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