Monday, October 30, 2006

The Truth Behind Funding The Insurgency

It ain't Al Qaeda. It ain't Iran. It ain't Syria. It ain't China. It ain't North Korea.

It's us:
U.S. can't account for some weapons for Iraqi army

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military does not have a full accounting for hundreds of thousands of weapons purchased to arm some 325,500 Iraqi Security Forces by December 2006, a government report released on Sunday said.

Coalition forces were not fully accountable for the 278,000 weapons that had been purchased for the Iraqis as of August, and had apparently not complied with a requirement to register the serial numbers of all the weapons, the report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction concluded.

The report found that about $133 million of Iraqi reconstruction funds had been used to buy some 370,000 small arms ranging from semiautomatic pistols to heavy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.

But it said Iraqi security forces lacked spare parts -- and even technical manuals -- to maintain the weapons.

Moreover, Iraqi forces had failed to fill open arms maintenance positions, and the accuracy of inventories for three of the 12 types of weapons purchased were "questionable," according to the report.
So, all the guns weren't purchased, NONE of the spare parts were purchased and even if they were, there's no one trained to repair the guns they did manage to keep!

Gee....can't imagine where all them guns that were purchased by the Sadr-led security forces might have ended up....can you? *koffkoffSADRCITYkoffkoff*

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