Why?

That seems to be an often used word these days, but the latest one for me is wondering why there are so many US owned weapons, weapon systems, and various armaments left, apparently abandoned, in the Middle East. Some were evidently gifted to officials, armies, and/or “rebels.” Others were stolen, of course, like that cache in Benghazi. It looks like many vehicles and things were simply left in place for whoever might claim ownership.

Forget that these are expensive items which we taxpayers bought for our military to use. Forget that it is silly to give weapons to people who even remotely might turn them against us. Yeah, forget all that security and safety stuff. We all learned when we were very young that it’s just not polite to go to someone else’s house to play and leave your toys behind when you go home.

 

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