20,000 U.S. M-16s stolen from unguarded warehouse in Kuwait
ABU DHABI — Kuwait has reported the theft of a massive amount ofTwenty THOUSAND M-16s - select-fire honest-to-goodness assault rifles - sitting in an unguarded warehouse. Really. Apparently the Kuwaitis have different ideas on OpSec than we do - you know, like, oh, securing firearms. There are now 20,000 US-made machine guns floating in circulation now, just waiting to find their way into jihadi hands. Lovely.
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.
Now, in all fairness, this appears to be the only story out there regarding this theft. For all I know, the "World Tribune" could be the Kuwaiti version of The Onion, and this is a big joke. We have no control over our weapons once we have sold/lent/transferred them to a foreign country, of course; however it is worthy of note that if this is legit and these M-16s do start turning up in terrorist camps.
$20 says if these guns do show up in terrorist hands the US media will blame the "gun show loophole"...
That is all.