Well, so much for blaming terrorist attacks on guns and how accessible they are. Do you think Obama and Hillary will take responsibility for this?
Immediately following Tuesday’s gun and bomb terrorist attack at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport in Turkey that left at least 41 dead and 230 injured, authorities on the scene reportedly found at least one Kalashnikov assault rifle.
This matters because a day prior to the attack, The New York Times reported that weapons shipped into Jordan by President Barack Obama’s Central Intelligence Agency for Syrian rebel fighters “have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold by arms merchants on the black market.”
Included among these arms have been Kalashnikov assault rifles, meaning that the very rifles used by the Istanbul terrorists may have come from the Obama administration.
According to the NY Times:
AMMAN, Jordan — Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials.
Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, F.B.I. officials believe after months of investigating the attack, according to people familiar with the investigation.
The existence of the weapons theft, which ended only months ago after complaints by the American and Saudi governments, is being reported for the first time after a joint investigation by The New York Times and Al Jazeera. The theft, involving millions of dollars of weapons, highlights the messy, unplanned consequences of programs to arm and train rebels — the kind of program the C.I.A. and Pentagon have conducted for decades — even after the Obama administration had hoped to keep the training program in Jordan under tight control.
Read more: NY Times