That C-130 Crash in Afghanistan – Did Stinger Missiles Bring it Down?

A source via Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children sent some startling information to us a couple of days ago regarding the crash of a C-130 Hercules aircraft in Afghanistan. The source claimed that the plane was taken down by two Stinger Missiles.

“That C-130 that crashed in Afghanistan was shot down. 2 Stinger Missiles. The air traffic control logs went to the Pentagon. They are in upheaval. Factions are developing. The pilots of the Hercules reported being engaged by missiles and deploying chaff sticks and flares. Then the radio went dead.”

The Army has strongly stated that there was “no enemy fire” regarding that crash, and has floated the possibility that it was engine failure. Our source says there was enemy fire.  Who to believe? And why would they feel the necessity to lie?

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File photo of a C-130 crash via baaa-acro.com

The background

An article from Kenneth Timmerman at the New York Post in June of 2014 reads in part:

Military records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile…

The next day, an explosive ordnance disposal team arrived to pick through the wreckage and found unexploded pieces of a missile casing that could only belong to a Stinger missile.

Lodged in the right nacelle, they found one fragment that contained an entire serial number.

The investigation took time. Arms were twisted, noses put out of joint. But when the results came back, they were stunning: The Stinger tracked back to a lot that had been signed out by the CIA recently, not during the anti-Soviet ­jihad.

Reports of the Stinger reached the highest echelons of the US command in Afghanistan and became a source of intense speculation, but no action…

My sources in the US Special Operations community believe the Stinger fired against the Chinook was part of the same lot the CIA turned over to the ­Qataris in early 2011, weapons Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department intended for anti-Khadafy forces in Libya…

They believe the Qataris delivered between 50 and 60 of those same Stingers to the Taliban in early 2012, and an additional 200 SA-24 Igla-S surface-to-air missiles.

The Benghazi connection

Our source continued:

Remember there were 450 Stingers delivered to Libya by the Clinton State Department, then transported to Turkey and then dispersed. …there are least 448 left.

So let’s follow the trail.

In early 2012, Stinger Missiles found themselves in the hands of the Taliban via Qatar. The entire Benghazi incident on September 11, 2012, with the deaths of 4 Americans, likely had an underlying cause- dispersal of American weapons to the Libyan rebels. The CIA person we spoke to in 2014 told us to “follow the evidence” and would not say whether Americans/CIA in Benghazi were the intermediaries  for those weapons.  But his answer was telling: the Clinton State Department via the CIA was very likely delivering weapons to rebel groups.

‘Engine Failure’ or something else?

Eleven men lost their lives in the C-130 crash in Afghanistan, plus three people on the ground. The army has floated ‘engine failure’ as a possible cause for the incident.

They hemmed and hawed about the crash of Extortion 17  in 2011, claiming it was an “accident.” They covered up the deaths of 4 Americans in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, attempting to call it a reaction to a video- when they narrative failed, they stonewalled.

What do you think? Did Stinger Missiles take down the C-130? Or was it “engine failure?” What about engine failure from a Stinger Missile?

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children


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Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. All of her posts on Conservative Firing Line are also posted on Uncle Sam's.

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