March 13, 2006 1:01 PM Subscribe
WarFilter: Why hasn't the Iraqi insurgency acquired more advanced weapons?
posted by trinarian to law & government (43 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Where did all Hussein's anti-tank missiles go? Why hasn't an interested third-party bought them up off the black market, scratched off serial numbers, then fired them at M113's and M3's filled with soldiers? It would seem like the perfect weapon system for urban guerrillas fighting a highly mobile enemy.
I can only imagine how the Battles of Fallujah would have turned out if the insurgents weren't fighting with 50 year old technology (RPG's, rewired howitzer shells, and AK-47's).
For that matter, where are the gazillion shoulder-launched heat-seekers that are supposedly a dime-a-dozen on the black market?