Hellfire missiles discovered on flight bound for Portland, Oregon

USMC Hellfire missile being loaded by US Navy sailors on an aircraft mount. Note the size of the missile requires two men to hold it up.

USMC Hellfire missile being loaded by US Navy sailors on an aircraft mount. Note the size of the missile requires two men to hold it up.

posted by Christopher W. Holton

Another significant news story receiving hardly any attention from the U.S. media…who could possibly have wanted these missiles?

Hellfires are fairly large. They are not something that could be readily launched without a large launcher, which is usually vehicle mounted on large armored vehicles, such as the Bradley fighting vehicle. But the shaped charge (HEAT) warhead could absolutely be used in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that could penetrate some types of armor and reinforced concrete.

Serbia’s authorities are investigating reports that a cargo package bound for the U.S. containing two missiles with explosive warheads was found on a passenger flight from Lebanon to Serbia.

N1 television said the package with two guided armor-piercing missiles was discovered Saturday by a sniffer dog after an Air Serbia flight from Beirut landed at Belgrade airport.

Serbian media say documents listed the final destination for the AGM-114 Hellfire missiles as Portland, Oregon.

http://www.kptv.com/story/31458095/serbia-us-bound-combat-missiles-found-on-passenger-flight#ixzz42oajD9KZ

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  • Bruce Curley  On 1 MaramMon, 14 Mar 2016 09:57:42 +00002016-03-14T09:57:42+00:0009 2009 at 09:57

    This is serious and thank God for the service dog that sniffed out this threat. But here is a more serious airline threat I just watched on Sharyl Attkisson’s TV show Full Measure re “emotional support animals.”

    http://fullmeasure.news/news/politics/emotional-support-animals

    Yes, there are many legitimate emotional support dogs. My wife’s cousin trains dogs for wounded vets. But not in this story.

    Here, dishonest airline passengers are taking lizards, turkeys, even stuffed animals on planes as “emotional support animals.” Worse, there is a sinister company in Colorado that provides “certification” and official patches for the dogs, stuffed or real, for $35 to go on planes.

    Hmmm…if I were a jihiadi watching that show, I would already be on the phone to order up a few stuffed animals packed with explosives or chemicals. It’s a security hole big enough to drive a tank…or a plane bomb…right through.

    I’m not confident TSA is on top of this threat as they are, according to this report, letting these existential threats on planes every day. Also, according to their own internal tests, TSA fails to catch the majority of potential weapons their own staff smuggle through. I pray that some miracle occurs and they shut down this treat before Americans start dropping out of the sky due to “emotional support animals” being weaponized.

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