Talk:Russia negotiating missile sale with Syria
There have been concerns that US made Stinger missiles, similar to the Igla, have been acquired by terrorists in the Middle East and pose potential dangers for military and domestic flights when they are taking off. During the Afghan-Soviet war (1979-1989), the USA sold Stinger missiles to the mujahadeen fighters to use against the USSR. Various branches of the mujahadeen later became the Taliban and Al Qaeda, with whom the US has been engaged in the War on Terror since the 2001 World Trade Center/Pentagon attacks.
- I've removed the above paragraph because it is not supported. This is an excellent paragraph, which provides needed balance to the article, but there are no citations which support it so it is unverifiable in its current form. Please find sources to support these conjectures and statements, then add it back to the article. - Amgine 07:32, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)
- I restored the above paragraph after supplying a link to an article which supports the stated concerns. — DV 07:41, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)