If true, this is simply
"A media report coming in from overseas states that enough M16 rifles went missing from a warehouse in Kuwait this month to arm and equip and entire division of infantry. Worse, it seems the warehouse was unguarded and a huge cache of ammo went south as well.
According to the World Tribune [linked] who reported on April 9: "The [Kuwaiti] Interior Ministry said thieves broke into a warehouse and stole a huge amount of firearms and ammunition. The ministry said 20,000 U.S.-origin M-16 assault rifles and 15,000 rounds for 9mm pistols were stolen. "There were no guards during the break-in," the ministry said on April 7. The ministry said the target was a warehouse of the Interior Ministry in Subiya, Middle East Newsline reported. The statement said thieves broke three doors and removed the entire contents of the warehouse."
These guns apparently did not belong to the US military, although some 13,000 American troops are currently stationed in that Persian Gulf country. The guns seem to be military aid or Foreign Military Sales to the Kuwaiti government. While Al Qaeda itself is not believed to be operational in the kingdom, a group known as the Peninsula Lions with links to AQ has been active in the country in recent years as has the Iranian backed Generation of Arab Fury .
Whether or not these guns were stolen by these groups, tribal-based criminal organizations, or some other new player to the area is currently not known. What is known is that 20,000 M16s are most likely on the underground silk road for those with the scratch and the contacts."
Why do I suspect an inside job and has anyone been checking what kind of weapons the "freedom fighters" in both Syria and Afghanistan have been sporting lately?http://www.firearmstalk.com/entries/20000-M16s-Go-Missing-With-No-Leads.html