UPDATE: According to Oregon Live, the missiles we told you about on March 14th were 'dummy missiles' and were actually headed to Portland, Maine, rather than Portland, Oregon as Oregon Live originally reported. We're also told in the updated story that these missiles were not armed, though the police who found them disagree. Who are we to believe? What damage could something like this do in America if in the wrong hands? Our original story from Monday.
Found on a flight from Lebanon that was headed towards Portland, Oregon via Serbia were two 'Hellfire Missiles'; who knows what the final destination of those missiles were but seeing that they were found on a passenger flight headed towards the US, we appear to be witnessing a major uptick in the weaponry that terrorists may be planning on using in their attempts to kill Americans. You can see the Hellfire Missiles in action in the final video below.
The AGM-114 Hellfire missile is a surface to air missile that was originally designed as an armor piercing missile according to this Wikipedia entry. However, quite interestingly, we learn this about the capabilities of this missile as well.:
Later models were developed for precision strikes against other target types, such as, in the case of a Predator drone, a high-value target, usually by the United States or other western nations. It was originally developed under the name Helicopter Launched, Fire and Forget Missile, which led to the colloquial name 'Hellfire' ultimately becoming the missile's formal name. It has multi-mission, multi-target precision-strike ability, and can be launched from multiple air, sea, and ground platforms. The Hellfire missile is the primary 100-pound (45 kg) class air-to-ground precision weapon for the armed forces of the United States and many other nations.
Seeing that one of the capabilities of this missile is its ability to lock onto targets after being fired and need no further human interaction we have to ask, why was such a missile in the process of being sent to Portland, Oregon?
In the first two videos below we get reports from a mainstream media source and an alternative media source about this story that should have all Americans a bit concerned while in the 3rd video below, we get to see hellfire missiles in action.
Do you think Americans should be concerned about this latest news? As we learn from Military.com in the final video, the Hellfire Missile has been a 'game changer' in combat situations for the past 40 years. Is somebody trying to use them against Americans? Please let us know what you think in the comment section below.