Over at CNN there is an article referencing stolen military gear that was being sold on eBay and craigslist. Items such as military uniforms, body armor, night vision goggles plus other military equipment was also being sold. But there was one item that was being sold that seemed odd to me. It was parts for the F-14 fighter aircraft.

Now that wasn’t interesting in itself. It was the following statement I found alarming:

Two F-14 fighter jet components. The United States has retired its fleet of F-14s. Only Iran is currently using them.

Does anyone else think that it is strange that the US has sold jet fighters to Iran? I recall that we seem to be at odds with the Iranians because of their position on possessing nuclear weapons. So why would we then sell them our aging jet fighters?

I look forward to your comments.

CNN article is here.