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Old April 30th, 2017, 03:58 PM   #1
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U.S. “Military Aid” to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh

U.S. “Military Aid” to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh
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In a September 2016 interview, with the Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger, Jabhat al-Nusra unit commander Abu Al Ezz confirms that the US is sending weapons to Al Nusrah through “third countries”....

The above statement pertains to weapons deliveries by America’s allies including Saudi Arabia, Israel, Qatar and Turkey.

“when Jabhat Al-Nusra was “besieged, we had officers from Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel and America here… Experts in the use of satellites, rockets, reconnaissance and thermal security cameras.” ( RT, March 17, 2017)

What is not mentioned in the above report is that US military aid is also channelled to Al Qaeda and ISIS-Daesh, using the illegal weapons market. The latter is the object of the article below focussing on the supply routes and illicit trade in small arms used by the Pentagon to deliver weapons to the terrorists.

These weapons produced in third countries are purchased by the Pentagon. They are then channelled to Al Qaeda and ISIS-Daesh terrorists fighting government forces in Iraq and Syria.
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Old May 2nd, 2017, 12:46 PM   #2
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As your link makes clear, the United States does not do what you imply.
"“Yes, the US supports the opposition [in Syria], but not directly. They support the countries that support us. But we are not yet satisfied with this support,”
We do obviously supply weapons to many countries through purchase or gift...but not to the terrorists you refer to. That said, we cannot control what they do with theses weapons afterward.
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Old May 2nd, 2017, 02:51 PM   #3
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The US is funneling weapons and support to ISIS and other terrorists in order to create instability in the Middle East and keep the war profiteers of the Military-Industrial Complex well supplied with fat contracts.

Naturally, they try to do it as much as possible through third parties and other devious means.

Ask yourself: how do these incompetent and mindless "terrorists" manage to acquire so much sophisticated military equipment, and where does all the money they get come from?
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Old May 2nd, 2017, 02:59 PM   #4
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According to Jane’s Defence Weekly, quoting documents released by the U.S. Government’s Federal Business Opportunities (FBO), the US –as part of its “counterterrorism campaign”– has provided Syrian rebels [aka moderate Al Qaeda] with large amounts of weapons and ammunition.

The US and its allies (including Turkey and Saudi Arabia) have relied on the illicit trade in light weaponry produced in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, China, etc. for delivery to rebel groups inside Syria, including ISIS-Daesh and Al Nusra. In turn, operating out of the occupied Golan Heights, Israel’s IDF has provided weapons, ammunition, logistical support to Al Qaeda rebels operating in Southern Syria.

While Washington’s Middle East allies undertake shady transactions in a buoyant market for light weapons, a significant part of these illicit weapons shipments is nonetheless directly commissioned by the US government.

These shipments of weapons are not conducted through internationally approved weapons transfers. While they are the result of a Pentagon (or US government) procurement, they are not recorded as “official” military aid. They use private traders and shipping companies within the realm of a thriving illicit trade in light weapons.


Based on the examination of a single December 2015 Pentagon sponsored shipment of more than 990 tons, one can reasonably conclude that the amounts of light weapons in the hands of “opposition” rebels inside Syria is substantial and exceedingly large.
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Old May 3rd, 2017, 02:06 PM   #5
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According to Jane, the shipments of weapons on behalf of the US are entrusted to private weapons traders and shipping companies:


“The FBO has released two solicitations in recent months [early 2015] looking for shipping companies to transport explosive material from Eastern Europe to the Jordanian port of Aqaba on behalf of the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command.” (Jane.com April 2016)



The shipments of weapons purchased and funded by the US are carefully coordinated, with deliveries to rebels in the North and South of Syria respectively. The weapons are shipped out of the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta (December 2015):

1) First, to the Turkish Eastern Mediterranean facility of Agalar-Limani near Tasucu in support of rebels in Northern Syria, to be smuggled into Syria with the support of the Turkish authorities. (half the shipment unloaded)

2) The remainder of the shipment to the Jordanian Red Sea port of Aqaba (for rebels in Southern Syria) via the Suez canal. From Aqaba, the weapons would be smuggled into Syria through the Southern Syria-Jordanian border.

According to Jane, the cargo of light weaponry included AK-47 rifles, PKM general-purpose machine guns, DShK heavy machine guns, RPG-7 rocket launchers, and 9K111M Faktoria anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) systems. It is worth noting that a large share of the RPG rocket launchers were slated for delivery to Northern Syria (see table below).

Also of significance, the Black Sea route to Syria has also been used to ship Ukrainian weapons to Al Qaeda and ISIS Daesh.
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