“Diplomatic Flights” Shipping Weapons to Terrorists™ – Can’t Destroy a Country Unless Terrorists™ Are Supplied With Weapons and Munitions – The “War on Terrorism™” Continues
Source: Fort Russ
SHOCKING! Under the Cover of “Diplomatic Flights”, Azerbaijani Regime has been Shipping Weapons to Terrorists Worldwide, Leaked Documents Claim [Video]
July 4th, 2017 • Fort Russ
At least 350 diplomatic Silk Way Airlines (an Azerbaijani regime-run company) flights transported weapons, intended to be used in conflicts across the globe, over the past 3 years.
The Azerbaijan regime-run airline has carried out dozens of flights, bringing tons of heavy weapons and ammunition to the terrorists, under the cover of “diplomatic flights”.
The leaked files, first revealed to public by Anonymous Bulgaria, include correspondence between the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Azerbaijan to Bulgaria, with attached documents showing weapons deals and diplomatic clearance for overflight and/or landing in Bulgaria and many other European countries, as well as USA, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Turkey.
According to the documents, Silk Way Airlines offered diplomatic flights to private companies and arms manufacturers, mainly from the US, Balkans, and Israel, as well as to the armed forces of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Germany, Danish and Swedish forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
It is noteworthy that diplomatic flights are exempt of checks, air bills and taxes, meaning that Silk Way planes were allowed to freely transport hundreds of tons of weapons to different locations around the world without being subjected to any type of clearance or regulation.
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations, operators, transporting dangerous goods which are forbidden to be transported with ordinary civil aircraft, must first apply for and exemption for transportation of dangerous goods, in order to begin the shipping process.
The released documents show that Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry has instructed its embassies in Bulgaria and several other European states how to obtain diplomatic clearance for Silk Way Airlines flights.
The embassies sent diplomatic notes to the Foreign Ministry of the relevant country in order to request such exemption. The Foreign Ministry then sent back a note, signed by the local civil aviation authorities, a thing that would allow the transportation of dangerous goods (weapons in this case).
The requests for diplomatic clearance included information about the type and quantity of the dangerous goods – heavy weapons and ammunition.
However, the responsible authorities of several different countries, including Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Turkey, Germany, UK, Greece, etc, decided to turn a blind eye by not looking deeper into the matter and therefore allowed these “diplomatic flights” to ship tons of weapons to the terrorists.
As per under IATA regulations, transport of military cargo by civil aircraft is not allowed, Silk Way Airlines decided to apply for diplomatic exemption through local agencies in order to get through with the whole thing legally.
The main sponsor and distributor of the weapon shipments is said to be Saudi Arabia, while the “customers” list of the hidden service, provided by the Silk Way Airlines, included several US companies, known to be supplying the US Army with weapons.
The payments were reportedly made in cash, while the goods were provided to ISIS and other terrorists in Syria, coup plotters in Burkina Faso, US-backed YPG separatists, occupying north of Syria, etc…
The leaked documents also show quite shocking examples of how weapons were transported.
For instance, on 12th of May 2015, an aircraft of the Azerbaijan Air Force, carried 7.9 tons of PG-7V and 10 tons of PG-9V to the supposed destination via the route Burgas (Bulgaria) – Incirlik (Turkey) – Burgas-Nasosny (Azerbaijan). The consignor was the American company Purple Shovel, and the consignee – the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan.
Ислямистите в Сирия убиват с оръжие от България
Source: Global Research
Tel Aviv Pays Al Qaeda Fighters’ Salaries: The Syrian War’s Worst Kept Secret That Could Become Israel’s Nightmare
Yes, Israel is supporting Syrian rebels, but this goes beyond cash and aid: Israel hopes the rebels will serve as a buffer against Hezbollah and a resurgent Assad, a strategy that could easily backfire
By Richard Silverstein
Global Research, July 04, 2017
Featured image: An Israeli soldier stands atop a tank on the Golan Heights (Source: EIPA)
Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an interview with a Syrian rebel commander and half a dozen fighters, who confirmed the worst kept secret of the Syrian conflict: Israel is directly aiding Syrian rebel factions with both humanitarian and financial aid.
Israel’s involvement “is much deeper and more coordinated than previously known and entails direct funding of opposition fighters near its border for years,” the report said.
“Israel stood by our side in a heroic way,” Moatasem al-Golani, a spokesman for the rebel group Fursan al-Joulan, told the Wall Street Journal. “We wouldn’t have survived without Israel’s assistance.”
According to the report, Israel provides $5,000 each month to Fursan al-Joulan – or Knights of the Golan – which it uses to pay fighters’ salaries and purchase weapons and ammunition for its campaigns against the government in the Syrian Golan.
I had never heard of Fursan al-Joulan before. An online site dedicated to documenting the Syrian conflict describes a “Fouj al Joulan” as a Golani militia allied with the Assad regime and dedicated to protecting Druze villages in the region. Though the names sound similar, they are unlikely to be the same group, especially considering Fouj al-Joulan’s commander, Majd Himoud, is an implacable Israeli enemy, whom it has attempted to assassinate twice.
With approximately 400 fighters, Fursan al-Joulan would appear to be a local militia. It undoubtedly has an affiliation with a larger Islamist group like al-Nusra or al-Qaeda, but I haven’t been able to determine that. The Journal makes clear that it isn’t affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, which increases the likelihood that Fursan al-Joulan is an Islamist group. It’s also quite possible there are other groups, perhaps numerous ones, which Israel is aiding in a similar fashion.
On 22 June, Yediot Achronot’s chief military-security correspondent, Alex Fishman, confirmed the Journal’s report and explored the motivation behind it:
“A not insignificant portion of the Syrian rebels in the Golan have adopted the extreme Salafist ideology of Jabhat al-Nusra, an offshoot of al-Qaeda…The Israeli view is that the religious extremist views of the Syrian rebels are less relevant [than their capacity to combat Israel’s enemies – Iran and Hezbollah]. Israel believes that what interests them [the rebels] above all is survival; and that it’s possible to buy their loyalty through material aid which helps guarantee their own security.
“The Journal article gives one the impression that Israel doesn’t always examine closely the views of its allies as long as it gets from them a useful security exchange. According to Israel’s perspective, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. And if Jabhat al-Nusra fights against IS in the southern Golan, and each of them in turn fights against Hezbollah and the Syrian army in the Deraa region – all the better.”
This exchange-based mode of interaction may work for Israel in the short run, but the history of the region is replete with such temporary alliances which quickly devolved into outright hostility when circumstances changed. A former ally can easily and quickly become one’s worst enemy.
And in fact the goods, experience and skills transmitted during the alliance permit the former ally to become an even more formidable foe (just think the Mujahadeen-Taliban in Afghanistan). Any number of actors inside Syria from IS to al-Nusra could at some future time decide that Israel is a riper target than their former enemies. This short-term alliance of convenience could easily become a nightmarish Golem of Israel’s own making.
Please go to Global Research to read the entire article.
Israel’s clandestine covert war on Syria began well before March, 2011:
Syrian Rebel Terrorists Caught with Israeli Weapons
Syrian “rebels” using Israeli made weapons
Syrian Soldiers Find Israel Made Weapons Near Homs City
Israel continuing to push the Syrian chemical weapons pretext to militarily attack Syria:
This is the story of how PMCs (many ex-U.S. military) are hired to provide weapons and munitions to “rebels” in Syria, most of them are foreign mercenaries and are not “rebels” as has been falsely stated in western media sources. In this news article linked here, the consignor for weapons moving into Syria is the American company Purple Shovel. Purple Shovel, LLC is registered in Sterling, Virginia so no doubt it is one of many CIA front companies:
L. Fletcher Prouty described the operations of how these front companies are structured and work for the CIA and the Department of Defense precisely as they are operating clandestinely and covertly to destroy the country of Syria: