Weapons Trade to ISIS™

Source: Zero Hedge

Journalist Interrogated, Fired For Story Linking CIA And Syria Weapons Flights

by Tyler Durden
Aug 28, 2017

A months-long investigation which tracked and exposed a massive covert weapons shipment network to terror groups in Syria via diplomatic flights originating in the Caucuses and Eastern Europe under the watch of the CIA and other intelligence agencies has resulted in the interrogation and firing of the Bulgarian journalist who first broke the story. This comes as the original report is finally breaking into mainstream international coverage.

Investigative reporter Dilyana Gaytandzhieva authored a bombshell report for Trud Newspaper, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, which found that an Azerbaijan state airline company was regularly transporting tons of weaponry to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Turkey under diplomatic cover as part of the CIA covert program to supply anti-Assad fighters in Syria. Those weapons, Gaytandzhieva found, ended up in the hands of ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

While it’s long been understood that the US-Gulf-NATO coalition arming rebels inside Syria facilitated the rapid rise of the Islamic State as the group had steady access to a “jihadi Wal-Mart” of weapons (in the words of one former spy and British diplomat), the Trud Newspaper report is the first to provide exhaustive documentation detailing the precise logistical chain of the weapons as they flowed from their country of origin to the battlefield in Syria and Iraq. Gaytandzhieva even traveled to Aleppo where she filmed and examined labeled weapons shipping containers held in underground jihadist storehouses.

The Bulgaria-based journalist obtained and published dozens of secret internal memos which were leaked to her by an anonymous source as part of the report. The leaked documents appear to be internal communications between the Bulgarian government and Azerbaijan’s Embassy in Sofia detailing flight plans for Silk Way Airlines, which was essentially operating an “off the books” weapons transport service (not subject to inspections or tax under diplomatic cover) for the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Saudi Arabia, Israel, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden. Silk Way Airlines has been the subject of other recent investigations involving weapons supplies for the Saudi war on Yemen. In addition, the military monitoring site Balkan Insight has exposed similar weapons cargo flights in and out of neighboring Serbia.

Silk Way Airlines flight over Birmingham (UK). Image source: Flickr

But perhaps the more explosive finding involves private American companies contracting with the US government to help train and equip militants in Syria. An investigative series by Buzzfeed – the first of which was published in 2015 – named military contractor Purple Shovel LLC as the recipient of two no-bid contracts totaling more $50 million as part of the US train and equip program for Syria. Gaytandzhieva’s report definitively links Purple Shovel and other private American military contractors to the Azerbaijan Silk Way Airlines shipments. One leaked memo includes a cargo manifest for multiple tons of anti-tank grenades purchased in Bulgaria by Purple Shovel which were ostensibly designated for the official consignee – the Ministry of Defense of Ajerbaijan – but which never made it to Ajerbaijan. The documents, however, reveal that the military cargo was offloaded at Turkey’s Incirlik air base, which is one of the US and NATO’s main command centers for covert operations in Syria.

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Journalist Interrogated, Fired for Exposing Deep State Secret Arms Program

 

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  • Roland Edgar Dent

    Let’s Play Ball..

  • Roland Edgar Dent

    Recommended to listen to Field’s Crime Scene Investigation site of Monday Aug 28th 2017. Some of the WW2 activity he talks about can be read about here in the link below. The closer option for damaged WW2 aircraft (and cowards) was to make for SWEDEN. Both sides took this option. The Me Bf 109 was a formidable machine because it had fuel injection for the piston (gasoline Otto) engine. The Allied attacks on Vienna, Austria in WW2 were focussed on one of several 109 factory locations.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Wiener_Neustadt_in_World_War_II

  • Purple Shovels (see George Webb’s You Tube) brings light on how the US is covertly arming the ISIS paid c**ts in Syria, as well as muddying the waters on the home-front – it’s time to ask pertinent questions of your Congress – if you don’t get answers(likely) then dismiss them…

  • Flush the SEWAGE in DC. HANG the rest. Only one thing can be done with rabid dogs to keep them from attacking the children.