Pentagon falsifying paperwork to send arms worth $2bn to Syria, report finds

The Pentagon continues to ship billions of dollars of weapons to Syria, according to a damning report by two monitoring groups that also reveals the US is falsifying documents to cover its tracks.

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) uncovered evidence revealing the Pentagon is not only shipping as much as $2 billion in weapons to Syria through shady means, it is also purposely covering up the paper trail.

The secret program began after the Pentagon’s $500 million plan to train Syrian rebels ended in failure in October 2015, with only a handful successfully trained. The Pentagon then started a new programme of arming the rebels, BIRN and OCCRP outlined in their investigation published on Balkan Insight on Tuesday.

The investigation is built on evidence from thousands of documents including procurement records, ship-tracking data, official reports and leaked emails, as well as interviews.

The reporters cite a February 2016 Pentagon budget document requesting $210,800,000 for weapons, ammunition and equipment for Vetted Syrian Opposition which outlines the need to supply the opposition with Former Soviet Bloc (FSB) weapons and ammunition because such groups already use them. It also points to an October 2015 Department of Defense press briefing detailing 50 tons of ammunition being delivered to a “friendly Syrian-Arab coalition” in Syria.

Reporters have identified over $700 million in weapons likely delivered to Syrian rebels between September 2015 to May 2017. The Department of Defense has budgeted $584 million for the Syrian arms operation for 2017 and 2018; a further $900 million will be spent on munitions between now and 2022. The investigators report the $2.2 billion figure is likely an understatement.

NETWORK

The weapons supply network stems from the Balkans, eastern Europe and the Caucasus and includes arms dealers, cargo and shipping companies and German military bases.

Before the new programme began, its spending on Eastern Bloc weaponry was “negligible,” the groups report.

US Special Operations Command runs one weapons purchase channel, which the Pentagon confirmed in a statement to investigators. According to the Pentagon, it carefully vets the recipients of the weapons.

The other shipping channel is operated by

https://www.rt.com/usa/403433-pentagon-weapons-trafficking-syria/

Views: 170

Reply to This

"Destroying the New World Order"

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SITE!

mobile page

12160.info/m

12160 Administrators

 

TOP CONTENT THIS WEEK

Latest Activity

Burbia replied to Diana's discussion Nancy Pelosi Announces Democrats Will Begin Drafting Articles of Impeachment
"Dont forget distraction. The Patriot Act unnecessarily passed while this farce had been pushed by…"
1 hour ago
MAC commented on Chris of the family Masters's blog post Man Claims an Inexpensive Medicine for Dogs that Kills Worms and Parasites Cured His Cancer
"good news indeed"
3 hours ago
MAC commented on Chris of the family Masters's blog post J.F. Kennedy’s 1945 Visit to Germany
"Thanks for sharing this."
3 hours ago
MAC replied to Diana's discussion Nancy Pelosi Announces Democrats Will Begin Drafting Articles of Impeachment
"This phony impeachment will go nowhere, the real reason behind it is, they know they can't…"
3 hours ago
Gralton favorited Doc Vega's blog post Odd and Bizarre News from the Past
6 hours ago
Mr. Sizzle favorited rlionhearted_3's photo
6 hours ago
Gralton favorited Chris of the family Masters's blog post J.F. Kennedy’s 1945 Visit to Germany
6 hours ago
Diana favorited Mr. Sizzle's photo
6 hours ago
Gralton commented on Chris of the family Masters's blog post J.F. Kennedy’s 1945 Visit to Germany
"i guess Foresstal kept him away from the starving Germans in IKes camps."
6 hours ago
Mr. Sizzle posted a photo
6 hours ago
Mr. Sizzle favorited Burbia's photo
7 hours ago
steve replied to Chris of the family Masters's discussion Ziophobia
"Hey Tif ,It just seemed odd that cheeki had never heard that phrase as it was spoken in one of my…"
7 hours ago
Mr. Sizzle replied to Mrs. Tif Morgan's discussion 471 EU Politicians Vote To Condemn Poland’s ‘Stop Pedophilia’ Bill
"I’m not particularly a religious man but I know these people in high places are under demonic…"
7 hours ago
steve commented on steve's blog post "How Dare You" Scolded by a swedish tard.
"No doubt in my mind you are one truly woke woman, your photos alone make that apparent.  Just…"
7 hours ago
Mrs. Tif Morgan replied to Chris of the family Masters's discussion Ziophobia
" I never said I was a carpenter...:) Like Da!!!!!!!! LOL Steve....:) Tif"
9 hours ago
Mrs. Tif Morgan replied to Mrs. Tif Morgan's discussion 471 EU Politicians Vote To Condemn Poland’s ‘Stop Pedophilia’ Bill
"yep got that right."
9 hours ago
Mrs. Tif Morgan replied to Chris of the family Masters's discussion Hitler's British Handler
" I was kind of lost at United Kingdom's Wikipedia."
9 hours ago
JoeG favorited Diana's photo
9 hours ago
Diana replied to Diana's discussion Man-Child Hunter Biden Skips First Court Hearing and His Lawyer ‘Abruptly Quits’
"Ruh-roh.  This is bad news for Hunter and Joe. EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden will now have to hand…"
10 hours ago
Diana commented on Diana's photo
Thumbnail

Joe Might Go Corn Pop

"Washington Examiner ✔@dcexaminer "Stick it up your ass, fella."Voter that challenged…"
10 hours ago

© 2019   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2019 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted