Bombshell Report Catches Pentagon Falsifying Paperwork For Weapons Transfers To Syrian Rebels

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

A new bombshell joint report issued by two international weapons monitoring groups Tuesday confirms that the Pentagon continues to ship record breaking amounts of weaponry into Syria and that the Department of Defense is scrubbing its own paper trail. On Tuesday the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) produced conclusive evidence that not only is the Pentagon currently involved in shipping up to $2.2 billion worth of weapons from a shady network of private dealers to allied partners in Syria – mostly old Soviet weaponry – but is actually manipulating paperwork such as end-user certificates, presumably in order to hide US involvement.

The OCCRP and BIRN published internal US defense procurement files after an extensive investigation which found that the Pentagon is running a massive weapons trafficking pipeline which originates in the Balkans and Caucuses, and ends in Syria and Iraq. The program is ostensibly part of the US train, equip, and assist campaign for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF, a coalition of YPG/J and Arab FSA groups operating primarily in Syria’s east). The arms transfers are massive and the program looks to continue for years. According to Foreign Policy’s (FP) coverage of the report:

The Department of Defense has budgeted $584 million specifically for this Syrian operation for the financial years 2017 and 2018, and has earmarked another $900 million of spending on Soviet-style munitions between now and 2022. The total, $2.2 billion, likely understates the flow of weapons to Syrian rebels in the coming years.

But perhaps more shocking is the following admission that Pentagon suppliers have links with known criminal networks, also from FP:

According to the report, many of the weapons suppliers — primarily in Eastern Europe but also in the former Soviet republics, including Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Ukraine — have both links to organized crime throughout Eastern Europe and spotty business records.

The sheer amount of material necessary for the Pentagon program — one ammunition factory announced it planned to hire 1,000 new employees in 2016 to help cope with the demand — has reportedly stretched suppliers to the limit, forcing the Defense Department to relax standards on the materials it’s willing to accept.

It is likely that the organized crime association is the reason why the Pentagon has sought to alter its records. In addition, the sheer volume of weaponry continuing to ship to the Syrian battlefield and other parts of the Middle East means inevitable proliferation among unsavory terror groups – a phenomenon which has already been exhaustively documented in connection with the now reportedly closed CIA programto topple the Syrian government. The associations and alliances among some of the Arab former FSA groups the DoD continues to support in the north and east remains fluid, which means means US-supplied weapons will continue to pass among groups with no accountability for where they end up.

One of the authors of the OCCRP/BIRN report, Ivan Angelovski, told Foreign Policy that, “The Pentagon is removing any evidence in their procurement records that weapons are actually going to the Syrian opposition.” The report is based on internal US government memos which reveal that weapons shipment destination locations have been scrubbed from original documents.

Falsified and altered Pentagon procurement documents (Click to enlarge):

Bombshell Report Catches Pentagon Falsifying Paperwork For Weapons Transfers To Syrian Rebels

Is an EUC (End User Certificate) still an EUC if it doesn’t include an end user?

Bombshell Report Catches Pentagon Falsifying Paperwork For Weapons Transfers To Syrian Rebels

Balkan Insight, which is hosting the original investigative report: “Seven US procurement documents were whitewashed to remove reference to ‘Syria’ after reporters contacted the Pentagon to enquire about whether the exporting countries – Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine and Georgia – had been informed of the destination.”

The fact that Foreign Policy, which is the foremost establishment national security publication in the world, would admit that the Pentagon’s Syria weapons procurement program is tied to East European organized crime is itself hugely significant. At this point the evidence is simply so overwhelming that even establishment sources like FP – which itself has generally been pro-interventionist on Syria – can’t deny it.

FP further reports that the Pentagon program “appears to be turbocharging a shadowy world of Eastern European arms dealers.” And adds further that, “the Pentagon is reportedly removing documentary evidence about just who will ultimately be using the weapons, potentially weakening one of the bulwarks of international protocols against illicit arms dealing.”

Bombshell Report Catches Pentagon Falsifying Paperwork For Weapons Transfers To Syrian Rebels

Map/Infographic produced as part of the OCCRP/BIRN report, itself confirmed by Foreign Policy magazine. Notice the map denotes that prior CIA weapons went directly to Idlib province (northwest, section in green) and the Golan border region (south). Both of these areas were and continue to be occupied by al-Qaeda (in Idlib, AQ’s Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham). In Idlib specifically, analysts have confirmed genocidal cleansing of religious minorities conducted by AQ “rebels” directly assisted by CIA weapons.

Late last month we featured the story of Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, who was fired from her job after being interrogated by national intelligence officials for exposing the same Pentagon arms network which is the subject of the latest OCCRP/BIRN investigation. At the time, Al Jazeera was the only major international outlet which covered the story, which confirmed that Bulgarian agents interrogated Gaytandzhieva and “tried to find out her sources.” An anonymous source had leaked a large trove of internal government files connected to the arms trafficking to the East European-based Trud Newspaper journalist, which was the basis of her reporting. The newest investigation released Tuesday appears to include some of the same documents, also confirmed by Gayandzhieva.

Read the full OCCRP/BIRN investigation here.

Read Zero Hedge’s original coverage of the Pentagon’s Balkan arms pipeline here.

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  • Serious

    They have done it, they are doing it and they will do it.

    My question if who will stop them.

  • Serious

    The US regime is very smart and ruthless. You must out the same amount of smartness and “ruthlessness” if yoiu want to remove this huge terrorist organization.

    Otherwise, how can you have a chance to succeed ? You are just delaying the problem or delaying a bigger problem.

  • FlorianGeyer

    I wonder how many of the criminal arms dealers utilised by the US are Jewish. I would suspect all or most of them.

    The further criminal behaviour of the United States of America will surely demand actions of ‘Fire and Fury’ to put an end to this American abominable country that seeks to plunder the world.

    • Serious

      Did you see “war dogs” ? They sell weapons and make fun of it they don’t care because noone will tell them a thing. They even make movies on that. And the main character is jewish I think.

      Everyone with a brain of a mouse knows what the US regime is doing. What I see is everyone talking but noone acting.

      • FlorianGeyer

        What will it take for the roughly 50% of decent and moral Americans to rise up against the Zionist and Khazar tyranny that enslaves most with debt ?

        • Serious

          They can’t. They are too brainwashed and too divided.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Is there anything that could lift the fake veil of exceptionalism from their eyes.

          • Serious

            Some nuclear bombs inNew-York and Washington.

          • RichardD

            The Jew slave legislature overriding America First has a 90+% reelection rate and a 10% approval rating. Anyone challenging them without Jew approval gets the Trump treatment and usually loses.

          • FlorianGeyer

            It will likely take a civil war or WW3 then to rid America of the current corrupt Elite ?

          • RichardD

            The Meier prophecies using Plejaren time forward viewing technology call for at least 2 US civil wars this century. That end the US and replace it with smaller states. With the first one to occur in as soon as the current administration.

            With the exception of some really off the wall 911 type of false flag on steroids. Like the staged alien invasion that Dr. Greer and others talk about. The only thing that I see realistically causing a revolution or civil war is an economic collapse of sufficient severity where there’s either a genuine uprising, or it’s used as a pretext for a staged one.

            I’m sure that the Jews and their collaborators are planning both, rather than relinquish control of their primary victim state parasitical host.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Yes, two of the big the Jew bankers also financed both sides during the Napoleonic Wars.
            For the US to regain her sovereignty the people need to stop revering Zionist Jews. The total Zionist control of the MSM and education are their main key to control.

          • RichardD

            When you roll finance, media, and academia together as the Jews have. It gives them the enabling capabilities to control politics, and with it law enforcement and the media. They’ve ridden Christianity’s coat tails for 2,000 years. Without most people realizing just how anti Christian Judaism is in it’s true form. Not the facade that they present for public consumption.

            And when people do find out. As they have over and over again throughout history. They get expelled or exterminated. No wonder they’re paranoid. They know how much they’ve screwed people over and are afraid of the blow back. They’re all over the internet fighting a losing damage control information war.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Is it that their generally pernicious behaviour is due to thousands of years of inbreeding or just a characteristic of their general DNA.

            Or is it as simple as that of Irish Travellers for instance that have got away with thieving, cheating , violence and general anti social behaviour for so long that it becomes a way of life ?

            Or is it that the most rabid of the Jewish cult control those Jews who are decent human beings. There are some :)

          • RichardD

            I think that it starts with the rabbinical class and the Talmud, which the criminal class finds very useful. And yes, after thousands of years of experience some of it may even be inbred and hereditary.

          • goingbrokes

            They are good at identifying “gatekeeper” positions, and top positions and getting into them. Their tribal affiliation is strong and they help each other to get those positions, and crucially to exclude the goyim from those positions. When you occupy top position in an organisation it is relatively easy to control its behaviour.

          • Brother Ma

            Dont forget that oncw they reach top positions many estabishment types find out they are jewish miraculously ie wesley clark general and state secretary under clinton. Old bag she was!

          • FlorianGeyer

            It is indeed and that most obvious example of course is the structure of all armies that have ever existed.

          • EL ZORRO

            In 1492, Chemor, Chief Rabbi of Spain received the following reply from the Grand Sanhedrin (elders of Zion) to his plea for advice on how to deal with their threatened expulsion under Spanish Law; it illustrates well how the same ancient agenda was still being adhered to by the elect at this time:

            “Beloved brethren in Moses, we have received your letter in which you tell us of the anxieties and misfortunes which you are enduring. We are pierced by as great a pain to hear it as yourselves. The advice of the Grand Satraps and the Rabbis is the following:

            1. As for what you say that the King of Spain obliges you to become Christians: do it, since you cannot do otherwise.

            2. As for what you say about the command to despoil you of your property: make your sons merchants that they may despoil, little by little, the Christians of theirs.

            3. As for what you say about making attempts on your lives: make your sons doctors and apothecaries, that they may take away Christian’s lives.

            4. As for what you say of their destroying your synagogues: make your sons canons and clerics in order that they may destroy their churches.

            5. As for the other vexations you complain of: arrange that your sons become advocates and lawyers, and see that they always mix in affairs of State, that by putting Christians under your yoke you may dominate the world and be avenged on them.

            6. Do not swerve from this order that we give you, because you will find by experience that, humiliated as you are, you will reach the actuality of power.

            (Signed) Prince of the Jews of Constantinople”

            (Julio-Inigrez de Medrano—”La Silva Curiosa” 1608 my emphasis).

          • RichardD

            Hopefully what will happen is that Trump and America First supporters will push back the impeachment attempt and Mueller witch hunt. Which are the primary things blocking much of the America First agenda implementation. And more of it can be implemented. Including no wars, better relations with Russia, and progress on a Palestinian state.

          • jade villaceran

            Who would want to strip the exceptionalism? That is why they too brain wash, exceptionalism make them special

          • FlorianGeyer

            Its the power of any cult or religion over its followers . The only only cure is a proper education or death.

          • RichardD

            They’re force fed Jew lies from cradle to grave. Only with the internet over the past 20 years have more people been able to get around the msm monopoly to get at the truth.

            That’s where America First came from. People could see and got fed up with the lies and political insanity.

          • Brother Ma

            Yes bit they have invented a way arouns that. Yes they will protect us from fake news ie news they dont want us to get a hold of!

          • EL ZORRO

            60% of the Americans are drinking fluoridate water under some kind of “medication” or illegal drugs.

        • heydad

          Take the welfare away or make it difficult to get your cheeseburger and you will see a massive uprising for different reasons. I just held out in Florida watching people for a week lose their minds over a storm. No gas and people were ready to fight. Imagine a real crisis and you will see Americans tear each other apart. The deep state is just keeping people idle with food/pleasures/distractions for now until they get their one attempt to forcibly control people in the case of a global event like WW3

          • FlorianGeyer

            I fully agree with you. The US and many Western nations populations are only a few days away from anarchy without food and Facebook.

            I had to laugh when the Tesla car owners that attempted to flee the latest hurricane often came to an abrupt halt as the batteries ran out. The frighting aspect of this was Teslas ability to remotely access the cars to give them 30 miles or so more power. That means of course that Tesla can also switch the power off.

          • Brother Ma

            Another example of big brother surveillance. The usa has chips in all newer cars to enable remote switching by law enforcement etc

            Wait till cash is outlawed as well.cell phone needed everywhere so they can shoot a drone at you as well.

          • FlorianGeyer

            I agree with you. The future of humanity is not a rosy one.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        That was a CIA sponsored movie just as many are as was the fake Lord of War was another.

        • Serious

          Hollywood = propagenda.

        • Brother Ma

          Alot of movies are cia driven yes just like sandals in sand flick resurrections like 300 spartans and gladiator.

          Adnan khassogi nato secret armshipper par excellence!

    • Brother Ma

      Well we all know the albanians of kosovo and FYROM were the hitmen,sexslavers,car chop shoppers of europe gangland for years before Kosovo was even heard of by average european and american. I bet they are involved here as well.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Its yet another instance of the US/Israelis using proxy criminals to further their hegemony.

  • Serious

    You sell weapons to who ??? To these low lifes sunnis. That’s the truth. Most sunnis have a criminal mind and love to kill their own people just for a little bit of power or a little bit of money.

    No oxygen, no combustion.

  • hvaiallverden

    Nothing of any surprise here, but I hope She will prevail and be safe.

    Asymmetric war fare, if I had any say I would do something, to as before stated to cut the supply routs thru Europa, and Bulgaria, whom is an major weapons manufacturer of light weapons,, and to the Turkish/Kurdish Mafia, whom runs the Heroin traffic, thru the Balkans and others, but mainly to help the uISISa, because oil is one thing, drugs is much, much more profitable, easy money, simply.

    I would cut this lines into shreds, accidents happen all the time, pee in one of the fuel compartments for that matter, etc, etc, and/or simply visit them and give em an offer they cant refuse, the same as IDF/CIA does all the time.

    Hurt em where they are, scare them to make it crystal clear, the next time you will be impaled, in the city center, scums needs to be treated like scums, the only language scums understand is slamming back, no mercy, and make sure nothing is left of whatever they are doing.
    And give the Country’s Gov. 5 minutes to make up their mind, or you simply eradicate the problem your self, and no MSM will touch this anyway, since they have instigated this, and in that sense, nothing new, the same have happened before, and what I find peculiar is the silence on this.

    Yeah as I recommend the Noevo-russians to do, send out hunting party’s, maximum firepower with minimum force, move fast and disappear.

    Wack em all.

    peace

  • Serious

    If I have a criminal mind and I rob you and you say nothing and do nothing about that why should I stop ???

  • John Whitehot

    this is how real journalism works.

    good job to those who made this inquiry.

  • RichardD

    Great article.

  • VeeNarian (Yerevan)

    Syria will be well within its rights to collect all the US supplied arms from all the recovered parts of Syria, send them to those crossing the US/Mexican border for trade, rest and recreation and then have them returned up the asses of the Pentagon generals who plotted the deaths of 400,000 Syrians.
    Acts of destruction and war deserve a symmetrical response or the perps keep on repeating their “mistakes”.
    O, look, there is another airdrop to ISIS head choppers by mistake!

  • Cheryl Brandon

    Thanks for such an enlightening article; Obomber proved to be just another snake/deceitful/ dangerous/lying/ NEO CON man who robbed American taxpayers out of their money!

  • Mikronos

    Why is this not being waved around the UN?

  • χρηστος

    its a common practice by the US. it buys arms from NATO countries (now) that used to buy weapons from Russia. Poland for example. The new NATO members want (are forced to to be exact) to get rid of their old soviet era equipment and buy NATO standard ones. so they sell them at prices as low as scrap metal costs to ‘arm dealers’, legitimate corps in any case. what will a company do with brand new assault rifles, bullets ,artillery pieces and ammunition etc?sell them and make profit (to pass as legitimate business). To whom?rich Arabs that have tons of oil-dollars to spend……who cares what will they do with these arms….

  • John Mason

    Surely there has to be organizations in the US who would welcome arms for an insurrection. A taste of their own medicine.