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

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

Dilyana Gaytandzhieva

Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

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.

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

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.

Though Gaytandzhieva’s report is months old and began through a series of smaller investigations, it gained little traction in Western or international press, even though it was promoted on social media and discussed among some of the world’s foremost experts on Syria and the Middle East. However, on Sunday Qatar-based Al Jazeera featured the story while reporting the shocking news that Gaytandzhieva had been interrogated by Bulgarian authorities before being fired from her newspaper:

Gaytandzhieva said on Thursday in a tweet that she was fired from her job at Trud after she was interrogated by the Bulgarian national security which tried to find out her sources.

She said she first got suspicious of the weapons transferred to Syria when she found Bulgarian-made weapons at the hands “terrorists” in Aleppo while reporting on the Syrian war there.

She said that she then traced those weapons to its Bulgarian manufacturer only to find out that those weapons were legally exported to Saudi Arabia, which in turn supplied it to “terrorists” in Syria.


Al Jazeera is now belatedly highlighting the story in the midst of the current Qatari-Saudi diplomatic war which has resulted in a general airing of dirty laundry as each side continues to accuse the other of supporting terrorism. Regardless, Al Jazeera’s coverage constitutes the first time this story has entered the mainstream. While we’ve reported the recent Trump decision to end the CIA covert program of regime change in Syria, it appears the apparatus for external weapons shipments to jihadists in Syria remains in place through the continuing Silk Way Airlines weapons pipeline. As Al Jazeera reports:

Speaking to Al Jazeera by phone on Sunday from Bulgaria, Gaytandzhieva said: “Saudi Arabia, UAE and the US must stop using the cover of Silk Way Airlines diplomatic flights to supply Eastern European weapons which end up in the hands of terrorists around the world. Diplomatic flights are exempt from checks and inspection.”

Tracking weapons from Eastern Europe to Syrian al-Qaeda: December 2016 Bulgarian news broadcast by Dilyana Gaytandzhieva. Brief English commentary begins at 1:00 mark. The report investigates Bulgarian origin rockets and weaponry said to have been in possession of Nusra Front (AQ in Syria). Leaked documents would later confirm Bulgarian weapons shipped to Saudi Arabia as part of the covert Syria program.

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

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) also carried out their own lengthy investigations which are consistent with Trud News journalist Gaytandzhieva’s findings. Infographic source: Balkan Insight

The CIA program relied heavily on US ally Saudi Arabia to arm anti-Assad jihadists, and while it appears that the White House recently ended the CIA side of things, there’s no evidence to suggest that Saudi Arabia or other participating allied countries ever ceased or even slowed their part of the operations. Also, given that both the CIA and Pentagon contract with private firms acting as middle men to get weapons to the Syrian battlefield, it is uncertain if all aspects of the CIA program have really been shut down. Historically, the CIA has sometimes farmed out legally questionable activities to private contractors for the sake of ‘plausible deniability’. Furthermore, the Pentagon side of the program, which supplies Kurdish and Arab groups in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) appears to be ramping up of late.

Given the latest development of Trud Newspaper firing its own journalist and Bulgarian authorities attempting to locate her sources, it is entirely possible and likely that pressure is building for Trud to remove the story from its website. The new Al Jazeera story has brought fresh international attention to Gaytandzhieva’s findings, which is sure to increase the controversy.

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Below are excerpts from the original Trud report with images of select leaked documents. The original report contains dozens of downloadable leaked memos which were translated with contents summarized by Dilyana Gaytandzhieva.

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

Government docs leaked by hackers (“Anonymous Bulgaria”) reveal weapons pipeline to terrorists in Syria:

According to these documents, Silk Way Airlines offered diplomatic flights to private companies and arms manufacturers from the US, Balkans, and Israel, as well as to the militaries of Saudi Arabia, UAE, and US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and the military forces of Germany and Denmark in Afghanistan and of Sweden in Iraq. Diplomatic flights are exempt of checks, air bills, and taxes, meaning that Silk Way airplanes freely transported hundreds of tons of weapons to different locations around the world without regulation. They made technical landings with stays varying from a few hours to up to a day in intermediary locations without any logical reasons such as needing to refuel the planes.

U.S. sends $1 billion worth of weapons

Among the main customers of the “diplomatic flights for weapons” service provided by Silk Way Airlines are American companies, which supply weapons to the US army and US Special Operations Command. The common element in these cases is that they all supply non-US standard weapons; hence, the weapons are not used by the US forces.

According to the register of federal contracts, over the last 3 years American companies were awarded $1billion contracts it total under a special US government program for non-US standard weapon supplies. All of them used Silk Way Airlines for the transport of weapons. In some cases when Silk Way was short of aircrafts due to a busy schedule, Azerbaijan Air Force aircrafts transported the military cargo, although weapons never reached Azerbaijan.

The documents leaked from the Embassy include shocking examples of weapon transport. A case in point: on 12th May 2015 an aircraft of Azerbaijan Air Forces carried 7.9 tons of PG-7V and 10 tons of PG-9V 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. According to the documents, however, the military cargo was offloaded at Incirlik military base and never reached the consignee. The weapons were sold to Purple Shovel by Alguns, Bulgaria, and manufactured by Bulgaria’s VMZ military plant.

According to the federal contracts registry, in December of 2014 USSOCOM signed a $26.7 million contract with Purple Shovel. Bulgaria was indicated as the country of origin of the weapons.

US covert program sent Bulgarian weapons to Al Qaeda via private military contractor 

On 6 June 2015, a 41-year old American national Francis Norvello, an employee of Purple Shovel, was killed in a blast when a rocket-propelled grenade malfunctioned at a military range near the village of Anevo in Bulgaria. Two other Americans and two Bulgarians were also injured. The US Embassy to Bulgaria then released a statement announcing that the U.S. government contractors were working on a U.S. military program to train and equip moderate rebels in Syria. Which resulted in the U.S. Ambassador to Sofia to be immediately withdrawn from her post. They very same weapons as those supplied by Purple Shovel were not used by moderate rebels in Syria. In December of last year while reporting on the battle of Aleppo as a correspondent for Bulgarian media I found and filmed 9 underground warehoused full of heavy weapons with Bulgaria as their country of origin. They were used by Al Nusra Front (Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria designated as a terrorist organization by the UN).

Saudi Arabia – sponsor and arms distributor

Besides the USA, another country that has purchased huge quantities of Eastern-European weapons and exported them on Silk Way Airlines diplomatic flights is Saudi Arabia. In 2016 and 2017, there were 23 diplomatic flights carrying weapons from Bulgaria, Serbia and Azerbaijan to Jeddah and Riyadh. The consignees were VMZ military plant and Transmobile from Bulgaria, Yugoimport from Serbia, and CHIHAZ from Azerbaijan.

The Kingdom does not buy those weapons for itself, as the Saudi army used only western weapons and those weapons are not compatible with its military standard. Therefore, the weapons transported on diplomatic flights end up in the hands of the terrorist militants in Syria and Yemen that Saudi Arabia officially admits supporting.

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

Report links internationally transported weapons to ISIS

On 5 March 2016, an Azerbaijan Air Force aircraft carried 1700 pcs. RPG-7 (consignor: Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan) and 2500 pcs. PG-7VM (consignor: Transmobile Ltd., Bulgaria) for the Defense Ministry of Saudi Arabia. Diplomatic flights from Burgas Airport to Prince Sultan Airport on 18 and 28 February 2017 each carried a further 5080 psc. 40 mm PG-7V for RPG-7 and 24 978 psc. RGD-5. The weapons were exported by Transmobile, Bulgaria to the Ministry of Defense of Saudi Arabia. Such munitions and RPG-7 originating in Bulgaria can often be seen in videos filmed and posted by the Islamic State on their propaganda channels.

Weapons on Silk Way flight manifests appear on the Syrian battlefield months after arrival in Turkey and Saudi Arabia

The 41.2-ton cargo from Baku and Belgrade included: 7.62 mm cartridges, 12 pcs. sniper rifles, 25 pcs. M12 “Black Spear” caliber 12.7x108mm, 25 psc. RBG 40×46 mm/6M11, and 25 pcs. Coyote machine gun 12.7×108 mm with tripods. The same heavy machine gun appeared in videos and photos posted online by militant groups in Idlib and the province of Hama in Syria a few months later. The aircraft also carried: 1999 psc. M70B1 7.62×39 mm and 25 psc. M69A 82 mm. On 26 February 2016, a video featuring same M69A 82 mm weapons was posted on YouTube by a militant group calling itself Division 13 and fighting north of Aleppo.

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

Interestingly, the aircraft that carried the same type of weapons landed in Diyarbakir (Turkey), 235 km away from the border with Syria. Another type of weapon, RBG 40 mm/6M11, which was from the same flight and supposedly destined for Congo too, appeared in a video of the Islamic Brigade of Al Safwa in Northern Aleppo.

After Turkey, the aircraft landed in Saudi Arabia and remained there for a day. Afterwards it landed in Congo and Burkina Faso. A week later, there was an attempted military coup in Burkina Faso.

Full report and downloadable copies of leaked documents are also available here.

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  • dutchnational

    Good reporting, well done.

    Arming of jihadists is disgusting, whether done by US, KSA, Turkey or Russia (arming the Taliban) or whichever country.

    Sometimes repentance, even late, is a good thing and therefore the US deserves a very little bit of credit for stopping this program.

    • Brian Dippenaar

      What a brainwashed troll.

      CNN claiming Russia is arming the Taliban is a good reason to know its a false story.

      “Sometimes repentance, even late, is a good thing and therefore the US
      deserves a very little bit of credit for stopping this program.”

      This is a brain damaged statement.

      Think of how much death and destruction was caused by this program while it was running for YEARS, how many more successful ISIS and Nusra assaults into Christian villages resulted from these arms!

      “dutchnational” you make me sick and you bring shame to your nation with such words.

      • John Whitehot

        if only was his nation.
        don’t doubt that his nation doesn’t appear among the list of those he brings shame onto. Not that it needs his help in covering itself in shame though.

      • Turbofan

        Couldnt agree more..This dutchnational is disgusting to be honest

      • Brother Ma

        How true! who said us stopped this program? Just because President says its stopped means nothing? How many times have we heard such and we found out they lied and kept going on anyway.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      The CIA hasn’t stopped any of its back door programs and this is according to former intelligence operative for the CIA , just go to their Sites they don’t really hide anything since plausible deniability of which I like to call gullible deniability.

    • Turbofan

      Stop repeating propaganda here idiot.Russia isnt arming any Taliban.The US cannot win in Afghanistan so they are blaming Russia, Pakistan and other countries.
      Pretends to criticize barbaric US foreign policy then immediately tries to defend it or give them some credit in the next statement..What a suck up..No need to pretend here..We know who and what you are..An ISIS sympathizer..

    • Brother Ma

      Repentance is good even if late but a repenting criminal surely cannot expect to be loved and forgiven by most victims.The very best a repenting criminal should expect is watchful waiting from victims whose trust criminal needs to work to obtain.

  • monkeybutler

    You forgot CROATIA

    • Toni Liu

      Ex soviet country that now part of nato must be on list especially at southern europe

  • FlorianGeyer

    I would like to think that this report will open a few eyes of uninformed politicians in many countries, particularly NATO countries. In effect the security apparatus of NATO must have been aware this was going on. Those of us here and elsewhere realised this years ago but the majority of EU citizens remain immersed in their closed world of ignorance and denial.

    EVERY terror incident in Europe has a cause. Had ‘We the People’ been concerned with world affairs rather than Reality TV Freak Shows and Cooking Programmes we would not now be witnessing beheading’s and carnage on our streets.

    • More

      FlorianGeyer
      Politicians in Neoconservative controlled countries, US, UK, France, NATO countries already know Weapons Trafficking is going on but deliberately ignore it.

      • Bru

        well it is state organised.
        At the beginning of the attacks against Syria, the Syrian army caught 14 French advisors who had been giving many Famas French-made assault riffle to terrorists and were training them. The former French government gave many Famas to the terrorists because they planned to replace them by German-made HK, however the new president has made a huge cut in the French military expenditure, so they are in the trouble of running out of equipment now they gave it to terrorists and have not enough budget to buy replacements…

        • More

          Bru

          The French were co masterminds in promoting terrorism in Syria during Sarkozy and possibly earlier era.

          The 14 French Forces captured matter quietly disappeared from the media. There’s a good chance Putin had them returned back to France.

          Macron is a Khazar by heritage like majority of the Neoconservatives, he is probably getting the Saudi – Qatar – UAE, etc to finance.French equipment still being supplied to the Terrorists.

          • Brother Ma

            Where did you learn Macron is Jewish? I have never seen or heard in any media? Personal sources ? I would love to know for my own benefit.

          • More

            Brother Ma

            Macron is a Khazar as well as an arch Zionist, equating any criticism of Israel or the Khazars as anti something. Usual MO promoting Gay rights, cheering on Wars, Conflicts and Chaos upon Israel’s enemies, threatening to unilaterally attack Syria, Banking background with Rothschild Group.

            Khazars hide their true background like other Khazars whose Kippahs have slipped off, Tony Blair, David Cameron, Jack Straw, Oliver Letwin, Malcolm Rifkind, Michael Howard etc.

            http://www.blacklistednews.com/Emmanuel_Macron_banns_RT_and_Sputnik._Is_the_Presidential_hopeful_out_to_kill_free_speech_in_France%3F/58224/0/38/38/Y/M.html

      • FlorianGeyer

        Yes ‘More’ we all know that here BUT many Politicians are in denial. Some because they are senile or dull and others because of personal ambition and or blackmail etc.

        • More

          FlorianGeyer
          Mossad has a lot of Polaroid Pix, Videos, Offshore Bank Statements, LoL:)))

          • FlorianGeyer

            Yes, and the only real solution is extermination. That would be a final solution to the problem. Dead men and women cannot be blackmailed , ergo the blackmailer has no power either.

    • Brother Ma

      Too true Florian!

  • LynFSN

    Brilliant artile! I expected that Serbia would be on the list.

    • Kosmas Aitolos

      Why? Why would Serbia who suffered at the hands of head chopping jihadists paid and trained by NATO send weapons to jihadists in Syria.I do not think so!

      • goingbrokes

        Good question! Politically thinking we wouldn’t expect Serbia to be part of this. But there is no simple answer to this. There are some very dirty deals going on in E-Europe and to balance the budget a little even Serbs are happy to sell parts of their old stock. It is part of some very murky events.

  • sagbotgamot

    Nice story to cover and protect the real ISIS benefactor…zionist Israel.

    • Brian Dippenaar

      Israel doesn’t have the money to run an operation like this.

      • santiago

        It does have the money through USAID and Military Aid.
        Also Israel has all the contacts in the region, they have their “krypto Jew pseudo Muslim plants all over, this is widely known and they have been exposed more than a dozen times. Also their Jew Abdullah II cousins have a lot of power in the region a long with the Jew Wahhabi/Salafist ideology they have all their bases covered.

        The US would never be able to do anything without Israel and the Brits.

        • Brother Ma

          Yes i agree.Wahhabis in Saudi are crypto -Jews all along as are Donmeh crypto _Jew in Turkey all in high places especially in Kemalist ranks.Dont forget mosaad agent who was leading imam leader of Isis group who beheaded twenty or thirty coptic christians on Libyan beach last year on video.whats that about!

          I have heard of undercover narc cops but any undercover cop who drugs and kills school teenagers while on a job i call a drug dealer and hang.i dont consider them undercover cops anymore.

      • More

        Brian Dippenaar
        They make their Gentile slaves pay for it from money they lend.

  • John

    Well done, Dilyana. It is reassuring that there are a few courageous, honest reporters like you. The limp, gutless characters that fired you?–you really don’t want to be working for that type . . . they stain anything they touch. The lesson is great: it will make you much stronger in every way, and to be sure, you have won the respect of a great many. My hat off to you. Even those who sell themselves for a few miserable dollars and ego-feeding will have a good amount of reluctant respect for you. Keep going Dilyanya– the whole world needs great people like you. God bless you.

  • More

    The US led “Terror Axis” exposed and Trump’s new slogan confirmed:
    “Let’s make ISIS and Al Qaeda Great Again !”

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      This was done long before Trump came to Office this was all part of Obama-take-Care-of-Business Biatch! ,The deep state Axis of Terror exposed!

      • More

        Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        Agreed the covert Neoconservative inspired US Sponsored Terrorist Program, aka “Arab Spring” started under Obama.

        It should be noted all modern day US Presidents are controlled by the Neoconservatives including Trump who is continuing the “Neoconservative” Projects.

        • Brother Ma

          yep!

          • More

            Brother Ma
            The President of the USA is a “Con Artist”, a Conveyor belt politician controlled by the Neoconservatives who also control their NeoStooges, the NeoLiberals.

            When the current “Con Artist” falls off the conveyor belt, there is another Con artist ready for W A R, Willing, Able and Ready to take his place.

            Neoconservative projects have to be managed by the “Con Artist”, conveyor belt politician, Russia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Iran, Yemen, etc.

            The above MO also fits most of the recent UK Prime Ministers, French Presidents, etc.

          • Brother Ma

            Yep i agree.Voting is just window dressing put out to make us think we have control. Yet when they choose the candidates for you to choose from they have practically chosen who you will vote for.see Democrats sabotaging sanders so that clinton is last candidate standing. See also Trump being upset candidate for already chosen rebublican candidate – florida bush! What can we do though.

          • More

            Brother Ma
            “…What can we do though….”

            First the Bottom-line:
            To defeat the Khazars would need a total and complete Worldwide Economic collapse.

            First stage is to understand the Khazars, their aims and objectives which are planned weeks, months, years, decades and centuries in advance. The Khazars lose in some directions, gain in others whilst their Projects develop and move forward.

            The Khazars have developed a Control Matrix over Society, control of Money, NLP – Neuro Linguistic Programming, the MSM, Hollywood, TV, etc., promoting “Lifestyle” Gay practice, Adult Entertainment, Neoliberal, Right Wing, Behavior modelling, Diminishing Religion, control of Government, Economy, Military Industrial Complex etc.

            Democracy and Freedom of Expression preached daily in the MSM is known as Totalitarian Democracy, a term made famous by Israeli historian J. L. Talmon.

            It refers to a system of government in which lawfully elected representatives maintain the integrity of a state whose citizens, whilst granted the right to vote, have little or no participation in the decision-making process of the state.

          • Brother Ma

            Thank you.I did not know re Talmon.Now I have learned re Michels and Talmon today.In same vein, I do know sigmund Freud’ s nephew was very big advocate of propaganda even in democracies.I cant recall his name right now.He went to UK and USA and helped in WWII.starts with b i think.

          • Brother Ma

            Yes. I remembered.His surname was Bernays.

  • Bru

    superb investivation, the US regimw created, trained and armed ISIS, FSA and countless other terroristbgroups in Syria just they did with the Taliban in Afghanistan in the eighties, whom they used to call “freedom fighters”.
    Would the top of terrorism support in the world look like this:
    #1 USA
    #2 KSA
    #3 Qatar
    #4 Turkey
    #5 UAE ?

    • SG

      They accomplished a similar feat in the former Yugoslavia (including the Jihadist KSA in Serbian Kosovo), Russia (N. Caucasus), Libya (that spread into Tunisia, Algeria, Mali, Niger, Burko Faso, and Ghana), Syria, Iraq, Mexico (to eliminate cartel crime syndicates = killing off the competition), Europe & USA (Operation Gladio 2.0 false-flags), Afghanistan again (explains ISIS’ presence there to push into Chinese Xinjiang & post-Soviet Central Asia, the NWO deep state of Zion won’t be too happy when Russia and China eventually destroy the CIA’s Afghan narcotics racket), Indonesia (Jakarta bombing), and the Philippines (to topple Rodrigo Duterte for challenging US hegemony over the Philippines and cracking down on Filopino drug cartels).

      • Brother Ma

        Too true.

    • martin aguilar

      Israel also, common denomintor of ALL is ZIONISM

      • martin aguilar

        NATO has today changed the name to : NORTH ATLANTIC TERRORIST ORGANIZATION

        • goingbrokes

          Yes, we should never call it by any other name from now on!

    • santiago

      Israel is the first to use and device modern terrorism and created Hamas to erode the PLO, it is also well known that they support Daesh and other “moderate” terrorists. So it would e more like:
      1.- Israel
      2.- USA
      3.- KSA
      4.- Jordan
      5.- Turkey
      6.- Qatar.

      • Brother Ma

        Not true.British used native indian renegades against other tribes and Continental Pro independence rebels,now called usa americans well before 1800,as terrorists and Russia used Bulgarians irregulars as terrorists in ottoman region of Macedonia in 1900 and british used euro jews against arabs in Palestine in 1930_ 40s and british used turks as terrorists in pre independence cyprus against greeks in 1950 and usa again used Montagnards against everyday other Vietnamese in 1960s.just off top of my head .

  • Brad Isherwood

    https://medium.com/war-is-boring/yikes-syrian-rebels-wield-old-aircraft-machine-guns-138161b2b0e5
    http://conservative-headlines.com/2015/06/alleged-stockpile-of-5000-stg-44s-in-syria/

    Syrian conflict,Iraq…..Criminals dumping guns which in some cases are WW 2 Era.
    CIA must have so many criminals offering them arms….CIA must learn to say No in 25 languages.

    Have the Chinese been able to dump Norinco firearms on Syria and Iraq?

  • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

    I am glad she and Trud kept on with the story remember when she broke the story of the Bulgarian weapons at the time , great piece of investigative Journalism. This must have the Bulgarian authorities scared with them being involved implicitly in a weapons-for-Jihadi program and being a complicit central figure in the destabilization of the foreign nation of Syria and possibly more countries.

    • Brother Ma

      Big mistake by Bulgaria.obviously directed to do so by top government officials in league with Nato deep state.Big mistake as Bulgaria has big population of troublesome Turks with a history of head chopping.see internet re “Bulgarian Horrors” photos,articles and paintings.It was the most talked about evil deed of the 1800s .

      Bulgaria when soviet was strong enough and brave enough to kick out half a million Turks in 1980s because even after a hundred years they never assimilated and always waited for a chance to head chop and make Bulgaria a caliphate again….just like stupid Nato let Kossovo and Bosnia become in nineties!

      Bulgaria will pay if it keeps going on like this.

  • ελευθεριος βενιζελος

    they had turkey on their side why go in all of this trouble?? for sure the depos all over eastern europe are empty…

  • Keith Smith

    great article. ty SF

  • Brother Ma

    Sorry to go off topic. Am i the only one who thinks she is hot? Smart,brave and beautiful.wow!