The Pro-Israel CIA AGAIN Secretly Arming ISIS, $10s of Millions Go to Yemen’s Jihadis (Russian TV News)
The US has been arming Islamic radicals since the 1980’s Soviet-Afghan War (at least). Over the last few years, US arms and equipment kept turning up in the hands of ISIS.
But that’s all just a coincidence, right?
And here’s a report about it from RT:
The USA supplies and sells weapons to terrorists in Yemen under the cover of a NATO operation. That’s what Bulgarian journalists found out. How does the scheme of supporting the rebels work?
Evgeny Poddubny, the head of the VGTRK Bureau in the Middle East in Northern Africa, will tell us.
Tens of millions of dollars worth of weaponry for ISIS fighters: the American buy mortar rounds and rifles in Serbia and Bulgaria for the Afghan Army. But this ammunition is eventually used by terrorists of so-called Islamic State in Yemen.
The story that compromised Washington surfaced thanks to the investigation by Dilyana Gaytandzhieva. She’s a Bulgarian journalist who, once again, has shed light on the obscure business of the American intelligence agencies. The reporter got in her possession the documents that enabled her to follow the path of the mortar rounds from the ISIS cell in Yemen to their production facility.
Among the investigative materials are standstills from an ISIS propaganda video featuring Serbian-made 82-mm shells. The labeling is well seen on the ammunition: M74 HE KV lot 04/18. The first two letters mean that the shells were manufactured at the Krusik Weaponry Plant in Serbia. The following digits, 04/18, mean that the ammunition of the #04 series was made in 2018. This lot number enables us to follow the path of the mines from Serbia to the terrorists in Yemen. According to the papers of the shells that are shown in the terrorists’ video, they were purchased by the American company Alliant Techsystems, a company that is entirely owned by ATK Orbital which, in its turn, has close ties with the U.S. government. The Serbian state-owned company Yugoimport became an exporter.
The investigation materials include the documents that prove that. Everything is there down to the contracts numbers. It was over one hundred thousand pieces of ammunition that cost tens of millions of dollars. The investigation materials make it clear as well that the final freighter of the Serbian cargo was changed several times. It was a warehouse in the state of Missouri, a military base in Afghanistan, and the Afghan police force. Truth be told, the author of the investigation states that Afghan law enforcement never uses this kind of shells.
She says that, in this case, the freighter’s address is a fake one. To deliver this weaponry batch, they hired the Azerbaijani air company Silk Way. This transportation company, in fact, is often used to deliver weaponry manufactured at European plants to the world’s hot spots on America’s behalf. The aircraft have delivered weaponry to Baku, to the Turkish Incirlik Air Base, which is used by the Americans, and to the United Arab Emirates.
Now, I need to give more details on the situation in Yemen itself, where these mortar rounds from Serbia, bought with American money, resurface. In Yemen, there’s a war going on, where pro-Saudi troops fight the Houthi who, in their turn, are supported by Iran. Saudi Arabia is acting straightforwardly. This country’s airforce made an airstrike on Yemen’s territory. The Americans, of course, take the side of their main allies in the region. The band of the ISIS terrorist group happens to fight against the Houthi. Therefore, they are helping the coalition, and they are doing it for a purpose. The ammunition, bought with American money, end up in the hands of the most notorious and dangerous terrorist group in the world.
Before that in Syria, the weaponry that was sent by the American government to the so-called moderate armed opposition ended up in the hands of the ex-branch of Al-Qaeda in Syria. There, it often happened either because Al-Nusra’s groups were stronger than smaller groups or after the radicalization of the members of the opposing formations that led to them voluntarily join the radicals, along with their weaponry, naturally.
The situation in Yemen is fundamentally different. The results of the investigation published today point out that there’s an entire covert scheme in place enabling Washington to secretly arm radical groups where the Americans need them. Besides, the United States spec ops forces are acting on the territory of Yemen. You can even find photos of them on social media. Their outfit lets one draw the conclusion that these are not simple American soldiers. It appears that there are coordinators on-site who are capable of organizing logistics activities in such a complicated region.Support Russia Insider – Go Ad-Free!
In fact, if the American mainstream media paid attention to this information it could lead to a serious internal scandal in the USA, as the representatives of the Pentagon and the State Department are constantly trying to convince the American voter that American soldiers fight the representatives of the pseudo-caliphate in such countries as Syria. Even though it’s clear that, as for Syria, the Americans do it half-heartedly there; it’s more likely that they are trying to moderate the ISIS groups in a way that present Washington’s politics in a more positive light.
Of course, it’s not so easy for an American citizen to make sense of that. In the case of the Yemen dossier, it’s much more transparent and clear. However, this investigation is hardly likely to be discussed on the news channels that are funded by the Republicans and the Democrats. By the way, no later than tomorrow, the authors will publish the second part of the investigation. We’re onto that.
Sun, 01 Sep 2019
While US President Donald Trump boasts about the defeat of Islamic State in Syria, US government-purchased weapons appear in the hands of Islamic State terrorists in Yemen.
Recently I anonymously received explosive documents from the Serbian state-owned arms companies Krusik and Jugoimport SDPR, including e-mails, internal memos, contracts, photos, delivery schedules, and packing lists with lot numbers of weapons and their buyers. Among the leaked documents I also received scanned passports of arms dealers and government officials from the US, Saudi Arabia and UAE. They have been involved in the trafficking of at least 3 million pieces of Serbian weapons (mortar shells and rockets) to Yemen and Syria in the last three years.
Tracking the lot number of these Serbian weapons I was able to identify and trace mortar shells in the hands of Islamic State terrorists in Yemen back to their buyer – the US Government.
These documents expose the biggest lie in US foreign policy – officially fighting terrorism while secretly supporting it.
What is at stake in Yemen? The war in Yemen is a proxy war for control over one of the poorest countries in the world. It has led, according to UN, to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with an estimated 24 million people (close to 80% of the population) being in urgent need of protection and assistance. That includes two million children under five who are starving to death. It is a war between Iran, on the one hand, and the US, Saudi Arabia and UAE, on the other hand. The Islamic State, however, also plays a significant role in this armed conflict. The terrorist group in Yemen fights mainly against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels who control Northern Yemen.
For more on what the war in Yemen is really about, see here:
End user: the Islamic State
On 27 July 2019 the Islamic State group released a propaganda video featuring its branch in Yemen. The video shows barbaric scenes of atrocities including shocking scenes of beheadings of people kept in captivity by the Islamic State in Yemen. One 5-second frame shows weapons purchased by the US government in the hands of the terrorists. Here is how I discovered that. The mark on the mortar shells is clearly visible – 82 mm M74 HE KV lot 04/18. The two letters KV mean that those mortar shells were manufactured by the Serbian arms factory Krusik (K stands for Krusik and V – for Valjevo, the town where the factory is located). The following digits 04/18 mean that the mortar shells are lot 04, produced in 2018.
As I had already had documents about arms exports from Krusik I was able to trace back this particular lot 04/18. According to the documents, such 82 mm M74HE mortar shells KV lot 04/18 which appear in the Islamic State video in Yemen were purchased by the American company Alliant Techsystems LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of ATK Orbital, USA) on behalf of the US Government. The exporter was the Serbian state-owned company Jugoimport SDPR. The packing list of the weapons for their export was signed on 12 February 2018. They were purchased under the contract MP00135498 between Jugoimports SDPR and Alliant Techsystems LLC, USA. The quantity of the weapons was 10,500 pcs.
According to the contract MP00135498, signed on 20 January 2017, the American company Alliant Techsystems LLC purchased a total of 105,150 pcs. of 82 mm mortar shells “for the needs of the US Government” (za potrebe VLADA SAD in Serbian in the original documents). The exporter was Jugoimport SDPR, Serbia and the manufacturer – Krusik, Serbia. Both Serbian companies are state-owned and under the control of the Serbian government. The price of the deal indicated in the contract is $8,043,975.
The shipping address in the contract is LCAAP Receiving 25201 East 78 Highway, Independence MO 64056. This is the address of Lake City Army Ammunition Plant – a U.S. government-owned facility in north-eastern Independence, Missouri. However, in the attached documents the shipping address is changed to: Afghan National Army Ammo depot 22 Bankers, Pol-e-Charki, Afghanistan, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A CJ4). This is a lead US DoD Agency which tracks shipment delivery from issue to end user and coordinates the delivery to the ammunition depot in Kabul.
Furthermore, the documents show that Alliant Techsystems LLC purchased the Serbian weapons under a US federal contract W52P1J16D0058-0007. According to the US federal contracts registry, this is a $50,426,847 contract between Alliant Techsystems LLC and the US Department of the Army for the delivery of non US standard weapons to Afghanistan in 2017-2018.
Under the cover of NATO Operation Resolute Support
After I identified who had purchased this particular lot 04/18 in the Islamic State video in Yemen, I tracked how and when it was exported.
On 3 April 2018 Jugoimport SDPR (the exporter) sent an e-mail to Krusik (the arms manufacturer) to confirm a shipment on a Silk Way West Airlines flight 7L9632 on 15 April 2018 to the destination Belgrade-Kabul-Baku. Jugoimport SDPR sent three packing lists so that Krusik prepare the shipment. The three packing lists were for the lots 04/18, 06/18, and 07/18 (10,500 pcs., 2,406 pcs., and 2,920 pcs. of mortar shells 82 mm M74 HE respectively). Alliant Techsystems LLC is indicated as the consignee of the weapons.
The next day (4 April 2018) Jugoimport SDPR sent a second e-mail informing Krusik that the plan had been changed. The shipment that was planned for export on the flight on 15 May 2018 must be prepared for export on a flight on 8 May 2018 (lots 04/18, 06/18, and 07/18). The other shipment that was planned for export on the flight on 8 May 2018 must be prepared for export on the flight on 15 May 2018 (8,500 pcs. of mortar shells 82 mm HE lot 05/18). Why the cargo was exchanged, Jugoimport SDPR did not clarify.
On 17 April 2018 Jugoimport SDPR sent to Krusik the Alliant Techsystems LLC (ATK) approved delivery plan. The air company that was chartered to transport the weapons was Silk Way using a special NAG military call sign. This is a military call sign given by NATO for the operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan (see the document library below). Resolute Support is a NATO-led train, advise and assist mission in Afghanistan meaning that the weapons were supplied under the cover of this program.
The mortar shells featured in the Islamic State video in Yemen (lot 04/18, 10,500 pcs.) were shipped on a Silk Way flight Belgrade-Kabul booked for 8 May 2018. The end user indicated is the Afghan National Army (ANA). The same flight transported also 2,406 pcs. (lot 06/18) and 2,920 pcs. (lot 07/18) of 82 mm mortar shells with an end user the Afghan National Police (ANP).
A total of 40,236 pcs. of 82 mm mortar shells HE were transported on four Silk Way flights in May 2018 with the end user being the Afghan National Police. All of them were purchased by Alliant Techsystems LLC (ATK) on behalf of the US Department of the Army under a $81.5 million US federal contract W52P1J16D0058-0006.
According to the US Federal contracts registry, the contract W52P1J16D0058-0006 is for the delivery of non US standard ammunition and mortar weapon systems. The country of origin is Bulgaria meaning that Bulgarian weapons were also purchased under the same Pentagon contract.
In the delivery plan which Alliant Techsystems LLC provided to Jugoimport and Krusik some of the Serbian mortar shells were re-exported via Burgas Airport in Bulgaria on three Silk Way flights on 25 April, 18 May and 29 May 2018. Coincidentally, Bulgarian AR-SF rifles also appear in the hands of Islamic State terrorists in Yemen in the same video as the Serbian mortar shells from Krusik. This particular type of rifle is manufactured by the Bulgarian arms factory Arsenal.
A leaked e-mail between Jugoimport and Krusik dated 15 March 2018 reveal that the weapons exported on papers to the Afghan National Police (lots 06/18, 07/18 and 08/18) under the Pentagon contract W52P1J16D0058-0006 were shipped to storage depot 22 Bunkers, Pol-e Charki, Kabul. The weapons (lot 04/18) in the video of the Islamic State in Yemen were also shipped to that address but with the end user listed as the Afghan National Army.
The same storage depot 22 Bunkers at Pol-e Charki was investigated by the US Senate committee following revelations that private US contractors from Blackwater had smuggled hundreds of weapons intended for use by the Afghan Police.
350 diplomatic flights carry weapons for terrorists
Silk Way Airlines which the US Government commissioned to transport the weapons from Serbia and Bulgaria is an Azeri state-run company. Diplomatic notes which were leaked to me in 2017 revealed that Silk Way Airlines carried out 350 diplomatic flights with weapons for terrorists in Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and Africa. The flights were chartered by the Pentagon, Saudi Arabia and UAE. The weapons were secretly offloaded in Baku, Incirlik Air Base, Prince Sultan Air Base, etc. where the planes stopped for technical landings after which they continued empty to their final destination. The new leaked documents prove that this international weapons shipment network has never ended and continue to this date.
About the author
Dilyana Gaytandzhieva is a Bulgarian investigative journalist, Middle East correspondent and Arms Watch founder. Over the last two years she has published a series of revealing reports on weapons supplies to terrorists in Syria and Iraq. Her current work is focused on documenting war crimes and illicit arms exports to war zones around the world. dilyana.bg
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For more from Dilyana, see:
- Pentagon Biological Weapons Program Never Ended: US Bio-labs Around The World
- Ethnic-Specific Weapons: Leaked Documents Reveal US Diplomats in Georgia Trafficking Human Blood And Pathogens For Pentagon Biowarfare Laboratory
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Also check out SOTT radio’s interview: The Truth Perspective: Interview with Dilyana Gaytandzhieva: Pentagon Biological Warfare And Arms Trafficking to Terrorists