Sunday, June 26, 2016

Jordanian Intelligence Stole U.S. And Saudi Arms For Syrian Rebels And Sold Them On The Black Market

Syrian rebel training is classified in the US and a government secret in Jordan [Hosam Katan/Reuters]

New York Times: C.I.A. Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say

AMMAN, Jordan — Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials.

Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, F.B.I. officials believe after months of investigating the attack, according to people familiar with the investigation.

The existence of the weapons theft, which ended only months ago after complaints by the American and Saudi governments, is being reported for the first time after a joint investigation by The New York Times and Al Jazeera. The theft, involving millions of dollars of weapons, highlights the messy, unplanned consequences of programs to arm and train rebels — the kind of program the C.I.A. and Pentagon have conducted for decades — even after the Obama administration had hoped to keep the training program in Jordan under tight control.

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WNU Editor: This CIA program resulted in Americans being killed .... someone has to be held accountable.

More News On U.S. And Saudi Arms Destined For Syrian Rebels Ending-Up On The Black Market

Weapons for Syrian rebels sold on Jordan's black market -- Al Jazeera
CIA weapons for Syrian rebels sold to arms black market: NYT -- Reuters
CIA weapons for Syrian rebels funneled onto black markets: report -- The Hill
Jordanian Intel Stole US Arms for Syrian Rebels on Regular Basis -- Sputnik
Stolen CIA Arms Shipment To Syrian Rebels Was Used To Murder Americans -- Daily Caller


Si-vis-pasen- said...

Wishful thinking that someone should be held responsible, but the truth of the matter is the no one was held accountable in the Fast and the Furious operation. border patrol agent was killed if am correct,the questions is do they also sold some manpads in the (black market) we should see.

Anonymous said...

This is not Canada. Only little people are held accountable in the U.S. Generals and politicians skate.

Jay Farquharson said...

The story is bs. Full of holes, myths and propaganda.

the international operations rooms to coordinate the Syrian rebels in Turkey and Jordan started in 2012

the CIA supervised smuggling of weapons from Libya to Syria in 2011/12

the Gulf countries depend in the U.S. for their intelligence and defense; they do not "go rogue" unnoticed and unchallenged unless it is in U.S. interests

no state, not even Jordan, will pamper officers who "stole" and sold weapons if these deeds were against orders and the interests of the state.

Jordan's getting cold feet about the "Southern Front". A CIA supplied Toyota , provided to the so called moderates, came back to Jordan as an ISIS VBIED,

This "story" is just anonamous "US Officials" pumping out the propaganda to pressure Jordan.