Tuesday, December 31, 2019

UN has been obsessed with fighting Assad to the death since July 2012 when Jeffrey Feltman was appointed #2 to Ban Ki-Moon. Elites planned who’d get to plunder such things as Syrian gas resources-Meyssan, 1/28/2016, Germany and the UN Against Syria

At his UN job 2012-2018 Jeffrey Feltman worked “to make the war [in Syria] last long enough for the jihadist groups to achieve victory."...The “Friends of Syria” divvied up Syrian spoils before conquest, (such as Syria gas resources) 6/30/2012. In Jan. 2012, still at State Dept. before moving to the UN in July 2012, an overconfident Jeffrey Feltman commissioned “The Day After” describing plans for post-Assad Syria. UN’s obsession since July 2012 has been removal of Assad, although Jeffrey Feltman has been preparing for war in Syria since 2005 when he was a US diplomat.

1/28/2016, “Germany and the UN against Syria,” Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire
[Image: Jeffrey Feltman, #2 UN official 2012-2018]  

“The neo-conservatives and liberal hawks who have been preparing the war against Syria since 2001 have been relying on several states from the UN and the Gulf Co-operation Council. While we know about the role played by General David Petraeus in launching and pursuing the war until today, two personalities Jeffrey Feltman (number 2 at the UN) and Volker Perthes (Director of the main German think tank) – have remained in the shadows. Together, with the support of Berlin, they have been using and are still manipulating the United Nations in order to destroy Syria. 

In 2005, when Jeffrey Feltman-then the US ambassador in Beirut supervised the assassination of Rafic Hariri, he relied on support from Germany, both for the assassination itself (Berlin supplied the weapon) [1], and for the UN Commission charged with accusing Presidents el-Assad and Lahoud (prosecutor Detlev Mehlis, police commissioner Gerhard Lehmann and their team).  

The international campaign against the two Presidents was notably led by the German political analyst Volker Perthes [2]. Volker Perthes studied in Damascus, Syria, in 1986 and 1987, funded by a German research grant. He then went on to pursue a career as professor of political science in Germany, with the exception of the period between 1991 and 1993, during which he taught at the American University of Beirut. Since 2005, he has been the Director of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), the main German public think tank, which employs more than 130 specialists, half of whom are university professors. 

However, when Feltman organised the Israeli attack on Lebanon in 2006, he implicated only the United States, hoping that once Hezbollah was beaten, Syria would come to its rescue in Beirut, which would provide an excuse for US intervention. Finally, Berlin sent only its marines to participate in the United Nations Forces (Finul). 

During the annual meeting of the Bilderberg Group, between the 5th and the 8th June 2008 – five years before the war [in Syria]-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gave a presentation which underlined the necessity of overthrowing the Syrian government. She was accompanied in this task by the Director of the Arab Reform Initiative [3], Bassma Kodmani (future founder of the Syrian National Council), and the Director of the SWP, Volker Perthes. The Bilderberg Group is a NATO initiative, and NATO directly handles security for these meetings [4]. 

According to a cable revealed by Wikileaks, Volker Perthes advised Ms. Rice concerning Iran. He believed that it would be dangerous to launch a military operation which could have unpredictable regional consequences – it was, however, more efficient to sabotage its economy. Volker Perthes’ advice was followed, in 2010, with the [Obama] destruction of the software of Iranian nuclear plants by the Stuxnet virus [5]. [Achieving, with computer code, what until then could be accomplished only by bombing a country or sending in agents to plant explosives….This is the first attack of a major nature in which a cyber attack was used to effect physical destruction,” said former CIA chief Michael V. Hayden….It is only a matter of time, most experts believe, before it [the US] becomes the target of the same kind of weapon that the Americans have used, secretly, against Iran.”…6/1/2012, “Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran,“ NY Times, David E. Sanger] 

In March 2011, Volker Perthes published an opinion column in the New York Times mocking President el-Assad’s speech to the People’s Chamber, during which the President had denounced a « conspiracy » against Syria [6]. According to Perthes, the « revolution » was under way in Syria, and el-Assad had to go. 

In the summer of 2011, the German government managed the breakthrough of the Muslim Brotherhood in Tunisia and Egypt. It noted that at the CIA’s demand, it hosted the international coordination of the Brotherhood in Aix-la-Chapelle. Berlin thus decided to support the Brotherhood everywhere they attained power, with the exception of Hamas in Palestine, in order to avoid annoying Israël. Under the influence of Volker Perthes, the German Minister for Foreign Affairs – at that time, Guido Westerwelle persuaded himself that the Brotherhood was not « Islamist », but « guided by Islam ». He created a discussion forum with the « moderate Islamist movements (sic), and a Task Force for Syria. As for Perthes, he organised a reception at the Ministry in July [2011] for a delegation from the Syrian opposition, led by Brother Radwan Ziadeh. 

On the 6th October 2011, on the proposition of the State Department, Volker Perthes took part in the closed conference organised by the Turkish Industry & Business Association (Tusiad) and the private US intelligence company Stratfor in order to study Turkey’s energy options, and also the possible responses of eight other countries, including Germany [7]. Present at the meeting were the ten top Turkish fortunes and Taner Yıldız – the Minister for Energy – the man who was supposed to help the Erdoğan organize the funding of the war [in Syria] with oil stolen by [ISIS] Daesh. 

In January 2012, Jeffrey Feltman–then State Department director for the Near East – asked Volker Perthes to direct the « The Day After » programme, which was tasked with putting together the next régime in Syria. These meetings were held over a six-month period and resulted specifically in a report which was made public after the Geneva Conference. 

« The Day After » mobilised 45 members of the Syrian opposition, including Bassma Kodmani and the Muslim Brothhood. It was financed by [US taxpayers] the [so-called] US Institute of Peace, [yet another US taxpayer funded ($38.6 million in 2019) group of “bipartisan experts” who miraculously always agree they need much more free taxpayer cash to grow the parasitic war industry] the equivalent of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED [regime change group]), but is under the authority of the Department of Defense. Also solicited were Germany, France, Norway, Holland and Switzerland. 

« The Day After » drew up the first draft of the plan for the total and unconditional capitulation of Syria, which became the obsession of the United Nations once Jeffrey Feltman was nominated Director of Political Affairs for the United Nations, in July 2012.

[Image] “At his official swearing-in as the number 2 of UN, the 2nd July 2012, Jeffrey D. Feltman takes the oath before General Secretary Ban Ki-moon. As of that date, the [UN] Organisation, which is supposed to promote peace, has been under the control of the « liberal hawks ».” 

Here are the principles of the PerthesFeltman plan [for Syria] 

* the sovereignty of the Syrian People will be abolished ;
* the Constitution will be repealed ;
* the President will be relieved of his functions (but a vice-President will remain in charge of formal functions) ;
* the People’s Assembly will be dissolved ; 

* at least 120 leaders will be considered guilty and banned from any political function, then judged and condemned by an international Tribunal ;
* the Direction of Military Intelligence, the Direction of Political Security and the Direction of General Security will be dismantled and dissolved ; 
 “political” prisoners will be freed and anti-terrorist procedures will be repealed; 

* the Hezbollah and the Guardians of the Revolution will be made to withdraw ; then, and only then, will the international community fight terrorism [8]

At the same time, Volker Perthes organised the « Working Group on Economic Recovery and Development » for the « Friends of Syria ». In June 2012, under the co-presidency of Germany and the United Arab Emirates, this group distributed to the member states of the « Friends of Syria » concessions for the exploitation of Syrian gas, which could be claimed in return for their support for the overthrow of Assad’s régime [9]. [If blood-drenched USIP and its “experts” are as important they think they are, why don’t they have private donors? Why do they take tens of millions in welfare from US taxpayers every year, money that’s desperately needed elsewhere?]

Volker Perthes also organised the “Working Group on Transition Planning” for the Arab League. Finally, he set up the “Syrian Transition Support Networkin Istanbul. 

As from the Geneva Conference (30th June 2012) and the meeting of the « Friends of Syria » in Paris (6th July 2012), we can find no more public traces of Volker Perthes’ role, apart from his publications, which are aimed at maintaining Germany’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood. Germany is maintaining its policy, and after the abdication of the Emir of Qatar and the powerful rise of Saudi Arabia, nominated Boris Ruge – the director for Syria in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs – as its ambassador to Riyadh.
[Image] “In January 2015, Chancellor Angela Merkel demonstrated for tolerance and against terrorism, arm in arm with Aiman Mazyek, the General Secretary of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany. In reality, he is one of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
In the summer of 2015, during his visit to Damascus, the Syrian government asked Staffan De Mistura for an explanation concerning the Perthes-Feltman Plan, of which he had only just been made aware. Highly embarrassed, the special envoy of the General Secretary of the UN confirmed that these documents did not engage him, and promised to take no notice of them. It seems that [thankfully] Moscow had threatened to make them public at the Security Council during the presence of the heads of state at the opening of the General Assembly in September 2015. 

However, the documents were not divulged – their revelation would have questioned the very existence of the United Nations Organisation. During the same period, Berlin once again made contact with Damascus, but the Syrians were unable to determine whether this secret initiative was a reflection of a new policy by Chancellor Merkel, or one more attempt at infiltration. 

However, at the same time, Volker Perthes was nominated by Staffan De Mistura and his superior Jeffrey Feltman [10] as a « peace negotiator » (sic) for the next meeting in Geneva. He will be tasked with meeting alternatively with the delegation from the Syrian [terrorist] opposition and the delegation from the Syrian Arab Republic. 

For the last three years [2013-2015], in violation of their own Charter, the United Nations, far from doing anything at all to help restore peace to Syria, and without presenting the slightest evidence, accuse the Syrian Arab Republic of having put down a revolution, of using chemical weapons against its own population, of the massive practice of torture, and of starving its people. Above all, it is dragging its feet on any peace initiative, leaving time for NATO and the Gulf Co-operation Council to pilot the overthrow of the [Assad government] régime by foreign mercenaries, in this instance the terrorist organisations al-Qaïda and [ISIS] Daesh.” 

“Keep in mind:

* Since 2005, the group assigned to preparing the war in Syria is being piloted by the US diplomat Jeffrey Feltman, assisted by the German academic Volker Perthes.
* In 2005, Feltman organised the assassination of Rafic Hariri (because the security of Lebanon was handled by Syria) ; in 2006, he organised Israel’s war against Lebanon (because Hezbollah was then armed by Syria) ; in 2011, he directed the 4th generation war from the State Department ; since 2012, from the United Nations, for which he has become the number 2, he has been working to make the war last long enough for the jihadist groups to achieve victory. 

* Perthes associated himself with Feltman and the private group Stratfor in order to influence German policy in the Near East. In 2008, he presented the project for régime change in Damascus to the Bilderberg Group. In 2011, he convinced Merkel’s government to support the Muslim Brotherhood during the « Arab Spring ». In 2012, he presided a work group tasked with preparing the new régime, then drew up a plan for the total and unconditional capitulation of Syria. Today, he [Perthes] is the UN director for the Geneva peace negotiations.”

Thierry Meyssan 

Translation Pete Kimberley 


B. August 2012: US Institute of Peace: “The Day After, Supporting a Democratic Transition in Syria” 

[1] According to the United Nations, Rafic Hariri was assassinated by an explosive charge hidden in a van. However, this is impossible, considering the damage caused at the crime scene and especially considering the wounds caused to the victims. I demonstrated that the attack could only have been perpetrated by means of a new weapon which only Germany possessed at that time. In response to my work, the Special Tribune for Lebanon realised an extremely expensive reconstitution of the attack, using a French military base where the crime scene was entirely reconstructed. However, the Tribunal has never made public the results of this reconstitution, and persists in supporting the absurd thesis of a booby-trapped van. “Revelations on Rafik Hariri’s assassination,” by Thierry Meyssan, Оdnako (Russia) , Voltaire Network, 29 November 2010.
[2] For example : «Syria: It’s all over, but it could be messy», Volker Perthes, International Herald Tribune, October 5, 2005, p. 6.
[3] The Arab Reform Initiative is a work group uniting experts from several think tanks and universities. It is an initiative by Henry Siegman (ex-director of the American Jewish Congress) in the name of the US/Middle East Project (USMEP) which works to promote Arab personalities favorable to Tel-Aviv.
[4] “What you don’t know about the Bilderberg-Group”, by Thierry Meyssan, Komsomolskaïa Pravda , Voltaire Network, 9 May 2011.
[5] “WikiLeaks: US advised to sabotage Iran nuclear sites by German thinktank, Josh Halliday, The Guardian, September 18, 2011.
[6] “Is Assad Capable of Reform?”, Volker Perthes, The New York Times, March 30, 2011.
[7] «Küresel Enerji Stratejileri Simülasyonu: Türkiye’nin Gelecek 10 Yılı», Tusaid, 6 Ekim 2011.
[8] “Draft Geneva Communique Implementation Framework”, “Confidence Building Measures”, “Essential Principles”, “Representativness and Inclusivity”, “The Preparatory Phase”, “The Transitional Governing Body”, “The Joint Military Council and Ceasefire Bodies”, “The Invitation to the International Community to Help Combat Terrorist Organizations”, “The Syrian National Council and Legislative Powers during the Transition”, “Transitional Justice”, “Local Governance”, “Preservation and Reform of State Institutions”, “Explanatory Memorandum”, “Key Principles revealed during Consultations with Syrian Stake-holders”, “Thematic Groups”, documents and annexes presented by Jeffrey Feltman, non-published.
[9] The “Friends of Syria” divvy up Syrian economy before conquest, by German Foreign Policy, Voltaire Network, 30 June 2012.
[10] The Italian Staffan De Mistura is Feltman’s deputy, tasked with directing affairs concerning Syrie. He succeed the Algerian Lakhdar Brahimi, who, incidentally, was one of Bassma Kodmani employers at the Arab Reform Initiative. “The Brahimi Plan”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Michele Stoddard , Information Clearing House (USA), Voltaire Network, 29 August 2012.”
[Image] “The German academic Volker Perthes has been working with the CIA in the preparation of the war against Syria since 2005. He directs the most powerful European think tank, the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP).” Voltaire


Sunday, December 29, 2019

With its "American Values" US from 2010-2017 smuggled billions in weapons to headslicing terrorists in Syria, their "boots on the ground." Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is trying to make it illegal for US politicians to provide their terrorist pals with weapons or cash

American values: From 2010-2017 the US smuggled billions in weapons into Syria for use by jihadists. Known as “Timber Sycamore,” the racket involved at least 17 governments and is the most important arms trafficking operation in history. The few remaining Americans not seeking to smuggle weapons to headslicers appreciate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and her efforts since 2017 to pass the Stop Arming Terrorists Act: 

Stop Arming Terrorists,” gabbard.house.gov

“Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Stop Arming Terrorists Act (H.R.608) would stop the U.S. government from using taxpayer dollars to directly or indirectly support groups who are allied with and supporting terrorist groups like ISIS and al Qaeda in their war to overthrow the Syrian government. The legislation is based on congressional action during the Iran-Contra affair to stop the CIA’s illegal arming of rebels in Nicaragua. It is endorsed by Progressive Democrats of America, the U.S. Peace Council, and Veterans For Peace.”… 

“Under U.S. law it is illegal for any American to provide money or assistance to al-Qaeda, ISIS, or other terrorist groups. If an American citizen gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, he or she would be thrown in jail. Yet the U.S. government has been violating this law for years, quietly supporting allies and partners of al-Qaeda, ISIL, Jabhat Fateh al Sham and other terrorist groups with money, weapons, and intelligence support, in their fight to overthrow the Syrian government. The CIA has also been funneling weapons and money through Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and others who provide direct and indirect support to groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. This support has allowed al-Qaeda and their fellow terrorist organizations to establish strongholds throughout Syria, including in Aleppo. 

A recent New York Times article [11/11/2016] confirmed that ‘rebel [terrorist] groups’ supported by the U.S. ‘have entered into battlefield alliances with the affiliate of al-Qaeda in Syria, formerly known as al Nusra.’ This alliance has rendered the phrase ‘moderate rebels’ meaningless. Reports confirm that ‘every armed anti-Assad organization unit in those provinces is engaged in a military structure controlled by [al-Qaeda’s] Nusra militants.’ 

A recent Wall Street Journal article [9/29/2016] reported that many rebel groups are ‘doubling down on their alliance’ with al Nusra. Some rebel groups are renewing their alliance, while others, like Nour al-Din al-Zinki, [child beheaders] a former CIA-backed group and one of the largest factions in Aleppo are joining for the first time. “The Syria Conquest Front—formerly known as the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front–is deeply intermingled with armed opposition groups of all stripes across Syria’s battlefields.”  

“Pouring arms into a war zone only intensifies suffering and makes peace more difficult to achieve.”-Stephen Kinzer, a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, award-winning author and journalist, and supporter of the Stop Arming Terrorists Act. 

The CIA has long been supporting a group called Fursan al Haqq, providing them with salaries, weapons and support, including surface to air missiles. This group is cooperating with and fighting alongside an al-Qaeda affiliated group trying to overthrow the Syrian government. The Levant Front is another so-called moderate umbrella group of Syrian opposition fighters. Over the past year [2017], the United States has been working with Turkey to give this group intelligence support and other forms of military assistance. This group has joined forces with al-Qaeda’s offshoot group in Syria.  

This madness must end. We must stop arming terrorists. 

The American people have felt directly the cost of our nation’s interventionist wars—costs borne by our nation’s sons and daughters who have served, and by communities and people in every part of this country. We have spent trillions of dollars on regime change wars in the Middle East while communities like Hawaiʻi face a severe lack of affordable housing, aging infrastructure, the need to invest in education, health care, and so much more. 

The Stop Arming Terrorists Act (H.R.608) would prohibit any Federal agency from using taxpayer dollars to provide weapons, cash, intelligence, or any support to al-Qaeda, ISIS and other terrorist groups, and it will prohibit the government from funneling money and weapons through other countries who are directly or indirectly supporting terrorists. The [2017] legislation is cosponsored by Reps. Peter Welch (D-VT), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Walter B. Jones (R-NC), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Ted Yoho (R-FLY), and Garrett Thomas (R-VA).”

“More on Stop Arming Terrorists” 

December 12, 2019 Press Release 

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Opposes Defense Bill that Worsens New Cold War and Nuclear Arms Race 

“Washington, DC—Yesterday, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) voted against the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act for reasons stated below. The annual defense bill was passed by the House, 377-48, and now goes to the President for his signature.”…
Among provisions Rep. Gabbard was able to secure in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): 

Preventing funds from being used to knowingly supply weapons or any other form of support to Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and associated groups in section Section 1228 of the bill.”

Added: November 27, 2019 Press Release 

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Resolution to Withdraw U.S. Troops Guarding Oil Fields From Syria 

“Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) introduced H.Con.Res.77 which would require the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria who are currently based there, without Constitutionally-required Congressional authorization, at President Trump’s directive to secure Syrian oil fields.”

Added: June 13, 2019 Press Release 

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Includes ‘Stop Arming Terrorists Act’ in FY20 NDAA 

“Washington, DC-Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) secured inclusion of a provision in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that was passed early this morning which would prohibit the use of taxpayer funds to provide weapons or any form of support to al-Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Jabhat Fateh al Sham, any individual or group associated with these organizations, or any entity the Secretary of Defense determines may trade or sell arms to terrorist organizations. 

Unfortunately, in their dogged pursuit of regime change war, leaders in Washington have used taxpayer dollars to fund programs that directly and indirectly support terrorist groups like al-Qaeda in places like Syria. This continues in Yemen where US-support for Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war in Yemen has resulted in the Saudis delivering US-weapons to terrorist groups like al-Qaeda, as reported by CNN earlier this year [2019],” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. “This is not only wrong, it’s illegal for any American to provide money or assistance to terrorist groups like these. The provision I passed today would make these same rules apply to the U.S. government.” 

Background: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been at the forefront fighting to prevent U.S. support for terrorist groups, directly or indirectly. In the 115th Congress she introduced the Stop Arming Terrorists Act and has condemned the Administration’s weapon sales to Saudi Arabia. She has continued her fight against U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition’s genocidal war in the Yemen.”

Added: October 30, 2019 Press Release 

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Calls on Federal Government to Release Information About 9/11 Terrorist Attacks 

“Washington, DC—Yesterday, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) introduced H.Res.662. The resolution calls on the Federal Government to declassify and release information regarding the September 11, 2001 attacks in order to ensure a full public understanding of what happened and who was involved.”

Added: From 2010-2017 US led 17 nations smuggling billions in weapons into Syria for use by jihadists, US “boots on the ground,” to overthrow Syria Pres. Assad. 

12/14/2018, Operation “Timber Sycamore” continues,” Voltaire, Thierry Meyssan 

“Operation “Timber Sycamore,” initiated by President Barack Obama was privatized a little before the election of President Donald Trump. It is now coordinated by the investment fund KKR (established by Henry Kravis and whose military activities are led by the former head of the CIA, General David Petraeus).
“Timber Sycamore” is the most important arms trafficking operation in History. It involves at least 17 governments. The transfer of weapons, meant for jihadist organizations, is carried out by Silk Way Airlines, a Azerbaïdjan public company of cargo planes. 

In the week 27 November-2 December 2018, eight of this company’s cargo planes landed at Aden (Yemen), Erbil and Bagdad (Iraq), Beirut (Lebanon), Djibouti (Djibouti), Kabul and Bagram (Afghanistan) and Tripoli (Libya).”…

7/18/2017, “Billions of dollars in arms against Syria,” Voltaire, Thierry Meyssan [google translation from French]

An arms trafficking network involving at least 17 states.” 

Over the past seven years [2010-2017], several billion dollars in arms have been smuggled into Syria; a fact which suffices to contradict the narrative according to which this war would be a democratic revolution. Numerous documents attest that this traffic was organized by General David Petraeus, first in a public capacity from the CIA of which he was director, then in a private capacity from the financial company KKR with the help of senior American officials and international, including the UN Deputy Secretary General, Jeffrey Feltman. Thus, the conflict, which was initially an imperialist operation of the United States and the United Kingdom, turned into a private capitalist operation, while in Washington the authority of the White House was contested by the deep state. New elements highlight Azerbaijan’s secret role in the evolution of this war. 

How were the Aleppo jihadists supplied with Bulgarian weapons?

During the liberation of Aleppo and the taking of the Saudi staff there, the Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva noted the presence of her country’s weapons in nine warehouses abandoned by the jihadists. She carefully noted the indications on the cases and, upon returning to her country, investigated how they arrived in Syria.

Since 2009 – with the brief exception of the period from March 2013 to November 2014 -, Bulgaria has been governed by Boïko Borissov, a colorful figure from one of the main European criminal organizations, the SIC. Let us recall that Bulgaria is both a member of NATO and the European Union and that neither of these two organizations has expressed the slightest criticism against the coming to power of a mafia chief identified for a long time by the international police services. 

It is therefore clearly by putting their lives on the line that Dilyana Gaytandzhieva went up the industry and that the editorial staff of Sofia’s daily newspaper, Trud, published her dossier [ 1 ]. While Bulgaria has been one of the main arms exporters to Syria, it has benefited from assistance from Azerbaijan. 

The gigantic CIA arms trade against Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and India 

Since the beginning of the Arab Spring, a gigantic arms trade has been organized by the CIA and the Pentagon in violation of numerous resolutions of the UN Security Council. All the operations that we are going to recap here are illegal under international law, including those organized publicly by the Pentagon. 

In arms trafficking, even when individuals or private companies serve as screens, it is impossible to export sensitive materials without the consent of the governments concerned.

All the weapons we are going to talk about, except the electronic intelligence systems, are of the Soviet type [meaning made by Bulgaria as stated later in the article, as opposed to “NATO type” weapons]. By definition, even if it is claimed that armies equipped with NATO-type weapons are the final recipients of these deliveries, it is impossible. These armies are just used to cover the traffic. 

We already knew that the CIA had called on the SIC and Boïko Borissov to make an emergency Captagon for the jihadists in Libya, then in Syria. Since the investigation of Maria Petkova published in Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), we knew that the CIA and SOCOM (Special Operations Command of the Pentagon) had bought for 500 million dollars of arms from Bulgaria, between 2011 and 2014, for the jihadists. Then that other weapons were paid for by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and transported by Saudi Arabian Cargo and Etihad Cargo [ 2 ].
According to Krešimir Žabec of the Zagreb daily Jutarnji list, at the end of 2012, Croatia delivered 230 tonnes of weapons to Syrian jihadists worth $ 6.5 million. The transfer to Turkey was carried out by three Iliouchins of the Jordan International Air Cargo company, then the weapons were parachuted by the Qatari Army [ 3 ]. According to Eric Schmitt of the New York Times, the whole of this device had been imagined by General David Petraeus, director of the CIA [ 4 ]. 

When in 2012 Hezbollah attempted to uncover CIA and SOCOM traffic, an attack was carried out against Israeli tourists at Burgas airport, the nerve center of traffic. Against the investigation by the Bulgarian police and the findings of the medical examiner, the Borissov government attributed this crime to Hezbollah and the European Union classified the Lebanese Resistance as a “terrorist organization” (sic). It was not until the temporary fall of Borissov that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kristian Vigenin, stressed that this accusation is without foundation. 

According to a source close to the PKK, in May and June 2014, the Turkish secret services chartered special trains to deliver to Rakka, that is to say what was then called the Islamic Emirate in Iraq and Syria and which is known today as Daesh [ISIS], Ukrainian weapons paid for by Saudi Arabia and more than a thousand Toyota Hilux (double cab pickup) specially arranged to withstand the sands of the desert. According to a Belgian source, the purchase of the vehicles had been negotiated with the Japanese Toyota by the Saudi company Abdul Latif Jameel. 

According to Andrey Fomin of the Oriental Review, Qatar who did not want to be outdone bought for the jihadists from the Ukrainian state-owned company UkrOboronProm the most recent version of the Air Missile Defense Complex “Pechora-2D”. 

The delivery was made by the Cypriot company Blessway Ltd [ 5]. According to Jeremy Binnie and Neil Gibson of the arms magazine Jane’s, the US Navy Military Sealift Command launched in 2015 two tenders to transport weapons from the Romanian port of Constanta to the Jordanian port of Aqaba. The contract was won by Transatlantic Lines [ 6 ]. 

According to Pierre Balanian of Asia News, this system continued in March 2017 with the opening of a regular shipping line of the American company Liberty Global Logistics connecting Livorno (Italy) / Aqaba (Jordan) / Jeddah (Arabia) Saudi Arabia) [ 7 ]. According to geographer Manlio Dinucci, it was mainly intended for the delivery of armored vehicles to Syria and Yemen [8]. 

According to Turkish journalists Yörük Işık and Alper Beler, the last contracts of the Obama era were carried out by Orbital ATK which organized, via Chemring and Danish H. Folmer & Co, a regular line between Burgas (Bulgaria) and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). For the first time, we are talking here not only of weapons produced by Vazovski Machine Building Factory (VMZ) (Bulgaria), but also by Tatra Defense Industrial Ltd. (Czech Republic) [ 9 ]. 

Many other operations have taken place secretly as evidenced by the cases of the freighter Lutfallah II, boarded by the Lebanese navy on April 27, 2012, or the Togolese cargo ship, the Trader , boarded by Greece, on March 1, 2016. 

The total of these operations represents hundreds of tons of weapons and ammunition, perhaps thousands, mainly paid for by the absolute monarchies of the Gulf, supposedly to support a “democratic revolution”. In reality, petro-dictatorships only intervened to exempt the Obama administration from reporting to the US Congress (Operation Timber Sycamore) and make it mistake bladders for lanterns [10 ]. All of this traffic was personally controlled by General David Petraeus, first from the CIA of which he was the director, then from the financial investment company KKR which he joined. He benefited from the help of senior officials, sometimes under the presidency of Barack Obama, then overwhelmingly under that of Donald Trump.

Operation Timber Sycamore is the largest arms trafficking case in history.
Azerbaijan’s previously secret role
According to former FBI official and founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, Sibel Edmonds, from 1997 to 2001, President Heydar Aliyev’s Azerbaijan hosted in Baku, at the request of the CIA, number 2 of Al-Qaeda, Ayman el-Zawahiri. Although officially wanted by the FBI, the then number 2 member of the global jihadist network traveled regularly by NATO plane to Afghanistan, Albania, Egypt and Turkey. He also received frequent visits from Prince Bandar ben Sultan of Saudi Arabia. [11 ] 
To his security relations with Washington and Riyadh, Azerbaijan–whose population is however mainly Shiite–adds Ankara the Sunni who supports him in his conflict against Armenia over the secession of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). 
When Heydar Aliyev died in the United States in 2003, his son Ilham Aliyev succeeded him. The USA-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce becomes the backyard of Washington with next to President Aliyev, Richard Armitage, James Baker III, Zbigniew Brzeziński, Dick Cheney, Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle, Brent Scowcroft and John Sununu.
According to Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, the Minister of Transport, Ziya Mammadov, made available to the CIA in 2015 the state-owned Silk Way Airlines at the expense of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the very unscrupulous Elmar Mammadyarov, sends requests to several of his embassies for approval of diplomatic flights”, which prohibits their searches under the Vienna Convention. In less than three years, more than 350 flights will have this extraordinary privilege. 

Although, according to international treaties, neither civil aircraft nor diplomatic aircraft are authorized to transport military equipment, requests for recognition as “diplomatic flights” make explicit mention of the cargoes transported. However, at the request of the US State Department, at least 

*Afghanistan, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Bulgaria, Congo, the United Arab Emirates, Hungary, Israel, Pakistan, Poland, the Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Turkey and the United Kingdom turned a blind eye to this violation of international law as they had ignored CIA flights between their secret prisons. In less than three years, Silk Way Airlines has transported arms worth at least $1 billion. 

Bit by bit, journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva has updated a vast system which also supplies jihadists not only in Iraq and Syria, but also in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Congo, always at the expense of the Saudis and the Emiratis. Some weapons delivered to Arabia were redirected to South Africa. 

The weapons transported to Afghanistan are said to have reached the Taliban, under the control of the United States, which claims to be fighting them. Those delivered to Pakistan were probably intended to carry out Islamist attacks in India. It is not known who are the final recipients of the weapons delivered to President Sassou N’Guesso’s Republican Guard in Congo and to President Jacob Zuma’s South Africa. 

The main traders were the American firms Chemring (already mentioned), Culmen International, Orbital ATK (also already mentioned) and Purple Shovel. 

In addition to the Soviet-type weapons produced by Bulgaria, Azerbaijan bought stocks under the responsibility of the Minister of Defense Industry, Yavar Jamalov, in Serbia, the Czech Republic and incidentally in other states, each time declaring to be the final recipient of these purchases. Regarding electronic intelligence equipment, Israel made available to the firm Elbit Systems which claimed to be the final recipient, Azerbaijan not having the right to purchase this type of equipment. These exceptions attest that the Azerbaijani program, if required by the United States and Saudi Arabia, was controlled end-to-end from Tel Aviv. 

The Hebrew state, which claims to have remained neutral throughout the entire Syrian conflict, has however repeatedly bombed the Syrian Arab Army. Whenever Tel Aviv has recognized the facts, it has claimed to have destroyed weapons intended for Lebanese Hezbollah. In reality, all of these [Israeli] operations, except perhaps one, were coordinated with the jihadists. We therefore learn today that Tel Aviv supervised the arms deliveries to these same jihadists, so that if Israel was content to use its Air Force to support them, it actually played a central role in war. 

According to international conventions, the falsification of final delivery certificates and the sending of weapons to mercenary groups, whether they overthrow legitimate governments or destroy recognized states are international crimes. 

Operation Timber Sycamore, in its various aspects, is the most important criminal arms trafficking case in history. In the updated parts, it involves at least 17 states and represents several tens of thousands of tonnes of weapons for several billion dollars.” 

[ 1 ] “ 350 diplomatic flights carry weapons for terrorists ”, Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, Trud , July 2, 2017.
[ 2 ] “War Gains: Bulgarian Arms A]dd Fuel to Middle East Conflicts, Maria Petkova, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network , December 21, 2015.
[ 3 ] “TAJNA LETOVA JORDANSKIH AVIONA S PLESA Sirijski pobunjenici dobivaju oružje preko Zagreba! ”, Krešimir Žabec, Jutarnji list , 23 veljača 2013.“ TRANSFER HRVATSKOG ORUŽJA POBUNJENICIMA U SIRIJI Sve je dogovoreno prošlog ljeta u Washingtonu! “, Krešimir Žabec, Jutarnji list , 26 veljača 2013.” VIDEO: JUTARNJI OTKRIVA U 4 mjeseca za Siriju sa zagrebačkog aerodroma Pleso otišlo 75 aviona sa 3000 tona oružja!”, Krešimir Žabec, Jutarnji list , 7 ožujak 2013.“ PUT KROZ ASADOVU SIRIJU Nevjerojatna priča o državi sravnjenoj sa zemljom i njezinim uništenim ljudima: ‘Živote su nam ukrali, snove ubiliji …’ , ožujak 2013.
[ 4 ] In Shift, Saudis Are Said to Arm Rebels in Syria ” and “ Airlift To Rebels In Syria Expands With CIA’S Help ”, CJ Chivers & Eric Schmitt, The New York Times , February 26 and March 25, 2013.
[ 5 ] “Qatar and Ukraine come to deliver Pechora-2D to ISIS , by Andrey Fomin, Oriental Review (Russia), Voltaire Network , 22 November 2015.
[ 6 ] “US arms shipment to Syrian rebels detailed ”, Jeremy Binnie & Neil Gibson, Jane’s , April 7th, 2016.
[ 7 ] “ Jordan strengthens military presence on border with Syria and Iraq ”, Pierre Balanian, AsiaNews , April 11, 2017.
[ 8 ] “From Camp Darby [in Italy], US weapons for the war against Syria and Yemen “, by Manlio Dinucci, Marie-Ange Patrizio Translation, Il Manifesto (Italy), Voltaire Network , April 18, 2017.
[ 9 ]The Pentagon is continuing the arming contracts of the Obama era jihadists , Voltaire Network , May 28, 2017.
[ 10 ] “ US Relies Heavily on Saudi Money to Support Syrian Rebels ”, Mark Mazzetti & Matt Apuzzojan, The New York Times , January 23, 2016.
[ 11 ] Classified Woman. The Sibel Edmonds Story: A Memoir and The Lone Gladio , Sibel Edmonds.

Comment: On Dec. 20, 2019 Trump did sign an NDAA bill, but I don’t know if Rep. Gabbard’s “Stop Arming Terrorists” was in the version he signed. Also, this bill is apparently only half of the defense spending procedure, the “authorization” part. Another part, an “appropriations” bill, decides how much, if any, taxpayer cash will be allocated for each measure. From govtrack.us: 

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.”…

Of course I’m hopeful, but the US weapons and genocide industry has become “too big to fail.” Meaning, you can pull off any crime you want against the American people as long as you do it gradually. We’re literally sitting ducks in a pond. By the time ordinary Americans figure out the US is run by genocide profiteers, so many livelihoods will have become dependent on it that we’ll be told, gosh darn it, it’s too late now, it’s “too big to fail.” Just like banks were allowed to commit financial crimes and ordinary Americans were forced to bail them out because the banks were “too big to fail.” The greatest of all “too big to fail” scams perpetrated on the American people by the US political class is imaginary CO2 danger, global warming fraud which has the extra bonus of being based on demonization of Americans in perpetuity for an imagined sin which, even if Americans surrendered their last penny and committed mass suicide, perpetrated genocide on themselves, it still wouldn’t be enough–with zero global CO2 we’d still be bad. Conversely, Communist China could be emitting perhaps 90% of global CO2, opening new coal plants every week, and no one would care, because it was evil America who “created” the problem. As our self-anointed moral and intellectual superiors in the US political class will tell you, everything wrong in the world is the fault of evil Americans.