Weapons of Central and Eastern Europe End up with Islamist Groups - Report

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Eight countries of Central and Eastern Europe, including Bulgaria, have approved the shipment of weapons and ammunition worth at least EUR 1.2 B to the Middle East and Turkey since 2012, with some of the weapons ending up in the hands of Islamist fighters, according to a new investigative report.

“The Middle Eastern states and Turkey in turn, funnelled arms into brutal civil wars in Syria and Yemen, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, OCCRP, have found,” BIRN said on its website. 

The journalists’ investigation has revealed “a steady flow of weapons from Central and Eastern Europe airports to military bases in the Middle East.”

Videos and photos posted on social media point to the use of weapons and ammunition manufactured in Eastern and Central Europeby units of the Western-backed Free Syrian Army but also by fighters of Islamist groups in Syria and Yemen, according to the investigative report.

You can read here the original  story “Making a killing: The 1.2 Billion Euro Arms Pipeline to Middle East”.

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#4
Sandro of Chegem - 4 Aug 2016 // 04:00:36

Hey, this Capitalism is really working well for a few. much like the 'Stalinism'*..

* too bad that Socialism never got a chance

#3
Jerry - 3 Aug 2016 // 16:53:59

This is no surprise.

Surprise for the brain dead.

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Ivailo Ivanov - 1 Aug 2016 // 20:35:46

The modern confrontation of the western globalist financial circles with Russia resembles very much the time and events of the Forth crusade which led to the islamization of North Africa and East Europe. We the Bulgarians did not gave nuclear war heads to the Turks.. USA did so. And USA helped Pakistan to build nuclear weapons..and we wanted that parts of Kosovo to be left to the christian Serbs.. USA gave all of Kosovo to the Albanians.. and the sophisticated antitank missiles used in Syria are USA''s made not Bulgarian.

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Ivailo Ivanov - 1 Aug 2016 // 20:26:39

After the fake crusade organized by the Venetian merchants that targeted Byzantium (the Fourth Crusade) the most significant traitorship against the Christan civilization and Europe is committed by USA!!! by systematically supporting Islamic expansion in Europe, backing Islamist regimes, backing jihadist Forces against secular Muslim governments...trying to use Islamism against Russia ....and as a tool to control and intimidate countries like Bulgaria.... It is not the east European countries that flooded Europe with Islamist!!!! USA and the globalist financial circles in EU did this.

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