September 14 , 2017 – Fort Russ News –
The Pentagon handed over weapons bought in the Czech Republic, allegedly for their own needs, to Syrian anti-government forces. This was reported on by the Czech Center for Investigative Journalism, having worked on the research together with the Center for the Study of Corruption and Organized Crime.
The Pentagon bought obsolete weapons worth $ 71 million in the Czech Republic, as well as in Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine. These were AK-47 assault rifles, grenade launchers and others.
The Pentagon declared to their trading partners that they were buying weapons for their own needs. In fact, the weapons were sent directly to Syria.
The report states that for each export of weapons, the exporter must offer a series of documents to their respective government that include an ‘end user certificate’, which ensures that weapons do not fall into the hands of terrorists.
According to the findings, the Pentagon had false information, stating that the end user of the purchased weapons will be the US Army.
The publication also claims that the CIA is carrying out an operation code-named “Forest Platanus.” It provides training and equipment to the “Free Syrian Army” and other groups against President Bashar Assad.
To this end, US private military companies are buying up Soviet-style weapons in Eastern Europe. This helps them to believably deny CIA involvement in support programs for militants.
Journalists had traced the routes of supply – showing that weapons flow from Serbia, Bosnia, the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan, as well as the American base in Germany.