Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tracing ISIS' Weapons back to the US

In October 2014, Romania sold 9,252 rocket-propelled grenades with lot number 12-14-451 to the US military. When it purchased the weapons, the US signed an end-use certificate stating that the munitions would be used by US forces and not sold to anyone else. In 2016, however, a video made by ISIS showed a crate of PG-9s with what appeared to be the lot number 12-14-451, captured from members of Jaysh Suriyah al-­Jadid, a Syrian militia. Somehow, PG-9s from this very same shipment made their way to Iraq. According to a report in The WaPo, the US government secretly trained and armed Syrian rebels from 2013 until mid-2017, at which point the Trump administration discontinued the program -- in part over fears that US weapons were ending up in the wrong hands. The [US] government declined to comment on whether the US violated the terms of its end-user certificate and, by extension, failed to comply with the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, of which it is one of 130 signatories.

Comments

I wonder how those weapons got there?

#1 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-12-13 01:54 PM

Very interesting article, especially frightening is how groups like ISIS adapt to building their own as opposed to just reusing what they can get their hands on. With the increase in computer 3d printing (faster/cheaper) this will only get worse.

Like Mustang, I was wondering how those PG-9's got into the wrong hands. Hmmmm.

#2 | Posted by AKat at 2017-12-13 04:52 PM

I wonder how those weapons got there?

#1 | Posted by MUSTANG

Just look at who was the president then. If I got my years correct, it was the anti American president that was in office then.

#3 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-13 06:09 PM

It's time again to thank Shrubya for creating ISIS.

#4 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2017-12-13 06:28 PM

One liberal post, and it's a limp deflection.

#5 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-12-13 10:48 PM

Not only is it limp. He has named the wrong president for their rise to power.

#6 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-14 01:25 PM

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