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Jihadists Are Selling CIA-Supplied Weapons On Facebook

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Once upon a time, roughly two year ago, the US would vehemently deny that any of its weapons made their way to ISIS, Al Nusra, and the various other jihadist groups operating in the middle east and which the US is, supposedly, targeting for eradication as part of the Syria proxy war. Then, little by little it was revealed that not only is the US not targeting said groups, which led to the Russian bombing campaign unleashed in September, but that it was actively arming them.

And nowhere is this more obvious than in a Facebook page called "The first weapons market in the Idleb countryside" which showcases posts with photographs of weapons, claimed to be CIA-supplied, inviting buyers to contact page administrators privately using popular messaging application Whatsapp to discuss sales and transactions.

Think of it as a Alibaba for ISIS, in which the CIA is the main supplier.

As The Foreign Desk News' Lisa Daftari explains, Jihadists in Syria are using Facebook as a marketplace to buy, sell and barter a wide variety of American-made weapons and munitions ranging from rocket launchers to machine guns.

An AGS-17 Soviet-era grenade launcher is listed for $3,800 and below that a thermal camera made by Oregon-based company FLIR, is listed alongside posts advertising the sale of 105mm cannon shells.

Weapons like TOW and MANPAD missile launchers, which the CIA has provided to rebel groups in Iraq and Syria, and can pose serious threats to civilian and military jets, are also advertised on the page.

Throughout the course of the Syrian Civil War, efforts by the U.S. to arm so-called “moderate rebels” with heavy weapons have largely fallen flat due to fears that they will end up with groups such as Al Qaeda or even ISIS.

Buyers can also make requests for specific weapons, as one post on the page says, “Quick friends, I need a gun with a silencer.”

Page members are linked to jihadist groups Ahrar Al-Sham and the Islamic Front, the former allegedly linked to Al-Qaeda

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Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:18 | 7237754 Neil Patrick Harris
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Quick Cuckerberg, censor everything! I'm feeling TRIGGERED!!!

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:21 | 7237774 - - - - - -
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zuckerboob is busy playing with his tits

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:26 | 7237798 Keyser
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In any normal society, FB would be guilty of aiding and abetting terrorists... In this case, anyone speaking out against this type of posting on FB are the terrorists while the real terrorists get to sell arms without even an insertion fee!!!! 

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:44 | 7237878 WordSmith2013
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http://cosmicconvergence.org/?p=13616

 

"The Western Powers, Arab Coalition and Their ISIS Partners Will Not Be Deterred From Advancing the Greater Israel Project"

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:49 | 7237894 Escrava Isaura
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Nothing new to see here. It happened all over Central America during Reagan in the 80’s.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:58 | 7237932 booboo
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Escrava is correct and we should yawn at the next genocide because it happened before, nothing to see here.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 23:05 | 7237952 XitSam
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I'm calling bullshit. Gun sales forbidden on farcebook.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 23:08 | 7237965 Tarzan
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No doubt in my mind the CIA knows who's selling and making a list of the buyers. Basically, fast and furious gun running on steroids!

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 23:13 | 7237991 Tom Servo
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i'm sure the dude looking for a silencer has a class 3 tax stamp in his NFA trust...

 

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 00:27 | 7238230 The Saint
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Isn't that Eric Holder's Facebook page?

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 09:28 | 7238949 Slomotrainwreck
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... something like blowback?

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 23:19 | 7238011 Beowulf55
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Call it what you want..........I'm going for the FLIR....

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 03:54 | 7238536 jaxville
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I sold a firearm on facebook.  What a pain in the ass.  It's little more than a flake farm....oh get me out oh merciful Jesus.

   Next time I will use a specialty site for gun transactions.  Won't be able to use facebook since my account will be closed before the weekend is done.  It's actually not a matter of simply clicking "delete".  The torture never stops...

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 23:06 | 7237954 Keyser
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Hell, it's the MIC business model... Sell arms to any and all, as long as they kill each other and not Uncle Sugar... 

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 23:07 | 7237963 UncleChopChop
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it may have all happened before, but the awareness that accompanies today's world is new. 

 

how many high school kids in 1980 when polled would say they think the CIA funded central american wars?

compare that to how many high school kids today when polled would say they know the CIA funds isis?

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:45 | 7237885 ACP
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Zuckerfuck is way too busy jerking the blackliversmatter hategroup in order to stoke hatred on far left propagandist tabloids like jizzmodo:

http://gizmodo.com/mark-zuckerberg-asks-racist-facebook-employees-to-sto...

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 00:38 | 7238269 StychoKiller
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Man!  eBay ain't gonna like this development! :>D

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 23:11 | 7237978 Down to Earth T...
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interesting how FB will censor or take down supposed home grown terrorist who are really just patriots and veterans wiling to tell the truth about BHO and crew , but these guys get a pass , Hey ? Zuckerberg is truly a deuche bag if ever ther was one. He is building some serious negative karma like all the other control freaks here in USSA today ! Hope I get to see the outcome of it all.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:18 | 7237758 stacking12321
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cheap chinese junk!

item not as described!

do not buy from this seller!

F--

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:26 | 7237799 Bunghole
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You think that's bad.

Check out what Bezos is allowing to be sold.

http://www.amazon.com/Tufforce-Muzzle-Picatinny-Granted-MT-4L65R/dp/B012...

Read the reviews.  It will make your night.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:43 | 7237873 undertow1141
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The operation of the device was compliant with the operational specs operationally.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:59 | 7237918 Bunghole
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With a piccatiny to piccatiny adapter, I was able to mount 4 more of these on each side of the original. This gave me 12 rails on my muzzle!! I got a grenade launcher, bayonet, IR light, NV, bottle opener, scope, red dot, carry handle, flashlight, flesh-light, front iron sight, and a rear iron sight as a backup! Amazing!

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 23:40 | 7238082 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Thanks for that -- the reviews are a scream.

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 05:12 | 7238602 MisterMousePotato
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The comments are truly funny.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:43 | 7237877 actionjacksonbrownie
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Holy chit that's funny - made my day thx

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 23:06 | 7237955 gmj
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Those reviews are MUST-READ.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 23:17 | 7238008 Beowulf55
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Thanks........now I know how I can mount my four 203 grenade launchers to the barrel of my AR....with room left over for my light saber.

 

Thanks man............

 

Reading the reviews made my night.......haven't laughed that hard in a long time!

 

THANKS AGAIN

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 23:47 | 7238098 hedgeless_horseman
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Those reviews are hilarious.

"Reduces recoil so much it actually makes my rifle suck."

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 03:59 | 7238540 jaxville
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Zip A Dee Do Dah.  Why would anyone except a government agent put all that crap on a firearm?

 Learn some shooting skills and you can leave your utility belt at home Batman.

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 07:40 | 7238690 Knob Creek
Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:18 | 7237760 nmewn
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I got an RPG for two BitCoins! I think taking delivery might be an issue though.

Fucking Ali Babba thieves ;-)

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 04:03 | 7238545 jaxville
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  Don't worry about it.  Alibaba will see you get your counterfeit coins, fake gucci jock strap, fake meds and your grenade launcher. Quality made with pride in the people's republic.

  Red China doesn't need ICBMs to deliver nuclear warheads.  They have FedEx.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:20 | 7237767 stant
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Tank would be nice

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 23:09 | 7237968 palmereldritch
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Found this in the mark-down bin

http://tinyurl.com/zdw9exv

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:23 | 7237770 Lumberjack
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UAE pulls troops out of Yemen

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uae-pulls-out-ground-troops-yemen-repo...

The Emirates are still believed to have troops elsewhere in the country and were recently reported to either be fighting alongside or coordinating with al-Qaeda militants in the anti-Houthi campaign in beseiged Taiz.

The UAE is a key partner in the Saudi-led coalition that has been bombing Houthi positions in Yemen since March last year and ]also on occasion bombed al-Qaeda.

The Emirates has been one of the largest and most active coalition partners on the ground and has also reportedly brought in some 450 Colombian mercenaries to help in the war against the Houthis and their supporters.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:21 | 7237771 TEOTWAIKI
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Here comes the helicopter, second time today
Everybody scatters and hopes it goes away
How many kids they've murdered only God can say, hey
If I had a rocket launcher, if I had a rocket launcher
If I had a rocket launcher, I'd make somebody pay

I don't believe in guarded borders and I don't believe in hate
I don't believe in generals or their stinking torture states
And when I talk with the survivors of things too sickening to relate
If I had a rocket launcher, if I had a rocket launcher
If I had a rocket launcher, I would retaliate

On the Rio Lacantun, one hundred thousand wait
To fall down from starvation, or some less humane fate
Cry for Guatemala, with a corpse in every gate
If I had a rocket launcher, if I had a rocket launcher
If I had a rocket launcher, I would not hesitate

I want to raise every voice, at least I've got to try
Every time I think about it water rises to my eyes.
Situation desperate, echoes of the victims cry
If I had a rocket launcher, if I had a rocket launcher
If I had a rocket launcher, some son of a bitch would die

Bruce Cockburn - If I Had A Rocket Launcher Lyrics
Thu, 02/25/2016 - 23:09 | 7237970 hedgeless_horseman
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His name was Carl Gustav.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:22 | 7237781 TradingIsLifeBrah
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WHAT THE HELL?? Those guns had stickers on them specifically saying not for resale.  CIA should sue!

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:24 | 7237787 PoasterToaster
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You know why there are such strong prohibitions on US Citizens even talking to terrorists, let alone leaving the country to join them?  It's not that .gov doesn't want more jihadis for their kabuki theater.  It's that they don't want people coming back with the truth.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:25 | 7237792 Luckhasit
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Facebook is actually allowing this?  Doesnt this fall under some kind of censorship?

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:32 | 7237803 Chupacabra-322
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That's old news:

Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Ben­ghazi” (Broadside Books), writer Kenneth R. Timmerman explains how the US government’s efforts to arm the Libyan rebels backfired, flooding weapons into Syria, and as he ­reveals here, Afghanistan:

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The Obama administration isn’t only giving the Taliban back its commanders — it’s giving them weapons.

Miliary records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile.

They thought they had a surefire kill. But instead of bursting into flames, the Chinook just disappeared into the darkness as the American pilot recovered control of the aircraft and brought it to the ground in a hard landing.

The assault team jumped out the open doors and ran clear in case it exploded. Less than 30 seconds later, the Taliban gunner and his comrade erupted into flames as an American gunship overhead locked onto their position and opened fire.

The next day, an explosive ordnance disposal team arrived to pick through the wreckage and found unexploded pieces of a missile casing that could only belong to a Stinger missile.

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The Taliban took out a US Chinook helicopter in 2012 with a Stinger missile signed out by the CIA around the time of the attack.Photo: Reuters
Lodged in the right nacelle, they found one fragment that contained an entire serial number.

The investigation took time. Arms were twisted, noses put out of joint. But when the results came back, they were stunning: The Stinger tracked back to a lot that had been signed out by the CIA recently, not during the anti-Soviet ­jihad.

Reports of the Stinger reached the highest echelons of the US command in Afghanistan and became a source of intense speculation, but no action.

Everyone knew the war was winding down. Revealing that the Taliban had US-made Stingers risked demoralizing coalition troops. Because there were no coalition casualties, government officials made no public announcement of the attack.

My sources in the US Special Operations community believe the Stinger fired against the Chinook was part of the same lot the CIA turned over to the ­Qataris in early 2011, weapons Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department intended for anti-Khadafy forces in Libya.

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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Luis Trochez demonstrates how to use a Stinger on the National Mall in 2005.Photo: Getty Images
They believe the Qataris delivered between 50 and 60 of those same Stingers to the Taliban in early 2012, and an additional 200 SA-24 Igla-S surface-to-air missiles.

Qatar now is expected to hold five Taliban commanders released from Guantanamo for a year before allowing them to go to Afghanistan.

But if we can’t trust the Qataris not to give our weapons to the Taliban, how can we trust them with this?

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:30 | 7237821 NotApplicable
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Now that's the entrepreneurial spirit!

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:39 | 7237856 dsty
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Heard they were swithcing to Russian weapons.

Price check!

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:39 | 7237857 DontWorry
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How much for the Glock?

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:50 | 7237903 Bunghole
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They are running a special tonight.

Purchase a Serpa holster with the Glock and receive a free trip to the ER for a ND in your thigh.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:43 | 7237874 BarnacleBill
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It's an old question by now, and i guess we know the answer to it: who sold ISIS all those fancy new Toyota pick-ups?

 

http://barlowscayman.blogspot.com/2014/10/who-sold-isis-all-those-toyotas.html

 

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:45 | 7237886 TurnwiseWiddershins
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Your tax dollars at work.  Haliburton and KBR are happy.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:53 | 7237915 Ms No
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The NWO is going to be so awesome.  Alphabet agency backed psychos with rocket launchers forced on every country.  Shit went downhill fast.  The only good thing about it will be the look on the idiot general population's faces when they figure it out.  I think that slack-jawed look is probably observable in Europe by now.  Then, of course, they will panic.

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/canada-may-propose-defining-boycott-of-israel-a-hate-crime/2015/05/11/

https://www.rt.com/uk/332467-uk-boycott-ban-israel/

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:56 | 7237926 CHoward
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Wait a fucking minute!!!  You mean to tell me that because I'm an American LIVING in America I can't post a picture of a weapon BUT FUCKING ISIS CAN?!?!  What the fuck?!?!?!?

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 23:06 | 7237959 Wahooo
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ISIS is jewish and arabic, you're not.

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