Bombshell Report Catches Pentagon Falsifying Paperwork For Weapons Transfers To Syrian Rebels

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A new bombshell joint report issued by two international weapons monitoring groups Tuesday confirms that the Pentagon continues to ship record breaking amounts of weaponry into Syria and that the Department of Defense is scrubbing its own paper trail. On Tuesday the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) produced conclusive evidence that not only is the Pentagon currently involved in shipping up to $2.2 billion worth of weapons from a shady network of private dealers to allied partners in Syria - mostly old Soviet weaponry - but is actually manipulating paperwork such as end-user certificates, presumably in order to hide US involvement.

The OCCRP and BIRN published internal US defense procurement files after an extensive investigation which found that the Pentagon is running a massive weapons trafficking pipeline which originates in the Balkans and Caucuses, and ends in Syria and Iraq. The program is ostensibly part of the US train, equip, and assist campaign for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF, a coalition of YPG/J and Arab FSA groups operating primarily in Syria's east). The arms transfers are massive and the program looks to continue for years. According to Foreign Policy's (FP) coverage of the report:

The Department of Defense has budgeted $584 million specifically for this Syrian operation for the financial years 2017 and 2018, and has earmarked another $900 million of spending on Soviet-style munitions between now and 2022. The total, $2.2 billion, likely understates the flow of weapons to Syrian rebels in the coming years.

But perhaps more shocking is the following admission that Pentagon suppliers have links with known criminal networks, also from FP:

According to the report, many of the weapons suppliers — primarily in Eastern Europe but also in the former Soviet republics, including Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Ukraine — have both links to organized crime throughout Eastern Europe and spotty business records.


The sheer amount of material necessary for the Pentagon program — one ammunition factory announced it planned to hire 1,000 new employees in 2016 to help cope with the demand — has reportedly stretched suppliers to the limit, forcing the Defense Department to relax standards on the materials it’s willing to accept.

It is likely that the organized crime association is the reason why the Pentagon has sought to alter its records. In addition, the sheer volume of weaponry continuing to ship to the Syrian battlefield and other parts of the Middle East means inevitable proliferation among unsavory terror groups - a phenomenon which has already been exhaustively documented in connection with the now reportedly closed CIA program to topple the Syrian government. The associations and alliances among some of the Arab former FSA groups the DoD continues to support in the north and east remains fluid, which means means US-supplied weapons will continue to pass among groups with no accountability for where they end up.

One of the authors of the OCCRP/BIRN report, Ivan Angelovski, told Foreign Policy that, “The Pentagon is removing any evidence in their procurement records that weapons are actually going to the Syrian opposition." The report is based on internal US government memos which reveal that weapons shipment destination locations have been scrubbed from original documents. 

Falsified and altered Pentagon procurement documents (Click to enlarge):


Is an EUC (End User Certificate) still an EUC if it doesn't include an end user?

Balkan Insight, which is hosting the original investigative report: "Seven US procurement documents were whitewashed to remove reference to 'Syria' after reporters contacted the Pentagon to enquire about whether the exporting countries – Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine and Georgia – had been informed of the destination."

The fact that Foreign Policy, which is the foremost establishment national security publication in the world, would admit that the Pentagon's Syria weapons procurement program is tied to East European organized crime is itself hugely significant. At this point the evidence is simply so overwhelming that even establishment sources like FP - which itself has generally been pro-interventionist on Syria - can't deny it.

FP further reports that the Pentagon program "appears to be turbocharging a shadowy world of Eastern European arms dealers." And adds further that, "the Pentagon is reportedly removing documentary evidence about just who will ultimately be using the weapons, potentially weakening one of the bulwarks of international protocols against illicit arms dealing."

Map/Infographic produced as part of the OCCRP/BIRN report, itself confirmed by Foreign Policy magazine. Notice the map denotes that prior CIA weapons went directly to Idlib province (northwest, section in green) and the Golan border region (south). Both of these areas were and continue to be occupied by al-Qaeda (in Idlib, AQ's Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham). In Idlib specifically, analysts have confirmed genocidal cleansing of religious minorities conducted by AQ "rebels" directly assisted by CIA weapons.

Late last month we featured the story of Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, who was fired from her job after being interrogated by national intelligence officials for exposing the same Pentagon arms network which is the subject of the latest OCCRP/BIRN investigation. At the time, Al Jazeera was the only major international outlet which covered the story, which confirmed that Bulgarian agents interrogated Gaytandzhieva and "tried to find out her sources." An anonymous source had leaked a large trove of internal government files connected to the arms trafficking to the East European-based Trud Newspaper journalist, which was the basis of her reporting. The newest investigation released Tuesday appears to include some of the same documents, also confirmed by Gayandzhieva. 

Read the full OCCRP/BIRN investigation here.

Read Zero Hedge's original coverage of the Pentagon's Balkan arms pipeline here.

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Blankfuck's picture

What? Corrupt Amerika? What?  


What? No Arrests Made? Nobody to blame with the game?

Where is CORRUPT LAW ENFORCEMENT? Shhh Hush money pensions? raises? under the table cash?...Shhh Hush little ones

prof·it·eer ?präf??tir/ verb gerund or present participle: profiteering
  1. make or seek to make an excessive or unfair profit, especially illegally or in a black market.
nevertheless's picture

I believe 9/11 was the culmination of Zionist control over America...

vegan's picture

Can't have perpetual war without perpetual threats.

The US - Arming tomorrow's threats today!

Mr Perspective's picture

Well fancy that. Veteran's Today has been reporting on this for years.....

nevertheless's picture

Exactly, VT gives you tomorrow's news today, valuable information you will never hear on the MSM. 

pocomotion's picture

The thug empire is now exposed. About 1500 thugs in the USA, 6,000 thugs in England and throughout Europe, the about 2,000,000 mm Israeli's and about the same jewish inAmerica are in this mafia club. That's my guesstimate...

cheech_wizard's picture

Anyone read the fine print? "UDC-USA" -

Can't you just smell the exceptionalism?

Udc Usa, Inc. is a small, fairly new business consulting company in Tampa, Florida. It opened in 2012 and now has $3.5 million in yearly revenue and 3 employees.   - "COMING SOON!"

cheech_wizard's picture

Ahh, their "contracts"...

Did I mention they (UDC-USA) change addresses quite frequently?

BTW for just $24/month keeps you updated with contracts to be awarded from FedGov...

Standard Disclaimer: Just another day in the Empire of Lies.

petroglyph's picture

I hate it when people put up a link that when I click on it as I did your first link, the page demands I remove my ad blocker and won't let me choose to read the link without removing adblocker. After clicking your link I had to close and reopen and this page still is running spotty. I didn't red arrow you, but considered doing so for that reason. Don't put up links that hedgers can't go to unprotected.

cheech_wizard's picture

I didn't have that problem, and I'm behind a corporate fire wall and still running adblocker. (Google Chrome... not my preferred choice).



Deep Snorkeler's picture

Our nation bases itself on random daily 

military-terror escapades in faraway countries.

The return on investment seems to be delayed.


directaction's picture

Exporting democracy is a complex, tricky business. 

john milton's picture

Now we need to ban U.S from SWIFT..

Collectivism Killz's picture

Check out the US Army War College's suggested reading list. It is practically a globalist, Neo-con brainwashing session, where American values are not presented as freedom and virtue, but rather as strength and security through a powerful state. I spent a few years attending lectures there; for those in the know, nothing that has happened over the past 15 years is surprising or an accident.

Old Hippie Patriot's picture

America was taken over by the City of London in 1913 and the vile, evil practices of the British Empire continue with America. Like the Brits, America backs both sides. These endless wars are synthetic. The prime example is Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh first contacted the US for help in his struggle with the French, but he was rebuffed. The US installed Saddam Hussein, a secular leader, only for him to be deposed later. The US middle east policy shifted from stability and progress to one of chaos and destruction. The secular leaders that were installed in the past have all been deposed, except for Assad.

pynky01's picture

..these jinos rattle the war drums ..the media's FAKE NEWS jins up the public ... the jewish Fed prints the money for wars (fiat=WAR, WAR AND MORE WARS FOR THE JINOS..THE TALMUDIC ZIONAZI; GOLD BACKED MONEY = PEACHES... the jew media spins the lies... tell me again how the jinos are not behind the elimination of their enemy WITH OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS sheding their blood.... and putting the rest of us into debt slavery...tell me BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A BILLION ... get rid of these jew dual passport TRAITORS... remember the USS LIBERTY... and dont give me the jewpress reports of not knowing they were AMERIANS.. DESPICABLE 

nevertheless's picture

Trump is a servant to the Zionist filth.


Le Pen was a real nationalist (nationalist is a world the Zionist globalist media has demonized) was defeated by a Zionist banker whore...


The Zionists would NEVER allow an American firster in office, in France or America. 


Sadly white America is easily fooled, so in control they think they are. 

pynky01's picture

...these people are gangsters.. the old Russian jews and their descendants... jinos ...they have no faith no honor no country.. they worship the altar of greed in the synagogue of satan... the 1033eruth's comment above would do better squealing to the jinos fed or congress or media or banksters...remove the jew removes the problem and as a bonus we get world peaches... 

nevertheless's picture

My brother-in-law is a higher up in the Marines, he makes regular trips to Israel, not for pleasure but on business. He drinks the cool-aid, the propaganda is endless.


My best friend's kids both attend/attended Harvard. Their first year, Harvard recommends they go overseas, and it is highly recommended they visit Israel. Their first semester they have to take a course about the Holocaust...WTF!


Point is, the Zionist machine is woven into our society in ways we see and ways hidden, but it is surely in control. 


Behind so much evil we always find Zionists:



CHX13's picture

#Why am I not shocked at this "news"?

johnnycanuck's picture

I look forward to 24/7 coverage of this TERRORIST activity on CNN TVee for the next 30 days.

/s x 100

Rebelrebel7's picture

Yesterday,  I posted that the new Apple spaceship building was like the Pentagon, but round. 

A  pentagon is the inside of a five pointed star. A pentagram is the satanic symbol of a five pointed star inside of a circle.

The symbolism and the symbiosis between the two organizations  is no coincidence.  I do not know if the two organizations employees are Satan worshippers, but they sure as Hell act like they are!

ebear's picture

Pentagons are a common type of fortress design.  The shape has a practical defensive purpose and any associated symbolism is purely coincidental.


Concertedmaniac's picture

They say the same about the Star of David, purely a coinkydink. Wilful ignorance can be a good thing, afterwards there's no going back.

RedKnightOH5's picture

Good day y'all


After reading some of the posts here....  I thought you might want read this too.  But hey... this website monitor doesn't care it seems.


Notice On Racism


"Racism, to include any religious affiliation, will not be tolerated in ANY FORM on this site, including the disparagment of people in the comments section. 


To report any form of discrimination, please right click on the comment number, copy the link to the comment, and send the comment link to abuse [at] 


Any user found to be discriminating against ANY race, religion, or affiliation, will be banned immediately, and have their comments removed from the system.


You have been warned."

nevertheless's picture

Funny, I never see you post this "warning" when it's an all out assault on Muslims...wonder why that is????

Perhaps YOU could enlighten us to your inconsistency...


Furthermore, there are many sites, most of them useless ZioControlled outlets, but those such outlets are dying, people want the truth, and those sites are growing. 



King of Ruperts Land's picture

You have to look at things in their entirety. A single post may look discriminatory, but in total no race, religion, or affiliation escapes criticism, and therefore it is not as discriminatory as it might appear.

I think all persons (Other than Jesus Christ Himself), races (other than whites), religions (other that Christianity), sexes (other than male) and affiliations (other than Zero Hedgers) have faults and negative attributes.

So I guess I discriminate against white Christian male zero hedgers. I confess, so report me.

nevertheless's picture

"to learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"...need say no more.  

Manipuflation's picture

Not been on ZH very long I see.

the cork's picture

Fuck you ass hole.

There now, feel better ?

There's picture

There would be few posters.

ebear's picture

Boilerplate aimed at people who can't tell the difference between race and culture.

It cuts both ways.  As much as some simply confuse the two, others will studiously ignore the difference and tag anyone who takes exception to someone's culture as a sign of racism.


crazybob369's picture

Seeing as how there are only 3 major races (maybe 4) in the entire world, it's pretty hard to post anything with a negative connotation, without being labeled a racist.


Mexicans are lazy. Not racist to Mexicans, as they are not a race. They are in fact mostly Caucasian (European), mixed with indigenous peoples (probably of the Mongoloid race).

Blacks are lousy swimmers. Probably racist, even though probably accurate, though not necessarily due to race, but other socio-economic factors.

Jews are scum. Again, not racist as Jews are not a race. Most are Caucasian.

But these factors are irrelevant anyway. Most of us here believe in the right of free speech. Although not absolute (threatening someone's life directly, for example) everyone should have the right to freely express their opinion, no matter how repugnant, and I should have the right to tell them to go fuck-themselves.

Arrow4Truth's picture

You do... and you just did.

Arrow4Truth's picture

Typical kike false flag. (Trying to clean up my language.)

hangemhigh77's picture

War is a racket. Period.

hangemhigh77's picture

Wear a uniform with shiny metal baubles and you can kill anyone you want.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Even better, using computers, compartmentalization and "national security" you can steal unlimited wealth, do unlimited coke, and get unlimited underage pootang!

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Little do they know that much of that is going to private armories in the good old US of A as we speak. The 2nd isn't just for long guns you know. Bring it on. Bring it on! You think those deluxe bunkers are not armed to the teeth?

NEOSERF's picture

Like Reagan and Sandanistas, like WMD in Iraq, like searching for Bin Laden...the military supports whoever they want to.

AntiMatter's picture

Aiding and abetting terrorists is TREASON, punishable life imprsonment or death.

"May the Truth set You Free"...