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Janes- US arms shipment to Syrian rebels detailed: Infantry Weapons
By Penny
Apr 9, 2016 - 8:17:13 PM

 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Janes- US arms shipment to Syrian rebels detailed: Infantry Weapons

Simplified packing list for December 2015 arms shipment
Type Weight (kg)

Aqaba Agalar Total
7.62x39 mm 85,190 48,998 134,188
7.62x54 mm 58,752 8,652 67,404
12.7 mm 81,468.40 36,713 118,181
14.5 mm 196,233.76 173,447 369,681
82 mm 53,885.34
53,885
PG-7VM 0.00 68,600 68,600
PG-7VT 36,795 88,224.00 125,019
9M111M 13,540 8,153 21,693
AK-47 & DShK* 12,250
12,250
AK-47 & PKM*
6,540 6,540
PKM 6,340
6,340
DShK & RPG-7*
3,585 3,585
RPG-7 4,120
4,120
Faktoria launchers 2,421.60 298 2,720
Total 550,996 443,210 994,206
* The packing list merged some categories
Documents released by the US government's Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website have provided an indication of the types and numbers of Eastern European weapons and ammunition the United States is providing to Syrian rebel groups as part of a programme that continues despite the widely respected ceasefire in that country.

A still from a video released by the Syrian rebel group Jaish al-Izzah on 16 December 2015 shows one of its fighters preparing to fire an ATGW that could be either a 9K111 Fagot or a 9K111M Faktoria, the two being externally identical. Jaish al-Izzah also uses US-made TOW ATGWs

The FBO has released two solicitations in recent months looking for shipping companies to transport explosive material from Eastern Europe to the Jordanian port of Aqaba on behalf of the US Navy's Military Sealift Command.
Released on 3 November 2015, the first solicitation sought a contractor to ship 81 containers of cargo that included explosive material from Constanta in Bulgaria to Aqaba.
The solicitation was subsequently updated with a detailed packing list that showed the cargo had a total weight of 994 tonnes, a little under half of which was to be unloaded at Agalar, a military pier near the Turkish town of Tasucu, the other half at Aqaba.

The cargo listed in the document included AK-47 rifles, PKM general-purpose machine guns, DShK heavy machine guns, RPG-7 rocket launchers, and 9K111M Faktoria anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) systems. The Faktoria is an improved version of the 9K111 Fagot ATGW, the primary difference being that its missile has a tandem warhead for defeating explosive reactive armour (ERA) fitted to some tanks.
The US ships half of the weapons to Jordan. Half to Turkey.
And from both, undoubtedly, US military bases in either nation,  the US supplies then "syrian rebels"

July 2015:  Reuters- US Military Presence Increases in Tasuca


What do you suppose the US Military is transporting in all those sea cans?

US military presence increased in harbour town Tasucu (2' 26" video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7VZuwpSrk4

Published by AP Archive on Jul 21, 2015

1. Road sign "Tasucu"
2. Fishing boat in the harbour
3. Fisherman working with fishing net
4. Close up of fisherman's hand, repairing the fishing net
5. SOUNDBITE: (Turkish) Fisherman
"Maybe there are different opinions but I think it's better for Turkey, especially from the economic point of view, and for us, that the American army comes."
6. Turkish soldiers guarding the road
7. Convoy of 20 heavy trucks arriving at the harbour carrying US military equipment (bulldozers, cranes and Humvees)
8. Various of convoy entering port
9. General view of main platform where around 70 US army trucks are parked
10. Close up of US military truck
11. Turkish soldiers guarding the US military truck

STORYLINE:

The build up of US military equipment in Turkey continued on Tuesday as the Turkish Cabinet debated whether to allow in 62,000 US troops to open a northern front against Iraq.

At the Mediterranean port of Tasucu, US forces have been increasing their presence since Sunday.

Tasucu is one of Turkey's harbours big enough to receive military troops and equipment.

Until recently, Tasucu has been for civilian use only but the port has now been rented by the Americans in preparation for war with Iraq.

US materiel - described as logistical, medical and backup equipment - has been moved through Turkey's ports to the Turkish Iraqi border for over a week now.

But no attack equipment is allowed to be unloaded from US ships waiting off the coast until parliamentary approval has been given for the extra troops.

Some people in Tasucu have welcomed the US presence, seeing it as a boost to the local economy.

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From the transcript:
Until recently, Tasucu has been for civilian use only but the port has now been rented by the Americans in preparation for war with Iraq.

War with Iraq?


Supplying arms to Syrian rebels also?
You know it!

Who are the Syrian rebels?
Most of them are the kurdish YPG cohorts of  PKK in Turkey.

How are weapons crossing the Turkish border?
With the kurds of course! Their notorious smugglers.

Does the US really want Turkey to control the border? As is so often claimed?

Well since they are and have been training 'rebels', arming 'rebels' and  transporting arms into Syria  Iraq via Kurdish smugglers... Why would they really want the border closed?


And finally, is there any doubt in your mind the US is arming the PKK in Turkey?

There's no doubt in my mind.


4 comments:

  1. Yep, a good pay day the merchants of Death.

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    1. Considering that is just one months delivery...
      No idea if that is a normal amount?
      To me that seems quite a lot of weapons and munitions

  2. The weapons listed are those being overtly furnished/sold? I tend to suspect there are serious quantities of arms and munitions being covertly furnished/sold by deep state actors. Settling disputes and/or ceasing hostilities is not an intention of Empire and NATO. Neither is giving up on the ultimate goal of destroying independent nations and full-spectrum dominance.

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    1. Hi Charles:

      It looks to be the amount they are admitting to, at these two points of delivery,Agalar and Aquaba for the month of December 2015.

      Notice the US is sourcing the artillery in eastern Europe?


      "Documents released by the US government's Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website have provided an indication of the types and numbers of Eastern European weapons and ammunition the United States" and only for the month of December.
      81 containers of cargo that included explosive material from Constanta in Bulgaria to Aqaba.


      Giving the US a definite means to distance themselves from the arms being used..
      .

    http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/janes-us-arms-shipment-to-syrian-rebels.html


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