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Is the 'Blue Lantern Report' Secretly Aiding Both Sides of a Middle Eastern Civil War?Tosh Plumlee Salem-News.com
Is America again playing both sides against the middle for corporate gain as previously demonstrated by the Cuban Project of the fifties and sixties as well as the Iran Contra fiasco of the eighties and the Drug Wars of the nineties?
(COLORADO SPRINGS) - As an American citizen, I have a few questions I would like to ask Congress and The Senate of the United States, as well as the President.
It is obvious our Main Stream Media is not allowed to ask these type questions during their press conferences. If so, they would be thrown out of the room on their butts. So, I thought a private citizen might have better luck in asking and perhaps receive some kind of reply from our elected officials, other than “No Comment” or a flat ‘no reply’, or a kick in the ass.
Others might consider my questions chilling, or conspiratorial in nature. However, I feel they are valid questions and we the American people deserve simple answers to the following simple questions:
Is the United States secretly arming and supporting various factions of the Syrian Rebels with high caliber impact weapons from The United States arsenals?
Is the United States little known Direct Commercial Sales Program, also known as ‘The Blue Lantern Report”, being used as a ‘cutout’ to secretly aid both sides of a Middle Eastern civil war?
Is America again playing both sides against the middle for corporate gain as previously demonstrated by the Cuban Project of the fifties and sixties, as well as the Iran Contra fiasco of the eighties and the South American—Mexican Drug Wars of the nineties?
It has been established that the Direct Commercial Sales Program (DCSP) an American international program, which legally allows the United States to sell weapons to a host of foreign countries without monitoring those weapons after leaving our arsenals, stockpiles, and jurisdiction.
I have to ask. What happens to those weapons after legally being sold via this program and they leave our control? Are they being monitored, traced, certified, and inventoried after arriving in other countries? Will our troops one day again face these American made weapons on some foreign battlefield?
Is this Direct Commercial Sales program a secret cash cow for many US Corporations, International arms merchants, its insiders, or affiliates?
Is it possible this could be another ‘off-the-books’ secret covert operation ran by the CIA’s Special Tactical Unit, similar to the Iran-Contra operations of the eighties and the old Cuban projects of the fifties and sixties, where we supplied both sides weapons and escalated the conflict for personal and corporate gain?
Could we be selling and supplying dangerous high impact weapons, while aiding and financing both sides of a Civil War in Syria?
Could we be escalating the Middle East conflict either knowingly or unintentionally providing weapons to both sides of the Syrian conflict? These are simple questions. I’m just asking:
The similarities of this middle eastern conflict are striking, reminding me of an old CIA operation launched years ago by various specialized political interest in bed with the international arms marketers; similar to the arms deals of Edward P. Wilson of Libyan fame and the formation of the Iran—Contra’s southern front in Costa Rico during the nineteen eighties. In my opinion, the similarity of that ‘off the books’ operation seems to be raising its ugly head once again in the Middle East.
Salem-News.com has received a series of extremely sensitive reports from a variety of intelligence sources associated with military covert operations that are being conducted in Turkey, Jordan, Qatar, and Pakistan, under CIA inter-agency control.
Example. Large shipments of “High Impact” weapons and small arms and ammunitions have been reported being funneled through a network of clandestine CIA safe houses in Turkey, Jordan, Qatar, Pakistan, and other areas of the Middle East. It is alleged that these are covert operations being carried out by hired civilians, train mercenaries, financed by private U.S. Corporations and the CIA’s secret ‘off the books’, black budget.
These covert military operations and there US privately funded shell corporations, known as CIA “cut—outs”, have been expanding their recruitment capabilities and their weapon shipments to the Middle East for the past year and a half. It appears this little known ‘Special Tactical Unit—a ‘Black Crew’ of the CIA—has sought to influence Middle Eastern allies to re-route various weapons, and high tech sophisticated communication gear, to Syrian rebel forces and other mercenary groups operating in the region.
It appears America is again playing both sides against the middle; de-stabilizing a region, escalating the conflict, all for the sake of corporate and political profits. Is history again repeating itself?
Mainstream Media is not allowed to cover these subjects. Its classified a matter of ‘National Security’.
Stay tuned. It looks like it’s going to be one hell of a ride, as we again travel down those bumpy halls of corporate intrigue and Washington’s political corruption.
OH! By the Way… the CIA declined to comment on this article and the one below.
From “offices at secret locations,” American intelligence agents have aided the US-backed Arab kingdoms “shop for weapons,” including a major Saudi arms purchase from Croatia, and have even determined which terror gang or commander should receive the weapons as they arrive, The New York Times reports Monday, citing American officials that spoke on condition of anonymity.
The scale of shipments was “very large,” with Turkish government exercising oversight over much of the operation, “affixing transponders to trucks ferrying the military goods through Turkey” to monitor shipments as reach Syria by land, the report adds, citing “officials familiar with the (weapons) pipeline and an arms-trafficking investigator who assembled data on the cargo planes involved.”
“A conservative estimate of the payload of these flights would be 3,500 tons of military equipment,” said an illicit arms transfers monitor, Hugh Griffiths, of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, as quoted in the report.
“The intensity and frequency of these flights are suggestive of a well-planned and coordinated clandestine military logistics operation,” Griffiths added.
The shipment of weapons from Qatar and Saudi Arabia climbed drastically in late fall as Turkish government allowed the pace of arms airlifts for anti-Damascus terror gangs to accelerate.
Simultaneously, the report notes, Jordanian cargo aircraft, acting as front for the kingdom’s military, were flying in a major Saudi weapons purchase from Croatia to foreign-backed gangs operating in southern Syria, forming “a cataract of weaponry,” as described by a former US official briefed on the US-facilitated illicit arms transfers.
Qatar, using it Al Udeid Air Base, which serves as “a hub for American military logistics in the Middle East,” has been “an active arms supplier,” the daily underlines, citing US and other Western officials as well as commanders of anti-Damascus gangs in Syria, “so much so that the United States became concerned about some of the Islamist groups that Qatar has armed.”
The report further cites air traffic control data as showing that Jordanian cargo planes “made a combined 36 round-trip flights between Amman and Croatia from December through February” in addition to five flights between Amman and Turkey this January.
While regular Qatari arms airlifts continued, the Royal Saudi Air Force “began a busy schedule too,” the daily adds, “making at least 30 C-130 flights” into Turkey’s Esenboga air base from mid-February to early March of this year.
American officials, the report insists, “have confirmed that senior White House officials were regularly briefed on the [arms] shipments,” further saying that previous CIA Director David Petraeus “had been instrumental in helping to get this aviation network [of illicit arms shipments] moving and had prodded various countries to work together on it.”
CIA aids Arab kingdoms, Turkey in huge surge of arms shift to Syria rebels
A member of an anti-Damascus foreign-backed gang with weapons illicitly shipped supplied through a CIA-led network (file photo)
Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:56AM GMT
The intensity and frequency of these flights are suggestive of a well-planned and coordinated clandestine military logistics operation.”
US spy agency CIA has played a major role in locating weapon sources and coordinating a huge surge of arms shipments to foreign-backed militants in Syria by governments of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Jordan.
Even as the Obama administration has publicly claimed that it only offers “nonlethal” aid to the gangs trying to overthrow the government of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, “the involvement of the CIA in the arms shipments… has shown that the United States is more willing to help its Arab allies support the lethal side of the civil war,” the report emphasizes.
The daily also suggests efforts by the US and its Arab allies for “drawing Turkey and Jordan actively into the war” they have waged on Syria, hoping to “provoke” Iran into the conflict as well.
The development comes as recent press reports have cited Israeli military leaders as claiming with the Syrian military “falling apart,” the Zionist forces are in a position to “focus” their efforts on Lebanon.
This is while US media outlets have widely reported that in his surprise visit to Iraq, American Secretary of State has pressured the nation’s leaders to limit Iranian flights into Syria, while vowing “revitalized” ties with the country they occupied for over seven years, leaving behind what has been widely regarded as a trail of death, destruction, abuse and still ongoing political interference.
The Islamic Republic has expressed full support for the government of President Assad in Syria while urging peaceful resolution of the nation’s crisis among Syrians and without any foreign intervention.
Iran has further maintained that the current Syrian unrest has been incited and financed by the chief backer of the Israeli regime, the US, and largely corrupt Arab kingdoms in the Persian Gulf that have been kept in power with American military backing.
Robert 'Tosh' Plumlee - Salem-News.com News Photojournalist/Analyst/Researcher
Robert 'Tosh' Plumlee is a retired commercial pilot who worked for and with the United States Government for many years. His background is extremely diverse and over the years Tosh was involved in many government operations that are both fascinating and historic. His work began with an enlistment in the Army and a subsequent assignment to military specialized operations at Fort Bliss, Texas in April of 1954. Tosh was associated with various Military Intelligence units of the Fourth Army based at Fort Bliss, Texas, and also the Fourth Army Reserve, located at Dallas Love Field, Dallas Texas. This service period was in the early to mid-fifties and into the early sixties.
From approximately 1962 through 1963, Tosh was assigned to the Cuban Project which operated at the time from the JM/WAVE station attached to Miami, Florida's 'Cuba Desk' of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He operated as a contract "Undercover pilot" and also, at times, was assigned to specialized Cuban operations of the CIA's "Covert Action Group" (CAG).
In recent years Tosh has been working along the U.S./Mexico border as a news photojournalist and his contributions to Salem-News.com are wide ranging and extremely valuable. We believe he is the top living source of information about U.S. government covert history.
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