A mainstream reporter who has been at it for decades, one that personally interviewed Osama Bin Laden at that, seems to be breaking the chains of the mainstream media in his coverage of how Al Qaeda/ISIS type fighters have American weaponry, and seem to be funded by the West.
Robert Fisk is a journalist for a mainstream, UK media outlet, and he has been hard at work methodically tracking the serial numbers on weapons shipments. He recovered something very damning from al-Qaeda groups in Syria who are opposed to the regime of Bashar al-Assad. One of those things was English-language paperwork.
The man is straight up, personally arriving at arms factories and asking questions to arms dealers, which includes officials at the London Saudi embassy. He asked, why are your weapons in the hands of terrorists?
He recently published an incredible, bombshell report simply titled “I traced missile casings in Syria back to their original sellers, so it’s time for the west to reveal who they sell arms to.”
The realness of his headline is respectable in itself. Sometimes news articles are in a format like that, as if it were a setence speaking to someone, but this headline actually sounds like the man is being honest.
It all started when Robert Fisk stumbled upon some missile casings and shipment paperwork in Syria. Others have found very similar things, from American weapons and paperwork to things that implicate the White Helmets in aiding or even being ISIS.
He found the evidence inside the basement of a “bombed-out Islamist base in eastern Aleppo” as he describes it, with obvious words that read “Hughes Aircraft Co/Guided Missile Surface Attack” printed o the side of the used tubes.
In December 2016, the Syrian government successfully took the area back from terrorists, which included al-Nusra terrorists and the allies of those people. They had incredible success in getting back the land that was stolen from them, and every time they get past a certain level of progress in doing so, it seems like the West tries to frame them for a gas attack.
In the aftermath of that occupation by terrorists, Robert Fisk has been observing the scene, seeing what he can find, like Brandon Turbeville.
He called it a “detective story,” and with a little bit of help from the public, he wrote:
“Readers, a small detective story. Note down this number: MFG BGM-71E-1B. And this number: STOCK NO 1410-01-300-0254. And this code: DAA A01 C-0292. I found all these numerals printed on the side of a spent missile casing lying in the basement of a bombed-out Islamist base in eastern Aleppo last year. At the top were the words “Hughes Aircraft Co”, founded in California back in the 1930s by the infamous Howard Hughes and sold in 1997 to Raytheon, the massive US defence contractor whose profits last year came to $23.35bn (£18bn). Shareholders include the Bank of America and Deutsche Bank. Raytheon’s Middle East offices can be found in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Egypt, Turkey and Kuwait.”
This is that real, real work. I’m honestly surprised this is allowed anywhere near the mainstream media, and if this man doesn’t face harassment, threats, or even assault as a result of his work, I would be extremely surprised, or perhaps suspicious. In the past he has been uncomfortably close to the establishment.
In the same underground room, in the sad ruins of Eastern Aleppo, dozens of identical used missile casings were located. They had sequential codings, which means that these anti-armor missiles, known as Tows of “Tube-launched, optically tracked and wire-guided missiles” could be tracked.
The scary thing is, these people could have put in more effort to make these things untrackable. The fact that they don’t care is possibly even more disturbing. They don’t seem to think any consequences will come out of this.
Perhaps the fact that weapons came from the West and ended up suspiciously in the hands of terrorists that share an enemy with the West, is so obvious that the mainstream can’t not cover it. In the past year in particular, a litany of reports have tried to put in effort to find out where terrorists were getting their weapons.
Zero Hedge notes:
” We’ve previously detailed a number of these reports, for example: Journalist Interrogated, Fired For Story Linking CIA And Syria Weapons Flights as well as Weapons Went From The CIA To ISIS In Less Than Two Months — the latter based on extensive arms tracking and field forensics research produced by Conflict Armament Research (CAR).”
To read more of Robert Fisk’s report, find it here.
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