February 5, 2019
Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have transferred American-made weapons to al Qaeda-linked fighters, hardline Salafi militias, and other factions waging war in Yemen, in violation of their agreements with the United States, a CNN investigation has found.
The weapons have also made their way into the hands of Iranian-backed rebels battling the coalition for control of the country, exposing some of America’s sensitive military technology to Tehran and potentially endangering the lives of US troops in other conflict zones.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, its main partner in the war, have used the US-manufactured weapons as a form of currency to buy the loyalties of militias or tribes, bolster chosen armed actors, and influence the complex political landscape, according to local commanders on the ground and analysts who spoke to CNN.
By handing off this military equipment to third parties, the Saudi-led coalition is breaking the terms of its arms sales with the US, according to the Department of Defense. After CNN presented its findings, a US defense official confirmed there was an ongoing investigation into the issue.
The revelations raise fresh questions about whether the US has lost control over a key ally presiding over one of the most horrific wars of the past decade, and whether Saudi Arabia is responsible enough to be allowed to continue buying the sophisticated arms and fighting hardware. Previous CNN investigations established that US-made weapons were used in a series of deadly Saudi coalition attacks that killed dozens of civilians, many of them children.
The developments also come as Congress, outraged with Riyadh over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year, considers whether to force an end to the Trump administration’s support for the Saudi coalition, which relies on American weapons to conduct its war.
We actually didn’t need a CNN investigation for this, in 2019.
We’ve been reporting on the fact that US-backed terrorists in Syria – the so-called “Syrian Free Army” – were sharing weapons with the allegedly not-US-backed ISIS terrorists since 2015.
And I didn’t do that research myself. All I did was pull quotes from Congressional and military reports.
It was open, public knowledge.
The media would itself mention it. But then they would forget about it. That is a common strategy. They drop “fun facts” out there and sort of inoculate you to them, then don’t ever make them top headlines.
Yes, this CNN report would (probably) be the first confirmed report of Saudi Arabia transferring US weapons to terrorists directly, but everyone knew that Saudi was sending money to these groups. The difference between sending money that they only have because of the US government and sending weapons that the US government gave them directly is very small.
They’re making this a top headline now because it’s Donald Trump in charge and not Barack Obama. CNN even connects it directly to Trump, and his support for Saudi Arabia.
I don’t support Saudi Arabia or any of Trump’s other foreign policy agendas (save the Korean thing and obviously a lot of other things he’s said but not followed through on, like ending NATO and being friends with Russia).
I’m not clear on why the media is now turning against Saudi Arabia, unless it is just completely about the murder of a journalist combined with a desire to thwart Donald Trump. Because Saudi Arabia is the greatest ally of Israel – another open secret that gets reported sometimes but isn’t ever made a top issue.
Donald Trump played match-maker for the top Israeli agent Jared Kushner and the new crown prince as part of a Jewish plot to transfer huge amounts of weaponry to Saudi to fight Iran and help various terrorists.
Who even knows why the media is complaining about this now. Journalists are not intelligent people.
As far as the Iran part – that is designed to cause confusion. Saudi Arabia is obviously not transferring weapons to Iran, if Iran has these weapons they would have them as a result of confiscating them from Saudi-backed Al-Qaeda and ISIS type groups in Syria. The media is obsessed with conflating Iran with Sunni terrorism, in purposefully confusing ways, to the point where you have Congresspeople coming out and making just completely retarded claims and linking ISIS to Iran.
Congresspeople are genuinely too stupid to know the difference. The media is probably at least aware enough of what’s going on to know the difference between Sunni and Shiite, but is purposefully conflating for the purpose of Jewing over the goyim.