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Mass looting of powerful Libyan armaments.


The “mainstream” media is finally addresses something that CofCC.org reported on months ago. NATO backed radical Jihadists in Libya have been smuggling armaments from the Libyan military out of the country.

Vast hordes of surface to air and anti-tank missiles have been looted. This includes sophisticated heat seeking shoulder fired missiles. Professional Jihadists have moved weapons into Mali, Algeria, Chad, and Sudan. It is also believed that foreign mercenaries in the Libyan army are making their way back to countries like Kenya and Zimbabwe with powerful weapons.

Foreign Jihadists make up a large part of the “rebel” forces. This includes members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah. Hezbollah has a history of sending soldiers into foreign combat zones to receive training and experience. These foreign Jihadists will return home with combat experience and powerful weapons that were previously unavailable.

Many of these people will soon be making their way to the Gaza Strip now that the new Obama/Hillary backed government of Egypt has thrown open the border.

From UK Guardian…

Officials in Mali confirmed last week that a leader of the country’s last Tuareg rebellion had been killed on his way back from fighting for Gaddafi. Though the circumstances were confused, Reuters quoted a military official in Mali saying that Ibrahim Ag Bahanga was killed as he smuggled weapons across the border from Libya. “He had got his hands on lots of weapons in Libya … and he hid them on the border with Algeria and Niger,” the official said.

US officials were reported as saying that a small number of Soviet-made SA7 missiles from Libya had reached the black market in Mali, where al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has been active. Other regional governments fear that the region could become even more lawless due to an influx of weapons and fighters from Libya’s conflict.

Earlier this week, Algeria’s foreign minister said his government was certain that al-Qaida’s north African affiliate had obtained weapons on the black market that flourished during the Libyan civil war.

Mourad Medelci said countries across North Africa had seen proof “on the ground” that al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb had taken advantage of instability in Libya to procure weapons with which to expand its campaign of terrorism.

“It’s not just a worry or a feeling, it’s a certainty,” Medelci told French radio.

He said that Libya was vulnerable to terrorists taking refuge within its borders and using the country as a springboard for terrorism throughout the region, AFP, the French news agency, reported.

Pieter Wezeman of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Sipri, which monitors the arms trade, said Gaddafi imported hundreds of French-made Milan guided missiles and Russian SA 24 missile launchers adding to an arsenal which included some 20,000 older short-range surface-to-air missiles.

“Many of those, we know, are now not accounted for, and that’s going to be a concern for some period of time,” General Carter Ham, head of the US military’s Africa Command, told the Senate armed services committee in April.

The British government approved the sale to Libya of equipment including guns and small-arms ammunition valued at more than £200m over the first nine months of last year, according to the latest figures compiled for the Foreign Office. In 2007–2008 Ukraine supplied more than 100,000 rifles to Libya.