CIA Helping Turkey and Qatar Shop for Arms for Syrian Jihadists

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Bizarrely Secretary of State John Kerry just dropped in on Iraq to ask their Shiite-dominated government to stop allowing through weapons shipments for Syria’s government while Obama Inc. is overseeing the smuggling of huge amounts of weapons to Sunni Jihadists in Syria.

With help from the C.I.A., Arab governments and Turkey have sharply increased their military aid to Syria’s opposition fighters in recent months, expanding a secret airlift of arms and equipment for the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, according to air traffic data, interviews with officials in several countries and the accounts of rebel commanders.

The airlift, which began on a small scale in early 2012 and continued intermittently through last fall, expanded into a steady and much heavier flow late last year, the data shows. It has grown to include more than 160 military cargo flights by Jordanian, Saudi and Qatari military-style cargo planes landing at Esenboga Airport near Ankara, and, to a lesser degree, at other Turkish and Jordanian airports.

From offices at secret locations, American intelligence officers have helped the Arab governments shop for weapons, including a large procurement from Croatia…

Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Iraq on Sunday to do more to halt Iranian arms shipments through its airspace; he did so even as the most recent military cargo flight from Qatar for the rebels landed at Esenboga early Sunday night.

And it’s no wonder that the Iraqi government laughed in Kerry’s face. Why should Iraq respect an arms embargo when Obama Inc helps Qatar violate it, just as it did in Libya?

Most of the cargo flights have occurred since November, after the presidential election in the United States

This is Obama’s new lame duck status showing us who he really is.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    The fact of the matter is that as dangerous as Assad is, the "rebels" are equally so, even to the point of a preponderance of Al Qaeda and Salafists in the forefront. Not only that, but they have overrun the main highway which joins up Israel, Jordan and Syria, along with the main water tributary.

    Therefore, the fact that the CIA, at the behest of the POTUS, is arming them, attests to what his main goal was in Benghazigate – weapons running to the Brotherhood Mafia & Al Qaeda . In any case, http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/31/islamists-wha

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • truebearing

      As reprehensible as Assad is, the Islamists are far more dangerous. Syria has been somewhat isolated under Assad, but once he loses will become yet another piece of Obama's Caliphate puzzle.

      No one can really knows what damage Obama is doing to this country, or the world. Behind the scenes he could be selling us out completely. Who knows what his end game is, or what weapons he will ultimately supply those he is most loyal to…the Islamists. We can comfort ourselves knowing that he is a pathological liar with a messianic complex and a rapacity for power.

      • gee59

        They're all dangerous. The smartest thing to do is absolutely nothing. The more that they kill each other the less of them there are to be around to kill and enslave anybody else.

        Let's face the facts – Muslims live to hate. They hate everybody that is not a Muslim, they hate everybody that is a different type of Muslim – they hate everybody that is over them.

        Keeping them to one spot and out of that area means that they do not have scapegoats and therefore will end up killing each other.

  • Edward Cline

    Oh, yes. Ozero won the election. Now he's flexing his "flexibility."

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    Are we supporting the non violent peaceful islamic jihadists this time?

    I am so glad Obama knows which militants to trust.
    (sarcasm)

    • JacksonPearson

      The problem is, how can we a community organizer with international problems?

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        One that goes overseas and quotes saul alinsky?

        • JacksonPearson

          I sure garbled up my last comment…should have read:
          "The problem is, how can we trust a community organizer with international problems?"

          Anyway, Saul Alinsky was one of his old mentors, and he still uses many of his quotes…But at the present, Francis Fox Piven and the Muslim Brotherhood who have infiltrated the WH have his ear. If you noticed, Obama keeps everything in chaos. He always makes sure there's a big pile of muck to wade through, and that nothing can get resolved or fixed.

  • truebearing

    Obama has been arming Al Queda all along. Ambassador Stevens was hung out to dry to keep obama's Islamist enabling quiet.

  • WatcherOntheWall

    Ambassador Stevens was sacrificed on the altar of our First Amendment. Remember, "The future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."

  • y Brandstetter MD

    Israel's northen border had been kept quiet by Assad for too long. Obama cannot have that, he must have a pressure buildup on Israel from all directions. All these arms are there to be pointed in the end against Israel. However, he forgets Abdallah is an Arab despot too, and the brotherhood wants him gone too, so all these arms will first point at Jordan to topple the King, establish the Brotherhood Caliphate in Jordan and re-ignite the Eastern front Israel thought was secure. Which will then void the peace-treaty keeping the east-bankers now occupying the West Bank, allowing a massive repatriation of Arabs back east where they came from. All in good time