As the European Union experiences a year full of terror attacks, the European public tends to forget that the attacks on the European continent, are a direct result of their governments weapon sales into a middle east embroiled in conflict, civil war, and western sponsored regime change…often removing stable, secular governments, in favor of Wahhabist theocratic rule.
Research conducted by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) found that weapons shipments made since 2012, from Eastern and Central European, ended up in the hands of “Syrian mercenaries,” including al-Nusra Front and Daesh…better known as Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (DWN) asserts that these EU member states are feeding the Al Qaeda/ISIS monster, while refusing to welcome refugees fleeing violence that they have helped create.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia and Romania sold weapons primarily to Saudi Arabia, but also to Jordan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkey.
Some of these weapons were then transferred to armed Islamist groups fighting in Syria and Yemen, two countries that are battling EU/US-sponsored wars.
European values are meaningless when big money is concerned. As Sputnik news reports…
This business is so lucrative that Eastern and Central European states approved arms export licenses “despite ample evidence that weapons are being diverted to Syrian and other armed groups accused of widespread human rights abuses and atrocities,” researchers observed. These licenses are supposed to guarantee where weapons end up and do not allow arms re-transfer to third parties. Yet this is exactly what has happened.
The arms shipments from Eastern and Central European countries to Syria rebels have only made matters worse in the country plagued by five and a half years of violence. They have “greatly contributed” to hundreds of thousands dying and millions fleeing to neighboring countries and Europe, DWN noted.
Moreover, the newspaper is convinced that the refugee crisis that European Union has struggled to resolve “could not have reached its current scale without” arms shipments from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia and Romania.
With money flowing in to the Brussels elite, from the wars they help create, it’s a good thing that the very same leaders of Europe have worked out a plan to alleviate much of the suffering that their European citizens have undergone, and most surely will undergo, in future days to come.
Hashtags for public consumption, weapons for jihadi terrorists. European values in action (Emergency Plan diagram courtesy of The Burning Platform).
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