Saturday, September 26, 2015
Obama 'Admin' 'Bought 610 Anti-Tank Missiles from Bulgaria for Syrian 'rebels' in 2014.
Obama 'Admin' Bought 610 Anti-Tank Missiles from Bulgaria for Syrian 'rebels' in 2014.(Janes).
Anti-tank guided Fagot missiles from Bulgaria are "among the most notable" arms transfers to the US army on behalf of Syrian rebels in 2014, IHS Jane's Defence has said.
Citing a document released by the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) IHS Jane's singles out "610 missiles for the Russian-made 9K111 Fagot anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system together with one 9P151 launcher" and also the transfer of eight 9K115 Metis ATGM systems to the US.
These transfers would have taken place before the US officially began a train-and-equip programme for moderate Syrian opposition forces, which according to a 17 September BuzzFeed report involved hiring a US company to buy RPG-7 rocket-propelled grenade launchers, SPG-9 recoilless guns, and 9K113 Konkurs ATGM systems for the rebels. Hmmmm......Smartest 'Admin' ....evah. Read the full story here.