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Jordanian Intelligence Officer smuggled weapons supplied by the CIA to rebels in Syria

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Jordanian Intelligence Officer smuggled weapons supplied by the CIA to rebels in Syria 4

According to revelations from US and Jordanian government officials, the weapons transported into Jordan by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Saudi Arabia to supply rebels in Syria were stolen by a number of General Intelligence Department officers.

Among the stolen weapons were even used by Jordanian police colonel Anwar Abu Zaid in the November 2015 shooting that killed 2 Americans, 2 Jordanians and 1 South African at a police training camp.

Colonel Abu Zaid was killed instantly in the shooting.

Raise it high and hit lightly

The weapons theft ended only a few months ago after the US and Saudi Arabian authorities spoke out and the phenomenon was reported for the first time after a joint investigation by the US New York Times and the media.

US Vice President Joseph R. Biden visited the US-Jordan Military Training Center in March 2016 in Zarqa city, Jordan.

The smuggling of weapons worth millions of dollars shows the lack of strict organization in the program of arming and training rebel fighters – conducted by the CIA and the Pentagon – against the government of President Basha al-Qaeda.

Stolen weapons such as Kalashnikov assault rifles, mortars and grenade launchers are smuggled onto the black market, then resold to terrorists, criminals and even tribes in rural Jordan.

However, Jordanian Communications Minister Mohammad H. al-Momani stated that accusations of GID officers being involved in the theft of weapons sold on the black market were `completely untrue`: `The weapons were in

Jordanian Intelligence Officer smuggled weapons supplied by the CIA to rebels in Syria

King Hussein (1980, photo left) and Colonel Anwar Abu Zaid.

The US training program (starting in 2013) to directly arm rebels in Syria, codenamed Timber Sycamore, is under the direction of the CIA and several Arab intelligence agencies.

According to revelations from some US officials, the CIA trained thousands of fighters over the past three years and they made some progress on the battlefield against the Bashar al-Assad government, until Russian forces joined the war.

The training program is conducted on Jordanian territory because the country is located near the front lines in Syria.

In addition, the CIA also has another program to train soldiers in Syria to fight the terrorist organization self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS).

The main weapons flea markets in Jordan are located in the southern Ma’an and Sahab regions outside the capital Amman as well as in the Jordan Valley.

There is a long history of cooperation between the CIA and Jordan

Starting from the administration of US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the CIA paid King Hussein – who ruled Jordan from 1952 until his death in 1999 – a large amount of money to have the right to run many intelligence operations.

Jordanian Intelligence Officer smuggled weapons supplied by the CIA to rebels in Syria

Police training center where the shooting occurred.

After the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, Washington poured mountains of money into Jordan to carry out all kinds of anti-terrorism programs.

In the book titled `State of Denial`, journalist Bob Woodward recounts a 2006 conversation in which George J. Tenet – then director of the CIA – told national security adviser Condoleezza Rice: `

Jordanian security agencies have made many attempts to infiltrate Islamic militant groups with many successes, but they have not always succeeded.

However, GID (also known as Mukhabarat) has also encountered a number of embarrassing scandals – such as the case of two leaders being jailed for embezzlement, money laundering and bank fraud.

Jordanian Intelligence Officer smuggled weapons supplied by the CIA to rebels in Syria

The book `State of Denial` by journalist Bob Woodward.

General Mohammad al-Dahabi – who led the GID from 2005 to 2008 – was accused of stealing millions of dollars confiscated by GID officers from Iraqi citizens who crossed the border into Jordan in the years after US military involvement.

In April 2013, President Barack Obama gave the green light to a secret arming program for rebels in Syria after more than a year of discussions with US officials about using the CIA in a training role to overthrow the regime.

The motive behind the shooting by Jordanian officer Anwar Abu Zaid at a police training camp in Amman remains unclear because the FBI has not yet officially concluded the investigation.

In an interview, Abu Zaid’s younger brother, Fadi Abu Zaid, still insisted that his brother was innocent and that there was no indication that he had a plan for the shooting.

According to Dien San (summary)

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