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  • L’Empire du mal fait, une fois de plus, ce qu’il fait le mieux (oui : répandre le Bien sur la planète) : The Pentagon Is Spending $2 Billion Running Soviet-Era Guns to Syrian Rebels
    http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/12/the-pentagon-is-spending-2-billion-running-soviet-era-guns-to-syrian-

    1. Le Pentagone continue à refiler pour des milliards de dollars d’armements (selon ce rapport, un programme de 2,2 millards actuellement) sans grand contrôle en Syrie.

    Legally, however, shipments like the ones that started flowing to groups in Syria are supposed to include information on the end-user of the weapons. Instead, according to the report, the Defense Department decided to allow the transfer of equipment to any army or militia it provides security assistance to — including Syrian rebels — without any clear documentation.

    2. Le Pentagone maquille les documents officiels…

    In particular, the Pentagon is reportedly removing documentary evidence about just who will ultimately be using the weapons, potentially weakening one of the bulwarks of international protocols against illicit arms dealing.

    3. De ce fait, le Pentagone met en péril le traité sur le contrôle du commerce des armes de l’ONU :

    The United States is “undermining the object and purpose” of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, Patrick Wilcken, an arms control researcher at Amnesty International, told the investigators. Another expert on conflict prevention said U.S. manipulation of the system could put the the entirety of the international arms control regime at risk.

    4. Pour se procurer les armes, le Pentagone fait appel à des « fournisseurs » ayant des liens avec le crime organisé :

    According to the report, many of the weapons suppliers — primarily in Eastern Europe but also in the former Soviet republics, including Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Ukraine — have both links to organized crime throughout Eastern Europe and spotty business records.

    5. On fait ça à la va-vite, alors tant qu’à financer les mafias d’Europe de l’Est, autant qu’elles fournissent du matériel de merde :

    The sheer amount of material necessary for the Pentagon program — one ammunition factory announced it planned to hire 1,000 new employees in 2016 to help cope with the demand — has reportedly stretched suppliers to the limit, forcing the Defense Department to relax standards on the materials it’s willing to accept.

    6. Et puisqu’on y est, alimentons la corruption, parce que sinon ce serait pas marrant :

    Several contractors and subcontractors have also reportedly bragged about paying “commissions” to foreign agents to secure deals, the report alleges.