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On the Darknet: Ukrainians flood Europe with NATO arms shipments

Free West Media | June 6, 2022

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the US and other NATO countries have been sending state-of-the-art heavy weapons to Kiev. But many of the weapons systems do not end up at the front – but on the internet.

The Darknet is becoming an online wholesaler for war materiel. And the customers are also based in Europe.

Anti-tank missiles, automatic weapons, ammunition, drones or even mines – the warehouses of Darknet dealers are full. Thousands of weapons systems sent by Western allies to Ukraine can be found for sale on the internet.

Europe soon threatened by rocket launchers?

“It is surprising to say the least that after the fall of Mariupol, the United States was willing to send an additional 40 billion dollars to Ukraine where it had already lost another 14 billion dollars. In reality, two-thirds never reached their destination,” Thierry de Meyssan pointed out.

The FGM-148 Javelin is a man-portable anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). The US developed this weapon system to be able to combat heavily armoured vehicles such as main battle tanks and lighter military vehicles. It is hard to imagine what terrorists with weapons like these could do in a European city centre. Austrian daily eXXpress reported on this serious threat.

How many of these systems are already in Europe – presumably in the hands of criminals or terrorists? Police could eventually face massive problems with armed terrorists. It is easy to see how this could become a major security risk for large cities in Europe.

Darknet sales

It has never been easier to get hold of various NATO shipments – directly from Ukraine – to anywhere in the world to anyone with money. The assortment from Kiev includes rifles, grenades, pistols, body armour. Just one of the listed sellers already had 32 successful transactions to his name.

Already during the Balkan War, authorities witnessed how thousands of handguns had simply disappeared – and were then sold on the black market to criminal organisations or even to terrorists.

High-tech armament and an assortment of automatic weapons can now be ordered from the comfort of a screen. Grenades, incidentally, have been on special offer. If criminals moreover get hold of bullet-proof vests it would make it difficult for the police to stop them in the future.

Executive Director of Europol Catherine De Bolle stated in an interview with Welt am Sonntag recently that her agency was bracing for an influx of illegal weapons into Europe originally shipped to Ukraine by Western countries, including GreeceSwedenSpain and Germany. She noted that the “weapons from [Kosovo] are still being used by criminal groups today”.

Jihadists and other radicals are already in the war zone, according to the database of the SIS (Schengen Information System).

Weapons outlive conflicts

“It would be prudent to consider the immediate and long-term security implications of arms transfer decisions and apply lessons hard-learned from past armed conflicts,” the US-based think-tank Stimson Center said about this development back in March.

“The United States and its partners may be doing a disservice to the very people they aim to protect without considering the potential risks of the infusion of weapons to the country. While there have been noteworthy pledges of additional military assistance, the lifecycle of an arms transfer is often quite long. Arms promised today may not be available for months or even years to come, at which point the situation on the ground will have evolved. Though these pledges have symbolic value they may have little real effect on the battlefield.”

The think tank furthermore warned: “From Afghanistan to Iraq to Colombia, well-intentioned transfers have a habit of outliving their political contexts, and risk fueling new conflicts, being captured by illicit groups, or contributing to enduring ecosystems of insecurity.”

The authors warned that the strategic risks of transferring arms to an area of active hostilities include exacerbating the conflict, extending the duration thereof, increasing its lethality, and contributing to civilian harm. “Moreover, arms have a long shelf life, and will still be around long after the guns inevitably fall silent,” they concluded.

June 6, 2022 - Posted by | Corruption, Militarism |

2 Comments »

  1. “Something wicked this way comes…”

    The origin is from all that made it happen, from the governments that ‘gave’ weapons without genuine oversight or accountability, to the arms manufacturers’ profiteering, the finance capitalists who profited from selling it to the governments, to the supposed destination, a country which should not have been entrusted with the potential wickedness: why did they not think to monitor, to keep an accounting, at least. Probably would have done nothing. America certainly does not monitor the billions of military hardware it has given to Israel and look at what Israel did with it. Include how Israel used it to attack the USSLiberty. All supplied by America, including the napalm bombed on the ship.

    The neoconservatives and outright jewish control of American foreign policy, which must include the jewish lobby, et al, has Biden, had Trump wrapped. Israel, always the hidden player, unless it’s the demands and demands and demands, otherwise, a hidden hand. The most now-becoming, is the bold plan to develop the natural resources offshore. Israel’s Genie Oil and Gas has plans and will want to capitalize and it will get its country to do any warring to ensure that, especially if it can get America to enter into the fray. As with the motto to Israel’s Mossad, deception and the well-hid are operative here. It will simply show Lebanon what it can do with military might. As for any claim by the non-state of Palestine, Israel will crush any attempt to take part.

    As to all the weapons now being dispersed, the fault lies with the stupidest, the really blameworthy: the governments that should have known this would happen. How can Biden and those who prop him up not know? Well, they did because they’re in the Zionist camp and they know things that are little discussed by the Zoo-kept press.

    But, hey! Give America basketball to watch. Movies to entertain. Gossip to read about. It’s not bread and circus. It’s circus and circus and circus and lies and lies and lies.

    Is there any credibility to Joe “I’m a Zionist” Biden?

    Amend Shakespeare’s: “Something wicked has been unleashed…awaits its arrival…” and to mind comes Yeats’ “The Second Coming”, for a rough beast slouches, not toward Bethlehem, but toward civilization, starting with… Europe?

    Last, is the Samson Option real? Is there a hidden but known “option” whereby if Israel is threatened with destruction, Israel has set up a blackmail “option” whereby it will launch nuclear missiles at Europe. Knowing Israel’s history, the jewish connection to Churchill, for example, such would be part and parcel of the people who run that country.

    No ally there, so the connection is the likes of Rothschild and banking entities which connect Israel to Europe. Otherwise, an alliance of a vampire to its Samson Option targeted victim.

    Hard to believe? Only for the stupid and the deniers and the cowardly.

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    Comment by michael | June 7, 2022 | Reply

    • I have gotten to the point that the Terrorist State is nothing but cowards and everything they spew is cowardly, weak, lie after lie. I know what I have had to do when a barking mad dog is coming to attack…and it works. You stand boldly out front of it with a broom handle and act just like they do…they run away fast. One thing they are AFRAID of is an attack. The best thing that could happen is for the US Military to MUTINY. And who knows…just maybe these weapons are in the ‘right’ hands after all!!! You can bet the Terrorist State planned all of this in the beginning for money. They are going down fast as their insanity is full blown. Another big fall would be for all nations to BOLDLY LEAVE the bogus UN and every single double standard organisation set up by the Terrorist State. BDS is the way to come against this rogue entity…by all nations and all peoples. By doing this will be the way to keep a nations sovereignty.

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      Comment by Sparrow | June 7, 2022 | Reply


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