SUBJ WEAPONS SHIPPED FROM US--
(SANTA CLARITA BUREAU)--
In the wake of the burning alive of Lieutenant Muath al-Kasasbeh by ISIS, the Senate Armed Services Committee sent out a letter to President Obama with the intention of increasing arms aid to Jordan:
(PRESS RELEASE --FEB 4, 2015)--
"Specifically, Jordan is seeking to obtain aircraft parts, additional night vision equipment, and precision munitions that the King feels he needs to secure his border and robustly execute combat air missions into Syria. We understand the need to ensure the integrity of third party transfers, the protection of critical U.S. technologies, and our commitment to the maintenance of a Qualitative Military Edge (QME) for Israel. However, Jordan’s situation and the cohesiveness of the coalition demands we move with speed to ensure they receive the military materiel they require for ongoing operations against ISIL. "
The letter was signed by all of the committee members, including Sen. Kaine.
Here's what happened next--
New York Times June 26, 2016--
C.I.A. Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say
AMMAN, Jordan — Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials.
Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, F.B.I. officials believe after months of investigating the attack, according to people familiar with the investigation.
Word that the weapons intended for the rebels were being bought and sold on the black market leaked into Jordan government circles last year, when arms dealers began bragging to their customers that they had large stocks of American- and Saudi-provided weapons.
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