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The CIA Has Given So Many Weapons to Syrian Jihadis, ISIS is Now Selling Them on Facebook


The US has been dumping so many weapons into the Syrian conflict that there is now an apparent surplus. ISIS has since taken to selling them online.

Last year, the Free Thought Project reported on a video, apparently recorded just outside of Aleppo, Syria. The video illustrated just how insane the US “War on Terror” has become.

In the video, the U.S. backed, armed, and financed Free Syrian Army, (aka moderate rebels, aka ISIS-linked terrorists) are firing a U.S. supplied anti-tank TOW guided missile.

Of course, the ‘moderate rebels’ firing a US missile is nothing out of the ordinary. However, what makes this U.S. paid for missile so special is that it was fired at what is clearly a U.S. paid for Humvee.

The video below shows the absurdity of the war on terror in one single blown up Humvee.

When US arms aren’t being used to aid both sides of a conflict, the extra weapons offer a unique benefit for those on the receiving end; ISIS is now offering the surplus for sale on Facebook. 

According to Foreign Desk News,

Jihadis in Syria are using Facebook as a marketplace to buy, sell and barter a wide variety of American-made weapons and munitions ranging from rocket launchers to machine guns.

A Facebook page called “The first weapons market in the Idleb countryside” showcases posts with photographs of weapons, claimed to be CIA-supplied, inviting buyers to contact page administrators privately using popular messaging applicationWhatsapp to discuss sales and transactions.

An AGS-17 Soviet-era grenade launcher is listed for $3,800 and below that a thermal camera made by Oregon-based company FLIR, is listed alongside posts advertising the sale of 105mm cannon shells.

Weapons like TOW and MANPAD missile launchers, which the CIA has provided to rebel groups in Iraq and Syria, and can pose serious threats to civilian and military jets, are also advertised on the page.

Since Facebook has banned all talk of weapons sale and trading on their social media platform, the page has since been removed, however, not before they received thousands of likes and potentially unloaded countless weapons.

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In October, the Free Thought Project reported on the Russian Defense Ministry’s announcement that Islamic State militants were decimated by Russian airstrikes, and had lost “most” of their ammunition, heavy vehicles and equipment in the precision strikes.

Almost immediately, the U.S. airdropped 50 tons of weapons and ammunition to the newly branded “Syrian Arab Coalition” forces — a U.S. rebel group re-branded, but known for its unreliability and willingness to hand weapons over to al-Qaeda and ISIS.

“Probably 60 to 80 percent of the arms that America shoveled in have gone to al-Qaeda and its affiliates,” according to Joshua Landis, a Syria expert at the University of Oklahoma.

It seems quite obvious that while the U.S. likely supplies al-Qaeda affiliate the al-Nusra front, Ahrar al Shams, and other jihadists in the Syrian combat theater, the idea that the U.S. is once again using the al-Qaeda terror network, similarly to how they were used to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, should give pause to every American as a potential replaying of past U.S. foreign policy failures.

The fact that Americans aren’t up in arms and in the streets to demand the US pull out of all foreign occupations, speaks to the nature of the propaganda campaign waged against them.

When will Americans wake up to the fact that their government wages illegal wars of aggression at the expense of their children and grandchildren?

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.

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  • john smith

    pretty sure that TOW missle fall under the second amendment …did anyone see how much they were asking for it?

  • cant get ammo for em

  • Because obama hate weapons so he give to ISIS & to keep America weapon free!

    • Its not just Obama , its the same passed on organized imperialist since Truman . Its true the so called Syrian rebels & ISIS have been trained , armed and funded , but not directly by Obama . They’ve been funded by the imperialist that really control our foreign policies along with , Turkey , Saudi Arabia , Israel , NATO & CIA . They funded the so called civil wars in Syria & Libya . Muammar Gaddafi had to go because he was going to create his own gold backed African currency and no longer honor the US petrodollar system . Assad has to go because of Israels claim to the recently discovered trillion dollar oil fields in their stolen Golan Heights , and the oil & gas lines they want to build across Syria . Russia , Iran & Syria are the good guys in this mess , the mess that was created by the west . The godfather of our deadly imperialism goes back to Truman , Jimmy Byrnes , and their corporate owners . Its true look it up . They also initiated the ‘ cold war ‘ . They had all the power , they had a thriving economy , the A Bomb , and controlled the worlds currency . The only president that refused to play by their rules was JFK , and we know what happened to him . JFK had drawn up a plan for a troop withdrawal from Vietnam just weeks before his untimely death.After JFKs death Johnson immediately sent more troops & increased the bombing . That’s how our foreign policy works . You can’t blame any one President , they have limited powers when it comes to war & foreign policy .

    • and every president mentioned above in your facts were all democratic presidents so when are peole going to realize that the democratic socialist are the issue with out failing government

  • I thought Facebook banned firearm sales sites? Hummm must just be in America. Facebook the new jihadist arms bizarre.

  • this is bull shit, you post a gun for sale watch how fast FB take it down , so why are isis post staying up ………………..

    • Seriously.

    • Twitter is censoring shit against Hillary and keeping the ISIS shit up. What does that mean?

    • not sure what the agenda is on this , but you can see we need to watch what we say and post and isis get free speech over the internet ….. welcome to the NWO

    • If you read more than just the title, you learn a lot more.

    • because you touch yourself at night! honestly i dont know..

    • “Since Facebook has banned all talk of weapons sale and trading on their social media platform, the page has since been removed, however, not before they received thousands of likes and potentially unloaded countless weapons.” it helps to read the article before commenting on it.

    • Read the fucking article you twat waffle

    • read this

    • sheeple really need to educate them self’s

    • thats odd because i happen to be in facebook groups where gun sales are the only they are made for was firearm and ammo trades and sales

  • I said that in.oct 2011
    Nobody believed me …

    Prob still.dont

    Stupid sheeple

  • …and who exactly is surprised?

  • Americans tax dollars at work

  • well how do i get some??

  • i dunu Turkey’s become quite the arms dealer

  • Mean while disarming there own people lol

  • Try banning them

  • nothing new there then is there?

  • Aaron Rab

  • Buy all of them up and cancel the check or wright bad ones so we can get our weapons back from these assholes.

  • again I have to ask [who started all this?]

  • CIA is why there will never be peace

  • you can’t sell guns on facebook

  • Flir want

  • Unforgivable! Never again will I consider them an Allie. Australians don’t share those value’s we share Russian and Chinese value’s. They kill terrorists not arm train and employ them! Fuck you Obama! Righteous Blood is on your hand’s. God says come out of her my people! Leave America while you still can

    • No sir, but if and when the time comes there will be people ready to take her back.

      That’s why it may seem crazy, but we fight tooth and nail to keep guns in the people’s hands. 2nd amendment is key.

  • American tax payers are funding this…..wake the fuck up

  • #feelthebernvote U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders for president

    • Shahid Mian is this an actual photo???

    • I’m not defending republicans either my friend don’t get the wrong idea… The entire system is broken, and they’re all part of that same system.

  • Well at least they’re in safe hands, the last thing we need is guns in the hands of responsible law abiding citizens or at least that’s what the establishment would have us believe.

  • The government plan is working. That’s why you need to procure as many as possible.

  • Agent76
  • I believe this one

  • …so, FB takes down legitimate US gun dealer posts down and lets Isis sell rocket launchers? wtf.

  • Very Nice

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  • If you own stocks and do not have munitions in your portfolio there is no help for you

  • Not surprised.

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  • What do you expect when your country ( America) is the biggest terrorist organization In the world

  • Our leaders are terrorist.When are the people going to wake up?

    • Leaders? No. The just give orders. The terrorists are the order followers.

  • There are no gun sales on Facebook ??

  • So only people from the middle east now can sell guns on facebook? I know they shut down all weapon selling pages down

  • figures

  • And Facebook is not closing pages? Ah…yeah…no nipple visible so it stays online

  • That’s nice

  • Just how fucked up is this shit!

  • Prove it.

  • All air-dropped by our government. I am surprised Facebook allows this.

  • so… zuckerturd lets them sell guns but not us?….

  • Dan Kelly

    What dumb ass parks a humvee in exposed position? And where is the over watch?

  • Yes

  • fucktarded spies lol … is there anythhing american spooks cant fuckup

  • AL qeada, is a myth, you guys are brainwashed buy the mass media, it has been a black flag operation from the start, CIA mi6 Midas and I expect many other intelligence agencies. These agencies don’t work for there countries they work for the central bank of there country, which as we know come back to the central bank of America, which run and owned buy the English central bank and we know how owns that .the Rothschild’s. Lot money in destabilisation of the world, and perpetual war.get it I wonder if you do it’s so obvious. I suppose you still think that 911 wasn’t an inside job

  • No shit. Supply and demand. We’re idiots.

  • The world’s biggest business, arms sales.

  • Niiiiiice…

  • Send one my way

  • Welcome to corporate armies. The new way to fight illegal wars.
    We need to do the same and go after the money men.

  • Only the best for our terrorists!

  • Do they ship to the US?

  • Ramprasad Patil

    • Wars are money making machines for USA

    • Ramprasad Patil even the war on drugs

    • Isn’t it funny though that we both know so much about the US than India 😛

    • Ya I’m ashamed I don’t know what’s going on here?

    • The reason I know so much is cause I watch Jimmy kimmel Live, Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, Dailly Show with Trevor Noah and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver almost every fucking day. I’m jobless as fuck 😛

    • Here we only have Arnab Goswami ?


  • Cam Alft

    did you see how that rocket took out a guy up on the roof of the building,up to the left on rooftop by dish…funny,just took him out in a second,down he goes…they took out one of their own,awesome job.

  • Cam Alft

    so,how much they asking for the flir device,they aren’t cheap here….