Betrug und Bestechung ohne Ende und man ist bei der NATO gelandet.
Der grösste NATO Skandal bis heute, uralte Chinesen Munition wurde verkauft, über korrupte Pentagon und CIA Leute. Über 4.000 Tode (http://judicial-inc.biz/83botach_tactical.htm), gab es wegen diesem Betrugs Geschäft, bereits im Irak, noch mehr in Afghanistan und deshalb hat das ausgebildete Irakische Miltiär wie in Afghanistan keine Lust für die US und NATO Betrüger zukämpfen
Man kassierte die Munition Entsorgungs Prämien und mit Wissen der US und CIA Militär Ausbilder, wurde das Geschäft eingefädelt.
Ein für den CIA arbeitender Schweizer wird praktisch aus den Berichten getilgt, obwohl er das Geschäft organisierte. Verantwortlich für die Bewaffnung von Kriminellen in Afrika ebenso, wobei die Russische Konkurrenz verhaftet wird.
Der grösste Betrugs Waffen Skandal der NATO und der vollkommen korrupten US Beschaffung inklusive 4-Sterne Generäle: Schweizer Waffen Händler in grossen Betrugs Geschäften und tiefen Wurzeln zu den korruptesten Balkan Regimen, was im Super Skandal mit dem Munition Betrug mit der Albaner Mafia, zu einer US Kongreß Untersuchung führte, auch zu Urteilen,
aber Heinrich Thomet, der Haupt Organisator mit Zyprischer Firma, läuft frei herum,
Tirana Offloads Ancient Arms to Controversial Broker
Albania sold part of its vast stockpiles of aging weapons and ammunition to a controversial Bulgarian firm linked to a deadly explosion which killed a Pentagon contractor.
BIRN Tirana, Washington, SofiaAlbania’s state-owned arms broker sold 17.5million Chinese-made bullets, 350 mortars, and 40,000 mortar shells in 2015 to Alguns Ltd, a Bulgarian firm which worked on Washington’s programme to train and equip Syrian rebels.
The firm has been linked to a fatal explosion at a shooting range in Bulgaria in 2015 which left a Pentagon contractor working on the Syrian project dead.
|US officials training Syrian rebels in Jordan
Alguns Ltd is owned by Alexander Dimitrov, a former business partner of Bulgarian organised crime figure Boyan Petrakiev Borisov, nicknamed ‘the Baron’ [see „Organised crime links“ box].
Details of the sales, worth in excess of 1 million euros, are revealed in confidential arms export documents obtained by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN.
|Organised crime links
Alguns’ owner Alexander Dimitrov is also a former business partner of the notorious Bulgarian organised crime figure Boyan Petrakiev Borisov, known as ‘the Baron’.
Documents from Bulgaria’s business registry show that Dimitrov founded Alguns Ltd in 2008 in Sofia. The company’s main activity is arms trading.
In 2004, Dimitrov and Petrakiev were joint owner of a scrap metal firm named SIB Metal.
Dimitrov says that the registration of the firm was cancelled during the application process and that he has not seen Petrakiev since.
In a report by the Ministry of Interior’s Centre for Police Research, Petrakiev is given as an example of an “established figure in the criminal world”.
The document, published in 2010, goes on to note that Petrakiev had been sentenced ten times for unnamed offences and faced a further eight cases for a wide range of crimes. Among these were stealing cars, hooliganism, rape, illegal possession of arms and drugs and participation in an organised criminal group.
In 2009, Petrakiev was found guilty of leading a criminal group involved with card skimming across eight countries, the report notes.
In 2012, he was arrested and jailed for running an illegal casino.
These show how the aging Chinese and Albanian made arms and ammunition were exported to Bulgaria as part of four export licences signed between the state-owned Military Export Import Company of Albania, MEICO, and Alguns in 2015.
At the same time, Alguns was employed as a subcontractor for the Pentagon’s US Special Operations Command, SOCOM, as part of its attempts to supply and train Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State.
Arms experts believe that Bulgaria is unlikely to have been the final destination for the equipment given its age and the fact that Bulgaria has a relatively modern army which is part of NATO. Alguns has declined to comment on expert analysis that countries in the Middle East or Africa were likely recipients.
Alguns linked to deadly blast
Alguns’s role in the Syria programme first emerged in June 2015 when 41-year-old US Navy veteran Francis Norwillo died as a rocket-propelled grenade exploded at a firing range in the village of Anevo, central Bulgaria. The venue is owned by the state-owned arms producer VMZ Sopot.
Emails and contracts obtained by BIRN from a US lawsuit and sources in Bulgaria reveal fresh details about the incident.
Alguns’s involvement in the blast remains hotly contested, but it is not disputed that the company was central in organising sessions at the range in the preceding days.
Norwillo and his injured colleague, Michael Dougherty, had been hired through a $28-million Pentagon contract to train Syrian rebels to fire various Soviet-style weapons. They had travelled to Belarus and then Bulgaria to test the equipment ahead of a training camp in Jordan, according to a lawsuit filed in Florida by Norwillo’s widow and Dougherty.
Court papers against the three US firms allegedly involved in the incident – Purple Shovel, Skybridge Tactical and Regulus Global – detail how the claimants believe the faulty grenade was more than 30 years old, of Bulgarian origin and had been rejected as unsafe by the Pentagon, which was also looking to source ammunition for the Syrian rebels.
Following the tragedy, the Bulgarian authorities identified Alguns as having rented the firing range and providing the faulty rocket.
The firm was fined its 62 500 euros in September 2015 for failing to obtain a permit from the Ministry of the Economy of Bulgaria for the fatal session, but Alguns, which denies the allegations, was later cleared on appeal.
The court ruled the ministry had made significant administrative errors and had failed to prove Alguns had rented the firing range on the day of the accident.
Purple Shovel, the Pentagon’s main contractor on the project, told BIRN in a written statement that Alguns had been brought in by Regulus Global, one of its sub-contractors, to book the sessions and provide the ammunition for the training. It said, however, that the accident took place during a “recreational shoot” at the weekend, after official training had finished.
A timetable of the training obtained by BIRN shows that Alguns had booked the firing range up until Friday, June 5, and also reveals that two Bulgarian state-owned companies, VMZ Sopot and Arcus, were in charge of training the US contractors in a variety of Soviet-style weapons and ammunition.
This included the type of rocket-propelled grenade, OG-7, which malfunctioned, causing the deadly blast.
Skybridge Tactical, which had hired Norwillo and Dougherty for the job, argues in court papers that the explosion occurred during official training, and that the injured parties should be in line for US government compensation as a result.
This incident is not Alguns only brush with the law. The firm was fined 1,000 euros in June 2016 for failing to provide proper documentation related to an ammunition store it maintains in Sliven, southern Bulgaria.
Arms’ final destination ‘Middle East or Africa’
War in the Middle East has sparked an unprecedented flow of arms and ammunition from the Balkans, with Bulgaria playing an important role as a source of weapons and hub for arms brokers.