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New Allegations of Albanian Arms Shipped to Libya

We’ll come back to those tractor parts at the end of this post. First let’s hear from the Shekulli newspaper in Tirana, Albania, which published on Feb. 27 a set of new allegations about illegal arms movements to Libya. Shekulli’s article details the alleged shipment of a freighter’s worth of 82-millimeter mortar rounds last year from the vast Albanian government stockpiles to the port of Ras Lanuf, where fighting between Libyan rebels and Qaddafi loyalists has been under way for several days.

The article was researched and written by Gjergj Thanasi, an investigative reporter in Tirana who often covers the arms trade. It provides a rich view of what would appear to be Albanian complicity in dealing with known arms smugglers to move government surplus munitions to the Libyan military.

The deal is structured in a curious fashion, because in 2010, Libya was not under international sanctions barring it from participating in the arms trade. But the article alleges that a false end-user certificate was issued, and that the deal was assembled in part under the hand of Slobodan Tesic, a Serbian arms smuggler who is subject to a United Nations travel ban for helping to arm former President Charles Taylor of Liberia, who is now facing a war crimes trial in The Hague.

Readers who closely followed coverage of the WikiLeaks release of State Department cables will recall that Mr. Tesic was the subject of a 2009 cable describing his apparent use of a front company to move arms to Yemen.

The Albanian deal sketched out in Shekulli suggests that Colonel Qaddafi’s government and Mr. Tesic, with help from the Albanian Ministry of Defense’s arms kiosk, MEICO, conspired to move surplus Eastern bloc munitions to Libya, too. The report will do little to help MEICO’s reputation for corruption, arms smuggling and loose controls of the enormous stockpiles left from Albania’s decades as a cold war bunker state. (For a bit of background on MEICO, read this report of the Pentagon-financed conspiracy to ship dated Chinese ammunition, under false labeling, to the Afghan National Security Forces, for which four American citizens have been convicted.)

Read Mr. Thanasi’s translation of his article, below:

In January 2010, MEICO a company owned by the Ministry of Defense of Albania engaged in a complex operation of exporting 150,000 82-millimeter mortar shells to Libya. Two Serbian gun smugglers made this export possible. One of them was Slobodan Tesic, who violated the U.N. weapons embargo to President’s Charles Taylor Liberia; the other was Zoran Damianovic, who in July 2005 spent a short stint in prison in Montenegro for attempted smuggling of a thousand M70 and M72 Zastava assault rifles [At War note: These are reverse-engineered Kalashnikov variants.] The export of 150,000 82-millimeter mortar shells was made to a Montenegro company Yugoimport of Montenegro, a subsidiary of the Serb weapons company Yugoimport SDPR according to the EUC (end user certificate) and the cargo manifest and the bill lading of the vessel. The payment was made through Niksicka Banka of Montenegro, a bank with old ties to the weapons trade of the MOD of Albania. This kind of ammunition export smells badly as Montenegro, a small country of 600,000 inhabitants, imports 150,000 82-millimeter mortar shells when its military by 2009 had phased out the 82-millimeter mortars. What was the need to import mortar shells while phasing out the mortars using such ammunition? According to the records of Harbor Master Office of Durres Port (main port of Albania) and the Center for the Surveillance of Sea Space situated at Plepa, 5 miles away from Durres Port (the center is run by the Albanian Navy), the vessel loaded with the containers full of mortar shells followed a south-southwest course in the Adriatic Sea. Strange enough Montenegro lies on the Adriatic shore north of Albania. This riddle of a vessel with a north destination sailing south can be solved thanks to the Port Clearance document issued by the office of the Harbor Master of Libyan port of Ras Lanuf, proving that the vessel left Ras Lanuf port empty after unloading the cargo there. This Port Clearance of Ras Lanuf was handed over to the Albanian Port authorities after the vessel returned to Durres Port. The last but not the least the Niksicka Banka paid for the purchase of the 150,000 mortar shells by funds coming from a Libyan company called LAFIC (Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company). On Feb. 23 insurgents and defected soldiers stormed the SAM 5 air base near Tobruk. They filmed seized caches of weapons and ammunition.

[NOTE from Mr. Thanasi: This was on Euronews channel and on a video on the Guardian under the title: Libya’s uprising against Muammar Qaddafi leave many dead. From second 29 to second 40. This footage contained the filming of several cases of 82-millimeter mortar shells produced in Policani, a weapons and ammunition factory in South Albania. The year of production of this batch was 1988.]
The report from Albania describes a means by which weapons can move into Libya from former cold war stockpiles.

Back to the image at the top of the post. This photograph, sent to At War by Peter Danssaert, a researcher covering African and eastern European arms transfers for International Peace Information Services, shows weapons that after arriving in Libya traveled on. Look at the companion photo below of the contents of that crate.

Courtesy of Peter Danssaert/IPIS
This crate, and many others like it, was found in 2007 among the decommissioned arsenal of Jean-Pierre Bemba at Gbadolite in Congo. Mr. Bemba is the leader of the Movement for the Liberation of Congo, or the MLC. Today, the MLC is a political party, but during the long Second Congo War it was a rebel group.

Other photographs show more munitions in the same arsenal, including the image of crates below, bearing the marking L.A.R., for Libyan Arab Republic, the name given to Libya from 1969 to 1977 after then-Captain Qaddafi toppled the previous monarchy in a coup in 1969. Inside the crates are 60-millimeter high-explosive mortar rounds from Yugoslavia.

Courtesy of Peter Danssaert/IPIS
The rounds bear lot stamps for 1974, and were apparently passed, depending on how one sees the world, as a revolutionary-to-revolutionary or despot-to-despot exchange, from Josip Broz Tito’s Yugoslavia to Qaddafi’s Libya and then on to another African war. Today, Mr. Bemba, whose militia took custody of these munitions, faces a war crimes trial in International Criminal Court stemming from allegations against him in the Central African Republic in 2002 and 2003. These were some of the tools of his trade.

The violence in Libya remains unpredictable, as does the course of the war. But with Colonel Qaddafi’s hold weakened, more details of the region’s arms transfers and smuggling networks are bound to emerge, perhaps shedding further light on specific smugglers and smuggling rings, and on how the arms that have helped destabilize much of Africa reached African soil.

Follow C. J. Chivers on Facebook, on Twitter at @cjchivers or on his personal blog, www.cjchivers.com, where many posts from At War are supplemented with more photographs and further information.


Buduća legenda
gadafi je kupovao oruzje i vojnu opremu svuda po svetu od svakog ko je prodavao....posle pada berlinskog zida iz istocne nemacke je oruzje kupovao svako...znaci da se rusko oruzje nalazi svuda po svetu....i amerikanci su posle raspada SSSR-a kupovali njihove halihoptere jer im je cena bila kao boljem automobilu...a mogu zamisliti dobrostojeci trgovci oruzjem koliko su pazarili tog jeftinog oruzja....pa jos kad im se poklope interesi sa amerikom za neki lokalni rat---eto love koliko hoces.....


Buduća legenda
Die Zahlen sind erstaunlich. In den Jahren 2005 bis 2009 stiegen deutsche Waffenexporte um 100 Prozent an. Nach den USA und Russland ist Deutschland damit der drittgrößte Waffenexporteur der Welt. Der Anteil am weltweiten Handel liegt bei elf Prozent. Besonders gefragt waren gepanzerte Fahrzeuge und U-Boote. Warum sind deutsche Waffen im Ausland so gefragt? Wer sind die Abnehmer? Und sind die Deals politisch und ethisch vertretbar?

Od 2005 do 2009 izvoz nemackog oruzja je narastao za 100%.
Posle USA i Rusije, Nemacka je najveci svetski eksporter oruzja.
Eto tako to radi banda fasisticka

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