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Syrian Jihadis Sell CIA-Supplied Weapons on Facebook

Maybe flooding a destabilized country with weapons is a bad idea?


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Tired of buying used neckties on eBay? Not satisfied with your handmade toenail clippers that you picked up on Etsy? Maybe it's time to invest in a TOW missile, available while supplies last at "the first Facebook weapons market in the Idleb countryside". For the man/terrorist who has everything.

Apparently the US is backing a new faction in Syria: The Al-Nusra Entrepreneurial Front. Admire their wares:

<figcaption>Your tax dollars</figcaption>
Your tax dollars

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 application Whatsapp to discuss sales and transactions.

Don't worry, we're sure these CIA-supplied weapons will find good homes:

Buyers can also make requests for specific weapons, as one post on the page says, “Quick friends, I need a gun with a silencer.”

Page members are linked to jihadist groups Ahrar Al-Sham and the Islamic Front, the former allegedly linked to Al-Qaeda.

Assad must go (on Facebook, to check out these great deals)!


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