U.S. Department of State....Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). It is unlawful for a person in the United States or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to knowingly provide "material support or resources" to a designated FTO. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) terrorist tactics include bombing, murder, mortar attack, kidnapping, extortion, and hijacking, as well as guerrilla and conventional military action against Colombian political, military, and economic targets. The FARC has well-documented ties to a range of drug trafficking activities including taxation, cultivation, and distribution. The FARC group considers US persons to be legitimate military targets because of US support for the Colombian Government.
In 1999 Sarkis Soghanalian arranged for an air drop of 10,000 AK-47 assault rifles, originally from East Germany and Jordan, intended for use by Colombian leftist guerrilla terrorist organization FARC, which were opposed to the US-backed government of Colombia. Sarkis Soghanalian had been able to purchase the rifles for $55 apiece in addition to a $20 transportation, and "shipping and handling" fee. BBC NEWS Friday, 22 September 2006....Peru's ex-intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos WAS convicted and sentenced to 20 years in jail for his involvement in an illegal arms sale. Colombia's left-wing terrorist paramilitary group, FARC, received 10,000 assault rifles under the deal seven years ago. Several of his co-defendants received jail terms of up to 15 years.
They include a French financier and two Peruvian brothers who led a gun-running ring. A Lebanese arms dealer, Sarkis Soghanalian, known as "the merchant of death", was convicted in his absence and faces prison time of up to 15 years. The Peruvian court also ordered Montesinos and some of his co-defendants to pay a fine of 10 million soles ($3.1m). Shadowy force; The three-year trial heard how Montesinos had masterminded a deal which saw the assault rifles parachute dropped into the Colombian jungle for use by FARC, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the country's largest terrorist group.
NY TIMES...In 1993, Sarkis Soghanalian was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for smuggling 103 helicopters to Iraq in violation of United Nations sanctions. But he managed to have his sentence reduced to two years after informing American officials of a place in Lebanon where high-quality counterfeit $100 bills were being printed.
Binghamton NY “Merchant of Death” Sarkis Soghanalian did not just go from selling used Volkswagons during the 60′s and early 70′s in Binghamton NY to arming the Lebanese Christian militia in 1973 overnight. Sarkis Soghanalian was an arms dealer while he was running his used car lot, Sarkis Foreign Car Garage, as cover, on the corner of Sycamore Rd and the Vestal Parkway E. in Vestal NY.
Sarkis Soghanalian was a terrorist facilitator and a traitor to the USA, in the 1993 conviction Sarkus was aiding the enemy of the USA, Iraq, while the USA had troops on the ground. Arms dealer Sarkis Soghanalian had suppied weapons to a list of 50 significant wars that were under way during 1991 to 1994, the list indicates that U.S. weapons exports from Sarkis Soghanalian in Miami Fl, played a major role in fueling the ethnic and territorial conflicts that have become one of the most difficult security challenges of the post-Cold War era in Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Today some of these weapons are used agasint US troops, may this fat pig Sarkis Soghanalian roast in hell.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com