December 24, 2015
RMC published a photograph (click here) said to be of the pilot who appeared wearing a white shirt as he was surrounded by 11 fighters, some of them masked. Another photograph published by the group showed the man — naked from the waist down and soaking wet — being captured by three gunmen as he was taken out of what appeared to be a lake.
RMC later posted a photograph of the Jordanian military identity card of the pilot identifying him as Mu'ath Safi Yousef al-Kaseasbeh who was born on May 29, 1988.
In Jordan, the pilot's cousin Marwan al-Kaseasbeh confirmed by telephone with The Associated Press that the photos are of his cousin. He added that the Jordanian government has so far not contacted the pilot's family.
There was no immediate comment from Jordanian authorities....
His parachute landed in a lake. He was trying to prevent himself from drowning and was getting out of his flight suit because it was filling with water.
March 11, 2014
By Michelle Nichols
(Reuters) - Shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles (click here) have been trafficked out of Libya to Chad, Mali, Tunisia, Lebanon and likely Central African Republic, with attempts made to send them to Syrian opposition groups, according to a U.N. report on Tuesday.
An independent panel of experts monitoring U.N. sanctions on Libya, that include an arms embargo imposed at the start of the 2011 uprising that ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi, reported that the weapons, known as MANPADs, that were found in Mali and Tunisia "were clearly part of terrorist groups' arsenals."
"Despite efforts by Libya and other countries to account for and secure MANPADs in Libya, Panel sources state that thousands of MANPADs were still available in arsenals controlled by a wide array of non-state actors with tenuous or non-existent links to Libyan national authorities," the experts said in their final report to the U.N. Security Council....
Libya. How did I guess? They have to be destroyed.
The USA took out the main batteries of missile launchers, but, no one bothered with this. Gaddafi had stockpiled huge amounts of munitions. The rebel groups in Libya are not only arming every other radical group in the region they are making money that is sustaining their fight against the government.
..."Over the past three years, Libya has become a primary source of illicit weapons," according to the U.N. report.
The U.N. experts said Libya has been a key source of arms for Syria opposition groups due to "popular sympathies for the Syrian opposition, large available stockpiles of weapons, the lack of law enforcement and a new generation of domestic arms dealers who appeared during the Libyan uprising."
"Sources indicated to the Panel that the Syrian Arab Republic is also becoming a source of onward proliferation itself, including to Iraq and Lebanon," according to the report, which covers the past year....
The UN is harboring the intelligence. No wonder Assad is out gunned.