Mounting evidence suggests that weapons given to Libyan militants in the rebellion against Qaddafi were subsequently leveraged to purchase cocaine from FARC for follow-on distribution to the same European countries that helped arm the rebels in the first place. No lessons will be learned from this fiasco, as its full steam ahead with the same players arming Syrian rebels.
From the Mirror (h/t Aisha):
Al Qaedas £168million cocaine smugglers: terror group flooding Britain with drugs
28 Apr 2013 Profits are being used to fund terror plots in the UK and western Europe
Al Qaeda has teamed up with other terror groups to smuggle cocaine to Britain, the Sunday People has discovered. One plot involved a staggering four tons of the illegal drug with a street value of £168million.
Al Qaeda, led by 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden until his death in May 2011, is using profits to fund terror plots in the UK and western Europe.
And they have paid for the cocaine with weapons looted in Libya during the mayhem following the death of Colonel Gaddafi in 2011.
Spooks from MI6 and the UKs criminal intelligence agency SOCA have joined forces to investigate al Qaedas links to drug cartels and terrorist groups in Africa and South America. (continue reading...)(...more)