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"Haddad 1": where are the firewood?

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Recently, the Greek Coast Guard detained the Haddad 1 cargo ship, which supposedly was carrying plastic furniture for refugees arriving in Europe from the Middle East. The destination of his route, according to a representative of the Greek Coast Guard, was Misrata (Libya). Interested persons from Turkey assure that the ship’s route ran to Sudan. The Haddad 1 came from the aforementioned Turkey under the Bolivian flag; The team was made up of Egyptians, Syrians and Indians. During the search, the Greek Coast Guard found in the containers not tables and chairs, but weapon and ammo.




One of the primary sources of this information was the Greek newspaper. "Creta Post". The material contains a lot of pictures, which show what kind of “furniture” was carried by an international crew of a dry cargo ship.

The coast guard of Greece took into custody all seven sailors who made up the crew of the Haddad 1, which arrived in the port of Heraklion, the newspaper reports.

A careful check of the cargo revealed that the containers contained not plastic at all, but large quantities of weapons and ammunition.

At first, the police opened only two of the fourteen containers. They found 491.950 ammunition caliber 9 mm and about 5000 police type shotguns. The police for a long time counted the weapons and ammunition that were there. On the ship was a military arsenal!

Police told the press that smugglers carefully hid weapons and ammunition behind ordinary cargo (boxes, plastic cabinets, mats) in the back of containers.

The ship started its route in Turkey, and it was supposed to finish in Libya. It went under the flag of Bolivia, the crew consisted of seven people with passports of citizens of Syria, Egypt and India.

The Greek Minister for Maritime Affairs Christos Zois made a statement in which he congratulated the coast guard on the successful discovery and seizure of illegally transported weapons. He also noted that in the near future the police will receive "more information on this case."

It is curious to add on our own that in the major European media, and in the Russian too, the information from Greece went unnoticed.

The largest edition that responded to the attempt to transport a batch of weapons - International Business Times (British edition).

September 18 on the site of the publication appeared an article by Umberto Bacchi (Umberto Bacchi).

A senior coast guard official confirmed to IBTimes that the cargo ship was following in Misrata (Libya). Currently, this city is under the control of the Islamist group "Dawn of Libya." Meanwhile, arms shipments to Libya are under an embargo from the United Nations.

The Greek authorities have not yet established where the weapons were loaded on the ship. It was assumed that this is the city of Iskenderun in southern Turkey, in 50 km from the border with Syria: it was in this port that the Haddad 1 visited before it was intercepted by the Greeks.

Guns of a similar type are used by the police in Turkey and are also made in Turkey. However, 9-mm cartridges found in containers are not compatible with them ("are not compatible").

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey said the newspaper notes that the cargo was fully documented and intended for the Sudanese police. A ministry spokesman promised to cooperate with the Greek authorities if evidence of the contrary was found.

The manufacturer of ammunition ("Yavex") stated that the ammunition was not sent to Libya, but was intended for "law enforcement agencies of another country." Yavex also said that all the international shipments of their company are documented and licensed, and all activities are completely legal, and no one person in the company "can have any relation to any illegal business."

However, the Greek official told the publication that everything is completely wrong: there is nothing that would correspond to the statement of the Turkish Foreign Ministry and in general the words about the documents. He noted that "regardless of what they say," the coast guard "did not find any documents." There is no possibility of documenting the connection with the delivery of cargo to Sudan (to the state or to a private person).

Four Syrians, two Indians, and one Egyptian citizen between the ages of 20 and 51 were arrested, detained and accused of arms smuggling. Their names are not called. The investigation continues.

As for the ship, the Haddad 1 has a "hazy past." Currently, he is banned from entering any European port in accordance with the Paris Memorandum of Understanding. This cargo ship, now registered in La Paz (Bolivia), too often changed the name and flag. Its current owner is the Egyptian company Haddad Shipping SA, headquartered in Alexandria. However, its operation is entrusted to another company - “Phoenicia Maritime LLC” (based in Syria). It uses as a legal address a mailbox in the port city of Tartus, which houses the naval base of the Russian Navy, the newspaper said.

Earlier, the British edition of IBTimes wrote that this vessel was under the jurisdiction of IMS Hellenic, a company based in Athens (the port of Piraeus).

Haddad 1 was detained by the coast guard precisely because of suspicious activities in the past.

Greek detectives say they continue to conduct an investigation, the purpose of which is to identify the final recipient of the goods.

Local media, the newspaper writes, suggest that the weapons could have been targeted to terrorists from the “Islamic State” (its local branch, “Dawn of Libya”), but there is no evidence to support this statement.

A Coast Guard official admits that smugglers wanted to exchange weapons for oil. The Libyan rebels, despite the civil war, are trying to trade in "black gold". It is quite possible that Turkey, known for the support of “Dawn of Libya”, stands behind the failed deal. The publication also recalls that the group "Dawn of Libya" took control of Tripoli in 2014 year, squeezing out an internationally recognized government and sitting in the chair "competing administration." In February, 2015, the prime minister of the ousted government, argued that Turkey was "arming its rivals." This statement by Ankara was denied.

Some Russian observers believe that the weapon from the Haddad 1 was intended for the militants of the "Islamic state" who entered Europe under the guise of refugees.

Портал "Polite people" gives as many as three versions, built on conspiracy theories, the American wake, the desire of some forces to arm migrants in Europe and the like.

According to version number one, the weapon on the ship “could indeed have been sent by the IG.

“Not necessarily to Greece,” writes the unknown author of the portal, “after all, they could get off the course, and so on. But the number of weapons found indirectly confirms this particular version. ” The theme is developing like in a fan fighter: “It’s almost impossible to arm an army of migrants unnoticed. But to send the goods further is quite real. The question “who is the master of the weapon?” Remains open, but here one can guess forever. ”

So they are guessing.

In the second version, the Americans appeared: "The beloved method of the USA is provocation." The Americans, they say, spent a lot of money, and then they handed over the ship to the coast guard of Greece - in order to "once again horrify:" See what awaits you, if you do not fight with IG.

Finally, version three: “The EU itself decided to arrange a small provocation only in order to have complete freedom in matters relating to migrants.”

Seriously take the works of such "analysts", in our opinion, not worth it.

Of course, the goods have not only the manufacturer and the seller, but also the buyer. The investigation in Greece continues. Most likely, the assumption of the Libyan destination and the Turkish trace will be confirmed. In the end, Ankara is not the first time to support the “moderate opposition” in one way or another.

Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. TurboSloN
    TurboSloN 24 September 2015 05: 48 New
    +9
    Soon after the refugees, the same ships with weapons and explosives will go to Europe, and they will have to fight terrorism not just in words somewhere in the east, but at home, Caesar’s Caesar’s that you did, you’ll get back.
    1. Papakiko
      Papakiko 24 September 2015 10: 06 New
      +2
      Quote: TurboSloN
      the same ships with weapons and explosives will go to Europe

      Comrad, you naively believe that this "good" is not enough in the gamerope and it urgently needs to be imported from outside?
      Quote: TurboSloN
      and we’ll have to fight terrorism not only in words somewhere in the east, but at home

      They will build camps and crematoriums, tea is not the first time and everything has been worked out for many centuries.
      Quote: TurboSloN
      to Caesar what Caesar did, you will receive in return.

      To this they have:
      "Arbeit Macht Frei"
      "Jestem das Seine"
      "Our country, right or wrong"
      "Lasciat ogni speranza voi chentrate"

      So overall "Welcom"
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      the only question is why this flight was not agreed with the Greeks.

      Quote: Nikolai K
      Because the dispatch organizer is Turkey, and it traditionally does not get along with Greece

      Both countries in NATO, under strict external control and without permission, do not yap or even breathe.
      It was necessary to reveal to the public the fact of transportation of not widely used ammunition, such as "exclusive". After a while, they will begin to "chew" shove about the executions of thousands of human victims using these very cartridges. And then by the way you have to:However, its operation is entrusted to another company - "Phoenicia Maritime LLC" (based in Syria). She uses a mailbox in the port city of Tartus, where the naval base of the Russian Navy is located, as a legal address.
      So the Donkey will have ears.
      Stories like with "Malaysian Boeing", "Twin Towers in Manhattan", "Pearl Harbor" Vokurat learn about the presence of not only ears but also tails.
      Quote: inkass_98
      So the guys were clearly following the tip of someone interested in intercepting the cargo.

      All true.
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 24 September 2015 14: 29 New
        0
        Quote: Papakiko
        To this they have:
        "Arbeit Macht Frei"
        "Jestem das Seine"

        Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer forgot.
      2. fzr1000
        fzr1000 26 September 2015 12: 07 New
        0
        Jedem das seine
    2. Uncle VasyaSayapin
      Uncle VasyaSayapin 24 September 2015 10: 47 New
      0
      Will Caesarean be made to European Caesar? Figase.
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 24 September 2015 06: 06 New
    +7
    The question remains: “who is the owner of the weapon?


    Large batches of weapons are always transported under the hood of special services of interested states ....
    smile the only question is why this flight was not agreed with the Greeks.
    1. Nikolay K
      Nikolay K 24 September 2015 08: 39 New
      +2
      Because the dispatch organizer is Turkey, and it traditionally does not get along with Greece
    2. Camel
      Camel 24 September 2015 23: 14 New
      0
      Large batches of weapons are always transported under the hood of special services concerned
      LARGE states. Hence the conclusion - you can put on Greece.
  3. Lumumba
    Lumumba 24 September 2015 06: 43 New
    +3
    Quote: The same LYOKHA
    why this flight was not agreed with the Greeks


    We decided to save. But it is more likely that having sacrificed one trough, they spent about a dozen others.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 24 September 2015 06: 57 New
    +1
    Ankara is not the first to support the "moderate opposition" in one form or another.

    Which is obvious and close to the truth. The weapons were most likely transported to Libya. Unloading weapons in Europe is unlikely. Although the nature of the weapon evokes certain thoughts
    They turned out to be 491.950 rounds of 9 mm caliber and about 5000 police-type shotguns
  5. inkass_98
    inkass_98 24 September 2015 07: 14 New
    11
    An obvious drain of information. The ship was detained by the Greeks when it was in transit, as I understand it, i.e. the cargo was not subject to customs clearance at the transit port, but went under customs seals and with declarations to the port of destination. The trough was simply intercepted in terra.vody and forcibly inspected. If you inspect every tub in those places, then customs will not have any health. So the guys were clearly following the tip of someone interested in intercepting the cargo.
  6. vobels
    vobels 24 September 2015 07: 40 New
    +1
    Or maybe a competitive squabble in the sale of weapons. Only some kind of weapon is not appropriate ...
  7. Landwarrior
    Landwarrior 24 September 2015 07: 50 New
    +2
    Some strange set - pistol cartridges and "pumps" ... what For urban battles or what? what
  8. RomanS
    RomanS 24 September 2015 07: 51 New
    0
    Carried cartridges do not fit guns. And what are 9mm suitable for. ammo? And where are the ammunition for the shotguns? There is a sense of ostentatiousness. A muddy story, and it is not very clear to whom it is beneficial.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 24 September 2015 08: 40 New
      +3
      Well, it’s quite real in which Sudan they brought it. Just the nature of the goods 1 in 1. If the contracts are lifted and Sudan is interceded, they will be let go.

      On the other hand, the question is in competitors. Sudan is the largest arms smuggler, supplying them with Libya according to the principle of who will pay and give Syria (including the IS from the most significant and luminous FN-6 from which 2 Mi-35 in Iraq and HJ-8 were shot down). And even to Sinai, he brings in lots. If the ship is Turkish smugglers rivals - Sudan will be interested in breaking their business.
    2. knn54
      knn54 24 September 2015 09: 11 New
      0
      I wonder what was in the remaining 12 containers ???
  9. Brother
    Brother 24 September 2015 09: 56 New
    +1
    A week ago, I accidentally found this video.

    They didn’t say anything about it on TV. I don’t know whether it’s good or bad, it may well be a simple and unremarkable arms trade, smuggling, or maybe not.
    1. Kingdino
      Kingdino 24 September 2015 19: 06 New
      0
      on TV they show how the horse farts, and then the whole ship is clogged with weapons, isn’t it strange?
  10. Darwin
    Darwin 24 September 2015 10: 23 New
    +2
    It says in black and white that only 2 containers were opened.
    At first, the police opened only two of the fourteen containers. They found 491.950 ammunition caliber 9 mm and about 5000 police type shotguns. The police for a long time counted the weapons and ammunition that were there. On the ship was a military arsenal!
    Read carefully !!!
  11. Bekas1967
    Bekas1967 24 September 2015 11: 03 New
    +2
    Who would doubt it? Turks have been helping Sunni terrorists for a long time ... and they helped Chechens and now they are cooperating with igils: they buy oil from them .. All the same, the Turks, as ours were our opponents, will still be happy. They’ve been ruined by the Ottomans.
  12. Black
    Black 24 September 2015 12: 58 New
    0
    "These Greeks do not respect themselves at all - and the ship was taken away and the cargo !! Wah !!"
  13. Samael ranger
    Samael ranger 24 September 2015 13: 12 New
    0
    I wouldn't be surprised if it was "our" intelligence that leaked the information to the Greeks - otherwise the Turks have become intractable lately ..
  14. Gomunkul
    Gomunkul 24 September 2015 14: 16 New
    +2
    Recently, the coast guard of Greece detained the cargo ship Haddad 1, which allegedly carried plastic furniture
    After reading the article and the opinion of members of the forum, I decided to rummage on the Internet for the search for similar information. here is the similar news for 2013:
    Greece detained a ship sailing from Ukraine with an illegal load of weapons (link: http: //lenta.ru/news/2013/11/09/greece/)
    and unloading points are called similar
    According to ANA, citing its sources, the ship could go to the Turkish port of Iskenderun, Syrian Tartus or Tripoli in Libya.
    on the face the established route for the supply of weapons. The only question is, who is behind all this? hi
  15. ASG7
    ASG7 24 September 2015 14: 27 New
    +2
    But what about the refugees accepting the invitation of Mr. Merkel, if there are police cordons throughout Europe, so they will use these weapons purely for humanitarian purposes.
  16. Teplotehnik
    Teplotehnik 24 September 2015 14: 57 New
    +2
    The operation of penetration into Europe carried out brilliantly! How many militant divisions have arrived? Soon, the arms will be pulled up - and then all the bombing will be remembered to the West. I think we will not have a sweet end!
  17. srelock
    srelock 24 September 2015 21: 27 New
    0
    As for the ship, Haddad 1 has a “foggy past”. Currently, he is prohibited from entering any European port in accordance with the Paris Memorandum of Understanding. This bulk carrier, now registered in La Paz (Bolivia), too often changed its name and flag. Its current owner is the Egyptian company Haddad Shipping SA, headquartered in Alexandria. However, its operation is entrusted to another company - "Phoenicia Maritime LLC" (based in Syria). She uses a mailbox as a legal address in the port city of Tartus, in which the naval base of the Russian Navy is located ...
    And therefore, it was Putin who brought weapons to Syria and, naturally, is not legal laughing
  18. Vasisualiy
    Vasisualiy 24 September 2015 23: 29 New
    0
    A vessel, seven sailors, 14 containers and a pair of shotguns, ammo 9 mm? ISIL will fight with these bulbs? Or a policeman in Tripoli? Bully people. Turkish puncture.
    And about Syria and the Russian base - even the "truth-lover" Geleta-Illovaisky would not have thought of such a thing! Bredyatina.