Pouring explosive military ordnance into a war zone is a moral violation of human rights, especially in Ukraine where every explosive not sold on the black market explodes in a Ukraine city or village destroying the country and killing its women and children.
It is not all Russia, all sides are guilty of war crimes in Ukraine.
“We are speaking out for the millions of women and kids who have lost family members and loved ones, the West just keeps killing from afar without a care,” explains Alona Adamovich, an ethnic Russian-Jew born in Ukraine and since 2013, working for The RINJ Foundation in the Donbass region.
American shipments of weapons to the second most corrupt nation in Europe, Ukraine, gives Russia more targets and Ukraine more destruction. Also more black market weapons are now appearing all around the world, especially in Syria and Afghanistan. Is it still safe to travel by air?
Even before this current stage of the Ukraine civil war, “About 300,000 small arms and light weapons were reported lost or stolen between 2013 and 2015. Of these, only slightly more than 13% were recovered, while the vast amount remains in circulation in the black market. This says nothing of major weapons, such as radar systems, [Stinger missiles] and Javelin missiles also sent to the country,” writes Jordan Cohen Policy Analyst of the Cato Institute.
‘USA Failing at end-use monitoring of the weapons sent to Ukraine,’ says watchdog organization.
“There is substantial evidence that those responsible for weapons transfers in the US are failing at end use monitoring of the weapons sent to Ukraine. In an evaluation of end‐use monitoring, the Inspector General of the US Department of Defense suggested that the department “establish a frequency for Compliance Assessment Visits for countries identified as high risk,” which would include Ukraine. A response from Acting Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Cara L. Abercrombie notes that doing so is “unworkable because the ability to conduct a visit within a set timeframe may be impacted by unsafe security conditions, scheduling conflicts, unavailability of support personnel, or other factors beyond the DSCA’s control,” continues Jordan Cohen.
Video: Hundreds of Russian military helicopters travel to caches of American weapons and destroy them and their users as missiles launched from the sea and from land in Russia wipe out warehouses filled with tons of American weapons in Ukraine before they end up in terrorist hands in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Afghanistan.
There is a continuing debate over the effects of Stinger MANPADS attacks against civilian aircraft. A brief by the Bonn International Center identifies about fifty attacks.
“Some attacks have been unsuccessful, others succeeded in bringing down an aircraft. Though some technical patterns emerge as to weapons used and aircraft survivability, the issue is complicated. Overall, propeller-driven aircraft are very vulnerable to MANPADS attacks, as are aircraft in the take-off phase. Immediate costs of an aircraft shoot-down are measured in the millions to hundreds of millions of euro. The longer-term effects are less clear cut, with some analysts claiming that a successful shoot-down would cost billions of euros in business disruption, insurance claims, and passenger confidence. Other evidence does not point to such dramatic effects. However, it seems likely that a shoot down in Europe or the United States will have dramatic effects, whereas one in a less developed country will have far less impact,” notes the report.
According to the US General Accounting Office 20 years ago:
"The proliferation of man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) has been of growing concern to the United States and other governments. The United States is pursuing a wide variety of activities internationally and domestically to address this threat. GAO was asked to assess efforts by (1) the State Department to control global proliferation of MANPADS, (2) the Department of Defense (DOD) to monitor end-use of U.S. -exported Stingers, and (3) the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop technical countermeasures to minimize the threat of a MANPADS attack."
“About 25,000 air defence missiles had been given to Ukraine by the US and its allies by 7 April. Of these, the most well-known is the man-portable, shoulder-fired Stinger system,” reported the BBC in April.
Weapons are pouring into Ukraine and out from Ukraine in a wide open black market. Terrorists are having a weapons bonanza. “Ukrainian criminals are competing with each other lowering the price of Stingers and Javelin missiles which will arm the next attacks in Paris,” fears Katie Alsop of The RINJ Foundation which has suffered losses in past attacks.