US Embassy in Baghdad Exports

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US Embassy in Baghdad Exports

Post by Witness » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:47 am

What does the US embassy in Baghdad export to Finland and dozens of other countries?
More than a million kilograms of cargo were shipped from Baghdad to different parts of the world, reveals US embassies procurement documents.

Mysterious cargo shipments from the US Embassy in Baghdad to other American embassies and consulates around the world have been revealed on a Wikileaks' database. Procurement orders of US embassies are public documents, but Wikileaks put them in a searchable database making it easier to analyse.

The database displaying worldwide US embassy orders of goods and services reveals Baghdad as a postal and shipping centre for tonnes of freight.

Though military freight might be expected between the US and Iraq, records show that embassies across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Africa are all receiving deliveries from Baghdad too.
According to Wikileaks' database, orders to ship more than 540 tonnes of cargo to the US were made in May 2018. The same document shows other main delivery destinations included 120 tonnes of freight to Europe, and 24 tonnes to South Africa, South America and Central Africa respectively. In comparison, only two and a half tonnes of freight were moved within Iraq between Baghdad, Basra and Erbil International Airports. So, the export of items from Iraq appears to be the primary activity.

The content of the deliveries is as yet unclear, though the order contract suggests household items, rugs, electrical goods, linen, kitchenware, furniture, pianos, refrigerators, books, chinaware, clothing as well as mail could be among the items dispatched. According to the website movers.com, an average one bedroom apartment of furniture weighs approximately one tonne but the practicality of moving many types of household objects across continents is doubtful. It also remains unclear whether the quantity of tonnage relates to many small deliveries or a small number of very large ones.
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Re: US Embassy in Baghdad Exports

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:08 am

Illegal drugs distribution maybe?
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Re: US Embassy in Baghdad Exports

Post by shemp » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:38 am

Probably surplus shit that we lugged over there during the war: furniture, office supplies, building materials, computers, vehicles, clothing, etc. Now selling at a steep discount or giving away to allies. It couldn't possibly be drugs or stolen antiquities. Nah.
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Re: US Embassy in Baghdad Exports

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:24 am

shemp wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:38 am
Probably surplus shit that we lugged over there during the war: furniture, office supplies, building materials, computers, vehicles, clothing, etc. Now selling at a steep discount or giving away to allies. It couldn't possibly be drugs or stolen antiquities. Nah.
This is what I was thinking.

The embassy there was built like a fortress. Traditionally embassies were not military fortifications, but this one was. It also included barracks, mess halls, gyms, leisure facilities, etc., etc. for an army of military personnel who were there to defend it. So there's just a lot more stuff there than at a normal embassy.
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