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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check

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UNCLAS STATE 117107

SIPDIS
BEIRUT FOR ANDREW LEINBERGER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC LE
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050055911

REF: 2006 BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK

1. This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2 - 4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a post-shipment check on license 050055911 for the export of
carbines to Lebanon. Post is requested to complete this Blue
Lantern check within 45 days. Lack of response to a Blue
Lantern check will affect pending and future licenses
involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for Request: To confirm that the carbines listed
below were received by the Lebanese Internal Security Forces.

4. Action Request: Embassy Beirut should make the appropriate
inquiries with officials of the Lebanese Internal Security
Forces to determine that the carbines listed below were
received. In its reply, Post may also comment on any other
information pertinent to these transactions such as security
of facilities, concerns about the entities involved, and
irregularity of quantity and/or models.

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 050055911

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

400 Bushmaster M4A3-type Carbines, Model XM15E2S

200 Bushmaster C-15 P21S Tactical Compact Carbines

100 Bushmaster M203 40mm Grenade Launchers

1,400 Bushmaster 30-Round Magazines

License Value: USD $749,100

SELLER:

Bushmaster Firearms International
999 Roosevelt Trail
Windham, ME 04062

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

Mercantile Trading Co.
PO Box 14-5448
Ground Floor, Sakr Building Saeb Salam Avenue (Corniche al
Mazraa)
Beirut 11052040
POC: Mohamad Jamil
Tel: 961-1-739859

Royal Jordan Airlines
PO Box 14-5448 Amman Queen Alia International Airport
POC: Mr. Maher
Tel: 962-4451-786

FOREIGN END-USER:

Lebanese Internal Security Forces
Headquarters. Hotel Dieu Street
Beirut, Lebanon
POC: General Ahmad Hneini
Tel: 961-1-422138

PURPOSE:

For use by the Lebanese Internal Security Forces

6. Submitted in support of the license application were the
following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to
Posts upon request):

DSP-83 signed by General Achraf Rifi on 06/30/2007 and
Shannon H. Shuman on 07/09/2007

Purchase order from Mercantile Trading Co. dated 07/02/2007
signed by Mohamad Jamil

Import License Waiver (Doc. No. 49) issued by the General
Directorate of the Internal Security Forces on 06/30/2007
signed by General Achraf Rifi

End-Use Statement signed by General Achraf Rifi dated
06/30/2007

7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. POC is Kyle M. Ballard, Phone:
202-663-1929; Email: BallardKM@state.gov; SIPRNET:
BallardKM@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook (ref) is
available as a PDF file in the Bunche Library's E-Book
Collection on the DOS Intranet:
http://virtuallibrary.state.gov/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%2520 final .pdf

8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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