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Africa North
Egypt Seizes U.S.-Made Missiles Destined for Gaza
2013-01-05
[An Nahar] Egyptian security forces have seized U.S.-made anti-tank and surface-to-air missiles destined for Gazoo, where beturbanned goons have said they would acquire more weapons to use against Israel, security officials said on Friday.

The officials said six missiles were found hidden in the Sinai, which borders both the Gazoo Strip and Israel, after security forces were tipped off to the hiding place.

Sinai, a scarcely populated peninsula home to both lucrative tourist resorts in the south and shadowy Islamist beturbanned goons in the north, is a major transit point for arms smuggling to Gazoo.

The Islamist Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, rulers of the Paleostinian enclave had said they would continue to acquire weapons after agreeing an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel in November that ended an eight-day conflict.

The beturbanned goons have acknowledged receiving missiles from Israel's arch for Iran, and are thought to have improved their arsenal with smuggled weapons from Libya, which borders Egypt to the west.

Egypt has sought to crack down on smugglers' tunnels to Gazoo, with limited success.
Posted by:Fred

#8  Forgot -

The other sources would be former US-backed or fallen US-backed governments, like Iraq.
Posted by: Pappy   2013-01-05 21:37  

#7  Sell 'em and grab 'em back. A sweet scam...
Posted by: M. Murcek   2013-01-05 18:41  

#6  They might transit from Libya from back when the US and NATO was arming whomever had two hands so that the foreign policy decision to...

Lots of countries (and some movements) got US weapons back during the Cold War.

The other weapons supply route would be through the Red Sea, up through Sudan. It's also possible that the weapons were purchased from black markets in Europe (Rotterdam is one likely place) with weapons from European or South American stocks or black markets in Western Asia supplied from countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan.

I'm leaning toward Egypt-supplied weapons myself.
Posted by: Pappy   2013-01-05 17:57  

#5  Could be disinformation to stir up trouble by Egypt. In the past one might say with some certainty what is going on--in present times, all bets are off.
Posted by: JohnQC   2013-01-05 16:30  

#4  They could also come from Egyptian stocks.
Posted by: Phaith Grique4599   2013-01-05 14:22  

#3  Stevens, Smith, Dougherty and Woods are unavailable for comment, and so is everyone else.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-05 10:28  

#2  They might transit from Libya from back when the US and NATO was arming whomever had two hands so that the foreign policy decision to...

ouch, my head.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2013-01-05 10:12  

#1  Interesting. Wonder what the source was. Is Eric Holder running weapons to the Paleos now?
Posted by: SteveS   2013-01-05 00:24  

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