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Egypt Says It Seizes US-Made Missiles Near Gaza (likely from Libya)
Associated Press ^ | Jan. 4, 2012 | By ASHRAF SWEILAM A

Posted on 01/04/2013 10:53:47 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee

EL-ARISH, Egypt January 4, 2013 (AP)Egyptian authorities seized six U.S.-made missiles in the Sinai Peninsula Friday that security officials said were likely smuggled from Libya and bound for the Gaza Strip.

Libya's 2011 uprising and subsequent civil war left the country awash in weapons, including rocket-propelled grenades, automatic rifles and other munitions. Since the end of the country's eight-month conflict, smugglers have transferred some of the weapons to Islamic militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, which has faced a security vacuum since the country's own uprising, and from there onward in underground tunnels to neighboring Gaza.

Security officials said that police working on a tip from local Bedouin discovered the six U.S.-made missiles hidden in a hole in the desert outside the northern Sinai city of el-Arish before dawn on Friday. They said the anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles have a range of up to two kilometers (one mile). . .

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1 posted on 01/04/2013 10:53:53 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Over the past year, Egypt’s Interior Ministry has confiscated hundreds of weapons smuggled from Libya, often near the Egyptian city of Marsa Matrouh, which is located along the Mediterranean coastal highway some 430 kilometers (270 miles) northwest of Cairo. Last month, security officials seized 17 French-made missiles near el-Arish, some 750 kilometers east of Marsa Matrouh along the coast, before they could be smuggled through tunnels to the Gaza Strip.


2 posted on 01/04/2013 10:56:18 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

bammy and hildy will be saddened... they worked so hard to get them to the terrorists.

LLS


3 posted on 01/04/2013 10:57:31 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

FBI kept from Bengazi for over 3 weeks:

Would immediate on-scene forensics have shown US weapons were used by “rebels” in attack...?


4 posted on 01/04/2013 10:59:56 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Brad from Tennessee

FBI kept from Bengazi for over 3 weeks:

Would immediate on-scene forensics have shown US weapons were used by “rebels” in attack...?


5 posted on 01/04/2013 11:00:08 AM PST by gaijin
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To: MestaMachine
You are vindicated Mesta.

How Many will be used to Murder our kin? :(


6 posted on 01/04/2013 11:01:15 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

AT4? Javelin? Spike? Stinger?

Guesses?


7 posted on 01/04/2013 11:01:34 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Brad from Tennessee
and other munitions

What's wrong AP? You cannot expand on "other munitions"?
8 posted on 01/04/2013 11:04:01 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

U.S. made missiles? I can’t say that I’ve kept up with every development, but did we sell Kaddafi U.S. made missiles, even after we got on better terms with him?

Or was the CIA bringing in and transferring U.S. weapons to terrorists in Benghazi?

Maybe Kaddafi had some U.S. weapons, but it would be nice if there was ANYBODY in the news media who could be trusted to look into this.


9 posted on 01/04/2013 11:10:58 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

We probably sold Libya the C-4 they used to bring down Pan Am 103.


10 posted on 01/04/2013 11:14:17 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Looks like Stevens did not die in vain...

his mission, originating from Hillary! and Ø looks like it was a success.


11 posted on 01/04/2013 11:14:26 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

The [proxy] war, pitting the US against Israel, continues...


12 posted on 01/04/2013 11:15:39 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Other reports say one or more of the six missiles had a range of 75 MILES:

That range would suggest to me that one or more missiles was a SURFACE TO SURFACE missile.

Can anyone tell me of a surface to air missile featuring a range of 75 miles...?

I have never heard of an ATM with a range of 75 miles.


13 posted on 01/04/2013 11:16:33 AM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin
There are some surface-to-air anti-missile missiles with that range.
14 posted on 01/04/2013 11:41:10 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: KC_Lion; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; ...
Have been saying from the jump that the reason for the Stevens meeting with the Turk was because he found out that weapons that were SUPPOSED to be going to Syrian fighters were being rerouted to Gaza through Egypt. But of course, people think I am unhinged at times.
(Can't say I blame them. LOL.)

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


15 posted on 01/04/2013 11:43:58 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: SeaHawkFan

That was Semtex.


16 posted on 01/04/2013 12:11:09 PM PST by xone
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To: SeaHawkFan

Where did the missiles come from for TWA-800?


17 posted on 01/04/2013 12:13:30 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Paging, Hillary. Hillary, please pick up the white courtesy phone.


18 posted on 01/04/2013 12:42:50 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: bmwcyle

Look up Boeing 747 cargo door failures. Seem like a common link between Lockerbie and TWA 800.


19 posted on 01/04/2013 1:09:06 PM PST by USAF80
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To: USAF80

No, I have been reading for years on these items. I have a good handle on it.


20 posted on 01/04/2013 1:11:45 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: bmwcyle

Five 747 taken down by bombs or missiles or cargo door failures? Which is more plausible? Consider that Boeing had a fix, a service buletin, that was not completed of these five aircraft.


21 posted on 01/04/2013 1:20:09 PM PST by USAF80
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To: Eagle of Liberty

“What’s wrong AP? You cannot expand on “other munitions”? “

I’m sure they found assault weapons. AP finds ‘em everyplace else.


22 posted on 01/04/2013 2:47:25 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: gaijin

Just let Obama and Omelda have a shopping trip in the city. They’ll be sucking every ATM within a hundred miles dry in seconds. Magically.


23 posted on 01/04/2013 3:27:35 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Cicero

I don’t understand either.


24 posted on 01/04/2013 4:16:24 PM PST by kenavi (Lost the country? Win your state.)
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To: MestaMachine

I”ve been too sick/offline to post much or read everything, but my continuing heartfelt thanks for your vigilance and pings.


25 posted on 01/04/2013 8:24:40 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: MestaMachine

Interesting theory...but why didn’t they try to take out both Stevens and the Turk?


26 posted on 01/05/2013 6:18:38 AM PST by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: gr8eman

Their man.


27 posted on 01/05/2013 6:30:53 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: gaijin

Clinton taught all crooked politicians a lesson with the Monica deal. Run the clock out and it’ll go away.


28 posted on 01/06/2013 9:41:45 PM PST by Terry Mross ( I post so people who hate me will know what I think. And they can't seem to stop reading. LOL)
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