Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Libyan Weapons Being Sold to Al Qaeda in Egyptian Auctions

You couldn't make this stuff up, not even if you called your fictional story "The Idiot Leaders of Idiot Land." The U.S. government supported Libyan rebels against a secular (though admittedly evil) dictator, thinking that the new government would appreciate the help and become pro-Obama, pro-America. Then our government backed Egyptian rebels against a secular (though admittedly evil) dictator, thinking, once again, that the new government would be ever so grateful. With so many Muslim allies in place, Al Qaeda (our real enemy) wouldn't stand a chance! Welcome to Fantasy Land.

In reality, the weapons used to topple Qaddafi in Libya are now being sold to Al Qaeda terrorists in post-Mubarak Egypt. These weapons will be used to kill Israelis, Americans, and anyone else who doesn't submit to Islam.

But we still haven't learned our lesson. Secretary of State John Kerry has assured Syrian rebels that help is on the way. Care to guess how this one's going to turn out? Hint: If you think that the new Islamist government in Syria will be pro-America due to our tireless devotion, you might suffer from anterograde amnesia.

Egypt (FoxNews)—The weapons that helped Libyan rebels oust dictator Muammar Qaddafi are turning up for sale at clandestine auctions in Egypt’s lawless Sinai Desert, where shadowy buyers purchase firearms for Al Qaeda and Hamas operatives, sources told

The illicit sales take place in the barren Sinai peninsula, where Moses is believed to have wandered with the children of Israel for 40 years. Auctions announced through the grapevine bring caravans of foreigners, all with huge sums of money at their disposal and all with the same mission, Israel Defense Force sources told

The vast and rugged desert area inhabited by an estimated 250,000 Bedouins has borders with Egypt, Gaza and Israel, as well as a long coastline on the Red Sea. While the location makes it easy for buyers to come from various regions, it also combines with the impromptu nature of the auctions to make them almost impossible to stop.

“There are more and more contacts between Al Qaeda and the small groups in Sinai,” a senior source in the Israel Defense Force told the Washington-based Investigative Project on Terrorism.

The hosts of these auctions aren’t just doing it for the money, the source said. Al Qaeda-linked jihadists are becoming more and more influential in the region, and playing a large role in who shows up for the auctions and who leaves with the bombs, anti-tank missiles, rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons that are peddled there.

“If at the beginning we saw these tribes supporting terror cells for the sake of money, now we see it becoming more an ideological support, and we see more and more cases that these groups of Al Qaeda-influenced extreme jihadists are becoming more powerful than the tribes," the source said. (Continue Reading.)

1 comment:

Selecta Mark said...

Terrorism arrest after Loughborough police raids

What's the odds of this guy being Muslim?