Egyptian officials say they have seized six US-made missiles in the Sinai Peninsula, and that they were in the cache of weapons smugglers likely planning to take them into the Gaza Strip.
The Egyptians say they believe the weapons came into the country by way of Libya, which is of course awash in weapons with the NATO installation of the Libyan National Council and the looting of Gadhafi regime warehouses.
The question of how US weapons might’ve come to Libya is a good one though, as the Obama Administration has not admitted to any such transfers, and still bans the sale of weapons to Libya over proliferation concerns.
Human Rights Watch officials speculated that Egypt might’ve made a mistake and that they “probably” had weapons from either France or Italy, both of which have been eager to sell armament to the new Libyan government.
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Well hells bells. Pandoras box is open now and our own evil government pried the lid loose.
Packaging? Serial numbers? It's not that difficult to discover a missile's origin. Considering it's doubtful anyone would have foreseen the fall of Gadhafi, it's just as doubtful those US-made and supplied weapons would have been provided 'sanitized'.
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