Skip to comments.Sinai Jihadis deploy surface-to-air missiles
Posted on 01/25/2014 11:29:22 PM PST by Nachum
Okay, it's only been reported on Twitter, but it sounds likely to be true. Sinai jihadis have deployed surface-to-air missiles for the first time. I'm going to post a series of tweets by Michael Hanna below. Michael is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation in New York City.
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Fmr security general Saif AlYazl to CBC: "A Russian stringer 2 rocket has been fired on a military plane today in Sinai, for the first time.
(Excerpt) Read more at israelmatzav.blogspot.com ...
With some 20,000 manpads missing from Lybian arsenals it sounds pretty much realistic.
Stringer? We used to have s to a called stinger. First few listings I found for Stringers were from video game sites.
Okay, Egyptian military helicopter crash in Sinai. Egyptians say it was an accident, Jihadis are claiming they shot it down.
Are these Obama’s-Clinton’s and McCain’s MANPADS
that they GAVE to al Qaeda to begin killing
Egyptians, Israelis, and then Americans???
Are these the GIFT from the US State Dept to al Qaeda?
Yes, it may be.
Think of it, 400 such weapons, stingers and manpads, were found to be missing from the CIA compound in Benghazi on 9/12/12.
We have a southern border that leaks like the sunken Bismark. If I need to go somewhere I drive, if it is not reasonable to take the time to drive, I use WebEx.
That’s 400 of 15,000 shoulder fired man/pads who knows where the others are. No one is saying.
New York Times - January 26, 2014
CAIRO Islamist militants shot down an Egyptian military helicopter in the Sinai Peninsula with a surface-to-air missile over the weekend, raising new alarms about the terrorist insurgency that developed there in response to the military takeover last summer.
The attack described by witnesses, documented in a video released by the militants, and confirmed by three people briefed on the Egyptian governments investigation validated longstanding fears that such weapons would spill into Egypt and beyond after the Libyan civil war tore open Col. Muammar el-Qaddafis fearsome arsenals.
Known as manpads, for man-portable air defense systems, the missiles can bring down commercial airliners if they are flying at low altitude, as during takeoff and landing. They also strengthen Sinai-based militants hand against the Egyptian Army, and there is concern that the militants might seek to use the missiles on the Egyptian mainland, where terrorist attacks have become more frequent.
I see that the confirmation did get posted over here. . .
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