Skip to comments.Ship Seized by Egypt 'Carried 40 Tons of Weapons'
Posted on 04/04/2013 3:35:11 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Egyptian maritime authorities have seized a ship with a crew of 14 and a cargo of 105 crates of unspecified weapons and ammunition, which belonged to an African security company, Egyptian security officials told AFP.
The military's spokesman Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Ali said on his Facebook page the ship belonged to a company that secures maritime routes in the Red Sea, a haven of Somalia-based pirates.
"The weapons and ammunition on this ship are related to its work and mission to secure commercial vessels," he said.
But Israel's Channel 10 television contradicted the Egyptian military's version, reporting that the boat was carrying 40 tons of Iranian weapons destined for Syria or Gaza.
No comment was immediately available from Israeli officials.
AFP noted that in his statement, Ali did not say whether the ship was released, but security officials had said the vessel would be held while authorities investigate whether it was carrying smuggled weapons.
According to a report by news website NOW, quoted in Lebanese website Ya Libnan, the ship, which was seized about ten miles away from the Ras Mohammad national park in the Sinai peninsula, was carrying more than 50,000 light and medium weapons as well "a huge quantity of ammunition."
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So that’s where all our ammo went.
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“was carrying more than 50,000 light and medium weapons as well “a huge quantity of ammunition.”
It’s a good thing they weren’t ‘assault’ weapons, or those guys would be in big trouble.
How can this be? The UN has a small arms treaty that bans these evil weapons.
How much, what kind, and from where did the equipment originate.
Israel can say Iran, and they might well be correct.
I'm thinking the current elected and appointed civilian amateurs in the USA government are also high on the list of potential suspects.
We have a huge domestic ammo shortage....
...105 crates of unspecified weapons and ammunition... 40 tons of Iranian weapons destined for Syria or Gaza... was seized about ten miles away from the Ras Mohammad national park in the Sinai peninsula, was carrying more than 50,000 light and medium weapons as well "a huge quantity of ammunition."
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Wonder if BHO will arrange for Egypt to apologize.
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