February 26, 2013

Awesome: Libyan Arms 4 Sale to al Qaeda in Sinai

Arab Spring!

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....

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.

Thanks to Mean Kitteh.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:38 PM | Comments |