Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Egypt finds more weapons caches

From Ma'an:
Egyptian police took control of nine weapons caches across the Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, nearly a week after discovering three stores in the same area.

All of the stores, officials said, were ready to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip.

Several types of weaponry were discovered in the hideouts, located in northern and central Sinai neighborhoods as well as the southern border city of Rafah and the port city of Al-Arish, police told Ma'an.

Egyptian forces said they found machine guns, ammunition, over 170 anti-aircraft shells, 90 artillery shells, 200 bullets of varying sizes and anti-tank landmines. Additionally, 100 kilograms of TNT explosives were seized by Egyptian security from a hideout inside a cemetery in Rafah.
The real question is - how many of these caches are making it through?

The supposedly pacifist "Free Gaza" movement obviously has no problem with weapons smuggling. Their entire goal is to allow Hamastan to be considered a sovereign entity with full rights to bring in all the weapons they want. As they write:
[T]hey are not terrorist as promulgated by the colonial rhetoric; they are freedom fighters who want their legitimate rights...
And the unfortunate fact is that there is very little daylight between the mainstream media position and that of Free Gaza. Which is why you will never, ever see any wire service or major newspaper refer to Hamas' weapons smuggling as an "obstacle to peace."