The Jerusalem Post is reporting that Egyptian forces have seized 190 surface to air missiles and other munitions.
Egyptian authorities intercepted a shipment of at least 190 antiaircraft missiles in Sinai probably destined for Gaza on Saturday, Palestinian news Agency Maan reported. According to the report, the Egyptian police raided several storage areas in the area and discovered the secret cache hidden in a remote region in the center of the peninsula. In addition to the antiaircraft missiles, rockets and other ammunition were seized, as well as a large supply of illegal drugs. Reports also stated that authorities raided several locations in Rafah, where they found more stores of explosives and weapons. Earlier on Saturday Kuwaiti newspaper Alrai reported that Syria’s military is on high alert for an Israeli attack on Hizbullah weapons depots located in the country.
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Analysis. That is a lot of missiles. You might think that somebody is preparing for a major conflict. Unfortunately, the last sentence is a little ambiguous about where the Hezbollah weapons storage areas are. Since Syria’s military is on alert I will presume that the weapons storage areas are in Syria. Better the weapons should get destroyed before they get to the followers of Hassan Nasrallah.
In a related article Debka is reporting that the United States is selling the Israelis a whole lot of gas.
US Defense Security Cooperation Agency, DSCA, informed Congress of the sale to Israel of 60 million gallons of unleaded gasoline, 284 million gallons of JP-8 aviation jet fuel and 100 million gallons of diesel fuel at an estimated cost of two billion dollars. The date is significant, Debkafile’s intelligence sources find. Ten days earlier, the Japanese tanker M.Star was attacked in Omani waters of the Strait of Hormuz with 200,000 tons of oil.
And at the end of the article this sentence. “Also Saturday, the Kuwait Al-Rai claimed that Israel is making its last preparations for an attack on the Hizballah missile stores located in Syria close to the Lebanese border, for which an IDF armored division has been called up.” The IDF does not call up armored divisions on a whim. Yadzi may well get his “chaos” in the not too distant future.