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Middle East/North African Unrest Thread 2011

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Deeper_Background, Apr 8, 2011.

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  1. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Special operations team hits top Iranian-Hamas arms smugglers in Sudan
    Remains of smugglers' car near Port SudanIn accusing Israel of killing the two passengers of a Hyundai Sinai near Port Sudan Tuesday, April 5, the Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Karti alleged a missile was fired from an aerial drone or a vessel on the Red Sea. Exclusive military and intelligence sources reveal that a special operations unit landed by sea and used a surface missile to hit the car and kill two top handlers of the Iranian-Hamas arms smuggling network in Sudan. The assailants waylaid the vehicle as it drove through the Kalaneeb region on the only blacktop road running through the Sudanese desert between Khartoum and Port Sudan.

    Our sources further reveal that the passengers killed in the car did not arrive at Port Sudan airport by air, as previously reported, but by road from the northeastern Sudanese town of Atbara, which lies 344 kilometers north of Khartoum at the meeting-point of the Blue and White Niles.

    This town of some 120,000 inhabitants is the base of operations of one of the largest and most ruthless arms smuggling network operating out of Sudan.

    This network's long and murky record goes back to the 1980s and 1990s when it served al Qaeda. Its top operatives include members of the Masoud al-Qosi clan, some of whom joined up with Osama bin Laden and quit Sudan with him when he returned to Afghanistan in 1996.

    One of Bin Laden's bodyguards, Ibrahim al Qosi, has spent the last seven years at the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay awaiting trial.
    Over the years, Iranian and Hamas agents were given a niche in the expanding Sudanese smuggling ring to oversee the execution of the deals they commissioned for smuggling arms into Gaza. Those agents recently withdrew from direct involvement and deputized network members to handle the route to Gaza.

    Its most recent commission was the covert transfer of mustard and nerve gas consignments which Hamas and Hizballah buyers purchased with Iranian funding and direction from Libyan rebels in Benghazi and which were bound for Lebanon and the Gaza Strip – as debkafiles was first to disclose on March 31.

    The "merchandise" had reached Sudan from Libya in convoys under special Hizballah and Hamas guard.

  2. MartinonMTV2

    MartinonMTV2 New Member

    Smugglers' blues.
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    If this is just going to be the Debka link thread, I think it deserves to die.
  4. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Did Debkafile's solid-lock prediction of the Iranian navy delivering missiles to Hamas through the Suez Canal ever come true? Or am I thinking of the equally accurate Mossad blog?
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Did either one of those blogs also call the Russ Grimm as the new head coach of the Steelers move?
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Dear Mossad Diary,

    Today we kidnapped Adolph Eichmann. Then we went to the mall. We got mani-pedis and hung out and Debbie had pizza and got sick and then we saw Steve and his friends, and Steve is really cute so Debbie likes him so much she got sick again and we had to go home.
  7. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Is Mossad predicting the end of the world on December 21st, 2012?
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