Egypt bought 23 million dollars worth of illegal heavy weapons from North Korea - Washington Post says
Tigrai Online, Oct. 2, 2017
Last August, a secret message was passed from Washington to Cairo warning about a mysterious vessel steaming toward the Suez Canal. The bulk freighter named Jie Shun was flying Cambodian colors but had sailed from North Korea, the warning said, with a North Korean crew and an unknown cargo shrouded by heavy tarps.
Armed with this tip, customs agents were waiting when the ship entered Egyptian waters. They swarmed the vessel and discovered, concealed under bins of iron ore, a cache of more than 30,000 rocket-propelled grenades. It was, as a United Nations report later concluded, the "largest seizure of ammunition in the history of sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea."
But who were the rockets for? The Jie Shun's final secret would take months to resolve and would yield perhaps the biggest surprise of all: The buyers were the Egyptians themselves.
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Was all this weapons destined for Egypt?
The above news story is filled with mysteries that are begging to be investigated. There are many questions that are not answered. It seems the Washington Post and the United States government are hiding the truth to protect their ally Egypt and Egypt is taking the heat to protect its own tiny ally.
Why on earth would a country like Egypt who gets over three billion dollars worth of military aid from Washington need to buy illegal arms from North Korea and why would they go to great length to hide the transaction?
Egypt can any weapon it wants from any country in the world why would it break an international sanctions against North Korea.
We know the North Korean regime is in desperate need of hard currency and they are constantly searching buyers for their cheap military hardware. We also know the African North Korea is strap for cash, it is under sanctions so it can not buy arms legally and it knows the volatile military tension with Ethiopia can explode anytime. It sounds perfect match for the most rogue governments of the world to do business with each other with help of a mutual friend.