North Korea Upgrading Egyptian Scud Missiles

it’s another foreign policy triumph for Obama

Egypt is responsible for the first wartime use of Scud missiles during its attack on Israel in the Yom Kippur War. Egypt is now working with North Korea to upgrade its Scud missiles. Much like Egypt’s tanks and jet planes, there really is only one country that could conceivably be a target of all that firepower.

Sitting on the other side of the Middle East, Egypt has no enemies in Africa that it needs a major military force to defend itself against.

Egypt’s brief conflict with Libya was a joke. Its interventions in civil wars in Yemen and Nigeria, the latter in support of a takeover by the Muslim north, certainly didn’t require any especially heavy firepower. There’s only one country that Egypt could conceivably find itself engaging in this kind of war with. And that’s Israel.

Egypt was the first country to use scud missiles. Its scud missile upgrades have the same target that they did in 1973.

China is covertly working with North Koreans to modernize Egypt’s short-range missile systems, raising new concerns among United States intelligence officials about the arms programs of the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated government in Egypt.

A group of technicians from China’s premier missile manufacturer that was previously sanctioned by the U.S. government for illicit arms transfers are working in Egypt with North Koreans to modernize Cairo’s Scud missile force.

According to U.S. intelligence officials, reports of the missile technicians from the Beijing-based China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corp. (CPMIEC) are raising new concerns about U.S. plans to sell arms to the government of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

The missile activities were detected in connection with Egypt’s Sakr Factory, the main missile production facility that makes Egypt’s Scud-Bs and extended-range Scud Cs.

“Who are they planning to use those ballistic missiles against and what threat does Egypt face that would require ballistic missiles?” the official asked.

Egypt needs those Scud missiles to be able to strike Israeli cities. Since the 70s, Egypt’s defense doctrine relied less on air power than on being able to inflict devastation inside Israel. The Israeli Air Force has easily beaten enemy air power. But Israel has been vulnerable to shelling and to rocket and missile attacks.

As Israel continues to work on its rocket and missile defense programs, North Korea and China are working to test their firepower against Israeli defenses, because they know that Israeli technology has a way of being integrated into the American defense sector and they expect to face it one day in a new Korean War or a conflict with Japan.

Now that Egypt is a Muslim Brotherhood entity and unofficially at war with the West, it is a perfect testbed for Chinese and Nork technology in a new war with Israel.

  • Suzanne

    So much evil in the world. I pray that Israel will always be one step ahead of them.

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

      North Korea has its hand in EVERY genocidal project, so naturally they are a fit for assisting the Iranian Hitler, (along with Russia, China etc) as well as the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia, now controlling Egypt and many other Muslim/Arab nations.

      But the N Korenas did get their comeuppance, just last week. Take a peek within and make sure to click on the embedded update towards the end of the report – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/28/israels-speci

      In the study of geo-politics we always refer to blow back, and herein lies its crux. Moreover, if an impoverished basket case, like N Korea, can cause mayhem all over the world, due to their nuclear weapons, imagine what would happen if the Iranian Hitlerite regime breaks out? World shattering is just a foretaste.

      Adina kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • joe

    I don't know,it's baffling.

    "I will not use my legislative powers except in a very limited framework."

    Our Capital ‘Shall Be Jerusalem, Allah Willing’

    “Our capital shall not be Cairo, Mecca or Medina. It shall be Jerusalem!”

    "Jews are the descendants of apes and pigs."

    Mohamed Morsi

    President Muhammad Morsi’s administration threatened the Coptic church in Egypt with “retaliatory measures” if Copts inside or outside of Egypt demonstrate against him

    • Mary Sue

      I heard Iran strapped a monkey down inside a rocket to send it into space. Now, the interesting part is whether they think they just sent a monkey, or a Jew, into space. there was a pretty creepy pic of it in today's paper.

  • tagalog

    North Korea is updating Egyptian missiles? I trust all the North Koreans living around the launch sites where they're going to launch the updated SCUDs are vacating the area fast enough.

    That demonstration should be interesting. Maybe the involvement of the Red Chinese will provide improved technical skill. Maybe.

    A good time for the U.S. to run a test of the SDI anti-missile defenses we've put in space. Assuming such defenses are needed.

  • Mary Sue

    Strap in the monkey and GO GO GO!

  • JacksonPearson

    North Korea should have been smacked down hard by the U.S., long ago, when the USS Pueblo incident happened.

    • Goemon

      Well i'm sure the powers that be feel it is better to leave the world a dangerous place and take advantage of people's fears. It wouldn't benefit the leaders to deal with NK, you know.

  • jacob

    And to think that all the crap we are faced with nowadays would have been avoided if MAC ARTHUR
    would have had his way instead of being fired by TRUMAN…!!!

    And more recently, our building up Communist China into a world power…!!!!!

  • danyal

    it is common practice all over the world that USA, Russia France china n specialy North Korea, India,, Pakistan and Israel are in the race to to upgrade their missiles. Israel have lot of advance missile technology so why the peoples worry if Korean upgrading the Egyptian Scud Missiles. I believe some of nations supposed that that they only having the right to rule and govern the hole world, even they forget the rule of all mighty God.

  • yasser kholeif

    The article is pretty biased and unprofessional , Israel with the infinite support of the united states is militarily stronger than the whole of the Arab and Muslim world combined in both conventional and tactical nuclear and thermonuclear and nitrogen bombs ,as well as other WMD .Egypt is mainly armed by the USA and receives inferior weapons in all areas making sure it will never be able to threaten Israel,i do not blame Egypt for seeking to have a deterrent against a state founded on religious myth and racism,and has always aimed at expansion at the expense of others . Egypt is a signatory of the NPT nuclear agreement while Israel has refused to join and developed a massive military nuclear program. When you have a nation who armed it's nuclear weapons when they came near defeat in 73 at the conventional level and was saved by an american weapons life line that allowed it to neutralize any conventional threats ,a nation that sends it's new raptor f22 to violate Egyptian airspace and one of their minsters threatening to nuke the high dam and flooding Egypt you would understand why the Egyptians are concerned

    • 7amood

      7abibi