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Israeli Navy Captures Arms Ship Headed From Iran to Syria

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    JERUSALEM — Israeli naval commandos seized an arms ship Wednesday near Cyprus that was carrying missiles and anti-tank weapons from Iran to Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon, defense officials said.

    The pre-dawn seizure highlighted Israel's accusations that Iran is arming its enemies. Israel offered no evidence to back up its claim that the weapons were meant for Hezbollah.

    The arms cache, including anti-tank missiles and Katyusha rockets, was stashed aboard a commercial vessel operating under the guise of an aid boat, captained by a Pole and flying an Antiguan flag, Israeli defense officials said.

    They spoke on condition of anonymity because the military had not yet officially released the information.

    A naval unit patrolling the area spotted the vessel and on the basis of intelligence reports, intercepted and boarded it, defense officials said.

    The takeover of the boat occurred without incident, said military spokeswoman Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich.

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  2. Nonsequitur

    Nonsequitur New Member

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  3. twpaige

    twpaige New Member

    Dec 6, 2002
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    Why would this surprise anyone? I mean really... Iran is a Muslim Republic, led by radical Sunis that are clearly bent on ridding the earth of us infedels.

    Carter the Coward let them dictate policy in the late 70's... Reagan let their terrorists run us out of Beirut. Do we seriously expect B. Hussein to do anything to stop this type of thing even with Israel's direct evidence? Nope... nothing's going to happen and Iran is going to continue supporting the terrorists.