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Report: Russia hijacked its own ship (Arctic Sea carrying S-300 X-500?)
Ynetnews (Israel) ^ | 09/02/09 | Ron Ben-Yishai

Posted on 09/03/2009 10:59:20 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Report: Russia hijacked its own ship

Ynet probe reveals Russian intel used secret agents to arrest the Arctic Sea vessel, thought to have been hijacked by Israel, after getting tip it was violating international accord by carrying 'destabilizing' arms to Syria or Iran

Ron Ben-Yishai Published: 09.02.09, 19:03 / Israel News

A Ynet investigation revealed Wednesday that the hijacking of the Russian vessel 'Arctic Sea' was ordered by the Russian government.

News agencies around the world published reports tying Israel to the hijacking, as the vessel was said to have been carrying arms to the Middle East, and possibly Iran.

The Arctic Sea went missing in July while en route from Finland to Algeria. Its disappearance sparked reports of a first incident of piracy in European waters in modern times.

Admiral Tarmo Kouts, the European Union's rapporteur on piracy, told Time Magazine he believed the Arctic Sea was intercepted by Israel as it carried a secret cargo of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles and X-500 anti-ship missiles to the Middle East.

A Ynet investigation based on a number of Russian, European, and Middle Eastern sources has concluded that the admiral's thesis is not plausible for a number of reasons.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 200907; algeria; arcticsea; finland; hijacking; kouts; russia; shipjacking; syria; tarmokouts; weapon
Contrasting Reports

EU source implies Israel behind July hijacking of Russian ship / Ynet

Admiral Tarmo Kouts, who heads European Union's piracy watch, tells Time Magazine Israel was most likely responsible for hijacking of Arctic Sea in an attempt to intercept Mideast bound missile delivery

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1 posted on 09/03/2009 10:59:20 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: FARS; nuconvert; AdmSmith; AmericanInTokyo

Ping!


2 posted on 09/03/2009 10:59:55 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I feel sorry for the Estonians.


3 posted on 09/03/2009 11:36:13 PM PDT by MarMema (Chains we can believe in)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Irisshlass; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; ...
Two stories here, both are interesting. See article, also link at #1.

Report: Russia hijacked its own ship

Ynet probe reveals Russian intel used secret agents to arrest the Arctic Sea vessel, thought to have been hijacked by Israel, after getting tip it was violating international accord by carrying 'destabilizing' arms to Syria or Iran

or:

EU source implies Israel behind July hijacking of Russian ship / Ynet

Admiral Tarmo Kouts, who heads European Union's piracy watch, tells Time Magazine Israel was most likely responsible for hijacking of Arctic Sea in an attempt to intercept Mideast bound missile delivery

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4 posted on 09/04/2009 3:10:30 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

Thanks for the ping LucyT.

It’s a strange World we live in today. I would think that on the one hand the Russians would be interested in keeping the ME destabilized, thus their business in arms etc. with Iran, and Syria (but then Syria is a marionette to Iran), as that would cause a higher negotiating price for ME oil, thus allow Russian oil more flexibility in pricing favorable to Russia.

On the other hand I would not discount Israeli attention to matters such as reported either.


5 posted on 09/04/2009 5:15:30 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2331700/posts


6 posted on 09/04/2009 5:31:10 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: MarMema

“I feel sorry for the Estonians.”

What? No expression of sorrow for the Elbonians?

;-)


7 posted on 09/04/2009 6:50:11 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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Note: this topic is from 9/03/2009. Thanks TigerLikesRooster.

8 posted on 04/17/2011 5:52:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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