Skip to comments.A Mysterious “Hijacking”
Posted on 09/14/2009 8:50:41 AM PDT by TDCAnalyst
Russia has retrieved its Arctic Sea shipping vessel that was hijacked and charged the offenders. The story doesnt end there, though, as reports continue to surface alleging the hijacking were Israeli operatives sent to intercept missiles headed to Iran.. Other reports indicate the Russians staged their own hijacking after being notified of the ships contents by Israel. Regardless of who the hijackers were, they have thwarted a shipment of weapons that would have raised the stakes in the region for Israel and possibly even provoked military conflict.
On July 24, the Arctic Sea was hijacked by eight individuals while it was in the Baltic Sea, headed for Algeria carrying less than $2 million worth of timber. It was retrieved by the Russians on August 17 near Cape Verde. The authorities have released minimal information about the hijackers, except to say they are in custody and being charged with kidnapping and piracy. The crew members wont talk, saying they were told by officials that doing so would compromise state secrets.
The attention surrounding the ships hijacking heightened after the Novaya Gazeta, a Russian newspaper that has had more than a handful of its journalists killed after investigating the misdeeds of officials, reported that the ship was transporting X-55 cruise missiles and the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system. The ships stop for repairs at Kaliningrad, the residence of a major Russian naval base that would house such missiles, may have provided a cover for such weaponry to be placed in a secret holding spot. The Iranians and Syrians have long talked about acquiring such arms, which present a severe threat to Israel...
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So now the missiles can trans-ship though Venezuela ...
We also should be worrying about the transport of Russian missiles to Venezuela.
Resident Obama should apologize to the Russians and the Iranians for having the USN there in the Gulf. Then we wouldn't have to worry about such weapons being smuggled from Russia.
Doesn’t the ability to carry nukes depend on the producer having a reliable warhead of reasonably small size? That is usually several generations of bomb design later than Iran might have.
Regardless: Good Job Israel!
yes but Israel cant take that chance if one is in the air.
That assumes they aren't lying in an unmarked spot at 1,000 fathoms.
There are some huge international stories that are not being discussed in the MSM, and very little on the internet.
This story (recall that Netanyahu made a secret visit to Putin last week for a little balck belt encounter) is one.
Another is Obama using the Honduras constitution for toilet paper..
....and nobody says a thing.