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Israel Warns It Might Act on Iranian Warships Passing Through Suez Canal
Fox News ^

Posted on 02/16/2011 10:14:07 AM PST by jhpigott

Israel is monitoring two Iranian warships about to pass through the Suez Canal for Syria and warn they might act.

Israeli's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says that "Israel cannot ignore these provocations," according to ynetnews.com.

"Unfortunately, the international community is not ready to deal with Iran's repeated provocations," Lieberman said, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Lieberman added that the warships was "a provocation that proves Iran's nerve and self-esteem is growing from day to day."

Iran announced plans to deploy warships near Israel and dock at a Syrian port for a year, IsraelNationalNews.com reports.

A senior Israeli official tells the site that "Israel will know how to deal with it."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: avigdorlieberman; iran; israel; lebanon; suezcanal; syria
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Apologies if this has already been posted. I ran a search and did not see anything. Just broke on Fox a little while ago.
1 posted on 02/16/2011 10:14:10 AM PST by jhpigott
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To: MississippiMan; ctdonath2; LibertyRocks; GonzoGOP; b4its2late; bert; maquiladora; hennie pennie; ...

ping


2 posted on 02/16/2011 10:15:00 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: jhpigott

Isreal, just let ‘em get about 50 miles north of Port Said and the SINK ‘em!


3 posted on 02/16/2011 10:15:58 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: jhpigott

Prayers for the protection of Israel.


4 posted on 02/16/2011 10:17:49 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: jhpigott

Exocet or Harpoon them. Send them to Davey Jones locker. Pick up any survivors for intel purposes. Hold them prisoner and put them on trial. Tell the Iranium government to let the American prisoners they hold in Iran go free and then you get your idiots released and back to you.

That for starts.


5 posted on 02/16/2011 10:20:27 AM PST by Tea Party Reveler
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To: jhpigott
Bibi ... go Osirak on 'em.


6 posted on 02/16/2011 10:21:51 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: Tea Party Reveler

Oil jumps on Israel-Iran tensions
US crude is trading at $85,20 in early US trade on Wednesday as tensions rise in Middle East.
JESSICA DONATI
Published: 2011/02/16 07:13:21 PM

Oil prices jumped after Israel said two Iranian warships planned to sail through the Suez canal en route to Syria and hinted at an Israeli response.

http://www.businessday.co.za/Articles/Content.aspx?id=134541


7 posted on 02/16/2011 10:21:59 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: jhpigott

There are about 5 threads thus far. It depends on how you framed your search...


8 posted on 02/16/2011 10:22:24 AM PST by bcsco
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To: bcsco

gotcha, thanks


9 posted on 02/16/2011 10:22:59 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: jhpigott

-—”Unfortunately, the international community is not ready to deal with Iran’s repeated provocations,” Lieberman said, according to the Jerusalem Post.-—

Just what Iran wants to hear. Thanks a lot, boys.


10 posted on 02/16/2011 10:24:06 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: jhpigott

Why would Egyptian military let them thru?


11 posted on 02/16/2011 10:24:54 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: jhpigott

“Israel will know how to deal with it.”

The odds of Iran having a Nuke device on these “ships” is very high.

Israel just has to get ready for the S***storm headed their way when they sink them.


12 posted on 02/16/2011 10:26:23 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Servant of the Cross
You forgot...

1.) They have conformal fuel tanks on the F16's
2.) They have drawing and manufacturinig rights for said tanks.
3.) Short Retrofit time of said tanks.
4.) "Project Green Salad" has additional 707's being converted as air to air refuelers. Numbers run as high as a total of 7 to 9 of these aircraft.

Now what they have doen to their the F-15's I need to do some research on.

We also forget their "Boomers"... Their ships could mysteriously sink and no one would know why......

13 posted on 02/16/2011 10:29:59 AM PST by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: jhpigott

There could be any number of reasons. Sometimes posters don’t include the original title and that can confuse things a lot.


14 posted on 02/16/2011 10:32:25 AM PST by bcsco
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To: taildragger

Riiight, they could be sunk by north Korean subs,
it’s happened before.


15 posted on 02/16/2011 10:35:34 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: jhpigott
....and warn they might act.

When Israel strikes, they don't give these types of warnings. But maybe times have changed.

16 posted on 02/16/2011 10:35:42 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: jhpigott

Iran says it’s a year long training mission!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/16/us-israel-iran-warships-idUSTRE71F4NW20110216


17 posted on 02/16/2011 10:37:40 AM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Ping!


18 posted on 02/16/2011 10:40:44 AM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: jhpigott
Suez Sitting Duck Show-

Front-Row Tickets Available

at your local synagogue

19 posted on 02/16/2011 10:40:44 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: nuconvert
Why would Egyptian military let them thru?

As expected by the Muslim Brotherhood, the Camp David Peace Accords left with Mubarak, a point the MSM "accidentally" failed to make.

20 posted on 02/16/2011 10:43:28 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: jhpigott

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21 posted on 02/16/2011 10:43:48 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: jhpigott

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22 posted on 02/16/2011 10:44:13 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: Marty62
[Israel just has to get ready for the S***storm headed their way when they sink them.]

There are about a million Israelis within range of Hamas rockets in Gaza. I imagine by now there are neighborhood bomb shelters as well as personal bunkers in homes. Casualties will be high but Israel will use an Iranian-provoked war to destroy Hamas and their weapons, most of which they have identified and targeted. Israel performs best when it has to fight multiple enemies simultaneously. God bless them.

23 posted on 02/16/2011 10:46:29 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: nuconvert
Why would Egyptian military let them thru?

They are required by International Law. The Convention of Constantinople the guarantees right of passage of all ships through the Suez Canal during war and peace.

24 posted on 02/16/2011 10:47:11 AM PST by Petrosius
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To: Marty62

oooh...thinking about this.

Say those ships ARE on a suicide mission. They blow the nukes somewhere along a part of the canal that doesn’t have a big population. It likely would not block the canal, although you’d have a much deeper part of the canal than what it is currently due to the crater.

The water itself wouldn’t be radioactive after a short while...but all the land surrounding it WOULD BE. For quite a while, any ship going through there would be getting large doses of radiation. No one would WANT to go through THAT. They could shut down the canal for years without really damaging it.

The likelihood of this happening? Probably slim. I don’t think Iran would want to piss off Egypt by doing something so egregiously stupid to them.


25 posted on 02/16/2011 10:47:52 AM PST by hoagy62 (I am a optimistic pessimist. I am positive that the world is going to Hell.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

During oif I flew over the osirak site and believe me there was not much left :-)


26 posted on 02/16/2011 10:50:34 AM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: skinkinthegrass

“Iran says it’s a year long training mission!”

Israel will train them how to tread water.


27 posted on 02/16/2011 10:51:16 AM PST by DonkeyBonker
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To: Servant of the Cross

Gosh, 1981? It doesn’t seem that long ago.


28 posted on 02/16/2011 10:54:29 AM PST by 2111USMC
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To: jesseam
Thank you for your great service to our country. We are indebted to you and your fellow servicemen.


29 posted on 02/16/2011 11:00:51 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: jhpigott
Might act? Maybe...Double dog dare ya?

Why in hell would they even broadcast this?

No sale.

30 posted on 02/16/2011 11:01:16 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: 2111USMC

30 year anniversary present?


31 posted on 02/16/2011 11:03:07 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: hoagy62

Well I think the Iranians are insane enough to pull something like that. However I would bet the would attack oil. One way to send the world into the dark ages is to cause oil fields to be radioactive. Just the thought of Iranian ships cruising around Saudi should make people nervous.

That is what I worry about in the U.S. A dirty bomb at tank farms or major refineries would pretty much shut us down.


32 posted on 02/16/2011 11:05:08 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: jhpigott

use that military the United States gave you for free


33 posted on 02/16/2011 11:06:30 AM PST by SQUID
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To: dragnet2

I think Iran wants to get the worlds eyes off the protestors in its streets and the heavy fisted butchering going to take place when it violently supresses them.


34 posted on 02/16/2011 11:08:22 AM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (Insane, Corrupt Democrats or Stupid, Spinless Republicans - Pick America's poison.)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

Per Fox news, oil prices are already going up as a result of this news.


35 posted on 02/16/2011 11:10:53 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Tea Party Reveler

I would love to see Israel totally destroy the Iranian regime and their thug army.


36 posted on 02/16/2011 11:17:28 AM PST by thethirddegree (Islam is a vile, barbaric, perverted, depraved,seditious cult invented by a murdering pedophile)
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To: jhpigott

Those ships likely do not have nuclear weapons aboard, but could have dirty bombs and reactor parts for Syria. Likely they are going to be doing extensive ELINT on Israel.


37 posted on 02/16/2011 11:20:35 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: jhpigott

I think this is just a “poke in the eye”,,,

Too close for a nuke...


38 posted on 02/16/2011 11:21:12 AM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
That's good for Iran and bad for US and Israel as well.

They don't even have to do anything but blackmail works for them wonderfully.

39 posted on 02/16/2011 11:25:19 AM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (Insane, Corrupt Democrats or Stupid, Spinless Republicans - Pick America's poison.)
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To: tet68

If Israel sank these ships, wouldn’t the Suez Canal be blocked to ALL shipping for a considerable length of time?

Crude oil and gas prices would zoom higher.


40 posted on 02/16/2011 11:26:00 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan......A Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: jhpigott

The IDF should consider this: If Iran has developed a nuclear device, they probably haven’t sufficiently weaponized it yet to fit onto one of their Scud-based missiles. Such a prototype nuclear bomb is simply too large this early in the development process to fit into a 880mm missile. Thus the perfect way to deliver such an oversized bomb is with a ship.


41 posted on 02/16/2011 11:30:22 AM PST by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: Marty62

There comes a point when action is necessary, if this is allowed a flood of weapons and military buildup will occur..
Just stop them andd turn them back, if fired on sink them...
But Israel knows what is coming and sooner works better than later for Israel.


42 posted on 02/16/2011 11:36:05 AM PST by aces
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

“wouldn’t the Suez Canal be blocked”

Depends on the method of sinkage....may be not enough large pieces left to block shipping lanes.


43 posted on 02/16/2011 11:37:01 AM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: jhpigott

The Iranian plan COULD be to scuttle the ships in the canal, thus closing it.


44 posted on 02/16/2011 11:38:40 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: jhpigott

“This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it”

- Admiral Josh Painter.

The Hunt For Red October

Paramount Pictures 1990


45 posted on 02/16/2011 11:55:19 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: jhpigott

Oh Geez, Wait till we get the MSM in place over there. /s


46 posted on 02/16/2011 11:57:43 AM PST by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: Redcloak

Not only that, but who is to say that the Iranians don’t have one or more weapons smuggled out of the Soviet Union as it was collapsing...

Just because their own home-grown nuke-building efforts are still at a relatively primitive stage does not mean that they haven’t acquired more advanced technology and/or materials from other sources.

My guess, though, is that this is more likely to be a conventional arms (and troops) supply mission to Syria and onward to Hezbollah. If they were to ship such material via conventional freighters, the materials would be subject to interception and confiscation. If, however, they ship them via Iranian warships they may believe that the materials are immune from seizure.

They may also attempt a bit of grandstanding, such as a breach of the blockade of Gaza, or other types of direct confrontations with Israeli naval forces.


47 posted on 02/16/2011 11:58:24 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: US Navy Vet

It might be funny to see them get jacked by Somali pirates!


48 posted on 02/16/2011 12:02:08 PM PST by Always Independent
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
If Israel sank these ships, wouldn’t the Suez Canal be blocked to ALL shipping for a considerable length of time?

Donning my tinfoil hat:
Imagine an Iranian ship moving throgh the canal. Suddenly, a massive explosion! At precisely the worst location, the ship sinks. Passage through the canal is disrupted! Oil prices skyrocket.

If Iran scuttled their own ship, and blamed an Israeli submarine, they could probably get a lot of bang for the buck.

49 posted on 02/16/2011 12:03:03 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: All

I can understand the provocation here, but can’t the Iranians also travel around through Gibralter pass and dock at Syria just the same? Long way around, but the same end result?

Other than trying to goad the Israelis into sinking their boats in the canal, is there anything else they can possibly do?


50 posted on 02/16/2011 12:05:42 PM PST by Maringa
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