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Israel seizes ship with Iran arms for Gaza: Netanyahu
Reuters /Yahoo! ^ | March 15, 2011 | by Jeffrey Heller

Posted on 03/15/2011 8:09:34 AM PDT by library user

~ EXCERPT ~

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli naval commandos on Tuesday seized a cargo ship in the Mediterranean carrying what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said were Iranian-supplied weapons intended for Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

A military spokeswoman said Israeli forces met no resistance when they intercepted the German-owned "Victoria" some 200 miles from Israel and were taking the vessel to the Israeli port of Ashdod.

Israel maintains a land and naval blockade of the Gaza Strip, a coastal enclave controlled by Hamas, an Islamist movement opposed to peace with the Jewish state.

The military said the vessel had set off from the Syrian port of Latakia and stopped in Mersin, Turkey, before heading toward Alexandria in Egypt. Turkey has no involvement in the arms shipment, the military said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Israel
KEYWORDS: gaza; germany; hamas; iran; israel; syria; turkey; victoria

1 posted on 03/15/2011 8:09:37 AM PDT by library user
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To: library user

That seems like it would be big. Guess nobody cares about Israel unless somebody dies.


2 posted on 03/15/2011 8:12:16 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: library user

If those two Iranian warships are still in Syria, I expect them to be doing escort duty with the next “Humanitarian Aid Flotilla” to Gaza.

Could get interesting.


3 posted on 03/15/2011 8:13:04 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: library user

It would be very interesting to see if William Ayers had any hand in this shipment like he did a few months ago.


4 posted on 03/15/2011 8:13:17 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: ichabod1

It could become real big. Real soon.


5 posted on 03/15/2011 8:13:56 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user

I hope Bibi has finally written off Obama.


6 posted on 03/15/2011 8:14:40 AM PDT by AU72
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To: library user

“controlled by Hamas, an Islamist movement opposed to peace with the Jewish state”

So - AT WAR - with the Jewish state.


7 posted on 03/15/2011 8:19:36 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many younger conservative Christians out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Good catch!


8 posted on 03/15/2011 8:26:52 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user
German owned???????
9 posted on 03/15/2011 8:28:13 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made out of liberals...)
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To: library user

How did they know? They intercept the ship in the middle of the Mediterranian Sea? THey knew that the Iranian war ships had no weapons in them, and let them pass through the Suez?

How do they know?


10 posted on 03/15/2011 8:29:23 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Worst president in my lifetime by far..... Hoping for -24 today.)
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To: nikos1121

The nose,knows.


11 posted on 03/15/2011 8:50:20 AM PDT by Concho (-)
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To: Roccus
I heard somewhere that they only stayed a few days and returned via the Suez (March 4th, I think ) ... I thought it odd at the time considering that they originally said they’d be there for a year ...
12 posted on 03/15/2011 8:55:02 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: library user
Uh oh, adults seized the monkey's straight razors.

Traditional Muslim feces flinging to commence immediately.

13 posted on 03/15/2011 8:57:35 AM PDT by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (If Mohammed were alive today, he wouldnÂ’t be allowed to live within 1000 yards of a school.)
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To: Robe

Had I not been so lazy, I would have found that they left the Med ten days ago.

Thanks.


14 posted on 03/15/2011 9:01:42 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: library user; BARLF; jazminerose; Kiss7; NordP; Big_Monkey; Patriot Babe; conservative cat; ...
To the Bibi Ping list: From Haaretz:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that weapons seized by the Israel Navy from a ship bound for Egypt earlier in the day had come from Iran, via Syria, and were intended for militants in Gaza.

"We are currently collecting information and the one thing that is certain is that the weapons are from Iran with a relay station in Syria," Netanyahu said.

"Last night, I granted permission to take over a ship for which we had the basis to think that there were weapons on it destined for Gaza," Netanyahu said. "The source of the weapons is Iran, which continues to try to arm terrorist forces against Israel."

"It is our right and duty to stop the smuggling of these weapons," the prime minister said, adding that all nations connected to the ship had been updated on the situation.

Some necessary pics of Bibi:


15 posted on 03/15/2011 9:17:32 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (i before e, except after c, except after Reince Priebus)
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To: library user

Omigosh. The Deutsche are involved. Whodathunk?


16 posted on 03/15/2011 9:21:39 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good blaster kid.)
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To: AU72

Bibi indirectly blew off Barry when he said, “They murder, we build.”


17 posted on 03/15/2011 9:22:17 AM PDT by JPG (May the WI GOP stay united and strong.)
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To: nikos1121

18 posted on 03/15/2011 9:22:59 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: library user
For more details and links:

Israelis Seize Ship Carrying Iranian Arms

by IPT News  •  Mar 15, 2011 at 9:23 am

http://www.investigativeproject.org/2688/israelis-seize-ship-carrying-iranian-arms


19 posted on 03/15/2011 9:23:18 AM PDT by Ooh-Ah
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To: ichabod1

Actually, they only care if an innocent “Palestinian” is killed by an Israeli soldier or an Israeli military intervention.


20 posted on 03/15/2011 9:25:08 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: ichabod1

Nah, nobody cares about Israel unless a Palestinian dies. (Crickets from most nations following the slaughter of babies the other day)


21 posted on 03/15/2011 9:27:45 AM PDT by agrace (www.profoundprophecy.com)
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To: Seruzawa

German-owned need not necessarily imply German government involvement. Many merchant ships, irrespective of the nationality of their owners, carry registry in, for example, Panama, or Greece.


22 posted on 03/15/2011 9:36:11 AM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Elsiejay

Not necessarily the govt, true. But anti-semitism is rampant in Europe where commonly the people blame Israel for all the woes of the middle east. No reason some rich businessman wouldn’t lend a hand to the jihadis.


23 posted on 03/15/2011 9:51:15 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good blaster kid.)
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To: Roccus

Biblical.


24 posted on 03/15/2011 9:55:58 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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To: Seruzawa
Omigosh. The Deutsche are involved. Whodathunk?

What? The Deutsche, who gave (as in free) the Israeli Navy two cruise-missile launching submarines, that act as Israel's nuclear deterrent? Those Deutsche? Omigosh.

What's your point, exactly?

25 posted on 03/15/2011 10:15:12 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Blade Runner was set in 2019. Except for the flying cars and replicants we're right on schedule.)
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To: Seruzawa

. .. .. “No reason some rich businessman wouldn’t lend a hand to the jihadis”.

Quite so; good point.


26 posted on 03/15/2011 10:22:56 AM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: library user

Good for Israel.


27 posted on 03/15/2011 10:24:25 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Isn’t it nice that the Israelis have an actual man at their helm, steering the ship of state?


28 posted on 03/15/2011 10:24:56 AM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: Roccus

The Iranians already delivered the weapons to Hez via those warships. All the Bull about staying until Spetember was just that. Bull.


29 posted on 03/15/2011 10:41:34 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Democrats Outforced America's Jobs for 40 Years. Now The Bill Is Due)
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To: library user
Israel maintains a land and naval blockade of the Gaza Strip, a coastal enclave controlled by Hamas, an Islamist movement opposed to peace with the existence of the Jewish state.

Damn that Reuters again... I got to fix their stuff all the time!

30 posted on 03/15/2011 11:18:40 AM PDT by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: nikos1121
How do they know?

Don't be an idiot.
Israel actually takes national security seriously.

This is not an OBAMA WTF moment...

31 posted on 03/15/2011 11:21:23 AM PDT by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Prayers for Israel.


32 posted on 03/15/2011 11:23:30 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Cheburashka
What? The Deutsche, who gave (as in free) the Israeli Navy two cruise-missile launching submarines, that act as Israel's nuclear deterrent? Those Deutsche? Omigosh. What's your point, exactly?

Please ignore the clueless and ignorant on FR.
Yes, even Free Republic has its share; Hard to tell them apart, sometimes, from the trolls. But they think they're profound.

33 posted on 03/15/2011 11:31:39 AM PDT by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: nikos1121

Israel has a real president.


34 posted on 03/15/2011 11:32:37 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: SJackson

for your review & possible ping.


35 posted on 03/15/2011 11:34:28 AM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: jacknhoo

prime minister.


36 posted on 03/15/2011 11:34:50 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: ottbmare
Yes.

In this photo released by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center left, and Interior Minister Eli Yishai, center right, stand next to a barbed wire fence as they tour the Israel-Egypt border, in southern Israel, Tuesday, March 15, 2011. The Israeli navy intercepted an Egyptian-bound ship carrying a large delivery of weapons off the country's Mediterranean coast on Tuesday, saying the arms had been sent by Syria to Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

37 posted on 03/15/2011 11:50:33 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (i before e, except after c, except after Reince Priebus)
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To: library user

This would have been a big story last week


38 posted on 03/15/2011 12:04:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Love the last pic.


39 posted on 03/15/2011 2:41:45 PM PDT by riri
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

..................

40 posted on 03/15/2011 3:35:00 PM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: Cheburashka

Correct.

Thank you Germany, one of Israel’s best friends.


41 posted on 03/15/2011 4:21:08 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: jacknhoo

Damn....

if only we did.


42 posted on 03/15/2011 4:23:11 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: library user

this would be alot bigger story if Japan wasnt blowing up.


43 posted on 03/15/2011 6:29:17 PM PDT by eak3
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To: library user; All
!כל הכבוד לצה"ל
44 posted on 03/15/2011 7:19:34 PM PDT by leebee vmizrach
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To: jacknhoo

Yes they do, and I am so glad they did not ask for permission to do this from anyone, including Lil zero.


45 posted on 03/16/2011 3:00:20 PM PDT by WNC mountainboy (Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Thank you for the ping. Thank you too for the pictures of BiBi.


46 posted on 03/18/2011 4:07:09 AM PDT by Katarina (God bless ElRushbo and Mark Levin! Prayers for our troops!)
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