Skip to comments.Iran's fingerprints on Hamas weaponry, but its larger role in Israel-Gaza crisis remains murky
Posted on 11/19/2012 10:39:37 AM PST by John W
It was an unguarded comment that may have strayed close to the truth: Britains Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks said he believes tensions over Iran were behind the Israel-Gaza violence.
That remark made in a radio studio when he thought he was off the air echoes a theory that Tehrans fingerprints are all over the current escalation of violence.
Realizing that he was actually live on air, Sacks did not elaborate on his theory but Western intelligence agencies and the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) do agree that longer-range rockets being fired toward Tel Aviv are Iranian-manufactured Fajr-5 missiles.
(Excerpt) Read more at worldnews.nbcnews.com ...
Smuggled to Hamas through Egypt.
Yes, believe I could and should have safely excerpted just a bit more.
The Fajr-5s are assembled locally after being shipped from Iran via Egypts Sinai region from where they are smuggled into Gaza through tunnels, the IDF says on its own public information site.
Israel believes weapons travel via Sudan a theory underlined when it launched airstrikes on an apparent arms factory there last month, killing two people.
Rockets and launchers manufactured in USA.
Can you spell “gun running”?
I can spell ZOT.
Did I miss something?
What the heck was the Zot for?
Both HAMAS and AQ proper receive weapons *and* chemical/bio weaponry from Iran. Hamas has had large stockpiles of this for years.
And Al Quaida is active in Gaza.
Thank you for the link.
Egypt is culpable is recent smuggling
this whole thing is part of an Iranian strategy to test and study the Iron Dome system and to use up as much of it precious munitions resources , before a real confrontation between Iran and Israel breaks out .
Hamas is willing to perform this diversionary role for Iran at the expense of the Palestinian people . It is helping Iran to whittle down Israel’s supplies before the real show takes places , knowing that American under Barack Hussein Obama is unlikely to quickly resupply or replace such munitions expended . In fact he may even be involved in such planning and the strategy itself .
eyes open people
Iran is trying to keep Israel’s attention focused to the south, away from their own preparations for the attack on 22 December (Maya calendar)...
yeah, i wondered how long until iron dome peters out. i don’t blame israel at all for going after these rocketeers with hell fire well before they have to replenish that dome.
now why would they give the slightest hoot about a pagan north american native calendar?
Another thread, topic that his/her/its' posts over the past week had not been acceptable and were blocked. Problem: the troll only signed up two days ago!
Israel should be responding with napalm and willie pete .
Forget the touchy feelie concern for collateral damage ; make it so costly that no one would ever consider attacking them again . Announce their nuclear targeting list , and state that they are presently ready to launch , and will launch if Iran does not replace it’s entire regime by the end of the week . That should be Bibi’s real red line
Something to publicly humiliate these rabid dogs. Having their “Forward” plan knocked backward tends to do that.
They wouldn't, and neither should we outside of the fact that it would make for very interesting timing for a start to TEOTWAWKI. Imagine the History Channel specials (if there still are channels, that is)!
And, no, I'm not serious.