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Israeli Navy Captures Iranian Boat Loaded With Syrian Missiles Destined for Gaza
Algemeiner ^ | MARCH 5, 2014 8:53 AM | Gidon Ben-zvi

Posted on 03/05/2014 8:36:38 AM PST by robowombat

BREAKING: Israeli Navy Captures Iranian Boat Loaded With Syrian Missiles Destined for Gaza (VIDEO) MARCH 5, 2014 8:53 AM 9 COMMENTS

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Israeli Naval commandos on Wednesday intercepted an Iranian ship in the Red Sea weighed down with missiles that was en route to the Gaza Strip, the IDF said in a statement.

The boat, named KLOSC, was stopped by the elite naval commando unit Shayetet 13 as it was heading to Sudan, 1,500 miles from Israel.

Once on board the KLOSC Israeli soldiers found cement bags, behind which were hidden dozens of M-302 missiles which, the IDF said, were loaded onto the boat in Iran. Had the boat reached the Port of Sudan, its next stop would have been the Gaza Strip.

The M-302 missile is made in Syria and is based on Iranian technology, Israel’s Walla reported. M-302 missiles have a range of up to 200 kilometers and were used during the Second Lebanon War in 2006 to bomb several Israeli cities, including Haifa.

IDF Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz, oversaw the operation and gave the order to Major General Ram Rothberg, head of the Israeli navy, to seize the KLOSC, the IDF said.

According to a senior Israeli military official, the commandos encountered no resistance from the crew of the KLOSC, Walla said.

The IDF said the success of the mission was “due to the combination of in-depth intelligence and enhanced operational capabilities.”

“This shipment, meant to reach the hands of terrorist organizations in Gaza that are waging an ongoing armed conflict against Israel. These terrorist organizations systematically use such weaponry against the Israeli civilian population,” the IDF added.

“Iran was behind the shipment,” said Brigadier General Moti Almoz, spokesman for the Israeli Navy, at a special press conference that was held on Wednesday, Ma’ariv reported.

IDF Spokesman, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, said, “The IDF will continue to operate against the Iranian attempts to arm regional terrorist organizations, who intend to continuously ignite our borders. We will continue to employ all the necessary means in order to prevent the armament of terrorist organizations and will combat the Iranian smuggling attempts that threaten the security and sovereignty of the State of Israel.”

The Navy is currently in the process of towing the KLOSC to Israel’s southern port in Eilat and it is estimated that the voyage to Israel will take several days, Walla said.

The KLOSC is the fourth ship destined for Gaza to be intercepted by Israeli forces in recent years.

Watch a video of the Israeli operation below:


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: boat; captures; destined; gaza; iran; iranian; israel; israeli; israeliran; jordan; lebanon; loaded; missiles; navy; obamaisrael; russia; syria; syrian; turkey; waronterror
Go to link to view video. It is worth the time to do this. This action amounts to a de facto war like action by one state against another.
1 posted on 03/05/2014 8:36:38 AM PST by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Too bad they didn’t quietly sink it.


2 posted on 03/05/2014 8:39:22 AM PST by FES0844
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To: robowombat

All while Obama continues to allow Iran to advance it’s nuclear weapons program, free Iran’s American assets and ease embargos.


3 posted on 03/05/2014 8:41:11 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: robowombat

4 posted on 03/05/2014 8:41:40 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: robowombat
too bad; the Israeli, won't give these rockets to an anti-Iranian group.
oh! I forgot, the Iranians (RG), wipe out many Iranian groups w/0'Muslim blessings.

5 posted on 03/05/2014 8:45:47 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: robowombat

Too bad the “made in Iran label” is on cement, not on rocket. -


6 posted on 03/05/2014 8:47:31 AM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: robowombat
Too bad the WH didn't inform the Iranians in advance of the Israeli action. The NSA was too busy spying on the tea party.
7 posted on 03/05/2014 8:50:47 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: robowombat

What’s “Reset” in Farsi?


8 posted on 03/05/2014 8:52:27 AM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: FES0844

They probably would have had they not had the need to project outside of U.S influence.


9 posted on 03/05/2014 8:53:34 AM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: shove_it

But it is nice to see that Iran is ISO9000 compliant.


10 posted on 03/05/2014 8:55:53 AM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: Usagi_yo

Why did Israel do this? It’s perfectly clear these missiles destined for Gaza were purely for domestic use.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 9:06:37 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: robowombat

Maybe they should be delivered one by one. Taking special aim of course.


12 posted on 03/05/2014 9:09:25 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: robowombat

Scuttle the ship.


13 posted on 03/05/2014 9:10:15 AM PST by LukeL
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To: robowombat

God truly loves Israel as He has given its people such an effective intelligence agency and army. This dangerous shipment was intercepted early in the trip before they became a threat.

Contrast this act of spycraft and military use to the bumble bee Obama administration.


14 posted on 03/05/2014 9:10:32 AM PST by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: robowombat

also

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3129825/posts


15 posted on 03/05/2014 9:16:16 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Dagnabitt
What’s “Reset” in Farsi?

INCOMING!

16 posted on 03/05/2014 10:10:48 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: robowombat

GOD bless Israel!


17 posted on 03/05/2014 10:21:00 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Dagnabitt

“What’s “Reset” in Farsi?”

“kaBoom”


18 posted on 03/05/2014 10:23:14 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: RicocheT

obunghole and our UN-itelligence agencies didn’t even see Russia invading Crimea... too busy monitoring Free Republic etc.


19 posted on 03/05/2014 10:25:10 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: robowombat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAjF32g7s4E


20 posted on 03/05/2014 10:32:10 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: FES0844

In another story, probably related to this one, Code Pink whore Medea Benjamin was arrested in Egypt on her way to Gaza. Ostensibly, she was arrested for her support of the muslim brotherhood. This can’t be a coincidence.


21 posted on 03/05/2014 10:59:27 AM PST by DPMD
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To: robowombat

And, in recent news, Zer0’s administration now claims that the US was assisting Israel all the time in this snatch.

Yeah, sure, kudo’s Zer0!


22 posted on 03/05/2014 11:29:47 AM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: robowombat
US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that the US was ready to act before Israel made its move. I wonder why the US renounced to act. A very strange statement from the US.
23 posted on 03/05/2014 11:44:49 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: robowombat

Wonder if Obama drew a line on this?


24 posted on 03/05/2014 12:54:15 PM PST by Flint
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To: Marguerite

Peesacky has to be lying thru her teeth. The state dept. doesn’t have a history of yelling “mee too.” when stuff happens. And the state dept doesn’t have the hardware to have done stuff anyway. You suppose she has her own unit of sea-going Marines to run errands for her? throwing the BS flag on her spiel——theeerrrreeee it goooooes.


25 posted on 03/05/2014 12:54:51 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: C210N

Haiku are easy,
But sometimes they make no sense,
Refrigerator.


26 posted on 03/05/2014 1:20:53 PM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: DPMD

What do you mean? She’s just a career activist. That’s how she makes her living no?


27 posted on 03/05/2014 1:23:58 PM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: Usagi_yo

LOL!


28 posted on 03/05/2014 1:29:02 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Usagi_yo

No, Medea is a fake name for a trust fund baby.


29 posted on 03/05/2014 2:00:09 PM PST by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: DPMD
In another story, probably related to this one, Code Pink whore Medea Benjamin was arrested in Egypt on her way to Gaza. Ostensibly, she was arrested for her support of the muslim brotherhood. This can’t be a coincidence.

Seriously, what is WRONG with these people?

30 posted on 03/05/2014 10:17:02 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: robowombat

Don’t you think it is time to just flatten some Iranian ‘holy city” as a lesson? I do.


31 posted on 03/06/2014 5:40:53 AM PST by Rapscallion (First your image. Than your voice. Then location. Now you really are a subject.)
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To: robowombat

The weapons were made in Syria.

The capture was made in the Red Sea for a port in Sudan.

Why were the missles sent to Sudan and not Gaza as they passed by in the Med?

The interesting thing is when Hamas fires rockets into Israel, will the IDF fly these captured rockets into Gaza?


32 posted on 03/06/2014 5:49:03 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Marguerite
US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that the US was ready to act before Israel made its move.

Sounds like the US was caught off-guard by the Israelis

33 posted on 03/06/2014 7:08:12 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: robowombat

Sink the boat and execute the crew as spies. Totally legitimate actions under international law.


34 posted on 03/06/2014 7:09:35 AM PST by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: mac_truck

“Ready to act” means “Obama was once again out of the office and unwilling to make the decision.”


35 posted on 03/06/2014 7:10:51 AM PST by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: Usagi_yo

Sure. Making a living as anything means one is being paid. The question originally raised is by whom? No further insights?


36 posted on 03/06/2014 10:11:52 AM PST by DPMD
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To: robowombat

It is a shame no has has posted the story of Russia sinking the junk ship to block the Ukraian port. LA times came out with an article today on it.


37 posted on 03/06/2014 1:28:55 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: Gabrial

~~~It is a shame no has has posted the story of Russia sinking the junk ship to block the Ukrainian port~~~

Russia Sinks Ship to Block Ukrainian Navy Ships

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3130190/posts


38 posted on 03/07/2014 12:32:54 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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