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US: We were ready to act against Iranian arms shipment but Israel volunteered
Jerusalem Post ^ | March 5, 2014 | MICHAEL WILNER

Posted on 03/05/2014 12:43:11 PM PST by shepardspie33

US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed on Wednesday that "the Israeli government interdicted a shipment of illicit Iranian arms," adding that the US was ready to act before Israel made its move.

"The White House directed the Department of Defense to monitor the vessel," Psaki said, adding that the US prepared to take "unilateral steps" to stop the shipment. Israel volunteered to handle the ship itself, she added.

The transfer of arms would amount to a violation of UN Security Council resolutions, Psaki noted.

The Israel Navy intercepted an Iranian arms smuggling ship carrying dozens of long-range rockets to Gaza near Port Sudan early on Wednesday.

Iranian and Hamas denial

An official source in the Iranian armed forces told Iranian Tasnim news agency on Wednesday that the IDF accusation that arms found on a ship came from Tehran is "baseless and false."

Gaza was quick to deny knowledge of the incoming shipment of arms, saying that Israeli claims were a "dangerous move" to justify Israel's naval blockade of the coastal enclave.

Spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Interior Islam Shahwan told journalists to avoid "being tricked by the Israeli narrative about capturing a ship carrying weapons to Gaza."

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gaza; iran; israel; jordan; lebanon; obama; obamaisrael; russia; syria; turkey; waronterror

1 posted on 03/05/2014 12:43:11 PM PST by shepardspie33
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To: shepardspie33
Yeah. Right.

And then when the shipment got through you were going to say "Whoops!"

2 posted on 03/05/2014 12:45:26 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: shepardspie33

Yea, right.


3 posted on 03/05/2014 12:45:44 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: shepardspie33

“...the US prepared to take “unilateral steps” to stop the shipment. ..”

Really???? how out of character is that!!??


4 posted on 03/05/2014 12:46:52 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: shepardspie33
US: We were ready to act against Iranian arms shipment...

Translation: We were ready to send a strongly worded letter, for show, as soon as we got confirmation the shipment had arrived safely.

5 posted on 03/05/2014 12:47:22 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: shepardspie33

“ready to act” might mean that the State Dept actually
supplied the missiles, or helped moving them,
just like the 20,000 MANPADs it treasonously gave
to al Qaeda at Benghazi.


6 posted on 03/05/2014 12:47:23 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: shepardspie33

sure we were .....


7 posted on 03/05/2014 12:50:09 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: shepardspie33

I’m sure that was one of the pre-written announcements. If the Israeli mission had failed, the other announcement would have been “we implored them not to attempt this dangerous mission”.


8 posted on 03/05/2014 12:51:54 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: shepardspie33

Israel didn’t trust this administration to ‘do what needed to be done’...


9 posted on 03/05/2014 12:53:13 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: shepardspie33

Ready NOT to act is more like it. Obama ask’s John Kerry, “Is it time for another Quiche Summit yet? I love quiches and Eggy Flans!”


10 posted on 03/05/2014 12:54:05 PM PST by lee martell
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To: shepardspie33

Economy:

Lots of loud blather about “green shoots” of the new Obama economy, and how we’re all just abouuuuuuut to get filthy rich cuz of Obama’s economic genius, but then?

Ah, yeah, the weather interfered. Or pollution. Or the republicans. Or whatever —ANYTHING will do. But the point is that we were SET for Obama’s GREAT ideas to work.

Statesmanship:

Yeah, Obama was juuuuuust about to step in militarily and bravely save the day, but then the Israelis did. So Obama should still get SOME credit. I mean, he was GOING to, right?

VERY TRANSPARENT PATTERN.

MORE EXCUSE MAKING FOR THE DIVERSITY PREZ.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 12:54:51 PM PST by gaijin
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To: BitWielder1

Translation: They were ready to send in The Village People dressed as sailors screaming “you brute, you brute, you vicious brute” to the Iranians.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFCb4j0E2p4


12 posted on 03/05/2014 12:57:22 PM 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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To: shepardspie33

...once again the ODUNGO lead intelligence people “missed”....the reason Israel acted was self preservation.
They have absolutely no confidence in pajama boy.


13 posted on 03/05/2014 12:59:55 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: shepardspie33

14 posted on 03/05/2014 1:00:10 PM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: shepardspie33

He said:

“The White House directed the Department of Defense to monitor the vessel.”

“Monitor.” Monitor seems to be what they enjoy doing most.

No “action,” just “monitor.”


15 posted on 03/05/2014 1:01:31 PM PST by William of Barsoom (In Omnia, Paratus)
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To: Doogle

Clapper: “London?...what bomb?”


16 posted on 03/05/2014 1:01:51 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: shepardspie33

so now we have this second version of this b.s. story, eh?


17 posted on 03/05/2014 1:05:10 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: Doogle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTry_MiFA2Q


18 posted on 03/05/2014 1:05:18 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: shepardspie33

Hold me back!

Hold me back!


19 posted on 03/05/2014 1:09:39 PM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: shepardspie33

If this wasn’t so frightening it would be hilarious. Does ANYONE believe this??? Seriously? Anyone?


20 posted on 03/05/2014 1:59:35 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: shepardspie33
US: We were ready to act against Iranian arms shipment but Israel volunteered

"Ready to Act": Obama was gearing up to express deep concern about the arms shipment, but then Israel took action.

21 posted on 03/05/2014 2:04:40 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: shepardspie33

Can our State department get any more disgusting?
wait, don’t answer that.


22 posted on 03/05/2014 2:05:11 PM 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: shepardspie33

Smart move by Israel to step in and take care of it regardless of representations they may have received from Washington. They have to know by now that Obama is trying to wrong-foot them at every turn and would have purposely dropped the ball on this interception.


23 posted on 03/05/2014 2:17:26 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: GreenHornet

oh man your comment made me laugh pretty hard, because that is exactly something he would say


24 posted on 03/05/2014 2:48:46 PM PST by shepardspie33
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We knew about it, we would have done something, but Israel volunteered. Why is the administration talking about this. Israel captured an illegal shipment of arms. Great. They should. We should too, but it's OK if Israel does. The apologetics tell me the administration wouldn't have acted. What other reason for excuses rather than kudus to an ally for a job well done. Related threads

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25 posted on 03/05/2014 5:27:30 PM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson

Sure. We all believe you./sarc


26 posted on 03/05/2014 6:39:09 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: shepardspie33

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOGG_osOoVg


27 posted on 03/05/2014 6:41:42 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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