IDF seizes Gaza-bound arms vessel
Ron Ben-Yishai
Published: 15.03.11, 19:27
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91. 73,Libyan rebels are in coastal towns bombed by Gaddafi's
observer ,   Egypt   (03.15.11)
from sea, air, and land. what else they needed more than radar to fight evil ships.
92. #73 updated
observer ,   Egypt   (03.15.11)
Libyan rebels' armed boats has just intercepted a Gaddafi's ship carrying fuel from Greece for his war machine.
93. To: No. 90
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (03.15.11)
Stupid you. An operations manual written in Farsi was found, too. Duh.
94. To: No. 92
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (03.15.11)
Carrying fuel to Libya? Unlike Iran, Libya refines its own petroleum.
95. To: Heather at No. 41
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (03.15.11)
Kol ha'kavod, Heather; may G-d watch over you and yours!
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (03.15.11)
Shipments transit overland Iran-Syria-where they can be onloaded to any vessel at a Syrian port Though these particular weapons most probably came through Suez on the two Iranian ships that recently transited the Suez Canal Iranian markings were on the weapons But, what the heck would you know, you never left your computer to go and find out
97. Great example of brilliant Israeli intelligence.
Stephen in New York   (03.15.11)
Knowing where the missiles were at all times and knowing when best o move.
98. #90 Uninformed, blind observer
GOOD ,   USA/IL   (03.15.11)
Ever heard of cargo airplanes and ships? It's 2011 my friend - you don't have to walk from one place to the other or carry cargo on camels' backs.
99. #93,94
observer ,   Egypt   (03.15.11)
Gazan fighters don't know Farsi although they were trained in the Persian way. Libya’s Ras Lanuf Refinery Halted; Es Sider Terminal Bombed last weak.
100. #54 Raymond, #61 World Whatever
solomon ,   bklyn   (03.15.11)
#54 Raymond- Improbable. But interesting and a tiny bit plausible... #61- Thank you. Your rant proves that Israel must defend itself.
101. To #53, 66, 74, 75 and 81
Leon ,   Ottawa, Canada   (03.15.11)
It would be reasonable, rational and mature for you to refrain from childish name-calling. You may disagree with my logical argument, but please dignify your response with an adult reaction. When a ship is seized, boarded or captured in international waters, it is an act of piracy. There is no United Nations resolution that allows Israel to 'police' international waters. I know that Israel likes to create laws that suit their violent interests, but any knowledgeable or thinking person aware of international law would reach the same conclusion. It is clearly Israeli piracy on the high seas.
102. to #101
Andre ,   Melbourne, Australia   (03.16.11)
There is no mature way of replying to your immature nonsense. They suggested that you check the international law before posting. Had you done that you wouldn't have even be a part of this discussion in the first place.
103. #101 Leon, shame is you're uninformed
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (03.16.11)
or just plain flat out denying the facts During wartime, don't try to kid us that it isn't, nations do their utmost to prevent their enemy from being supplied, it's common practice to sink enemey ships, would you have wanted that instead ? Piracy, NO!, self defense, certainly You really have have checked out what the Allied & Axis powers did to one another during BOTH World Wars World sea power - Apr 29, 1940 - Google Books Result LIFE - Vol. 8, No. 18 - 112 pages - Magazine Each side tried to break up the other's landing and supply lines with its .... Ships that are definitely known to have been sunk so far in this war are ... Unrestricted submarine warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe Naval War on the Eastern Front, also during World War II between 1941 and 1945 ... the USSR against each other, primarily on the Baltic Sea, especially from 1942. ... those heavily dependent on merchant shipping to supply their war industries and ... most of the merchantmen sunk by both sides in WW2 were armed. ...
104. to world citizen no16
john Darren ,   cairns-Australia   (03.16.11)
Read your own post wanker-doesn't it sound stupid to Slander the only true Democratic country in the Middle East
105. #103 Please use understandable English
Leon ,   Ottawa, Canada   (03.16.11)
As I was reading your diatribe on your reaction to my statement I am still puzzled. The last time I looked Israel is not locked in a state of war with anyone, so that renders your ridiculous argument mute. Another point, Wikipedia is not a reputable or credible source. If you are going to try and use backup, go beyond wikipedia.
106. Ben Jabo - You are CORRECT
Balz Eist ,   Goose Island USA   (03.16.11)
But you forget that many people are not educated enough to know that Israel has been in a total state of war since 1948.. Again - Israel is at war.
107. #19 - right - hidden weapons are "legal"
William ,   Israel   (03.16.11)
Of course they are. Nevermind that this breaks a ton of Intl laws and sanctions, which mandates one of the Intl community to take action to stop it per UN and Maritime laws. Oh but it was just cotton (which Egypt apparently needs badly) and lentils, and Israelis just wanted to harass someone far from home, like they did with the peaceful terrorists, oops, I mean, peace activists, on the Mavi Marmara. Did you happen to notice that the same Navy squad that boarded the Mavi Marmara also boarded this ship - and not one person was hurt. Must be because the crew didn't attack the IDF nor produced shahid videos before leaving port. I think by now you realize that I am mocking you, you twit.
108. #27 - Observer - flight began 100+ years ago
William ,   Israel   (03.16.11)
Do indeed join us in the 21st century. Instead of a common border, Iran can merely ship them via airlift as both Iran and Syria has admitted doing for years. Oh, and by ship (that technology is centuries old) like the one visiting Syria from Iran. And what does the word "engulfed" mean in your sentence? You fail science, history, AND English in one posting. Please take this "F-" to your parents and inform them you will be repeating the 4th grade...again!
109. #29 - show the goods - right next to arms caught in Afghan
William ,   Israel   (03.16.11)
by NATO troops there. Infact, display ALL of the Iranian-sourced weapons delivered to terrorists around the world for everyone to see.
110. #31- they face a threat they created
William ,   Israel   (03.16.11)
Remember, Israel left Gaza for them to build a State there and rather Hamas declared war on Israeli civilians. They had their chance to turn back time to 1999 when Gazans were free to work in Israel, travel the entire area, and study all over. It's their racism and violence that put them in this situation of so-called "jail"....a jail that a Sudanese minster admitted he wished for his country.
111. #42 - Didn't know the rebels have ships
William ,   Israel   (03.16.11)
otherwise, why wouldn't Gaddafi needs shore-to-ship missiles with radar? There's your proof. And even if it was bound for Libya, though Egypt was not supplying them with arms let alone allowing arms to pass through, then it was legal under the UN Mandate to block the ship based on Libya's war crimes and human rights abuses. Either way, it's celebration time in Jerusalem!
112. #43 - because she has a mouthful of crow
William ,   Israel   (03.16.11)
113. #53 - Pirates don't usually ask permission to board
William ,   Israel   (03.16.11)
Yet the IDF did ask and were granted permission by the captain of this vessel. Try again.
114. #61 - yes, we murder the terrorists
William ,   Israel   (03.16.11)
I know you're upset that another RPG-carrying Hamas member bites the dust but hey....they declared war on us, right? What you call "self-defense" we call "war crime" namely because it targets pregnant women, children in preschool, and families while they sleep. A law unto yourselves, it seems. Fortunately, Intl law and the definition of terrorism is on our side...even though you believe "Allah" provides a divine right to kill those you disagree with. So far - the only States that seem to be imploding are the Arab ones...and they're running out of their only source of! Despite your claims, Arabs have made it clear from Tunisia to Bahrain - they want jobs, a right to vote, and equality....nothing about Israel. That's the excuse from the "old guard" - get it?
115. citizen - YOU are WAY OUT of this WORLD !
ABRAHAM ben Jacob ,   CANADA   (03.16.11)
#You should be ashamed of yourself. The more you say , the more WAY OUT you get.
116. #31; P-CAT,That's a trick question 3rd try
Mark from Georgia ,   USA   (03.16.11)
Show me a jail, certainly not Gaza, right? Her is what a friendly reporter said the day after the flotilla when he toured Gaza: What Jail? Is that anything like the people starving nonsense? Reporter Steffen Jensen visited Gaza 01. June, 2010: " This time, I had expected to see real suffering...No food. Long queues in front of UN food stocks. Hungry children with food bowls. However, it was not the picture that greeted me...When I yesterday morning drove through Gaza City, I was immediately surprised that there are almost as many traffic jams as there always has been. Is there not a shortage of fuel? Apparently not...I went to Shati refugee camp, also known as Beach Camp...Here is one of Gaza's many vegetable markets that sell much more than just fruits and vegetables. I will not say whether, in better times has been a larger product range than there were yesterday. But there was certainly no shortage of vegetables, fruits or any other ordinary, basic foods. Tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, watermelons, potatoes - all in the mountains at the many stalls. I must admit I was a little surprised. I must admit. Because when I call down here to my Palestinian friends, so they tell me about all the problems and deficiencies, so I expected that the crisis was a little more clear." CASE CLOSED
117. bound to Egypt is bound to Egypt
observer ,   Egypt   (03.16.11)
Obama or Clinton cannot pressure Egypt by making use of its emerging from the recent crisis.
118. #53, No they just shove guns in their face and execute.
Leon ,   Ottawa, Canada   (03.16.11)
The IDF does not have a history of asking permission, they simply murder first.
119. 99 , "observer" Those manuals show the ORIGIN
Charles ,   Petyach Tikva   (03.16.11)
of those weapons .
120. Birdi , 88 , My light shines ALWAYS
Charles ,   Petach Tikva   (03.16.11)
but when you don't want to see it .....
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