PM clarifies: Ties with Iran forbidden
Attila Somfalvi
Published: 30.05.11, 15:04
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1. Nice spin, Bibi!
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (05.30.11)
Now tell the people how it is that Israel is as familiar with the layout and operations of Iranian ports -- including the oil terminals -- as it is with Haifa and Ashdod! You have to give a little to get a little, and in this case, Israel got a great deal. The eyes in the sky above Iran's ports are all well and good -- nothing like a little knowledge on the ground, too. A lot of knowledge, actually ....
2. Salma clarifies : Bibi is Liar.
Salma ,   Palestine   (05.30.11)
3. Follow the money....
Moshe ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (05.30.11)
Check the Ofer contributions to Bibi, Likud, Lieberman, Yisrael Beitunu. Might be very interesting.
4. To: No. 3
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (05.30.11)
I have a better idea, Moshe. How about YOU check how Israel came to have such extensive knowledge of Iranian ports and their operations? How about YOU check how Israel knew exactly when and where to interdict Iranian shipments of arms to Hamas and Hezbollah? I'm sure you will find that very interesting. Not to mention enlightening.
5. To: No. 2
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (05.30.11)
Salma, you are one of the most muddled and intellectually deficient contributors (for lack of a better word) to the YNet forum. Please -- we kinow the extent of your stupidity. There is no need for you to keep on proving it to us; your pithy, nonsubstantive and entirely irrelevant talkbacks only serve to reinforce that which we already know. There is no one left for you to convince, ya ha'bibti -- you have proven your ignorance over and again. Why keep humiliating yourself?
6. Simmer down now
Baruch ,   Marin County, CA   (05.30.11)
Y'all need to get a grip. The joke is on the Pals and their knucklehead sympathizers, who honestly believe that Iran is on their side. Behind the scenes, there is no war with Iran. In fact, I'm fairly certain that Iran knows that if there ever were a meltdown in one of those reactors they had better call on Israel first for help. After all, Israel ... [Insert nuclear ambiguity tag line here] The Pals fell for the tricks of the Nazi's who courted them, and then when that failed they went snuggling up to the Soviet communists, and you can see where that got them. Now, they fell for the whole Iran is on their side routine, which is about as laughable as "Arab Spring". Remember, Iranians are not, I repeat NOT Arabs. And believe me, they mean it when they say it. Now tell me who's crazy, me or Salma.
7. 5
birdi ,   israel   (05.30.11)
THANKS Sarah B. how true your post is.
8. Interesting comments on Iran
Robert ,   NY USA   (05.31.11)
Yes, I agree with most. They are not like Arabs. So, "falsely hoisting other flags.", yea, sure. They are like Europeans. If there is money to be made for someone, you can dock. And the Islamic regime is like evangelical Christians. No Persian in a 10 thousand dollar shack in Jerusalem would turn down a million dollars to move where ever you like. Not even the 12th Imam could stand in the way.
9. To: No. 8
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (05.31.11)
What do you mean by "falsely hoisting other flags?" Nothing false about it. The shipping industry relies on maritime-friendly jurisdictions -- the Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Belize, Panama, Liberia, Isle of Man, to name a few of the most popular -- and you will find that most ship-owning single purpose entities are incorporated in the foreoging jurisdictions, and the vessels which they own are flagged there. I assure you this is common practice, for tax and other reasons, not the least of which is that these jurisdictions do not reveal the shareholders, officers and directors of the single-purpose entitites incorporated in their jurisdictions. Berthing at an Iranian port and discharging cargo not of Israeli manufacture, or taking on cargo which is not contraband, is not illegal. There is also the sideline benefit -- what better way to become really familiar with Iran's ports and port operations, particularly the oil terminals, whose operations are practically an Iranian state secret? That is extraordinarily valuable knowledge to Israel, and has served Israel in good stead, in terms of its ability to interdict weapons shipments intended for Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as its ability to know precisely when cargo of a certain type is due to be discharged in Port Sudan. In sum, I think you really do not know very much about how the maritime industry works, and I think you have grossly over-simplified the issue. It isn't always about money; at least, not to us.
10. Ayatollah Bibi's new fatwa...
Persian CAT   (05.31.11)
"Somehow I keep forgetting to tell Israeli businessmen that dealing with Iran is absolutely forbitten, excuse me, I mean, forbidden!" But somehow I have made sure to lecture other countries about it as you know as the chosen people, we don't need to practice what we preach. Damn Obama who keeps busting me. The guy is a "Muslum" can we trust him!
11. To: No. 10
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (05.31.11)
Funnily enough, your quoted material does not appear anywhere in the article. Are you that ignorant, or are you merely under the impression that you are being amusing? No, I think you are just pathetically ignorant. Certainly uninformed and unaware enough to have failed to realize that Netanyahu kicked Obama to the curb last week. It isn't Netanyahu who got "busted," dear. The foregoing notwithstanding, your entire post is a series of non sequiturs, and says absolutely nothing.
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