Iran weapons ship: Behind the scenes of IDF 'Operation Full Disclosure'
Yoav Zitun
Published: 06.03.14, 13:44
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1. Iran captured weapons
Israel can unload these weapons, then try to find a buyer in the third world country, as JOB LOT &TO CLEAR.
2. safe sailing
Toby   (03.06.14)
to Israel, good job!
3. I wish the IDF leadership would learn to shut the hell up
Al   (03.06.14)
This is not a PR moment..this is a life and death situation as it has been for the past 100 years. Do your work, learn to shut up and stoop pandering to the cameras. Let the air head politicos do that, for thats all they know to do. Witness Netanyahu going to Hollywood. Yes he is that dense. The only hope for Israel is the IDF, don't let the spotlight get to your head. Bless you all in your most valuable work. The nation is grateful for what you day day in day out.
4. I hope it's not booby traped. Lets wish for the best.
david ,   Montreal, Canada   (03.06.14)
5. Iranian Weapons Ship
J. Schachter ,   Canada   (03.06.14)
I sincerely hope that these captured missiles are returned to the Iranians. The Iranian revolutionary guards serving as, "advisers" in Syria would be a good return address. Please mark return to sender on each missile and return under power at the appropriate time. Cheers!
6. To: No. 3
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (03.06.14)
Al, you are wrong. In a perfect world, Israel would not have to undertake the measures it must, but we do not live in a perfect world. The fact that these advanced weapons were interdicted is the most important thing. But not far behind is the fact that Israel was able to show the true face of Iran to an international community that thinks that Iran is harmless and genuinely wants to live in peace and pursue nuclear power for peaceful purposes. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Israel has always known Iran's true intentions. Others may have suspected, but chose to give Iran the benefit of any doubt. Now, everyone knows. Iran will be judged by its actions -- not by its soothing words and pretty smiles; actions which tell quite a different story.
7. kol hakavod letzahal
alan ash ,   nyc ny   (03.06.14)
8. Important for stenographers...
Ypip ,   Canada   (03.06.14)
9. Iranian ship interception
graczek ,   Maryland, USA   (03.06.14)
A blatant act of piracy on the high seas. Whoever ordered this act and carried it out must be brought to the International Criminal Court in The Hague for trial.
10. Al, the Armchair Prime Minister
mea   (03.06.14)
Try not to let your bitterness and Canadian residency overwhelm your ability to =understand how valuable it is to declare the weapons AT SEA in order to pre-empt the claims that the weapons were loaded in Eilat. Get it? As for Hollywood and Bibi, the fact is US policies are influenced by Hollywood films. We want those films to portray Israel in a true light. That matters, whether or not it makes sense but it matters.
11. Grczjaec, wrong ass usual
Mickey ,   Sydney Australia   (03.06.14)
Graceful, you are wrong. It is perfectly legal to attack an enemy vessel on the high seas if it is on the way to provide weapons to an opposing force. This is a long held principle of International law. See the Palmer report on the Gaza flotilla incident for a reference especially para 65onwards
12. We only ordered a few tons of Cement which Israel refuses
Mo Rahman ,   Zeitun,Gaza   (03.06.14)
to supply.To build hospital, Masjid and ,School. To our surprize ,Reza's Building Supplies of Teheran giave 20 Fajir rockets with every bag of cement bought. Remember.Always .Shop at Reza's where your explosives go further
13. To: No. 9
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (03.06.14)
The vessel was carrying contraband. You should be grateful that Israel interdicted the ship which was found to be carrying weapons, intended for use by terrorist organizations, in contravention of all known precepts of international law and, I might add, maritime law. Cargo vessels may not carry arms. By the way -- the ICC only has jurisdiction over war crimes and crimes against humanity. Moreover, Israel is not a signatory to the Rome Treaty, which established the ICC. Hence, the ICC has no jurisdiction over Israel. The United States is not a signatory either, by the way. You're a little long on rhetoric but, predictably enough, short on facts. My, don't YOU feel like a pompous idiot now! As well you should.
14. #6, unfortunately US and world media completely ignore this
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (03.06.14)
15. Sarah misunderstood what I said.
Al   (03.06.14)
I siad in very simple words, that the IDF does what it has to do without the self promotion. As I stated this is not a PR moment...The IDF does what it does brilliantly at the same time it does not have to show its hand. I admire the IDF for without them the Jews of Israel would be history.
16. excellent intelligence planning, and excellent execution
CJK   (03.06.14)
since obama withdrew all us forces from iraq, iraq is openly cooperating with iran against the us and against israel. it is time to destroy the shia terror entity and put an end to the premier state sponsor of terror in the world. obama and john kerry have stated publicly that all they care about is getting a capitulation deal with iran, regardless of iran's continued acts of terror which directly threaten the population of the jewish state of israel. no previous american president has manifested such utter disregard for jewish lives.
17. To: No. 15
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (03.06.14)
I continue to disagree. Israel must always show its hand -- after the fact -- lest it be accused of subterfuge or some other form of skullduggery. And if you read some of the comments sprinkled on the threads relating to this story, you will see that there are certain individuals who continue to believe that Israel acted in an underhanded manner. So transparency is very important. Were it up to the Iranians, they would never have mentioned a word. It was necessary to open the eyes of the international community -- the only one guilty of subterfuge and skullduggery are the Iranians. The Iranians have been enormously humiliated -- and other nations are now conducting a renewed and very careful assessment of whether a lessening of sanctions against Iran was a wise move. I'm betting they will conclude that it was not. Much to Iran's dismay. Iran was caught red-handed doing precisely that which it piously claims not to do. Damage control is impossible. That's a good thing.
18. To Graczek #9
Steven ,   Rockville MD USA   (03.06.14)
Garaczek, stop worry about the ICC, since crime against humanity applies not to Israel but to Iran who sends the rockets to be used against civilian population. Since crimes committed against Israeli civilians or Jews anywhere in the world does not concern you, start to be concerned about Poland, because after Ukraine that will be Putin's next target. When this will happen are you going to "recommend" to bring Putin to the ICC, or you reserve that only for Israel and Jews, no matter if it does not apply. In any case, time to go to your hospital for your medication, you certified mental gnome.
19. To #9
Joe Mevorah ,   Lincoln,USA   (03.06.14)
You are upset because Iran got caught.
20. #3 the spirit of Al's message is correct...
Rafi ,   US   (03.06.14)
... but I assume (hope) news of the raid was deliberately released for sound strategic reasons (whatever they may be..)
21. #9; Do you really live in the USA?
Cynic ,   USA   (03.07.14)
If so, let me educate you about our great little country. Our Coast Guard and Navy board ships everyday to check for and seize contraband. I guess your fellow Americans should be tried for war crimes. What an idiot.
22. #9 is tingling with delight with all the valuable
Mark ,   Lodz, Poland   (03.07.14)
time you've spent on him. Note that he never responds unless it's to agree with another pos.
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