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What if the evacuation ships are attacked?

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CX

posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 04:45 AM
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As we know various countries are sending large civillian and military ships to the coast of Lebanon evacuate thousands of citizens that are in danger.

Biggest evacuation since Dunkirk

Pentagon hires Orient Queen cruise ship

Yesterday i watched a news item on Sky which showed pictures of Hizbollah burning both the Israeli flag and also that of it's ally, the US. The news reporter spoke about the hatred for Israel's allies, and it got me wondering what the repercussions would be if one of the evacuation ships gets targeted when they arrive?

The ships would obviously have an armed escort, i know they have already said that the US civillian cruise ship which is set to evacuate people will have a military warship escort. Do you think Hizbollah will target the ships of Israel's allies? Up until now we have been happy to let this be sorted out with talks and diplomacy, but one attack on one of our ships could step this whole matter up a level.....and some! It would'nt even need a full on attack, just the threat of an attack could involve the escorting vehicles to react in a way that could escalate this and bring other countries into play.

From a conspiracy point of view, would anyone rule out an attack being carried out on one of the ships and it being "blamed" on Iran or Syria? That would surely give our goverments enough ammunition to say it's time to do what some say is inevitable anyway.

CX.




posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 05:01 AM
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Lets hope the men, women and children choosing to depart get home safely and soundly. If they (Hizbollah) are smart and want to prove they are not animals, they will make sure this all goes smoothly and without any type of interference. I hope they are better then their adversaries in not targetting tourists visiting Lebanon .



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 05:17 AM
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But what if Israel hits ''accidentally'' an evacuation ship? (a la USS Liberty).



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 05:22 AM
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We (The British) have said that we will defend and protect our ships if needed, which, in my view, could be a dangerous thing because if one of our ships is hit....we will probably fire back.

Plus, Tony Blair has said that we are increasing our force in Cyprus (we have a bases there)

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posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 05:24 AM
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Originally posted by Mdv2
But what if Israel hits ''accidentally'' an evacuation ship? (a la USS Liberty).


Geez lets hope not.

What do they do with captured ordinance? Are there any like Geneva Conventions on that type of thing? Do they destroy it immediately?



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 09:31 AM
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Originally posted by Mdv2
But what if Israel hits ''accidentally'' an evacuation ship? (a la USS Liberty).


They would blame it on Iran, Syria and "dirty Arab terrorists". I hope neither of them will attempt to attack evacuation ships.



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 10:55 AM
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They would blame it on Iran, Syria and "dirty Arab terrorists". I hope neither of them will attempt to attack evacuation ships.


Great way of getting other countries involved in this war, British Warship HMS Gloucester has docked at Beruit to evacuate a couple of hundred nationlas, this ship is on battle alert. Fingers crossed Hezbulla does not fire any rockets or Israel.

Israel would not dare attack a British Warships anyways, The British will fire back if they did.

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[edit on 18-7-2006 by spencerjohnstone]



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 11:27 AM
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hmm, I doubt we would. If the USS liberty stories are to be believed, the US hasn't exactly been itching to get revenge. If the global conspiricies are to be believed, either the Zionist/Israeli, or the British Empire still going strong etc etc, we are all in cohoots with each other




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posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 11:33 AM
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I had this exact thoughts when on CNN they where talking about our newly chartered Greek cruise ship. If Iran helps Hezbolah with another Silkworm rocket attacked and it hits this ship, then is that not probable cause to go to war with Iran?



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 02:26 PM
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I had this exact thoughts when on CNN they where talking about our newly chartered Greek cruise ship. If Iran helps Hezbolah with another Silkworm rocket attacked and it hits this ship, then is that not probable cause to go to war with Iran?


Yeah it is propable cause for the US to Strike and Greece for that matter If Iran Attacked that ship, Maybe a couple of or a hundred off cruise missiles lobbed back at them for attackin in the first place. Iran knows what would happen if they did anyways, attack a cruise Liner evacuating Foreign Nationals, The whole world will (Even RUSSIA) most of would turn against it. They really do not want that right now. This form off attack would not be in their interests to do so.



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 02:29 PM
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No to worry that is why US is sending two of its finest war ships to the area during the evacuation.

They will not dare.



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 02:54 PM
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No to worry that is why US is sending two of its finest war ships to the area during the evacuation.

They will not dare.


Exactly my point It would be suicidal for them to do so, Can you imagine the world anger there would be If Iiran did do such a thing, obliteration of the country, aye they Are not that stupid to (correctme if I am wrong), to make such a suicial attempt.

Hheck if Iran attacked an blew up a UK Warship with Hhundred of Evacuess on them, We would not need to attackw ith planes, Just use our subs that we have in
the region to obliterate their country...... And I mean obliterate

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posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 02:59 PM
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Heres another interesting one.... would a Fleet Air arm Pilot providing CAP to the evacuation be duty bound to shoot down an Israeli warplane that had just attacked a civilian target?



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 03:03 PM
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Heres another interesting one.... would a Fleet Air arm Pilot providing CAP to the evacuation be duty bound to shoot down an Israeli warplane that had just attacked a civilian target?


Depends on if it was a ship evacuating Foreign nationals then there would be provacation for retalliation against Israel, they will not jerpordise that, anyways I dont see a harrier jumpjet being able to match and F-16. Maybe an Mmissles shotfroma warship *shrugs* (needs to catch up on my war machine history).


CX

posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by spencerjohnstone



Iran knows what would happen if they did anyways, attack a cruise Liner evacuating Foreign Nationals, The whole world will (Even RUSSIA) most of would turn against it.


Thats the thing here, Iran knows this, and so does the rest of the world. However even if Iran would'nt be stupid enough to do this, whilst they are acting and making statements that question thier rational thinking, i wonder if certain goverments will use it as an oppurtunity to carry out an act that would appear unthinkable to anyone but a total nutjob! Like someone who wants entire countries wiped off the map.? In fact, blame it on Kim, he's mad enough!

CX.

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posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 04:22 PM
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Originally posted by ThePieMaN
Lets hope the men, women and children choosing to depart get home safely and soundly. If they (Hizbollah) are smart and want to prove they are not animals,

They've been bombing civilians for years. They're already known animals, the question is, how stupid are they?


I hope they are better then their adversaries in not targetting tourists visiting Lebanon

Israel hasn't targeted any civilians.



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 04:41 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
Israel hasn't targeted any civilians.


Completely untrue. Israel has targeted Civilian infrastructure such as Bridges while Civilians were actually crossing them, claiming they were Terrorist Infrastructure, but they were not. Everyone in Lebanon uses those bridges. Israel also ordered residents to leave a village by loudspeaker, then blew them to pieces with airstrikes when they complied. Israel have killed 240 plus Civilians, and although not all of those deaths were the result of intentional Civilian targeting, some were.


Guardian, UK.

According to witnesses and photographs from the scene of the worst incident, an Israeli missile incinerated a car and a small truck full of families leaving their Lebanese border village of Marwaheen near Tyre after the Israeli army used loudhailers to tell residents they had just hours to go. Pictures showed charred bodies of children strewn across the road.

UN peacekeepers recovered the bodies. Half the passengers were children or teenagers, according to medical sources. It was the deadliest single strike since Israel started an air campaign against Lebanon after two of its soldiers were captured by Hizbollah on Wednesday.


I suppose they are not Terrorists though, because they used their highly advanced Air Force to Murder the Civilians, right?




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posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
They've been bombing civilians for years. They're already known animals, the question is, how stupid are they?



Be careful how you use the name animals, the are know terrorist yes that is truth, and yes they kill civilians. . . but when US does the same with bombs and firing weapons our soldiers are not tag animals what they do are casualties of war. The problems is . . . that the casualties of war are happening in the casualties own backyards.

Funny how we can call names but sometimes we forget that we are just changing names and situations.

This no to be a debate it's just that after reading that about the animals it kind of make me think of Iraq.

We all humans and we all have animal instincts and belong to the animal kingdom after all.



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 05:55 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
They've been bombing civilians for years. They're already known animals, the question is, how stupid are they?
Israel hasn't targeted any civilians.

Your full of it nygdan, absolutely full of it. I really don't know how else to put it other than to call it disgusting and angry rhetoric. Israel hasn't targeted civilians? Where in the hell have you been?

Get yourself a real good hard look at this web page semitophile, then tell me Israel doesn't target civilians.
www.nogw.com...

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posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 05:59 PM
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This is just plain old bs. The whole entire thing. I am not supporting any war, because I know certain people wanted it. I don't trust any of these twats.



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