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Israel will strike Iran if no sanctions in place by Christmas
The next thing they will say is that Israel made it up, they planted it. If God is on their side, these shipments will be found out like a sign from God like what happened off the Somalia coast when they found toxic material comming from an Iranian boat highjacked by pirates as I said in a prvious post here. Anyway what do people like to add to this latest news, is it hotting up out there will no one get involved with this story.
JERUSALEM – The Israeli military on Wednesday released documents and photos it said proved Iran was behind a huge shipment of weapons Israeli navy commandos intercepted last week.
Israel has said the cargo ship its troops seized off the coast of Cyprus was carrying 500 tons of Iranian-made weapons for Lebanese Hezbollah militants. The ship had dozens of containers with Iranian markings on it.
On Wednesday, the military released what it said was the ship's manifest that showed it was handled by "Islamic Republic of Iran's Shipping Lines." It also produced labeling from the containers indicating the ship originated in Isfahan, Iran, and a customs form stamped by the Iranian armed forces.
Both Iran and Hezbollah have denied the Israeli claims. Officials at Iran's Foreign Ministry were not immediately available for comment Wednesday.
An international expert who examined the documents and pictures of the weapons said the arms came from Iran, but it was not possible to determine whether the Iranian government was directly involved. Another was not prepared to pinpoint the source of the weapons.
Israel has showcased the haul as proof of its long-standing contention that Iran is supplying large quantities of arms to Hezbollah and Hamas militants in Gaza.
Israel says the confiscated arms cache — the largest it has ever seized — did not include any new types of weapons for Hezbollah. However, the arms would have given Hezbollah a month's worth of firepower in time of war. Israel has urged the world to focus on the threat from the Lebanese militants' chief backer — Iran.
Among the arms Israel says it found aboard the vessel were 9,000 mortar bombs, 3,000 Katyusha rockets, 3,000 anti-tank shells, 20,000 grenades and more than a half million rounds of small arms ammunition.
Israel also says that a close examination of the munitions themselves conclusively point to Iran as the source of the shipment.
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran urged Russia on Wednesday to deliver on an air-defense contract signed with Tehran and ignore Israeli pressures for delaying the deal that has also raised U.S. concerns.
Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said Moscow is under an obligation to carry out the contract to provide the S-300 missiles to Tehran.
Russia signed a contract in 2007 to sell S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran but hasn't yet made any deliveries or given an explanation for the delay.
The S-300 missiles are capable of shooting down aircraft, cruise missiles and ballistic missile warheads at ranges of over 90 miles (145 kilometers) and at altitudes of about 90,000 feet.
The United States and Israel strongly oppose the deal because it would significantly boost Iran's air defense capabilities at a time of heightened tension over the country's nuclear program.
Originally posted by bettermakings
reply to post by hoghead cheese
Israel has much more advanced technology. It's not just about numbers. It's more about quality than quantity. I really think Israel would destroy Iran. . . not just because of all-out war, but because Iran is due for a revolution, and 40% of the population of Iran will try taking over once the SHTF and there is all-out war. Look at the rioting in Iran recently!! You think those people will fight for Ahmadinejad & Khomenei? Hell No!
Originally posted by jam321
Back to the drawing board.
I'm sure the prediction date will be extended.