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Two Iranian ships to sail to Gaza

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posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:32 AM
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Two Iranian ships to sail to Gaza




Iranian aid ships are due to set sail to Gaza by the end of the week, according to a report in the Sunday Times.



The Iranian Red Crescent decided to send the vessels, which will carry food, medications, and medical equipment, following a meeting with the foreign ministry,
(visit the link for the full news article)

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[edit on 7/6/2010 by PuterMan]




posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:32 AM
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This action by the Red Crescent can only be a calculated move intended to annoy the Israelis, and will in my opinion undoubtedly precipitate war in the zone.

The inclusion of a ship with aid workers will be seen as sending terrorists without a doubt.

If they were to send an escort as well the deed would be complete.


(visit the link for the full news article)

Link to news source

[edit on 7/6/2010 by PuterMan]



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:36 AM
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Star and flag. Now this will get interesting...
I wonder what will come out of it....



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:36 AM
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PressTV state that the aid will be taken in via the Rafah crossing. So that places the Iranian ships passing through the Suez and into the Med just off the Israeli coast, but not in their territorial waters..

And they are being supported by a Naval hospital ship according to PressTV..

presstv.com...


"The aid consists of food and medical supplies, which will be transported into Gaza via the Rafah border in Egypt before the week is through," the country's Red Crescent Director Abdolraoof Adibzadeh said.



"Iran is also preparing to dispatch a navy hospital ship for the people of Gaza, which will have onboard doctors, nurses and all the medical equipment required for emergency surgeries and procedures," Adibzadeh further explained.


It certainly feels like a potential tinderbox.

[edit on 7/6/10 by thoughtsfull]



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:36 AM
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Whats the bets the Israelis blow it to kingdom come?

g



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:37 AM
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Perhaps, i don't believe this bodes well.

However, one cannot deny the right they have to do this. Isreal cannot just do as they please now, they will actually have to consider their actions VERY carefully. Well, i hope they will, despite the evidence.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:37 AM
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Oh wow, it looks like the rest of the world is tired of the geopolitical red tape and is taking matters into it's own hands. Somebody had to do it eventually.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:40 AM
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"Iran's Revolutionary Guards naval forces are fully prepared to
escort the peace and freedom convoys to Gaza with all their powers
and capabilities," Ali Shirazi, Khamenei's representative inside the
Revolutionary Guards, was quoted as saying by the semi-official
Mehr news agency.


part of your linked article ^^^^

It seems this convoy might have
Rev Guard on stand-by.

That will be a battle if it goes
into Gaza.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:40 AM
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Originally posted by TeddiRevolution
Oh wow, it looks like the rest of the world is tired of the geopolitical red tape and is taking matters into it's own hands. Somebody had to do it eventually.


Well agreed, but the Iranians??!!!!!!!!!!

Talk about a red rag to a bull.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:41 AM
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The question is will the Red Crescent ask for support vessels from the IRCC? and what about the Naval Hospital ship being sent?

As the aid is to be taken in via the Rafah crossing that places a number of Iranian ships pretty close to Israel..

and all this to come to ahead by the end of the week when the ships arrive.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:42 AM
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Originally posted by grantbeed
Whats the bets the Israelis blow it to kingdom come?

opening up boondock's bookie board
to lay odds:

3-1 : For



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:45 AM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint

Originally posted by grantbeed
Whats the bets the Israelis blow it to kingdom come?

opening up boondock's bookie board
to lay odds:

3-1 : For


I dunno, placing a Naval Hospital ship in amongst an aid convoy does rather stack the deck if anything happens to any of the vessels.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:46 AM
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Well lets put it this way, the Israelis will not be boarding this one and taking it to their own port peacefully. We can all be assured of that.

Somehow i think certain forums here on ATS are going to stay very busy for the foreseeable future!!

g




posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:51 AM
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Originally posted by grantbeed
reply to post by boondock-saint
 


Well lets put it this way, the Israelis will not be boarding this one and taking it to their own port peacefully. We can all be assured of that.

Somehow i think certain forums here on ATS are going to stay very busy for the foreseeable future!!

g



From PressTv the Aid is meant to be going via the Rafah Crossing now that it is open.. so the Iranian ships will be sitting their, almost taunting and out of reach..

Not sure how Israel will react to Iranian aid coming via the Rafah...



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:52 AM
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Originally posted by grantbeed
Whats the bets the Israelis blow it to kingdom come?

g


And if they do then what are the bets iserail will pay a very dear price.

The mad dog is biteing anyone that moves including non muslims and has now bitten off more than it can chew.

America it's time you removed them nukes you gave iserail



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:53 AM
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No way the Israelis will attcak or board a hospitalship or a red crescent (red cross of islamic countries) convoy.

That would be an even bigger atrocity than boarding the turkish ship.

Its the international red cross (crescent) organization, no need attacking them



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:55 AM
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Personally i think its a clever move by Iran.

Firstly they gain a win in the public relations dept, sending Aid to Gaza and being seen as determined to break the blockade.

Secondly, Its been on the cards for a while now that Israel would attack Iran...So this action will force Israel's hand. What this will do is cast Israel in a bad light and as being the aggressor..... while the ensuing worldwide condemnation may just prevent the US from getting involved. Also remember Turkey still have the right to declare the attack on their aid ship as an act of war, So Israel could potentially find itself at war with Iran and Turkey and not a leg to stand on legally.


War was always coming.....Just might be a bit sooner than expected.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:58 AM
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They are probably anticipating causalities so they dispatched doctors on board...
Added second line for more drama...
What's their ETA?



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 04:00 AM
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Maybe I'm misunderstanding something here--I'm not up on the geography there--but Rafah would be a different port than the blockade that Israel has enforced, no?

If this is the case, then I honestly think not much will come of it. Yes, of course Iran is trying to stir the pot while it's hot, but I think the ships will be allowed into port without much incident. In my opinion, if anything big were to come of this, it would be after the contents of the boats have been unloaded on land.

If I'm misunderstanding this, someone please correct me. The article seems to blend together the two ships setting sail and the Ayatollah's offer to provide escort for relief ships to Gaza, which makes it a bit confusing. They are making it seem a bit like two separate stories (with different time lines, even) are the same one.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 04:05 AM
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My assumption is that the IRCC have said they would provide naval support for anyone who asks for it..

And now the Red Crescent are saying they have ships ready to go that should see the aid flow through the Rafah crossing by the end of the week.

Now it is setup so that the Red Crecent can ask for an escort from the IRCC..

Plus a Iranian Naval Hospital ship is on it's way to further complicate matters.

That's how I read it... which would place the Iranian ships in the Med just off the Israeli coast..

Wether the Red Crescent ask for a Escort is another matter.. we shall see on that one.. I guess we'll know pretty soon.

[edit on 7/6/10 by thoughtsfull]



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