reply to post by airspoon
Tried to post this in breaking news this morning but for some strange reason could not get it through . I think this may overshadow the IRC view this
week . We have all discussed and speculated on this before ,well now it is rapidly becoming a reality .If anyone could please give this its own thread
for me , I would be greatful . We are rapidly approaching the tipping point it the Middle East . This will not be contained there .
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UK NEWSSEA BATTLE FEAR AS IRAN SENDS FLOTILLA TO GAZA
WARNING: Iran's president Ahmadinejad
Sunday June 13,2010
By Kirsty Buchanan IRANIAN President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vowed to breach Israel’s blockade of Gaza, as two aid ships and a military escort
prepare to set sail.
In a provocative move the Iranian Red Crescent was this weekend due to send two vessels packed with food and medical aid and 70 relief workers.
A third ship, carrying an operating theatre, could follow.
President Ahmadinejad raised the spectre of a sea battle as he warned the ships would be carrying an escort of “volunteer marines” ready to
“teach Israelis a lesson”.
Ali Shirazi, the Revolutionary Guard’s spokesman for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said it was “Iran’s duty to defend the innocent
people of Gaza”. Foreign Secretary William Hague described the intervention as “unhelpful”.
The blockade has been in place since Hamas took control of Gaza in 2006 despite international concern about a humanitarian crisis.
That concern turned to condemnation on May 31 when, in a raid on a Turkish aid flotilla, nine people were killed by Israeli commandos.
Despite promises of an inquiry the affair has all but destroyed relations between Israel and its main ally in the Muslim world.
Abdolrauf Adibzadeh, the Red Crescent’s director of international affairs, said the ships were being sent in co-ordination with the Turkish
Meeting Turkish leaders in Istanbul last week the Iranian president said the vessels would not shrink from a head-on clash with Israeli military.