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posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 04:01 PM
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Iran to send blockade-busting ship to Gaza


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JERUSALEM — Iran said Tuesday it would send a blockade-busting ship carrying aid and pro-Palestinian activists to Gaza, fueling concern in Israel, where commandos were training for another possible confrontation at sea.

Israel warned archenemy Iran to drop the plan. The Iranian announcement came days after Israel eased its three-year-old blockade of Gaza under international pressure following its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla last month.
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posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 04:02 PM
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More doings in the Middle East. Is it me or are things a bit more active than usual there.

Ships moving all around the region. Israel in an uproar about some soy they arrested. Lebanon going to the UN with worries about Israel attacking them, and the US ready to help Turkey with Kurdish rebels.

It's been a long while since we've seen this much activity over there. Something's bound to blow at anytime. Then again we've said that before too, and maybe someone somewhere can bring some sanity to this whole situation before a lot of people get hurt and killed and a country or two get blown off the map.

What is it with the Middle East that makes it such a cauldon of trouble? And where are the other Middle Eastern leaders weighing in on this? Stay tuned.

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posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 04:04 PM
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It seems like Iran is just egging Israel on and daring them to do something. But just watch - Iran will come out the hero and Israel the aggressor. Always happens.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 04:08 PM
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I think they both do their share of egging on. I guess that makes me like Switzerland. And I guess it all depends on whether Israel gets aggressive. Did you see the thread here?



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 04:11 PM
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well posted thread...you seem to be well aware of what is going over there

as you said we have to stay tuned because I cannot imagine things not to blow up sooner or later...hope i'm far away enough



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 04:19 PM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity

What is it with the Middle East that makes it such a cauldon of trouble? And where are the other Middle Eastern leaders weighing in on this? Stay tuned.

www.google.com
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The fact that the west can't leave it alone maybe?



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 04:33 PM
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Absolutely on the money. But then again, maybe some of the other leaders like it that way? With the West meddling? Otherwise why do they just stay so...oddly silent and neutral. Maybe they just don't want their countries bombed and decimated? Or puppet governments installed? That would make some sense, but overall, there is just a total lack of cohesive leadership or leadership of any sort over there. Some days when I'm really out there, I start to think that Saudi Arabia is the real puppet master pulling the all the strings.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 04:41 PM
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Unbelievable. This sounds more like a film script than breaking news!

It reminds me of those old Greek myths where the gods just liked to throw a spanner in the works to cause untold mayhem — and enjoy the spectacle.

While I believe the Turkish ship was well-intentioned I think a little cynicism is in order in this case. It would surely be naïve to think this was nothing but an innocent humanitarian project.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 07:20 PM
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It's crazy for sure. Just saw a funny in another topic about this whole situation...Israel, Iran, and the U.S. are all secretly friends...

When things are this chaotic, people's imaginations really start to wander...and wonder.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 08:07 PM
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Iran has also said previously that it would send a warship to protect a flotilla carrying humanitarium aid to Gaza, in this case, Israel would have to back off. The presense of a neutral warship, ( and also in this case a non-Arab) escort voids a blockade.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 08:30 PM
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Wasn't Iran sending a ship to the blockade a week or two ago ? What ever happened with that ship ?



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 08:34 PM
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I don't think a "neutral warship" can just sail into Israeli waters.

Israel and Iran both do some egging on but this is more of a shove. Iran is truly pressing the line with this move.

For Israel, this blockade is a defensive military operation. A "blockade-busting ship" is truing to bust a military operation.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 08:56 PM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by Romekje
 


Absolutely on the money. But then again, maybe some of the other leaders like it that way? With the West meddling? Otherwise why do they just stay so...oddly silent and neutral. Maybe they just don't want their countries bombed and decimated? Or puppet governments installed? That would make some sense, but overall, there is just a total lack of cohesive leadership or leadership of any sort over there. Some days when I'm really out there, I start to think that Saudi Arabia is the real puppet master pulling the all the strings.


If the US or Israel didn't meddle in anyones business and create regional conflicts all the time, the CIA and Mossad would be in the soup line with everyone else.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 09:04 PM
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Oh yeah. I just went off on a rant in another topic about this.

The US and Israel want Iran BAD. Why?



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 09:15 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

Israel is easing the blockade, and Iran is intentionally trying to cause issues here. We see the real reason behind the whole problem in the Middle East with this action, that the Palestinians are to be used as propaganda pawns for the Muslim hardliner groups. That is why as things are starting to look better, Iran is stirring the pot to get the blockade reestablished. If Israel lays off on the blockade then they don’t look as bad in the eyes of the rest of the world, and that does not jive with hardliner Muslims plans to make Israel out to be this evil empire. The plight of the Palestinians has been their biggest rallying cry and recruitment tool, if that plight were to ease off it would remove their number one excuse for many of their radical actions.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 09:17 PM
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Originally posted by pause4thought
reply to post by ~Lucidity
 


Unbelievable. This sounds more like a film script than breaking news!



Then the media is doing a bang up job, eh?..



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 09:23 PM
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Excellent! The "facts" are flying!

You know...sometimes it really pays to just stop...and look at a map for a few minutes. You begin to "see" things. Things begin to make so much sense...




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posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 09:29 PM
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I would love nothing better than for Israel to truly back off and allow Iran to take their turn as the instigator and bad guy.

The problem is, when I see Iran being sanctioned for the fourth time by the UN as a result of economic blackmail and Israel refusing to even allow an investigation into the incident with the ship? Well it makes me realize that both sides are playing the game here.

And the game is about far more than nukes or blockades.

Looking at my map, and thinking about this topic and others flying around my head today, I asked myself...hmmm...how is Iran's ship even going to get there?

You've heard the rumors of US, Israeli, and other nation's ship movements all week? Another ripe setting for an "incident."

Maybe Iran fully intended to go there and took another look around and said, "Whoa...nevermind."



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 09:33 PM
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And I suppose Israel launching this, is just a mere....coincedence??





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posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 09:52 PM
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Of course. I believe in the last major tussle...it was Iran who launched a spy satellite.

Everytime the three of these countries get into it again (it seems to be cyclical), it seems to be the same volleying going and and forth between Israel and Iran...

Someone launches a satellite.
Someone does a missile test
Someone says they're going to attack/protect someone

Seriously...the CIA needs a new playbook.

All any of this volleying is about is to set the stage for one incident or another. This time we have a new player...Turkey.

And some super secret prisoner Israel has captured who will no doubt tell them Iran is bad.





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