posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 09:57 PM
reply to post by ausername
Since when does being muslim have anything to do with this? Just because a nation is muslim, does not mean they support terrorists. It would by and
far be incredibly foolish to attempt to ship arms directly to Gaza, as Gaza is with in Israeli borders. Israel has absolute control of what goes into
Gaza from Israel, by sea, and across it's borders. This is why Gaza resorts to building tunnels.
The shipments still need to be unloaded in Egypt at a harbor, and transported to an area where the tunnels are. I suppose I can understand one or two
rockets here and there being brought into Egypt on Smaller vessels, making a trip by truck to the openings of the tunnels and getting smuggled in.
Egypt is just as active in shutting down Gazan tunnels as Israel. Once they are discovered they are destroyed, as well Egypt does not want to be
associated with aiding terrorism.
My question remains, why not buy black market arms from Egypt itself? Why would Iran Send arms all that way.
I shouldn't need to remind you, Saudia Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq are either US allies or occupied territory. Their may be large powerful arab nations
in the area, but Israel is not as vulnerable as you make them out. The entire area is dotted with western allies. Israel has a modern Navy and quite
often patrols as well as polices the shipping waters of the area, given the threat of terrorism, stepping up shipping security in the area is cheaper,
and less likely to cost lives than to bomb the Gazans looking for arms. Logistically this makes more sense than playing the same old game over and
over. Egypt has been part of the current cease fire, and is willing to work towards providing peace for the area. Israel could begin working with
Egypt prevent any attempts at arms moving into Gaza( Egypt plays a role in this already.)
I'm personally tired of hearing it's Iran. It's always Iran when Israel is involved.