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Iran Guards Ready To Escort Gaza Ships

From a cheering Reuters:

Iran Revolutionary Guards ready to escort Gaza ships

06 Jun 2010

TEHRAN, June 6 (Reuters) – Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards are ready to provide a military escort to cargo ships trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza, a representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday.

"Iran’s navy forces are ready to escort the peace flotilla 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.

Any intervention by the Iranian military would be considered highly provocative by Israel which accuses Iran of supplying weapons to Hamas, the Islamist movement which rules Gaza.

The Guards, with their own navy, air force and command structure separate from the regular armed forces, are seen as fiercely loyal to the values of the Islamic Republic.

"If the Supreme Leader issues an order for this then the Revolutionary Guard naval forces will do their best to secure the ships," Shirazi said. "It is Iran’s duty to defend the innocent people of Gaza."

It is wonderful to see how cooperative Iran is, now that we have a President who is beloved throughout the world, and most especially in Mohammedan countries?

But if Israel’s blockade is illegal, how are we supposed to enforce sanctions on Iran? You know, those sanctions that the UN and everyone else says we must try — instead of using military force.

By the way, this article is from Reuters’ Alert-Net, which says it is in the business of “alerting humanitarians to emergencies.”

Obviously, Reuters believes getting more cement to Gaza for fortifications and smuggling tunnels is a humanitarian emergency.

And in case that wasn’t enough good news, we have this from Iran’s Press TV:

Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, second left, visits a Turkish activist, wounded when Israel seized a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza Monday, at Ataturk Hospital in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, June 3, 2010.

Erdogan plans breaking Gaza siege

Sun, 06 Jun 2010

As Turkey mourns the death of activists by Israeli forces, Turkey’s Prime Minister considers travelling to the Gaza Strip to break the siege on the sliver [sic] personally.

The Lebanese newspaper Al-Mustaqbal reported on Saturday that Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan told close associates about his plan to visit the strip to "break the Israeli blockade."

He reportedly informed the US that he considers asking the Turkish navy to accompany aid ships sailing to the Gaza Strip in the future, a plan Washington advised to delay.

Turkey has also formed a commission to investigate Israel’s Monday attack on the Freedom Flotilla which left nine Turkish nationals killed.

Namik Tan, Turkish Ambassador to the US, wrote on the Washington Post earlier that "this was the first such attack against civilian Turkish citizens by a foreign military force in our republic’s 87-year history."

Ankara demanded an apology by Tel Aviv, a measure Israel said it would not take.

The Gaza Freedom Flotilla, which was stormed by Israeli troops on May 31, attempted to deliver 10,000 tons of humanitarian supplies to the besieged people of Gaza.

The brutal assault carried out by Israeli commandos left more than 40 others injured.

Isn’t it wonderful that we have let the camel’s nose into NATO?

Not that the rest of NATO is much better, come to think about it.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, June 6th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Iran Guards Ready To Escort Gaza Ships”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “Iran’s navy forces are ready to escort the peace flotilla to Gaza with all their powers and capabilities,”

    This ought to be good.

    I remember when we had better relations with Iran……training them in our military was beyond frustrating. It’s like trying to teach a caveman how to build a computer. It cannot be done. Sure, a few bright lads in the crowd but in the stink-laden, perpetually unbathed Iranian lurks a mind that thinks diagonally. That is to say, there is no common touchstone to reach in order to teach them.

    So these Iranian sailors, taught by the French and most likely the Russians….that ought to be a real hoot. Got all that technology…

    I’m reminded of the story….The general makes an alliance with the chief. He sends them crates of rifles, thinking that will stem the tide of warfare against a particular tribe. When he asks the chief how the rifles are working out, the chief tells him, “We make better clubs. Yours are too heavy and break too easily”.

    Israelis on the other hand are much better soldiers, sailors and airmen. If Iran thinks they need to show some force, they’re going to get their ass handed to them in a box….again.

    So go ahead Acchhhh-I-Need-A-Job….do your thing. You’re gonna look mighty stupid.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    The Gaza Freedom Flotilla, which was stormed by Israeli troops on May 31, attempted to deliver 10,000 tons of humanitarian supplies to the besieged people of Gaza.

    And lo, it came to pass that hundreds went hungry for lack of concrete.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    Boy, someone is determined to get Armageddon going. It’s like they missed a critical memo and are hurrying now as fast as they can.

    Did the Occluded Imam pop out of his hidey hole and the Western Press not report it?

    • proreason says:

      They only have 958 days and 21 hours to complete the mission that Obamny was created to lead.

      (Canada Free Press keeps a handy clock for you)

  4. Mithrandir says:

    Isn’t it easier for PALESTINIANS TO LEAVE Gaza and be accepted into one of the Arab countries, and just end this stand off? People are always saying Jews should leave Israel and go someplace else, why isn’t the opposite also true?

    It’s because Muslim countries HATE Palestinians, and they want them in their own land as not to bother and overthrow their adopted country. (*see Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt)

    Any escorts should be SUNK, no question about it. Iran jails and punishes hikers tip-toeing across their border, yet they want to ram military ships into another country?

    No doubt, this spineless president of ours will stand by and do nothing but give speeches….perhaps even raise his voice…I can hear Mr. Cliche machine now… “Let me be clear! Blah blah blah at the end of the day…..Blah blah blah … make no mistake…. blah-blub blub blah…. the previous administration…

    • canary says:

      They want Israel because that Mohammad who wrote the Koran dreamed he flew a white horse and it set foot in Israel. The other muslim countries are angry at Palestinians for easing off their attacks. Al Qaida terrorists are attacking the already evil Hamas, because the Hamas have backed off too much on attacks. So, add the Iranians to the Turks & Palestinian terrorist sects, I believe there is going to be a bloody battle. Israel has been finding bombs on their shores. They’ve been very patient.

    • jobeth says:

      Good explanation Canary,

      The arabs have hated the Jews and now Christians as long as there have been Muslims.

      As we discussed here on S&L the other day…they have to squat on anything or anywhere Jews…and now Christians have lived or worshiped.
      It seems an unquenchable quest for them. (Including building mosques on any Jewish or Christian holy place, and now Ground Zero in NYC)

      They want the whole country of Israel.

      The mere fact that the Jews have a history on that land way before the first muslim idea was even in the first drug filled haze of Mohammad seems not to matter at all.

      The fact that the Jews lawfully retook a forsaken land and made it bloom again in 1948 seems not to matter at all to them either.

      God forbid (and I believe won’t allow) that if the ,muslims were to take Israel it would once again be allowed to become a wasteland. And one more hot bed of terrorist training.

      It blows my mind that even though European countries have huge problems with the muslims…they still take their side on this. To do this they must ignore all the murders, bombs, suicide murders of innocents and all the other atrocities authored by these demonic terrorists.

      Jews have aren’t known to kill in order to press their religion on others. They, as America want to be let alone to live their lives without constant fear of terrorists killing their people.

      And yes, I agree they have been patient. Very patient. Too patient.

      What scares me is if they are boxed into a corner…are we going to turn our backs on our good ally. With Obama in power, I expect him to do so.

      As one who holds the Bible as truth…I believe it said God will curse any nation who curses Israel.

  5. canary says:

    Rusty good point on the cement on the 1st ship. Reuters is now calling the “peace” ships. Civilian Turkeys? They have been sending rockets to Palestine

    Israel did nothing illegal stopping that ship. Now their greatest enemy is coming after them. If those dumb radical activists think the Iranians who care less for the peace-nicks are going to protect them, they are stupid. The activists will be used as body shields, and might even be forced to put on bomb jackets. And I hope Reuters has plenty of reporters on the terrorist ship too.

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