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Iran caught red handing giving weapons to the jihadis in Gaza

Posted by avideditor on April 27, 2009

From Holgers Awaken

Iranian Ship Transporting Arms To Gaza Torpedoed and Sunk Off Of Sudan

Yesssss! The Iranians continue to try and rearm their Hamas minions in Gaza with shipments on Iranian cargo vessels and this time, this past week, a set of torpedoes took down an Iranian vessel just off the coast of Sudan. Neither Washington, D.C. or Jerusalem has mentioned who put the Iranian ship on the bottom of the Indian Ocean….haha. Here’s some of the scant details from the article over at Haaretz:

An Iranian vessel laden with weapons bound for the Gaza Strip was torpedoed off the coast of Sudan last week, allegedly by Israeli or American forces operating in the area, the Egyptian newspaper Al-Usbu reported on Sunday. Anonymous sources in Khartoum told the newspaper that an unidentified warship bombed the Iranian vessel as it prepared to dock on Sudan before transferring its load for shipment to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. These sources said they suspects U.S. or Israeli involvement in the attack, but neither Washington nor Jerusalem have released a statement yet on the matter.

The article goes on to point out the previous operations against a convoy of arms crossing the Sudan headed for Gaza and the Iranian vessel that was seized in Cyprus that was also loaded with weapons.

What’s interesting about this latest incident is the lack of reporting on it – obviously, the Iranians got caught red-handed as they haven’t said a thing about their ship being sunk and if it weren’t for this Egyptian release, no one would have known about it. At first glance at this, I thought it would have been Americans behind the torpedoing of this vessel but due to the close proximity of the the Iranian ship to Sudan, I’m leaning more towards the Israelis. Also, considering the hellacious amount of time it took the Obama administration to take out a band of Somali pirate misfits, I find it hard to believe they would have been this decisive on a potentially volatile action. Either way, it’s good to see a ship-full of Iranian weapons on the bottom of the sea and a bunch of Hamas crying their eyes out.

‘Iran arms ship bound for Gaza downed near Sudan’

An Iranian vessel laden with weapons bound for the Gaza Strip was torpedoed off the coast of Sudan last week, allegedly by Israeli or American forces operating in the area, the Egyptian newspaper El-Aosboa reported on Sunday. Anonymous sources in Khartoum told the newspaper that an unidentified warship bombed the Iranian vessel as it prepared to dock on Sudan before transferring its load for shipment to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. These sources said they suspects U.S. or Israeli involvement in the attack, but neither Washington nor Jerusalem have released a statement yet on the matter.

The Israel Air Force, meanwhile, is suspected of attacking a convoy of Iranian arms that passed through Sudan en route to Gaza in January, according to reports released in March. American officials confirmed the IAF involvement in that attack, The New York Times later reported, abd said they had received intelligence reports that an Iranian Revolutionary Guards operative had gone to Sudan to help organize the weapons convoy said the report. Israel has neither denied nor confirmed involvement in that incident. In February, Cypriot authorities detained an Iranian arms ship en route Iranian arms ship en route to Syria, apparently upon request of the U.S. and Israel. A search of the ship, which was sailing from Iran to the Syrian port of Latakia, found ammunition for T-72 tanks, used by the Syrian army, as well as various types of mortar shells, said a senior Israeli official. The United States has claimed that the ship was carrying weapons from Iran to Hamas or the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah.

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