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June 18, 2010

Egypt refuses to stop Iranian ships (Prelude to war?)

Topics: Iran, Middle East News and Perspectives, Political News and commentaries

Al-Manar TV says that Egypt denied Israeli request to prevent Gaza aid ships from passing through Suez Canal. How can this not be a prelude to war?

After all, after Iran announced it would send ships loaded with humanitarian aid to Gaza, Israel said it would not allow any Iranian ships to enter the coastal sliver:

Israel was quick to react to Iran's announcement with an Israeli diplomatic official saying that no Iranian ship will be allowed to Gaza, the Jerusalem Post reported.

"If we didn't let an Irish ship reach Gaza, we are certainly not going to let Iranian ships pass," the official said on Monday.

The official further pointed out that "any shipment from Iran to Gaza would be a major concern," claiming that Iran had a record of supplying Hamas and Hezbollah with weapons.

There's no way that Israel can allow Iranian ships to reach Gaza, and Iran knows it. Iran has been looking for a way to start a war with Israel, and there's no better way than to provoke Israel to stop the Iranian ships.

As for those "poor starving" Gazans, don't believe the hype. And as for whatever suffering in Gaza that may exist, put the blame squarely on where it really belongs - Hamas.

Clearly, the real intent of Iran's ships to Gaza is to support Hamas' propaganda war against Israel and to initiate war with Israel. It's clearly an act of war or at the very least an act to give cause for war.

Related: Robert Spencer calls Iran's action an act of war.

Posted by Richard at June 18, 2010 1:25 PM

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