Recent Ship to Gaza turmoil


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Jun7-10, 07:43 AM
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I heard a radio report today that IRAN is planning to send a convoy of two ships. With elite military on it, prepared to help with any means neccesary (at least that's how I interpret it).

This will not go down well, at all.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7...900886,00.html First source I could dig up.
Do you think Israel just sinks the military escort?
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I have absolutely no idea how they will handle this situation, and I don't think it will go down well in any case.
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I heard a radio report today that IRAN is planning to send a convoy of two ships. With elite military on it, prepared to help with any means neccesary (at least that's how I interpret it).

This will not go down well, at all.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7...900886,00.html First source I could dig up.
Now if they try and run the blockade; that would be an act of war.
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Now if they try and run the blockade; that would be an act of war.
Egypt will not likely let Iran pass through the Suez Canal. I think Iran is just ruffling feathers.
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Egypt will not likely let Iran pass through the Suez Canal. I think Iran is just ruffling feathers.
Good point, I had forgotten that Egypt was also involved.
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Good point, I had forgotten that Egypt was also involved.


Yes, everybody does forget that

it's both Israelis and Arabs blockading Gaza.
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Speaking of "arabs", at least from my travels in Egypt a good few years ago, Egypts frequently deny identification with "arabs", but rather identify themselves as... Egyptians.

But that's an irrelevant side note.

What I wonder is, do they blockade Gaza out of "fear" for Hamas or because they don't want to screw with Israel? I don't think it's very easy to get a good account on this, but...
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Speaking of "arabs", at least from my travels in Egypt a good few years ago, Egypts frequently deny identification with "arabs", but rather identify themselves as... Egyptians.

But that's an irrelevant side note.

What I wonder is, do they blockade Gaza out of "fear" for Hamas or because they don't want to screw with Israel? I don't think it's very easy to get a good account on this, but...
I don't think it is fear, but they want to maintain their image as a stable nation. Weapons were being smuggled through their borders and they put a stop to it.
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I don't think it is fear, but they want to maintain their image as a stable nation. Weapons were being smuggled through their borders and they put a stop to it.
I heard something about tunnels going below the blockades, did they manage to put a stop to that too?
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