Iranian rockets for Palestine

| November 25, 2012

While Hezbollah threatens to rain down rockets on Tel Aviv from their bases in Lebanon, the next time Israel tries to defend itself from rockets from Gaza, Fox News and Debka Files report that israeli satellite images show that an Iranian ship heading for Gaza is being loaded with 220 short-range missiles and 50 improved long-range Fajar-5 rockets;

Tehran is sending the fresh supply of disassembled rockets to replenish the stocks its allies, the Palestinian Hamas and Jihad Islami, depleted in their round-the-clock attacks on Israel since Nov. 10.

To throw Israeli surveillance off the trail, the ship started its voyage called Vali-e Asr owned by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, and was quickly renamed Cargo Star and hoisted the flag of Tuvalu. This South Pacific island nation, which lies between Hawaii and Australia, has a tiny population of 11,000, most of them Polynesians. Iran provides most of its revenue since earlier this year when Prime Minister Willy Telavi agreed to register Iran’s entire tanker fleet of 22 vessels to Tuvalu, to help Tehran dodge the US-EU oil embargo.

So, I guess a cease fire, which by the way Palestinians and Iran is calling a great victory for the Gazans, is just a chance to get ready for the next battle in this useless war. Anyone else out there who thinks that Iran’s nuclear efforts are purely for peaceful purposes, raise your hand. Yeah, me neither.

Category: Terror War

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  1. B Woodman says:

    If the Israelis know about this, the next step I can see is to sink the ship while out in the middle of the deep ocean. Dead men tell no tales.

  2. NHSparky says:

    And how convenient than an speck of dirt 7000 miles away provides cover, as long as the price is right.


  3. Mr. Obvious says:

    Fenland Files usually requires a huge grain of salt, but I’m sure Israeli intelligence still reads it

  4. Mr. Obvious says:

    … err DEBKA Files …

  5. OWB says:

    Resupply to Gaza from Iran? Surprise, surprise, surprise.


  6. DaveO says:

    Depends. If Obama gets 6th Fleet inserted into Israel’s blockade force, then it’s dollars to doughnuts those Iranian ships will reach Gaza with full cargo intact. Part of the cease-fire was a small proviso of America helping Israel with its blockade.

    If 6th Fleet is not part of the blockade force (and therefore the gatekeeper to Gaza), then we’ll see some lovely kabuki like the last time (not the Great Code Pink Fleet, that never left port, the Turkish adventurism the year prior).

    If I were VADM Pandolfe, I’d be making a copy of every order coming from SecDef, NSA, and the WH. And floating my resume’

  7. David says:

    instead of spending millions on blockades and interdiction, how about putting some pressure on the island? How much revenue can 22 ships’ registration provide? Bribe Tuvalu, get the registration revoked, then intercept the ship on a false-flag charge. If the cargo falls overboard somewhere in the process…. as the French say, c’est dommage.