Tag: Gaza blockade

The next level of provocation

Iran’s “elite” Revolutionary Guards have said they are prepared to escort any vessels seeking to break the Gaza blockade.

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 Revolutionary Guards naval forces are fully prepared to escort the peace and freedom convoys 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.

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.

Well, I will first say that Iran is long known for talking tough and then doing squat, so I doubt this will happen. I placed the parentheses around elite because I wonder who the Revolutionary Guards have ever beaten to be called elite? In my mind, I would imagine the last military they wish to screw with is Israel’s. And, if it came down to a clash between Iran and Israel’s armed forces, the usual suspects would have a tough time making Israel look bad. This would not be “peace activists” or at least terrorists pretending to be peaceful getting whacked by Israeli forces. It would be Iran’s military. A lot less opportunity for good PR there.

Anyway, we will see what happens, but I would be stunned if Iran does anything. Perhaps this is just a test to see what Team Obama says in response?

The Death Cult mentality of the International Solidarity Movement

Yesterday, the Israelis stopped and boarded the Rachel Corrie another “Gaza blockade buster” ship. This time, those on the ship did not unleash deadly assaults upon the Israeli foces, and, to no sane person’s surprise, were, in turned not harmed in any way.

Stacy McCain, offers up a background on the name of that ship, the pro-terrorist pancake that inspired it and an actual victim of terrorism, in his post The Holy Church of St. Pancake: The International Solidarity Movement and the Rachel Corrie Death Cult

It is an absolute must read if you want a better understanding of what Israel, faces, and what we here may one day face if we do not wise up!

Flotilla of Fools? Isn’t there a more fitting name for pro-terror douchebags

Stacy McCain and Israelly Cool report that the “social activists” trying to break the blockade of Gaza have encountered the Israeli Navy.

The Israeli Navy made its first contact with a flotilla carrying hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists and thousands of tons of supplies for Gaza shortly before midnight on Sunday, surprising the boats in international waters, according to activists on one vessel. Israel has vowed not to let the flotilla reach the shores of Gaza, where the Islamic militant group Hamas holds sway, putting the activists and the Israelis on a public relations collision course.

Named the Freedom Flotilla, and led by the pro-Palestinian Free Gaza Movement and a Turkish organization, Insani Yardim Vakfi, the convoy of six cargo and passenger boats is the most ambitious attempt yet to break Israel’s three-year blockade of Gaza.

Isreally Cool has tons of useful information as to the intent of the “Freedom Flotilla”

Meanwhile, the flotilla passengers are revealing their true colors..and agendas.

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon responded to what he called “anti-Semitic chants” that came from the ship’s passengers and were broadcast on Israel Radio.

Some of the passengers on the ships were recorded shouting chants to remember Haifa since the army of Muhammad will soon return.

Ah what is this? Anti-Semitism from pro-Palestinian “activists” shocking! Much more at the link above, and the evidence is clear that this is no peaceful freedom flotilla. Here is just a small sampling

The Navy commandoes were prepared to mostly encounter political activists seeking to hold a protest, rather than trained street fighters. The soldiers were told they were to verbally convince activists who offer resistance to give up, and only then use paintballs. They were permitted to use their handguns only under extreme circumstances.

The planned rush towards the vessel’s bridge became impossible, even when a second chopper was brought in with another crew of soldiers. “Throw stun grenades,” shouted Flotilla 13’s commander who monitored the operation. The Navy chief was not too far, on board a speedboat belonging to Flotilla 13, along with forces who attempted to climb into the back of the ship.  

The forces hurled stun grenades, yet the rioters on the top deck, whose number swelled up to 30 by that time, kept on beating up about 30 commandoes who kept gliding their way one by one from the helicopter. At one point, the attackers nabbed one commando, wrested away his handgun, and threw him down from the top deck to the lower deck, 30 feet below. The soldier sustained a serious head wound and lost his consciousness. Only after this injury did Flotilla 13 troops ask for permission to use live fire. The commander approved it: You can go ahead and fire. The soldiers pulled out their handguns and started shooting at the rioters’ legs, a move that ultimately neutralized them. Meanwhile, the rioters started to fire back at the commandoes.

So much for “social justice” and “peace”. This is about destroying Israel, this is about aiding terrorists.