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Posted: 1/16/2002 6:06:46 AM EDT
Not trying to troll, [0:)]or start another war in here....I got hsi from a friend who lives in the middle east, I do not have a link to this article....sorry... just for reading purposes, read and comment if you want, but no fighting! [}:)] Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/16/2002 6:07:19 AM EDT
Baby-boomers remember fat, cheery Sgt. Schultz rolling his eyes and intoning, "I know nothing. Nothiiiinnnnngggg," when Col. Hogan and the guys pulled the wool over their captors' eyes yet again. Yasser is no Sgt. Schultz. Or maybe the point is that Gen. Zinni is no Sgt. Schultz. Either way, too many people claim to know nothing about that boat. The weapons came from Iran and sailed up the Red Sea. The American government tells you they were for Hizballah in Lebanon, but logic tells you that if that was the case: a) They wouldn't be on a PA registered ship with a Palestinian Naval Officer commanding. b) They wouldn't be using the long and dangerous route. Iranian weapons have flown into Damascus and gone overland to Hizballah in Lebanon for years under the complete control of friendly Arab forces - Iran doesn't need the PA, the Red Sea and the Suez Canal desert to supply Hizballah. But the weapons went that way. Which tells you: a) The Palestinian Authority is planning for a very large war b) The Iranians are helping, perhaps hoping to create a Lebanon-like situation on Israel's western border as they did on Israel's northern border c) The Egyptians were either in on the deal, or they weren't. a. If they were, they are no friends of ours. Which is, in fact, the case - the PA has been smuggling weapons through tunnels from Egypt into Gaza for years, no doubt paying kickbacks to Egyptian officers. b. If they weren't then they aren't able to secure the Red Sea, which should give the US some pause about selling them Harpoon missiles on the pretext that they are allies of ours in securing vital sea lanes. Sgt. Schultz "knew nothing" because he openly sympathized with his allied friends. Yasser "knows nothing" because he believes he can promise to "investigate" and stall until the Americans forget about it (who remembers the Santorini?*). The real question is why does General Zinni "know nothing" and proceed as if there is some chance that Israel will be induced to make further security concessions to people who are arming for a serious escalation in the war they began after rejecting a better offer than the Mitchell Report the General has in his pocket right now?
Link Posted: 1/16/2002 7:12:29 AM EDT
who remembers the Santorini?
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[url]http://www.israelinsider.com/channels/security/articles/sec_0041.htm[/url] It was another boat loaded with weapons for the Palestinians that the Israelis intercepted last May.
Link Posted: 1/16/2002 7:16:34 AM EDT
Just curious, I don't know, but isin't Santorini a Greek name?
Link Posted: 1/16/2002 7:53:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By satcong: Just curious, I don't know, but isin't Santorini a Greek name?
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Yes. Santorini is a Greek island that's a popular vacation spot.
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