Introduction – March 7, 2014
More Disinformation Dressed Up as Journalism:
Israel claims to have intercepted and seized a consignment of deadly weapons headed for Gaza Wednesday. An IDF spokesman said the surface-to-surface rockets were seized aboard an Iranian vessel sailing under a Panamanian flag.
The timing couldn’t have been better for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, as it underlines his calls for tighter sanctions on Iran just as AIPAC’s annual meeting convenes in Washington with Iran as the undoubted focus of attention.
“Iran attempted to smuggle tens of M302 surface to surface rockets to the terrorist organizations in Gaza,” said IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, who described the Israeli operation as “complex” and “covert.”
“The M302 in its most advanced model can strike over 100 miles, and if they would have reached Gaza, ultimately that would have meant millions of Israelis under threat,” Lerner told Reuters.
Thing is, the weapons seized were not manufactured by Iran but by Syria. Iran produces similar munitions of its own, of course, so why should it supply terrorists in Gaza with Syrian made weapons? Or could it be that Israel couldn’t obtain any so they used captured weapons supplied by their friends in the Syrian opposition?
Either way the claimed seizure will bolster Netanyahu’s calls for tougher action against Iran just as AIPAC meets in Washington to debate the very issue.
As a mentor once advised: “there is no such thing as coincidence”. So could the timing of the seizure be more than mere happenstance? Could the weapons seizure have been set up by IDF covert operations and timed to coincide with AIPAC’s annual convention?
Either way that possibility is not even hinted at in the Wall Street Journal report below. Instead it provides official statements on the matter and expects you to believe them and to pay for the article too.
We provide a link and leave you to decide whether you want to pay for what could well be little more than disinformation. The choice is yours.
Wall Street Journal – March 6, 2014
The M-302 rocket is a Syrian-made munition that can launch a 375-pound warhead as far as 125 miles. In a Red Sea raid Wednesday, Israeli naval commandos intercepted a shipment of these rockets that had been loaded on a freighter in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas and were destined for Gaza. The rockets would have put most major Israeli cities within striking distance. Iran denies sending the weapons, which happened to be disguised among cement bags labeled “Made in Iran.”
The interception of the…