Friday, March 18, 2011

Just Not News

Iran, weapons,  Syria,  Hamas,  Gaza,  Missiles,  Japan,  Catastrophe,  Disasters,  Earthquakes, Tsunami, Nuclear, media : Dry Bones cartoon.

The stories this week that you may not have seen:

Reuters: Israel seizes ship carrying Iranian weapons to Gaza

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – "Israeli naval commandos on Tuesday seized a cargo ship in the Mediterranean carrying what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said were Iranian-supplied weapons intended for Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

A military spokeswoman said Israeli forces met no resistance when they intercepted the German-owned "Victoria" some 200 miles from Israel and were taking the vessel to the Israeli port of Ashdod." -more

And the weapons manuals were in Iranian (Farsi)

Navy: Anti-ship missiles, Farsi manual found on seized vessel

"IDF estimates some 50 tons of weapons found on Gaza-bound 'Victoria' vessel intercepted by commandoes; Rear Admiral Ben-Yehuda says Chinese-made C-704 anti-ship missiles would have threatened Israeli sea-based strategic installations, navy vessels had they reached Strip. Containers were loaded after Iranian ships docked in Syria two weeks ago, he adds" -more

And then a day later (yesterday, March 17 ) The Australian ran this story:

Turks order Iran transport plane to land

"An Iranian cargo plane en route to Syria was forced to land in Turkey last night amid fears it may be carrying military or nuclear material.

The plane was being searched at Diyarbakir airport in southeastern Turkey a day after Israeli commandos operating deep in international waters boarded a ship carrying arms allegedly on their way from Iran to Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

The plane, which took off yesterday from Tehran bound for the Syrian city of Aleppo, landed following an order from the Turkish foreign ministry.

Two F-16 jet fighters were put on standby to intervene if the Iranian plane did not obey the orders to land, security sources said.

Anti-nuclear, biological and chemical material units of civilian defence teams took part in the inspection of the plane, Anatolia news agency reported." -more

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