The opening salvo in the war on the tiny Jewish state moves into the next stage. The jihad warship offensive (affectionately named "flotilla" by the jihad-loving media) is expanding. Iran joins the axis powers. Islam on the march. The global jihad on the west.
As for the spineless, gutless Obama adminsitration, read John Bolton's "Letting Israel hang."
Offers Escort to Next Gaza Aid Convoy - Ian Black
Iran has warned that it could send Revolutionary Guard naval units to escort humanitarian aid convoys seeking to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. "Iran's Revolutionary Guard naval forces are prepared to escort the peace and freedom convoys," pledged Hojjatoleslam Ali Shirazi, the personal representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the guards corps. (Guardian-UK)
See also Iran Red Crescent to Send Two Aid Ships to Gaza - Farhad Pouladi
The Iranian Red Crescent will send two aid ships to Gaza this week in a bid to break the blockade imposed on the Palestinian territory by Israel. Red Crescent director for international affairs Abdolrauf Adibzadeh told the state IRNA news agency o n Sunday that the decision was taken after a meeting with the Iranian foreign ministry. (AFP)
- IHH Official: "Our
Goal Was to Reach Gaza or to Die Trying"
IHH official Hussein Orush spoke about U.S.-born Furkan Dogan on Al-Jazeera TV on June 5:: "One of the martyrs was 19 years old. We've just found his last diary in his suitcase. The last lines he wrote before the attack were: 'Only a short time left before martyrdom. This is the most important stage of my life. Nothing is more beautiful than martyrdom.'" Orush added, "Our goal was to reach Gaza or to die trying. All the ship's passengers were ready for this. IHH was ready for this too."
Journalist Saleh Al-Azraq told Al-Hiwar TV on June 4: "The moment the ship set sail, the cries of 'Allah Akbar' began. It was half past midnight on Friday. There were cries of 'Allah Akbar' and people reciting the Koran. It made you feel as if you were going on an Islamic conquest or raid." (MEMRI)
Links thanks to JCPA.
UPDATE Naomi Regan reports:
The following report from Naomi Ragen, see below, is without doubt the most upsetting I've read about the violence on the Mavi Marmara. If as reported here, heavy weapons were found in its hold, there is no question that Israel needs to maintain its blockade of Gaza.Meanwhile, Haaretz is reporting this AM that the Iranian Red Crescent is preparing to send two relief ships to Gaza carrying food and medical supplies. The ships are to be escorted by the the naval forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. For the full story go here:From where I sit it looks as though the Turks and the Iranians are competing for leadership of the Arab world. Both apparently believe that taking on the Israelis is the best route to get there. More than ever Israel needs a strong US presence to bring the situation under control. Unfortunately, with the current US administration courting Arab nations everywhere, Israel stands quite alone.
Also not to be forgotten, the Iranians get an additional benefit from the turmoil at sea: It diverts attention from their nuclear program. According to reports I've read, Iran now has enough nuclear material to make two bombs.
hat tip Urban Infidel