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  • Why Iran's Revolutionary Guard wants to escort new Gaza flotilla

    http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middl...-Gaza-flotilla

    Apt.

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    Egypt was a bit peeved about Iran's Revolutionary Guard smuggling to Hamas across Egyptian territory. Perhaps they just didn't pay off the right people but Egypt normally does not like others meddling in its back yard. So the IRGC might not be allowed through the Suez Canal.

    I wonder if the Muslim Brotherhood will push this issue with the government though.
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    • #3
      Perhaps the Pasdaran want to mix it up with the IDF for intel purposes: gain SIGINT, reaction times and methods, tactics of engagement, etc.
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      • #4
        Regarding Suez, I wonder if the Iranian navy has the know how to send its ships all the way around Africa? Why risk Egypt saying no when you can just take the long road and do it yourself?

        Interesting article. It seems like on paper so many nations want to be the champion of the Palestinians, but none are willing to do the one thing that will get them what they want, which is kick out the militants and work for real peace. If the Palestinians did that, in the model of Gandhi, the conflict would end tomorrow. I'm not holding my breath.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by GCoyote View Post
          Egypt was a bit peeved about Iran's Revolutionary Guard smuggling to Hamas across Egyptian territory. Perhaps they just didn't pay off the right people but Egypt normally does not like others meddling in its back yard. So the IRGC might not be allowed through the Suez Canal.

          I wonder if the Muslim Brotherhood will push this issue with the government though.
          I do not see how it would even be possible to perform such as feat. The Iranian navy does not have any units that are larger than corvettes, and those units are quite old.
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          • #6
            I think Iran should be encouraged to load as many Revolutionary Guards as possible on any ships they can get and send them into the blockade zone......the sooner the better.
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            • #7
              Hamfisted Iranian diplomacy in action and probably good news for Israel. I can think of nothing that will undermine the Turkish position on Gaza faster than this type of meddling from Tehran, since it automatically associates Iran with the blockade runners.

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              • #8
                Maybe Amendinassoole figures to make some positive points in world opinion by climbing on the 'relief' bandwagon. I, for one, would love to see his warships go up against the Israeli Naval forces.
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                • #9
                  Iran has sent its first aid ship yesterday, with more to come. Right now, the Rev Guards are declining military escort, perhaps knowing how dumb that would be. Keep your eyes on this story!

                  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1603189/
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                  • #10
                    Not as bad an Iranian error as sending the Guard would be, but still an error to be sure. Iran would have been better off donating aid and assisting other humanitarian organisations, rather than challenging the blockade directly.

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                    • #11
                      They are not stupid.

                      Anyone heard something interesting about the Iranian nuclear program later?

                      It seems everyone's concerned in flotillas lately...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Glenn239 View Post
                        Not as bad an Iranian error as sending the Guard would be, but still an error to be sure. Iran would have been better off donating aid and assisting other humanitarian organisations, rather than challenging the blockade directly.
                        You're missing the point: it has nothing to do with the welfare of the Palestinians.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Siberian HEAT View Post
                          Iran has sent its first aid ship yesterday, with more to come. Right now, the Rev Guards are declining military escort, perhaps knowing how dumb that would be. Keep your eyes on this story!

                          http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1603189/
                          Or maybe it is because they lack the stones to take on someone more dangerous than young women in a street.
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                          • #14
                            Yep Sailorman you now own it. It's PR and posturing and the hope that the IG will do something that can be utilized in support of the Iranian's agenda not the poor dumb-ass Pali's.

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