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    Israeli commandos seize weapon shipment from Iran bound for Hezbollah

    Israel: commandos seize Hezbollah-bound arms ship - Yahoo! News

    I wonder how this one is going to be played off. More uninforced sanctions perhaps?

    JERUSALEM – Israeli commandos seized a ship Wednesday that defense officials said was carrying hundreds of tons of weapons from Iran bound for Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas — the largest arms shipment Israel has ever commandeered.
    "It's a cargo certificate that shows that it was from a port in Iran," military spokeswoman Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich said. "All the cargo certificates are stamped at the ports of origin, and this one was stamped at an Iranian port."
    Containers had Iranian shipping codes in English — "IRISL" on one side and "I.R. Iranian Shipping Lines Group" on the other. Some of the hundreds of crates lined up on the dock were open, revealing dark green missiles with English-language designations painted in black.

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    Re: Israeli commandos seize weapon shipment from Iran bound for Hezbollah

    Quote Originally Posted by Benzin388 View Post
    Israel: commandos seize Hezbollah-bound arms ship - Yahoo! News

    I wonder how this one is going to be played off. More uninforced sanctions perhaps?

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    Re: Israeli commandos seize weapon shipment from Iran bound for Hezbollah

    Attaboys to the IDF.
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    Re: Israeli commandos seize weapon shipment from Iran bound for Hezbollah

    Everyone already knew that Iran supplied weapons/funding to Hizb'allah. Why is this even news?
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    Re: Israeli commandos seize weapon shipment from Iran bound for Hezbollah

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Everyone already knew that Iran supplied weapons/funding to Hizb'allah. Why is this even news?
    The more interesting question is, why you want to play this down.
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    Re: Israeli commandos seize weapon shipment from Iran bound for Hezbollah

    So now it is state sponsored high sea's piracy... nice.
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    Re: Israeli commandos seize weapon shipment from Iran bound for Hezbollah

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So now it is state sponsored high sea's piracy... nice.
    So if the United States has intel. that Saudi Arabia is sending Al-Qaeda members in the U.S weapons via a port in Miami and we intercept that vessel, it is piracy on the part of the United States?

    Please tell me you aren't serious.
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    Re: Israeli commandos seize weapon shipment from Iran bound for Hezbollah

    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes View Post
    So if the United States has intel. that Saudi Arabia is sending Al-Qaeda members in the U.S weapons via a port in Miami and we intercept that vessel, it is piracy on the part of the United States?

    Please tell me you aren't serious.
    If you seize it in US waters or "friendly" waters, as in allowed by the nation in question, then no problem.

    But if you seize it in international waters or in another nations waters without permission, then yes it is high seas piracy. Makes you no better than the Somali pirates.

    And from this article I can read that it was "off" Cyprus and nothing indicates that Cyprus gave permission. Hence it was high seas piracy. If there was permission (which I doubt) then I have no problem with it, but as long as nothing else is stated then well..

    Two wrongs does not make a right. Yes Iran sending Hizbollah weapons is bad in my book, but so is seizing a ship in another countries or international waters regardless of what is on it. So far we have only Israel's word that it was heading to Hizbollah and I trust Israel's word as much as I trust Hizbollah and Hama's word.

    It is also not the first time Israel does this after all. But I guess as usual there are different rules when it comes to Israel and any other nation. I hope that we start "seizing" US ships in international waters soon, seems to be fully legal.
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    Re: Israeli commandos seize weapon shipment from Iran bound for Hezbollah

    So I guess Isreal should just knowing let these weapons make it to those killers and be used aginst innocent civillians. I would like to think that any goverment would be willing to do what is necessary to stop illegal weapons from getting into the hands of people like that when they know what those weapons will be used is for. If the purpose of a Gov. is not to protect its citizens than what is it. If it was your family getting randomly targeted by those murderers I bet you would feel a little different.
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    Re: Israeli commandos seize weapon shipment from Iran bound for Hezbollah

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    If you seize it in US waters or "friendly" waters, as in allowed by the nation in question, then no problem.

    But if you seize it in international waters or in another nations waters without permission, then yes it is high seas piracy. Makes you no better than the Somali pirates.
    So once again we see these terrorist groups utilizing gaps in our regulatory seams to advance their cause. They hide their activities in the shadows. They use our laws against us. In this case, Iran rearming Hizbollah, by shipping weapons directly from International waters to Lebanon.

    So yes, Israel may have violated laws to capture this ship. Is it in fact termed "high seas piracy"? Considering the cargo, I don't have a problem with it and if Israel needs to pay a fine of some kind, then it should do that.

    I do think that shipping arms to a terrorist group is much, much, much more of a problem than any "high seas piracy" to stop it. It ought to be on the front page.

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