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    Gaza blockade: Iran offers escort to next aid convoy


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    Re: Gaza blockade: Iran offers escort to next aid convoy

    Its just about chest thumping, thats what this whole thing was about from the beginning. If Iran wanted to start a World War there are certainly more productive and practical and smarter ways to do it than to bait Israel with another convoy.

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    Re: Gaza blockade: Iran offers escort to next aid convoy

    I kind of doubt we would get in too a world war over this at least I hope not anyway, BUT this will not end well if this does happen for future aid ships.
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    Re: Gaza blockade: Iran offers escort to next aid convoy

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Its just about chest thumping, thats what this whole thing was about from the beginning. If Iran wanted to start a World War there are certainly more productive and practical and smarter ways to do it than to bait Israel with another convoy.
    I think that what the convoy incident showed is that Israel is alone. Turkey has picked that up and thrown Israel to the side because they don't need them to curry favor with America. Iran is willing to test this concept as well. Send some soldiers or boats to mix it up with the Israelies. If America stands on the sidelines, then they can be sure that all bets are off and can have Hezbellah start a war this summer that will cover Israel in missles.

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    Re: Gaza blockade: Iran offers escort to next aid convoy

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    I think that what the convoy incident showed is that Israel is alone. Turkey has picked that up and thrown Israel to the side because they don't need them to curry favor with America. Iran is willing to test this concept as well. Send some soldiers or boats to mix it up with the Israelies. If America stands on the sidelines, then they can be sure that all bets are off and can have Hezbellah start a war this summer that will cover Israel in missles.
    If Israel is faced with the kind of force you are suggesting, then it may likely go nuclear. Israel will never succumb to Iranian/Hezbollah/Hamas, for them to do so would simply be like walking to the execution chambers all over again, believe me, no way will that happen.

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    Re: Gaza blockade: Iran offers escort to next aid convoy

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    If Israel is faced with the kind of force you are suggesting, then it may likely go nuclear. Israel will never succumb to Iranian/Hezbollah/Hamas, for them to do so would simply be like walking to the execution chambers all over again, believe me, no way will that happen.
    You may be right, what a terrible choice they will have to make.

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    Re: Gaza blockade: Iran offers escort to next aid convoy

    I suspect that the Iranians will escort the ships around in international waters, but leave when they enter Israeli waters. Israel will wait to intercept the boat until it comes within 12 miles and no incident will come of it. Iran hardly gives a damn about the Palestinians except as pawns, it is highly unlikely they would start a war just to protect them.

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    Re: Gaza blockade: Iran offers escort to next aid convoy

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    I suspect that the Iranians will escort the ships around in international waters, but leave when they enter Israeli waters. Israel will wait to intercept the boat until it comes within 12 miles and no incident will come of it. Iran hardly gives a damn about the Palestinians except as pawns, it is highly unlikely they would start a war just to protect them.
    Like in Iraq and Afghanistan they can have proven adept at being instigators bearing little cost and leaving. My sense is that they would like nothing better than to stir up another incident even if it means they have a few dead soldiers.

    I would assume a boat could land in Gaza without hitting Israeli waters but I could be wrong about that.

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    Re: Gaza blockade: Iran offers escort to next aid convoy

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    I suspect that the Iranians will escort the ships around in international waters, but leave when they enter Israeli waters. Israel will wait to intercept the boat until it comes within 12 miles and no incident will come of it. Iran hardly gives a damn about the Palestinians except as pawns, it is highly unlikely they would start a war just to protect them.
    I will be surprised if they accept Iran's offer. Should they, my guess would go with yours.
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    Re: Gaza blockade: Iran offers escort to next aid convoy

    Israel is only an excuse for Iran to defy the western world, if they really going escort the convoy, Israel will never sit still..
    Erdogan calimed for such words few days ago.. now he's sitting quiet.

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