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Iran's fingerprints on Hamas weaponry, but its larger role in Israel-Gaza crisis remains murky
nbcnews.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Alastair Jamieson

Posted on 11/19/2012 10:39:37 AM PST by John W

It was an unguarded comment that may have strayed close to the truth: Britain’s Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks said he believes tensions over Iran were behind the Israel-Gaza violence.

That remark – made in a radio studio when he thought he was off the air – echoes a theory that Tehran’s fingerprints are all over the current escalation of violence.

Realizing that he was actually live on air, Sacks did not elaborate on his theory but Western intelligence agencies and the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) do agree that longer-range rockets being fired toward Tel Aviv are Iranian-manufactured Fajr-5 missiles.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnews.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; gaza; hamas; iran

1 posted on 11/19/2012 10:39:45 AM PST by John W
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To: John W

The post-election Barackolypse has begun.

Iran won’t relent in the face of Bammy.

Of course, Ezekiel 38 was already prophesied. Perhaps this is how it gets started. Iranian mullahs ramping up trouble where they can.


2 posted on 11/19/2012 10:48:22 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: txhurl; nuconvert

Ping.


3 posted on 11/19/2012 10:56:18 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: John W

Smuggled to Hamas through Egypt.


4 posted on 11/19/2012 11:00:42 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Yes, believe I could and should have safely excerpted just a bit more.

The Fajr-5s are assembled locally after being shipped from Iran via Egypt’s Sinai region from where they are smuggled into Gaza through tunnels, the IDF says on its own public information site.

Israel believes weapons travel via Sudan – a theory underlined when it launched airstrikes on an apparent arms factory there last month, killing two people.


5 posted on 11/19/2012 11:05:24 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: onyx

Rockets and launchers manufactured in USA.
Can you spell “gun running”?


6 posted on 11/19/2012 11:15:59 AM PST by No Fly Zone
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To: No Fly Zone

I can spell ZOT.
You’re GONE!


7 posted on 11/19/2012 11:36:13 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Did I miss something?

What the heck was the Zot for?


8 posted on 11/19/2012 11:44:04 AM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: onyx

Both HAMAS and AQ proper receive weapons *and* chemical/bio weaponry from Iran. Hamas has had large stockpiles of this for years.

And Al Quaida is active in Gaza.

http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/gaza-shenanigans/


9 posted on 11/19/2012 11:48:01 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: saleman
Idiot Retread.
10 posted on 11/19/2012 11:50:31 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Hardraade

Thank you for the link.
Egypt is culpable is recent smuggling


11 posted on 11/19/2012 11:52:17 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: John W

Right.


12 posted on 11/19/2012 11:53:00 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: John W

this whole thing is part of an Iranian strategy to test and study the Iron Dome system and to use up as much of it precious munitions resources , before a real confrontation between Iran and Israel breaks out .

Hamas is willing to perform this diversionary role for Iran at the expense of the Palestinian people . It is helping Iran to whittle down Israel’s supplies before the real show takes places , knowing that American under Barack Hussein Obama is unlikely to quickly resupply or replace such munitions expended . In fact he may even be involved in such planning and the strategy itself .

eyes open people


13 posted on 11/19/2012 12:09:06 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: John W

Iran is trying to keep Israel’s attention focused to the south, away from their own preparations for the attack on 22 December (Maya calendar)...


14 posted on 11/19/2012 12:11:29 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

yeah, i wondered how long until iron dome peters out. i don’t blame israel at all for going after these rocketeers with hell fire well before they have to replenish that dome.


15 posted on 11/19/2012 12:13:27 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: JimRed

now why would they give the slightest hoot about a pagan north american native calendar?


16 posted on 11/19/2012 12:14:31 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: saleman
What the heck was the Zot for?

Another thread, topic that his/her/its' posts over the past week had not been acceptable and were blocked. Problem: the troll only signed up two days ago!

17 posted on 11/19/2012 12:16:20 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Israel should be responding with napalm and willie pete .
Forget the touchy feelie concern for collateral damage ; make it so costly that no one would ever consider attacking them again . Announce their nuclear targeting list , and state that they are presently ready to launch , and will launch if Iran does not replace it’s entire regime by the end of the week . That should be Bibi’s real red line


18 posted on 11/19/2012 12:18:28 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Something to publicly humiliate these rabid dogs. Having their “Forward” plan knocked backward tends to do that.


19 posted on 11/19/2012 12:21:33 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
now why would they give the slightest hoot about a pagan north american native calendar?

They wouldn't, and neither should we outside of the fact that it would make for very interesting timing for a start to TEOTWAWKI. Imagine the History Channel specials (if there still are channels, that is)!

And, no, I'm not serious.

20 posted on 11/19/2012 12:24:20 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: onyx

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2961192/posts

Oh. Carry on then!

I kinda liked it’s screen name tho...reckon I could steal it now?


21 posted on 11/19/2012 3:49:11 PM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: John W

Dear NBC, it will be clearer
when the nuke lands in N.Y. city
You welcome.
Rich


22 posted on 11/19/2012 4:51:56 PM PST by ully2
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