Skip to comments.Report: US knows Karine A was headed for PA
Posted on 01/07/2002 11:32:25 PM PST by IcommGen
(09:40) Report: US knows Karine A was headed for PA
It is reportedly clear to the US government that the weapons-laden Karine A vessel captured by Israeli naval commandos over the weekend was destined for the Palestinian Authority.
However, the US has refrained from issuing a statement indicating such in order to restrain a potential Israeli military response directed at the PA, American sources told Army Radio.
Omar Akawi, captain of the Karine A, said yesterday PA officials were directly involved in the purchase and smuggling of the 50 tons of arms it carried.
While US officials say privately they found PA Chairman Yasser Arafat's explanation of the Karine A unconvincing, the State Department yesterday refused to endorse Israel's version that the ship was commissioned by the PA. It said it is still studying the incident.
see entire news break (with links) at: http://www.jpost.com/Editions/2002/01/08/LatestNews/LatestNews.41316.html
You know what they say... if it looks like a chicken and it walks like a chicken...
I can just see this in court in the states. "Judge I admit that I owned the car, and that I was driving the car when I was arrested, and I see that I was followed from the warehouse by both the Cops and the DEA, but I have no idea where the 2 1/2 tons of cocaine came from that the car was stuffed with. I protest being arrested, I am innocent, the drugs were a plant from one of the cops pockets!"
Good one. Arafat started this intifadah. If the Israelis had their way the Palestinians would be stuck defending themselves with stones, and even then they would be crying in the press how the stonethrowing kids were brutalizing their soldiers.
Let's keep in mind how west bank came under Israel's control... Arabs attacked Israel...
The basis for the EXISTENCE OF THE PA, the soldiers it has that ISRAEL AND AMERICA ARMED AND TRAINED, and the landed that they recieved was based on OSLO (land for peace).
It explicitly forbids these weapons. If they aquire them, they've violated the pivotal part of Oslo, and thus negated not only their recognition in Israel and America (and most of the Western world) but the last that Israel gave them and should IMMEDIATELY TAKE BACK.
And armed Palestinian/Arab/Islamic/Dictatorship state in the West Bank and Gaza is a STRATEGIC THREAT to Israels very existence and will NEVER EXIST. Nuclear holocust in the Middle East will predate that event.
What you have to understand is that these weapons were to be used for purely peaceful purposes.
I'm going to steal that line!
Muslims just cannot handle the idea of Jews who are armed and ready to rumble if need be. Medieval idiots can only concieve of Jews as dhimmi.
But virgil123 can't say this publicly, because the Evil One and his minions would be in an uproar. So they resort to this fig leaf and constantly supporting Islamic terrorists and haters of Zion.
Such as, firing into the air while celebrating the latest terrorist attack on an Israeli disco, pizza parlor or New York skyscraper.
This is the first time I have seen that title, but yes, I guess I go by that.
Tuesday, January 8, 2002
I suspect that you didn't read Mitchell report yourself. Please cut and paste. Even palestinians claim that Sharon set off the intifadah by stepping on Temple Mount. One of Arafat's top people told in a speech in lebanon, that the intifadah was planned way before, though. In the summer. It was all over FreeRepublic.
Let's keep in mind how west bank came under Israel's control... Israel attacked Egypt...twice...in 1956 and 1967.
Interesting. You fail to mention years of raids from Gaza into Israeli territory which lead to the war of 1956 (in which Israel was re inforced by English-French invasion). As of 1967. Israel's arab neighbors (quite a few of them!) massed their troops on Israel's borders, Nasser ordered the UN peacekeepers OUT - which indicates right there what his purpose was. What's more, Egypt closed the gulf of Aqaba to Israel - which under international law is equal to declaration of war. Who declared was on whom? 32 posted on 1/8/02 10:46 AM Pacific by virgil123
That's silly. Why would Israel expell hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, and yet keep a million in Israel's heartland?
You don't mention that the UN asked that the troops be deployed on the Israeli side of the border and Israel refused. They might get in the way of Israeli attack plans.
When was this?
This is after Israel had already invaded Egypt in 1956 and was only forced out by Eisenhower.
Open up a book. Israel was supported by England, France and USA in the war of 1956. Arabs were supported by the Soviets.
And what you call a declaration of war (a state of war already existed) by threatening to stop Israeli ships coming in on the Red Sea is what Israel just actually committed the other day by hijacking an Arab ship in international waters on the Red Sea.
You are contradicting yourself. First you say that Israel started the war, now you say that the state of war already existed. Which is it? And its not what I call a declaration of war. By international war, blockading via sea/ocean constitutes a declaration of war. As for "hijacking", didn't US hijack Arab ships last months? Didn't see you complaining.
Whoa Mohammed! I am impressed!
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