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
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
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