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Thursday, February 17, 2011


Just a quick observation today… Ultra right-wing Zionist, Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s aptly titled ‘Foreign’ Minister, reckons Iran sending a couple of warships up through the Suez Canal is a deliberately provocative act; indeed, he thinks it ‘proves the Iranians overconfidence is growing day by day’.

What nerve coming up through the Canal just like that. Gee, next thing you know the Iranians will be passing within sight of Israel’s shores as they head for Syria!

Of course, when the Israelis send a couple of their warships down through the Canal into the Red Sea and then to the Persian Gulf off Iran it’s not at all provocative.

Did someone mention hypocrisy?


traducteur said...

Are the Egyptians allowing them to pass through the canal? I have read somewhere that they had been denied permission to transit.

Damian Lataan said...

Hi Trad, stories are mixed but as far as I know the Iranian ships will go through. Time will tell.

Under international law (see the Constantinople Convention) the Egyptians are obliged to allow all ships, even ships of belligerent nations, to pass through except those of nations that are at war with Egypt.