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Iran Ups the Ante

As we and many others have written, the “freedom flotilla,” the Rachel Corrie, etc., are all about Iran’s effort to supply rockets and other arms to its creature Hamas in Gaza so that Israel can be more effectively attacked and the Jews, some day soon, exterminated. Iran apparently is frustrated that its efforts to break the Gaza blockade have so far failed, and now threatens to up the military ante:

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards are ready to provide a military escort to cargo ships trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza, a representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday.
“Iran’s Revolutionary Guards naval forces are fully prepared to escort the peace and freedom convoys to Gaza with all their powers and capabilities,” Ali Shirazi, Khamenei’s representative inside the Revolutionary Guards, was quoted as saying by the semi-official Mehr news agency.

The prospect of a Revolutionary Guards escort tells you all you need to know about the “peace and freedom convoys.” If Iran follows through on this threat, it would seem that the prospect of war will become very real. One wonders what could have happened on the international scene over the last sixteen months to embolden Iran to threaten such a provocation.

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