Iranian Ship Torpedoed?

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  1. comiso90

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    I have wrongly dismissed equally outlandish stories from similar news sources before :

    I think it's more likely Israeli forces attached a mine to the vessel while it was in port.

    An Iranian vessel laden with weapons bound for the Gaza Strip was torpedoed off the coast of Sudan last week, allegedly by Israeli or American forces operating in the area, the Egyptian newspaper El-Aosboa reported on Sunday.

    Anonymous sources in Khartoum told the newspaper that an unidentified warship bombed the Iranian vessel as it prepared to dock on Sudan before transferring its load for shipment to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

    These sources said they suspects U.S. or Israeli involvement in the attack, but neither Washington nor Jerusalem have released a statement yet on the matter.

    The Israel Air Force, meanwhile, is suspected of attacking a convoy of Iranian arms that passed through Sudan en route to Gaza in January, according to reports released in March.

    American officials confirmed the IAF involvement in that attack, The New York Times later reported, abd said they had received intelligence reports that an Iranian Revolutionary Guards operative had gone to Sudan to help organize the weapons convoy said the report.

    Israel has neither denied nor confirmed involvement in that incident.

    In February, Cypriot authorities detained an Iranian arms ship en route Iranian arms ship en route to Syria, apparently upon request of the U.S. and Israel.

    A search of the ship, which was sailing from Iran to the Syrian port of Latakia, found ammunition for T-72 tanks, used by the Syrian army, as well as various types of mortar shells, said a senior Israeli official.

    The United States has claimed that the ship was carrying weapons from Iran to Hamas or the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah.

    'Iran arms ship bound for Gaza downed near Sudan' - Haaretz - Israel News

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    Are they sure it wasn't Somali pirates? :lol:
     
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    Hah! Sounds like it was hit by an Iceberg. Or Greenberg...or Rosenberg...
     
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    well here we go the start of things really getting out of hand
     
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