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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard offers to escort future Gaza aid vessels

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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 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.

Any intervention by the Iranian military would be considered highly provocative by Israel which accuses Iran of supplying weapons to Hamas, the Islamist movement which rules Gaza.

Iran does not recognize the Israeli state and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has often predicted its imminent demise.

Israel and its ally the United States decline to rule out military action against Iran if it looks like acquiring nuclear arms capability, something Israel sees as a threat to its survival.


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Comment by Die Daily
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Too funny, LoTek. Man, it's better to laugh than cry, and when it come's to Gaza you've got to do one or the other. But, likewise, all joking asside, we don't want Iranian ships there! F-Me that would not be good!

Comment by Nick Barnett
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I've thoroughly read the rules for Blockade found at the website below and can not find anywhere where this is against the rules:

All joking aside... I have a feeling its about to get real. Perhaps Israel should start treating the Palestinians as humans with rights. Because the state controllers disagree with other state controllers, we might all get drawn into thermonuclear war... but that's the plan anyways, isn't it?

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