While Iran ships new, more powerful Fajar-5 missiles to Gaza, the U.S. sends three warships for possible evacuation of American citizens from Israel

An Iranian 150-ton freighter departed Bandar Abbas port Sunday, Nov. 18, with a cargo of 220 short-range missiles and 50 improved long-range Fajar-5 rockets for the Gaza Strip.

Debka  The new Fajar-5s have a 200-kilo warhead, which packs a bigger punch than the 175 kilos of explosives delivered by the rockets in current use with the Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip.  To extend their range to cover the 85 kilometers from Gaza to Tel Aviv, Hamas removed a part of their payloads to make them lighter.

The Sudanese will then be told by Tehran whether TO put into Port Sudan with the missiles, or turn north and sail up the Red Sea to the Straits of Tiran to link up with Egyptian fishing boats which regularly ply this waterway in the service of Palestinian-Iranian smuggling networks. They would unload the missile cargo in a quiet inlet on the Sinai coast. From there, it would be carried to the smuggling tunnels running from Sinai under the border into the Gaza Strip. Palestinian teams assisted by Iranian and Hizballah technicians in the Gaza Strip would then assemble the new rockets and make them operational.

Iranian proxy Sudan greets cargo ship carrying weapons from Iran

Tehran is sending the fresh supply of disassembled rockets to replenish the stocks its allies, the Palestinian Hamas and Jihad Islami, depleted in their round-the-clock attacks on Israel since Nov. 10. (And what are we sending Israel? Oh, that’s right, we’re sending them orders to “show restraint”)

US warships turn around toward Israel for possible evacuation of Americans (the first time ever). Perhaps we are anticipating Israel to be attacked by Iran?

DEBKA  The US has ordered three amphibious warships with 2,500 Marines aboard back to the eastern Mediterranean to remain on standby off Israel’s shore in case they are needed to evacuate American citizens. TheUSS Iwo Jima, the USS New York and the USS Gunston Hall, were sailing west of Gibraltar on their way to back to Norfolk, Virginia, when they were turned around.

USS IWO JIMA

The United States have never before evacuated American citizens from Israel. The US notice does not say whether a possible evacuation would include the US forces posted in American bases in Israel. A mass evacuation would entail a Marine shore landing in order to lead the evacuees to the amphibious craft.

The Iwo Jima is a helicopter carrier, while the New York, one of the newest vessels of its kind in the US Navy, is a primary class of amphibious transport dock.

USS NEW YORK

Although a decision to evacuate nationals was defined in the CNN report as a “remote contingency,” our sources stress that it is extreme enough to be taken only when a war situation is envisaged capable of endangering Americans.

This step negates the expectation articulated widely in Israel Monday, Nov. 19,  that a ceasefire with the Hamas is within reach. It rather indicates that Washington sees the situation surrounding the Gaza Strip in a far different light, more like a situation holding the threat of a general conflagration beyond the confines of the Israel-Hamas contest in Gaza.

USS GUNSTON HALL

According to the same report, the US military also maintains three to four ships off the coast of Israel that are capable of shooting down ballistic missiles. That deployment has stretched for some months in the face of a potential ballistic threat from Iran.

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23 comments on “While Iran ships new, more powerful Fajar-5 missiles to Gaza, the U.S. sends three warships for possible evacuation of American citizens from Israel

  1. Friends of tolerance and democracy are Friends of Israel
    (by Jose Maria Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain)

    Self-defence is a right of people and nations that is enshrined in Article 51 of the UN Charter. The war we are witnessing right now over Gaza was not initiated by Israel but by Hamas, well before the killing of its military commander, the well-known terrorist, Ahmed al-Jaabari…

    http://www.gees.org/articulos/friends_of_tolerance_and_democracy_are_friends_of_israel_9505

  2. While the Obama administration may want to drag its feet in helping Israel, it won’t dare change sides and physically oppose Israel because that would make them enemies of Canada and other western social democracies and enemies of all good decent people in the world. I remember CBC radio here interviewed two doctors, the first, from Iraq and employed by our University of Toronto, said “we are going to use Canada’s geography to attack the USA” and the other one in Windsor, employed by University of Windsor, said “We will do whatever is necessary to make Canada the new Syria”. But despite their dreams, Canada is not an Islamic state and our federal government is Conservative and if the Obama administration joined Hamas against Israel, it would cause war with and within Canada, Mexico, Latin America and other western democracies that would heavily impact any help it may want to give to Iran to eradicate Israel. So, while there is no doubt in my mind that Iran has been the major variable in this conflict from the get go, that they think they have sufficient terrorist tentacles all over the world to be able to destroy Israel with impunity while the world, led by the US administration, just watches, I think decent people all over the world will not stand by and just let it happen. It is in the consciousness and on the conscience of all members of my generation, and we’re not that old, the horrific genocides of WWII and we will not let that happen again in our life times. Like our Michael Coren (a Conservative radio host who recently was issued a fatwah for his views) says, integrity is more important than survival. We will not be intimidated and we will fight to win. Make no mistake.

  3. Since the Iranians keep sending gifts it is time that Israel reciprocates by sending some choice gifts, too. First, of course, they need to blow that freighter out of the water wherever they find it and then they need to target some Ayatollah homes in Iran. Don’t they have any ICBMs? Couldn’t they build some?

  4. “possible evacuation of American citizens from Israel” – it would be better to put more Americans into Jerusalem, Ms Clinton & girl friend, some of those nice dhimmi gentlemen, a few English politicians for added flavour, oh yes, and That nice German man Wolff – who claims that Islam is German as Bratwurst.

  5. WE SHOULD BE BACKING ISRAEL BUT WE GOT OUR SELFS A MUSSLIM WHO SUPPORTS PALESTINIANS AND WANTS US ALL TO CONVERT TO HIS FUCKING MUSSLIM CRAP HOW MUCH MORE DO WE HAVE TO TAKE I MEAN MAN IF WE EVEN SPEAK OUT WE GET THREATEN TO LOSE OUR CITIZEN SHIP AND GET DEPORTED/ BUT TO WHERE I WAS BORN AND RAISD AN AMERICAN CITIZEN WE ARE ALL FUCKED NO MATTER WHAT WE DO BUT YES I AGREE WE NEED TO STAND BY ISRAEL WE NEED TO

  6. that god damn obama don’t need to be pullin our people out of Israel the son of a bitch is show boatin in front of the world again , where was he when the last real american was calling for help

    • “where was he when the last real American was calling for help” uh, hiding behind V. Jarretts skirt, that’s where and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if we were to find out she is the person responsible for the no-go action, resulting in the deaths of these Patriots. Don’t expect this sissy punk to actually do something about actual lives on the line, he has no stomach for it, he is nothing but an affirmative action sissy punk, a confirmed down-low participent, hiding behind three main shirts.

      Going GALT

  7. i ask myself what the hell is going on ? That f’ing Obama should be backing Israel in this fight, and the S of a B has his thumb up his ass !
    If we had a real leader, these iranian ships would be sunk ! Friggin sink em !
    WE NEED TO STAND AGAINST THESE EVIL BASTARD PALESTINIANS , WITH ISRAEL. …PERIOD !
    If that damn Obama would’nt have been elected , this would’nt be happening.
    The Muslime bastards know he is on their side , and he is a weak pandering turd !

    (Sorry, but i’m hacked right now.
    when are people going to wake the “F” up ???????????????????? )
    Bibi needs to pull out all the stops and finish these Palestinian sharamootas once and for all ! )

    • Analysis shows the Israeli’s are concentrating on taking out the southern threats, the terrorist by proxy, their missles, thus clearing the way for one less thing to worry about, so when they go after the aryans, (iran) for their beligerences they are determined to put the southern fighters out of action as to not be a threat to their cities. Oh by the way, never apologize for speaking the truth, it’s a sign of weakness. You are very much in the right for being disrespectful towards this usurper-n-thief, respect must always be earned, something this punk know’s nothing of, he has always gotton away with his crimes because no-one ever holds him responsible for his actions, but, I suspect this too will soon change. Good rant.

      Going GALT

  8. I sure hope that Israel has some submarines on hand with torpedoes at the minimum. That Iranian ship – and all others like it – ought to be sunk while still far away from any port where the cargo can be unloaded!!!

    Also, Iran needs to lose at least a few of its cities (specifically Tehran, Qom, Mashhad, Tabriz, Isfahan at the minimum) via their being nuked off the face of this earth, sad to say… [To that list at the bare minimum need to be added Mecca, Medina, Riyadh, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Islamabad so as to break the back of Moslem commerce.]

    • As to Americans being evacuated from Israel, that seems not as much related to the Gaza conflict as rather that Iran is very near to getting its hands upon nuclear weapons – that’s my STRONG suspicion…

      • as to American’s being evacuated from Israel, hogwash, how often does one see WAR SHIPs enter the fray and use this kind of excuse for their presence. Don’t be fooled, this is meant as a show of both support for the Israeli’s and a warning to the aryans, Iran. I’ve seen way too much chatter these days, something is definitely up so hold onto your hats fellow Patriots, and oh by the way, there is news coming out that suddenly our grubmint is concerned about the infiltration of hezbollah fighters coming up through mexico, so yeah, I would say, lock and load and then keep an eye on your neighbors, especially if their are fair brown skinned. the aryans ( iran) have being bosting about the possibility of sending sleeper cells lose, right in our back yard if we support the Israeli’s, don’t be fooled by anything this rotton to the core commies regime is telling you, they are lieing through their teeth. Good luck, stay safe.

        Going GALT

      • Even I agree with Mr. BNI. but as I said, there is way to much chatter going on, I think the obama’s bin lyn’ is doing a double cross at this time, we’ll just have to wait and see.

    • D—n straight! And I guess this would NOT be a good time to take a Holy Land Tour! If your local church is planning a tour of Israel any time soon, you might want to postpone……indefinitely….unless of course those “tourists” are well armed AND well trained for combat!!

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