Israel Threatens War if Turkish PM Tries to Deliver Gaza Aid ! Iran’s Gaza Bound Ships Ready for Clash With Israel – Ahmadinejad !
- This is setting up for a really ‘hot’ summer. The ramifications are unimaginably bad. Taking on Turkey is not like taking on Syria or Lebanon. Both Turkey and Iran have populations of over 70 million. They both have traditions of fearless warriors fighting multi decades war. Turkey is a nuclear armed state. This could be the trigger for World War 3!
Israel Threatens War if Turkish PM Tries to Deliver Gaza Aid
Israeli Army commander and top Likud member Uzi Dayan today warned on Israeli Army Radio that Israel would consider any attempt by the Turkish military to protect future aid ships from attack an “act of war.”
Dayan then added that if Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan attempted to accompany the aid ships personally, as he has reportedly considered “we would not try to take over the ship he was on, but would sink it.” He added that Erdogan’s presence on a future aid ship would also be a casus belli for an Israeli war against Turkey.
The Israeli killings have only increased the number of groups planning attempts to deliver aid, and Israeli officials have promised to stop all these attempts militarily as well. The explicit threat of war against Turkey is something new, however. While Israel starts wars with a casualness rarely seen in other nations, an attack on Turkey, a key NATO member with an enormous military, would be something quite different from a monthlong attack on the Gaza Strip or blowing up metro Beirut with air strikes.
Bağış: NATO fleet could end Gaza blockade
Egemen Bağış, Turkey’s chief EU negotiator, has proposed sending a NATO fleet to end an Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip following the deaths of nine Turks in the May 31 raid by Israeli commandos on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. He said yesterday in Brussels that he did not favor an attack on Israeli vessels enforcing the blockade but that Israel should not be allowed to continue to keep aid out of the strip.
“I think NATO should send a fleet to put an end to the embargo,” Bağış, whose country is a member of NATO but not the EU, said, as quoted by Reuters during a visit to Brussels. Asked if this might involve a NATO attack on Israeli vessels enforcing the blockade, he said, “There needs to be no attack.”
He said one option would be for the NATO fleet to take humanitarian aid, adding that this was his personal idea and that he had not discussed it with the rest of the Turkish government.
Iran’s Gaza-bound ships ready for clash with Israel – Ahmadinejad
An Iranian sea convoy will back up the Turkish campaign to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assured Turkish leaders whom he met in Istanbul Tuesday, Jan. 8 that the vessels due to enter the disputed waters within days will not shrink from a head-on clash with Israel’s Navy and Air Force exclusion forces. “We’ll breach the Gaza blockade,” the Iranian president vowed. The Iranian Red Crescent vessels will carry “volunteer marines” of the Revolutionary Guards “who will teach the Israelis a lesson.” Tehran’s “humanitarian convoy” for Gaza will consist of three Iranian vessels flying Red Crescent flags.
debkafile’s intelligence sources report that he promised Turkish leaders to attach Iranian warships and submarines to the Red Crescent ships for their voyage through the Red Sea, the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean. For some months, one or two Iranian submarines have been deployed in the Mediterranean using Syrian naval port facilities.
The showdown between Turkey and Israel, said Ahmadinejad, “will change many issues in the world and mark the final countdown for Israel’s existence. It shows that it has no room in the region and no one is ready to live alongside it.”