You can read that early post, linked above.
Iranian Warships passing through the Suez Canal.
Are they? Aren't they?
I question when "unnamed officials" make claims that can't seem to be substantiated by anyone, anywhere....
What is the claim being made? .... Iran is alleged to be sending two warships through the Suez Canal.
It seems to me that the story originated in Israel.
This all seemed to hit the news a couple of days ago.
On February 16/2011, when Avigdor Lieberman made the claim that Iranian ships were coming through the Suez canal. He also noted that Israel would consider it a provocation and would have to respond.
Nowhere can I find that this was reported on by Iran, prior to Lieberman's pronouncement.
If anyone else knows of earlier reporting from Iran on this story, let me know?
There is a news story from Press Tv, that doesn't appear to have originated in Iran.
The story, you can find it here, appears on the Press TV website a full day later on February 17. It seems to be a regurgitation of the previous day's news.
All original or breaking news regarding these ships and their passage seem to be emanating from Israel.
With Haaretz reporting that Iran is insisting the ships are going through.
What they note as "insisting" is a report from Press TV.
I can only say this, if the report is the Press Tv article above, there is no "insisting" being done!
Egypt is saying there are no Iranian ships coming through the Suez.
Suez Canal Official Says No Iranian Warships Licensed to Pass
Egypt: No Iranian warships have passed through Suez
Iran has not requested to move any of its warships through the Suez Canal, an Egyptian official said Thursday.
"No Iranian warships sailed through the canal in the last two days and nothing is planned for the coming days either," said Ahmed El-Manakhly, the transit director of the Suez Canal Authority.
Iran has not moved a warship through the Suez Canal in 32 YEARS.
So, why all of a sudden would Iran feel the need to make this kind of move?
In my opinion, they haven't made any move!
There would be no reason for them to do so.
This is Israeli spin.
But why? Why is Israel spinning such a fantastic tale?
Could be readying us all for a false flag?
I won't discount that?
Recall previous naval false flags? The Maine and the Gulf Of Tonkin.
But, if not a false flag, were there other benefits to this tall Israeli tale.
The price of oil went up!OIL FUTURES: Crude Rises On Report Of Iran Warship Movements
Very nice for the Oil Companies! Bolstering profits and tweaking the stock market is always good.