Last week the Israeli military intercepted a ship in the Red Sea some 1,500 kilometres from Israel which it suspected was carrying Iranian weapons to various terrorist organizations in Gaza, among them Islamic Jihad and Hamas.
Israel’s suspicions proved to be correct as the Israeli Defence Forces just released an inventory of the weapons which were found on the ship.
The Israelis found 40 rockets, each with a range of 90 to 160 kilometres, 180 mortar rounds and approximately 400,000 bullets.
In releasing the inventory the Israeli military said “These are advanced weapons that were designed to threaten the security of millions of Israeli civilians. The IDF will continue in its mission to prevent arms smuggling across the Middle East to various terror organizations, under Iranian cover and funding,”.
All of that is true, but it only tells part of the story.
The weapons were meant to do far more than threaten the security of millions of Israeli civilians, far more than terrorize millions of Israeli civilians, far more than even wound or maim millions of Israeli citizens.
They were meant to kill Israeli civilians, to murder them, men, women and children alike and the terrorist organizations, the Islamist organizations, into whose hands they were headed would have used them to do exactly that…kill Israeli civilians, murder Israeli civilians, men, women and children alike. There is no use denying that or glossing it over. If those weapons got through and Islamic Jihad, Hamas or Allah knows who else got hold of them Israeli blood would have been shed and Israeli lives would have been lost…Israeli civilians, Israeli men, women and children, would have been killed, Israeli civilians, men, women and children, would have been murdered.
That’s another part of the story.
The IDF did exceedingly well by becoming aware of the weapons shipment in the first place and by intercepting the ship and capturing the weapons. It saved many lives, many civilian lives, the lives of men, women and children alike.
That’s another part of the story as well.
Another part is Iran’s desire to wipe Israel off the map, to destroy the country and remove it from the face of the earth…which is based on hatred and disgust for Israel and all things Israeli… which in turn is based on hatred and disgust towards Jews…which is rooted in the Koran and is 1,400 years old and has everything to do with Islam and nothing to do with Israel as such…which is of course why Iran wants to develop and possess nuclear weapons, to become a nuclear power…not to threaten the security of millions of Israeli civilians but to wipe Israel off the map, to destroy the country and remove it from the face of the earth and to kill, murder, millions of Israelis, Jews, in the process.
That’s the story and Israel should be telling it to the world, loudly and clearly.
Especially to the Americans, who are number two on Iran’s hit list.
Iran’s nuclear weapons hit list.
They might even be number one for all anyone knows.
Israel is only the Little Satan after all.
The Great Satan being America.
Make no mistake, the Iranians want to destroy the United states too and will use their nuclear weapons against the U.S. at the earliest possible opportunity, in the meantime contenting themselves with carrying out small and large scale terrorist attacks against America and Americans as they have been doing for decades.
That’s something else the Israelis should be telling the Americans.
Loudly and clearly.
For their own sake.