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livvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:54 AM
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Sources: U.S. Searched Iranian Ship
Sources: U.S. Searched Iranian Ship

Vessel suspected of transporting arms for Hamas
By Pauline Jelinek - The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Jan 23, 2009 6:43:42 EST

WASHINGTON The U.S. military intercepted and searched an Iranian-owned ship that officials feared was carrying arms to the militant group Hamas, but two officials said it was unclear Thursday whether those suspicions were founded.

The Cypriot-flagged commercial vessel was tracked by a U.S. Navy ship in the Red Sea over the weekend, one official said. It was boarded and searched with the consent of the vessels crew on Monday and Tuesday, said another.

They both spoke on condition of anonymity because details were still sketchy and they were not authorized to speak about it on the record.

One official said the two-day search turned up ammunition that included artillery shells, and because Hamas is not known to use artillery, officials are now uncertain who the intended recipient was.

Theres just a lot of things we dont know yet, and it will be a couple of days before we do, he said.

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2009/01/ap_iran_we...
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:01 PM
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1. Bound for Israel?
The United States is involved in so many underhanded operations, even the fingers don't know what the other fingers are doing, let alone the other hand.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:09 PM
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2. As reported by the AP? When McLatchy writes the story, I'll listen. n/t
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