An Iranian Red Crescent vessel due to set sail for Gaza this week carries a "hidden agenda," providing cover for an attempt by Teheran's al-Quds Force to spread its influence and possibly ferrying intelligence agents, an American expert warned on Saturday.
Iran's Red Crescent Society announced on its Web site last week plans to dispatch the ship with 1,000 tons of humanitarian aid.
"The Iranian Red Crescent ship sailing to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip is an example of Teheran's effort to gain political influence through social aid programs, subvert societies with intelligence agents acting as charitable officials, and encourage the Sunni Muslim street to believe that the Iranian regime is on their side, despite its Shi'ite face," Prof. Raymond Tanter, president of the Washington-based Iran Policy Committee, told The Jerusalem Post.
- PERHAPS THE HIDDEN AGENDA IS A WMD - AND A MEANS OF DETONATING IT NEAR TEL AVIV?
- ER, UM... I MEAN... I'M SUSPICIOUS BECAUSE THERE'S NOTHING PARTICULARLY "HUMANITARIAN" ABOUT THE IRANIAN REGIME. AND GAZA IS PRETTY CLOSE TO ISRAEL - LAST TIME I CHECKED A MAP, AND THE IRANIANS WANT TO WIPE ISRAEL OFF THE MAP.
- I SUSPECT THIS SHIP'S APPROACH TO GAZA IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO ISRAEL.
- WE'LL SEE IF AND WHAT THE IDF OR THE SIXTH FLEET DOES .... IN ABOUT A WEEK...