El Doucherino Guns For Approval Of Iranian El Presidente

In the wake of Israel’s interception of the Iranian arms shipment destined for Gaza, anti-Israel blogger Richard Silverstein has diverted himself from harassing African-American and homosexual Israel supporters to post that the Iranian government was not behind the shipment.

http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/03/05/israeli-navy-intercepts-alleged-iranian-arms-shipment-near-sudanese-port/

silverstein glassesIsrael was quick to make unproven claims that the shipment represents the official political position of the Iranian government, meaning that it may not be trusted either with nuclear weapons or even in the negotiations about its nuclear program

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This, of course, is nonsense.  This is no more the official policy of the Iranian political echelon than saying that Israeli arms shipments to Syria rebels in the Golan represent Israel’s official position regarding the Syrian civil war.  Further, this sort of statement disregards the political situation within Iran.  Because of decades of military threat from Israel, the U.S. and other Gulf States, Iran has ceded massive amounts of power to its military arm, the Revolutionary Guards.  They are an autonomous center of power in much the same way that the Egyptian army, which wrested civilian control in a coup, is.

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My own confidential Israeli source has offered important information about the raid not reported elsewhere, which provides needed context.  This was an operation of the Revolutionary Guards.  The shipment was meant for the Islamic Jihad in Gaza.  The IRG, after dumping Hamas during the Syrian civil war, has embraced IJ as its new ally in Gaza.

Typical Silverstein fare, with the characteristic claim of having a “confidential Israeli source,” despite the way that’s worked out for him in the past.

What made this post-worthy in my mind was what Silverstein did after posting this. Namely tweeting a link to his post to none other than Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran.

Perhaps Silverstein is looking for a new paying gig, or just wants his ego massaged by someone to whom he looks up. Either way, it really is a testament to his level of hatred for Israel that he shows such sycophancy to the leader of the country making no bones about their desire to turn us into bones.

Despite ludicrous claims like this:

I’d suggest it’s Silverstein who has trouble with English. Question is, how’s his Farsi?

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  • Yair

    A confidential Israeli source?

    http://news.yahoo.com/israel-intercepts-ship-transporting-iranian-weapons-004328955.html

    “Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said the weapons were destined for Islamic Jihad..”

  • Yair

    A confidential Israeli source?

    http://news.yahoo.com/israel-intercepts-ship-transporting-iranian-weapons-004328955.html

    “Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said the weapons were destined for Islamic Jihad..”

  • Insecticide

    The only Israelis willing to speak with the Doucheblogger are ultra-leftist anti-Semites of the Ilan Pappe variety

  • Insecticide

    The only Israelis willing to speak with the Doucheblogger are ultra-leftist anti-Semites of the Ilan Pappe variety

  • cba

    This was an operation of the Revolutionary Guards. The shipment was meant for the Islamic Jihad in Gaza.

    Oh, well that’s OK then. No need for Israel to be concerned at all…

  • cba

    This was an operation of the Revolutionary Guards. The shipment was meant for the Islamic Jihad in Gaza.

    Oh, well that’s OK then. No need for Israel to be concerned at all…

  • Kim

    So Silverstein doesn’t know that Iran or Iran’s former “President” has threatened to wipe Israel off the map?
    His idiocy or willful ignorance is jsut beyond beleif (again) but on a positive note gays and blacks who disagree with Silverstein are given a break.

    But by now I really, really don’t know what it is that bothers me most about Silverstein…

    @yair,
    LMFAO – undoubedtley oneof Silverstein’s “scoops”.

  • Kim

    So Silverstein doesn’t know that Iran or Iran’s former “President” has threatened to wipe Israel off the map?
    His idiocy or willful ignorance is jsut beyond beleif (again) but on a positive note gays and blacks who disagree with Silverstein are given a break.

    But by now I really, really don’t know what it is that bothers me most about Silverstein…

    @yair,
    LMFAO – undoubedtley oneof Silverstein’s “scoops”.

  • A F

    Un-be-lie-va-ble. Silverstein is splitting hairs so he can claim that this arms shipment is “unofficial” and thus Israel has no right to condemn Iran for it?

    So, let me get this straight. He admits the Revolutionary Guards of Iran made the shipment. The Revolutionary Guards are a branch of the OFFICIAL Iranian military. But because (he claims) it didn’t involve the political echelon it is somehow “not official”? Either it was sanctioned by the Iranian government or it wasn’t. If it was, then Iran can be blamed. If it wasn’t, then Iran is still to blame.

  • A F

    Un-be-lie-va-ble. Silverstein is splitting hairs so he can claim that this arms shipment is “unofficial” and thus Israel has no right to condemn Iran for it?

    So, let me get this straight. He admits the Revolutionary Guards of Iran made the shipment. The Revolutionary Guards are a branch of the OFFICIAL Iranian military. But because (he claims) it didn’t involve the political echelon it is somehow “not official”? Either it was sanctioned by the Iranian government or it wasn’t. If it was, then Iran can be blamed. If it wasn’t, then Iran is still to blame.

  • I. Allen

    Does this idiot have that big a following that you guys give him such a big stage?? If so how big is it? If not, why do you give him so much cannon fodder? He must LOVE reading about your comments.about him. It’s an ego boost. So pay him no attention & maybe he’ll dry up & go away. Or send a Mosad agent to treat him like Israel treats a Hamas terrorist!!

  • I. Allen

    Does this idiot have that big a following that you guys give him such a big stage?? If so how big is it? If not, why do you give him so much cannon fodder? He must LOVE reading about your comments.about him. It’s an ego boost. So pay him no attention & maybe he’ll dry up & go away. Or send a Mosad agent to treat him like Israel treats a Hamas terrorist!!

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