It has been reported that two Iranian warships, with the permission of what currently passes for the interim Egyptian authorities, have passed through the Suez canal and are currently steaming towards the Syrian port of Al Alam. I don’t pretend to be any kind of expert on the Middle East or matters military but my gut tells me this latest development is not a good thing. Iran has stated it wants to erase Israel from the map and Israel has just lost an important ally in Egypt. Mubarak, having been a very naughty boy, is no longer around to tell the Ayatollahs to fuck off leaving a political vacuum the military are trying to handle until some kind of civil leadership is reinstated.
Of course, this isn’t theocratic Iran’s first sortie into the region. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, formed after the 1979 Iranian revolution, has been giving the Hezbollah terrorists of Lebannon more than a helping hand since 1982. This help extends to training, funding and arming. During the 2006 spat between Israel and Hezbollah there were IRGC personnel on the ground. The IRGC have reportedly been funding the Shi’ite militias in Iraq ensuring the country remains in a state of terror following the dubious intervention by the US and the UK in 2003. Iran has also given occasional help to Hamas but not to the extent it helps Hezbollah. Hezbollah is a Shi’ite terror organisation and Hamas is Sunni which might go a long way to explaining the lukewarm link between the Palestinian terrorists and Imadinnerjacket’s Shi’ite regime. They share a common cause though - death to Israel.
A huge chunk of the Sunni Arab Middle East and North Africa are currently engaged in civil unrest with regimes toppling and now we have the Iranian navy added to the mix. We do have a Royal Navy presence in the Med in the shape of the Gibralta Squadron. However, I can’t see two 16 metre patrol launches and three ridged inflatables being much of a match for two fuck-off warships. I hope we’ve got something more substantial in the vicinity. That is if the arch Eurocunt fuckwit, Cameron, hasn’t already mothballed/decommissioned it. The Iranian presence is a deliberate provocation no matter what diplomats say. It can’t be ignored. What we need is our own, very solid presence on show. What we don’t need is the likes of Cameron, the Euroclowns or Obama bleating ineffectively that the Iranians and Islamists are nice people really and that we have nothing to worry about. This isn’t the time to dismantle our armed forces and reduce our defence capability.
On a final note. Apparently the Egyptian military are satisfied the Iranian ships are not carrying military equipment. What part of these are two fucking warships sent by a lying Iranian lunatic doing his utmost to create a nuclear arsenal do they not understand? Presumably the Egyptian military is using the same logic to assume there is nothing unconventional onboard either ship. Whatever the reason the ships are there, I’d put money on it not benefitting the security of Israel or the West.