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Israel Sounds Alarm To Allies About 2 Iranian Warships Near Suez

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February 16, 2011: CNN Wire Staff / CNN World – February 16, 2011

More US/Israeli demonization of Iran… – SJH

Jerusalem (CNN) — Two Iranian warships are expected to pass through the Suez Canal Wednesday night on their way to Syria, a move that Israel considers a “provocation” and that sent oil prices soaring.

The passage, which Iran said was part of a training mission, is “something which has not happened in many years,” Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said.

“This is a provocation that proves that the self-confidence and insolence of the Iranians is growing from day to day,” he said.

“This happens after the Iranian president’s visit to south Lebanon and his aggressive declarations there towards Israel.”

The Israeli Defense Ministry said Israel was monitoring the movement of the Iranian ships and alerted its allies.

Crude oil for delivery in March rose as much as 1.2% to $85.95 a barrel, following the news. Brent crude, which is traded primarily overseas in Europe, rose as much as 2.1% to $103.31 a barrel.

Traders urged caution, saying the reports were still vague. “The reports are sketchy at the moment, but the news of Iranian warships in the Suez did rally the market a bit,” said Andrew Lebow, a commodities broker with MF Global. “The market is looking for more information but certainly we’re seeing some short covering on the reports.”

The Suez Canal serves as a key passageway for international trade, allowing ships to navigate between Europe and Asia without having to go all the way around the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Millions of barrels of oil move through the Suez every day on the way to both Europe and North America.

Iranian Navy officials have said the flotilla has embarked on a yearlong training mission that takes it to the Gulf of Aden to the Red Sea and through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean Sea, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.

During the mission, Iranian Navy cadets are due to be trained and prepared for defending the country’s cargo ships and oil tankers. Iranian Navy Cmdr. Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said cadets would be trained to protect ships and tankers now under threat of attack from Somali pirates, Fars said. Part of the mission was also to gather intelligence.

Sayyari said the ships were in the region in “pursuit of a powerful (military) presence in the high seas and to consolidate our friendly ties and declare our message of peace and friendship to the regional countries.”

Liberman urged Israel’s allies to pay attention. “We expect the international community to act speedily with determination against the Iranian provocations, designed to deteriorate the situation in the area, and put the Iranians in their place,” he said.

Liberman’s comments were not so much a threat but a wake-up call about a “worrying development,” said a senior government official who was not identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

The official said Liberman was “painting it as a challenge to the West.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamim Netanyahu’s office offered no immediate comment.

Israel: May Respond to Iranian Warships Headed For Syria

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Since when can’t the Iranians pass through the Suez Canal just like every other sovereign ship in the world is allowed to do, including US and Israeli warships in June 2010…

Showdown In The Red Sea: US Sends 11 Warships to Confront Iran

https://stevenjohnhibbs.wordpress.com/2010/06/21/showdown-in-the-red-sea-us-sends-11-warships-to-confront-iran/

And according to the US Navy, the USS Enterprise just transited the Suez Canal yesterday, February 15– SJH

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/02/us-carrier-transits-suez-canal-navy.html

Link to original article below…

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/02/16/israel.iran.warships/index.html

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Fox News Caught Playing 2010 Video As Ron Paul 2011 CPAC Win

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February 16, 2011: Paul Joseph Watson / Prison Planet.com – February 16, 2011

In a shocking act of mass public deception, Fox News attempted to skew Ron Paul’s 2011 CPAC straw poll win by representing it with footage from the previous year’s CPAC event, at which Mitt Romney supporters had loudly booed the result, another example of the continuing dirty tricks campaign being waged against Paul by the establishment media.

Congressman Paul replicated his 2010 victory over Mitt Romney by defeating the former Governor of Massachusetts for a second consecutive year at the annual CPAC conference. However, before anchor Bill Hemmer introduced a segment concerning the story, Fox News played a clip of the 2010 announcement of the poll results, during which Mitt Romney supporters had loudly booed Ron Paul’s victory, passing off last year’s footage as representative of this year’s event. [first video below]

Hemmer then proceeded to state, “In the end he was the winner, probably not the reaction he was hoping for,” describing the reaction as “mixed applause and boos,” before directly asking Ron Paul if he knew who was booing him. “Who was in the audience booing you, did you get a name, did you get an ID on those people?” asked Hemmer.

In reality, there were hardly any boos after Ron Paul was announced as the 2011 CPAC winner, the result was met with a massively positive reaction, only Fox News deemed it necessary to hide that fact from their viewers. The video clips below shows the real footage from the 2011 event, proving that Fox News had attempted to deceive Americans into thinking that Paul’s victory was unpopular, by deliberately using the wrong footage.

A separate We Are Change Oklahoma clip of the 2011 straw poll victory confirms that Paul’s win was met overwhelmingly by a loud chorus of cheers and applause. [second video below]

This is the second time in the space of a week that Fox News has deliberately used dirty tricks to try and ostracize Ron Paul by discrediting the legitimacy of his potential candidacy for president.

A Fox News poll released earlier this week which asked who would make the best president included many of the potential candidates that Ron Paul trounced in the CPAC straw poll, yet the Congressman’s name was not even included in the survey.

Exemplifying again how the establishment consistently tries to derail Paul’s momentum by ignoring his very existence, obscure names like John Thune and Jon Huntsman were included in the Fox poll and yet Paul was omitted entirely.

While Fox News continues to act as an accommodating platform for the pied pipers of the hijacked tea party movement, people like Tea Party Caucus leader Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin, real conservatives like Ron Paul and his son Senator Rand Paul are subject to dirty tricks and underhanded ploys.

Given the energetic power of his grass roots base, the establishment is scared to death of Ron Paul building any kind of momentum as the 2012 campaign race nears, which is why they have to resort to pulling stunts like this to hoax the American people into thinking that the message of liberty and freedom is unpopular, when in reality it is spreading like wildfire and would completely overrun the status quo if Ron Paul was allowed to communicate on a level playing field.

Busted: Fox News CPAC Ron Paul Video Deception

WeAreChangeOklahoma – Fox News Ron Paul CPAC Lies Exposed

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: This is outrageous and blatant fraud on the part of Faux News– SJH

Link to original article below…

http://www.infowars.com/fox-news-caught-in-shocking-dirty-tricks-stunt-against-ron-paul/