The orderly and sterile environment we see under guard has obviously been art directed with an eye not toward verisimilitude, but rather to warning. This is suggested to me not by the munitions themselves, as by the appearance that the Francop carried no other cargo beyond what was hiding beneath, behind, below and beyond the mass---nestled within a seemingly endless supply of snow-white bundles of pure polyethylene LLDPE, a petrochemical product that is the raw material for making plastic bags and films.
We can assume from the visuals the Francop carried nothing else on its official journey from Iran to Syria but a bill of lading filling hundreds of massive containers only with one-kilo bags of white chemical product. I mean, we are talking retail here Muslims!
These bags each bear several corporate markings, such as the National Petrochemical Company, which is a subsidiary to the Iranian Petroleum Ministry, which is owned by the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran itself; the Amir Kabir Petrochemical Company, which is a subsidiary of NPC, and a company which IranWatch says was "listed by the British government in 2009 as an entity of potential concern for WMD," and the Arta Plastic Company, which the Iranian Yellow Pages suggests consumes the raw material. All these various companies have multiple web identities that are controlled out of English-speaking addresses in England, Canada, Australia, and the United States (See one's Whois page.) It's no wonder---the whole lot is under seal of a "BP Chemicals License," part of a revealed Muslim tithe to hell punchers British Petroleum, and hence, to the crown.
A flickr photostream, which links to the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, posts 250 further images that take pains to drive these points home. There is an almost cartoonish quality to what is passing for evidence here, in what may turn out to be the casus belli for an upcoming nuclear winter across much of the planet. Shells are marked in large block letters:
lest anyone miss a subtler point. Instead of Farsi, we find Spanish: a "disparos," is a variant of "disparador," whose synonym becomes clear in detonador, the trigger, firer, release, releaser, or tripper of the business end. A "espoleta" is the fuse of a bomb or a handgrenade. We get repeated shots, tightly cropped and sharply focused, of these messages, and not much else by way of relief.
The whole "Ministry of Sepah Customs Tariff" controversy we've read about in the newspapers---whereby Iran has counterclaimed the whole game is a Jewish propaganda set up because that appellation hasn't been used for decades, is itself a misreading of the core message. But doesn't the word "Sepah" alone make you want to go out and smote ten thousand men with the jaw bone of an ass?
Some large, wooden missile crates have a look of actual age patina to them, which makes sense when SCUDS have an active scare-life of thirty years or more. Everything else to me looks like it's come straight out from Iraq on beer pallets, in the same way images of burned corpses, which were entered into evidence at the Zacarias Moussaoui trial in 2006, looked more Fallujah than Tidal Basin. When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail, and at least the necrophiliacs in the Justice Department know where the bodies are buried.
The lack of any explanatory captioning offering descriptions of the armaments themselves, or of the markings on their packaging, is gruesomely familiar to any student of 9/11 imagery. It's both the awareness of lacking something vital, along with enduring the constant drumbeat of brainwashing "fact"
"The Israeli Navy intercepted the Antiqua-flagged Francop vessel in the Mediterranean Sea carrying hundreds of tons of Iranian supplied arms bound for Syria."Now say that over and over and over again. It's the only way you'll ever come to believe it--believe it or not.
There are several overhead shots taken dockside at Ashdot--on a large expanse of asphalt work zone next to the giant lift cranes. A privacy screen has been set up here, in a Custer-style circle, using lines of containers to hide the dirty work of missile extraction. It just makes me think of Forward Operating Base Falcon, and not in a good way.
We've caught all the grunts and stiffs on another coffee break without cups in their hands, but the soldiers have mastered a more natural blank look in the years since they stood around on 9/11 without doing anything real. Then they not only looked like robots, they looked like uncomfortable robots.
But this work zone "activity" calls into question the discovery of the weapons aboard the ship the previous day. These containers are stacked asshole to elbow on the deck. I can't imagine how access was gained to even a sampling of units. Were the ones with contraband mixed all throughout, or were they only stacked buried in the middle? Could a pattern of deceit be divined by their displacement then?
Oh, I forgot. I've already have been told in the first 24 hours that the crew was absolved of all responsibility in the crime. So were the dock workers in Egypt who shuffled the deck. I'm sure the intelligence agencies who can electronically monitor from high above in a satellite that a postage stamp on a letter is two-cents short, can also read such a dense energetic material wafting skyward on their cotton ball beds in some corrugated tin sheds.
But if they are so smart then, why do they leave clumsy mistakes lying out and about on the surface? I'm speaking of an analysis of the above two pictures, where the number of containers aboard can be determined with some precision. Using the row with the pair of extra containers atop as our reference point, we can see eight bays from stem to stern, with an average of eight rows across from port to starboard, and stacked three high, filling that bay with 26 containers. The two bays at the stern are less clear, but I make them out to have six and then 14. Moving forward, I count a maximum of 24, 23, and 24 in the next three bays. The front bays are elevated, so I make out 16, and then nine, adding up to a total of 142---I'll round that off to 150 to be fair.
So why do various written news sources put the total number of containers aboard the Francop at over 300? Is it because 34 out of 142 doesn't sound needle-in-a-haystack enough to the ear? This is one more example of why I think the entire story of the Francop and Karine A smuggling of war goods across a sea route is ridiculous. Something that got cooked up out on the poop deck, and I can smell it from here.
What is the picture above trying to say to me? "I've got beautiful eyes, but a great big Jewish honker of a nose?"
Yo dude. You're really packin', but I think the Mohel went too far!
Here is an amusing comparison of how several different influential writers described the appearance and physical origin of the missiles:
"The rockets and mortars were of Russian, Chinese, North Korean and Iranian origin." 'The peace process at sea: the Karine-A affair and the war on terrorism,' The National Interest, Spring 2002, by Robert SatloffEach writer is wrong in totally unique ways, but the New York Times piece by Frantz and Risen is especially heinous---both in the specific inanity of this information (what were they thinking? Car serial numbers?) and in the corrupt totality of their covert mission, which was as negative an influence at attempting to foment a war between Israel and Iran, as anything Judith Mitchell ever lied about to do the same in Iraq.
"Many of the weapons crates had inscriptions in Spanish, Chinese and English." 'Israel says it seized Iranian arms shipment for Hezbollah,' by David Buimovitch, Agence France Presse, November 4, 2009
"...though they had English-language markings, intelligence officials believe that most were manufactured in Iran," 'Israel seizes ship in Mediterranean carrying more than 3,000 rockets,' Haaretz.com, May 11, 2009, by Anshel Pfeffer
"Israel's claim that the weapons came from Iran were bolstered by Iranian markings on the sides of the containers and what it said was a document proving the ship had set off from an Iranian port." 'Hezbollah Denies Link To Arms Ship Seized By Israel,' Steven Gutkin, The Huffington Post, May 11, 2009
"The identifying markings on the munitions had been sanded off, but most of them are manufactured only in Iran, Israeli security officials said." 'A Secret Iran-Arafat Connection Is Seen Fueling the Mideast Fire,' New York Times, March 24, 2002, by Douglas Frantz and James Risen