Who's Minding the National Security Shop?

Especially as regards the Middle East?

I ask because the Israeli Navy seized a large shipment of weapons bound for Hezbulla from Iran, and our Government seems to be mute on the issue.

Weapons bound for Syria, Hizbullah
By Yaakov Katz and jpost.com staff
Jerusalem Post online

Hundreds of tons of weaponry, ten times the size of the Karine A shipment of 2002, were seized in an overnight raid Tuesday by the Israeli navy, some 100 nautical miles west of Israel, officials said.

Defense officials said the 140-meter long Francop, intercepted near Cyprus, was carrying arms sent by Iran and destined for Syria and possibly also Hizbullah.

The weapons seized on the ship, which was sailing under an Antiguan flag, included some 3,000 rockets of various types, as well as bullets and ammunition.

The transfer of such large amounts of weapons out of Iran could “create a balance of power” between Israel and terrorist organizations, assessed Brigadier General Rani Ben-Yehuda, deputy commander of the Israeli navy, at a press conference following the seizures.

In diplomatic parlance, this would be known as an “un-friendly” action on the parts of all governments (Iran and Syria) involved. Nor does this reflect well of the “reset” of relations by the current Administration.

With “partners in negotiations” such as Iran, The United States would be better served by more active enemies.

Hat Tip: Powerline, who title their most recent post on this “From Iran with Gov.”

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