Israel unveils Iranian arms for Gaza terrorists captured by IDF. Cache includes 40 missiles & 400,000 rounds of ammunition. Netanyahu: “Just as Iran hid its deadly missiles in the belly of this ship, Iran is hiding its actions and its intentions in many of its key installations for developing nuclear weapons.”

(source: IDF)

(source: IDF)

(Washington, D.C.) — UPDATE: “Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday lashed out at the world for its ‘hypocrisy’ over Iran as he unveiled a shipment of arms allegedly dispatched to Gaza by Tehran,” reports Agence France Presse. “Standing in front of a vast display of weapons seized last week from a vessel in the Red Sea, Netanyahu launched a blistering attack on the West over its apparent disregard for Iran’s alleged attempts to supply advanced weapons to Palestinian militants.”

“In a highly-publicised speech from Eilat port, where the weapons had been unloaded, Netanyahu said he had only heard a handful of ‘softly-worded condemnations of Iran’ over its ‘murderous delivery’ which came to light just days before EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton made a landmark visit to Tehran,” reports AFP. “We have been witness to the smiles and the handshakes between representatives of the West and the heads of the Iranian regime in Tehran, even as these missiles were being unloaded here in Eilat,” he said.

“The ship was organised by Iran, despatched by Iran, financed by Iran. The missiles were loaded by Iran, in Iran and as usual Iran denies these facts,” Netanyahu said. “Our intelligence services exposed the ship’s wayward route and Iran’s efforts to disguise it. They exposed the ship’s deadly cargo and its intended destination,” he said.

“Just as Iran hid its deadly missiles in the belly of this ship, Iran is hiding its actions and its intentions in many of its key installations for developing nuclear weapons,” he said. “Before it’s too late, the world must wake up from its illusion and prevent Iran from getting the capability to build a nuclear weapon.”

ORIGINAL POST: Today, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will “unveil the inventory of weapons recovered from the attempted Iranian shipment to Gaza last week on the intercepted freighter Klos C,” the Jerusalem Post reported. “Netanyahu, along with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, was scheduled on Monday to tour the Eilat naval base where the Klos C is docked, to highlight Iran’s support for terrorism.”

“According to Military Intelligence, Iran originally flew the rockets from Syria to an Iranian airfield a number of months ago, before trucking them to the Iranian port of Bander Abbas, where they were loaded onto the Klos C,” the Post noted. “On Saturday, Israel Navy ships escorted the commandeered freighter to Eilat Port after intercepting it last week in the Red Sea, some 150 km. from Port Sudan and 1,500 km. from Israeli shores. Islamic Jihad was one of the intended recipients of the rockets, and Hamas is also assumed to have been a recipient. IDF intelligence assessments say that Iran’s Quds Force organized the shipment.”

According to the IDF, the following weaponry was found onboard the “Klos-C”:

  • 40 rockets (type M-302), up-to the range of 160 kilometers
  • 180 mortar shells
  • Approximately 400,000 rounds of 7.62 caliber ammunition.

After IDF forces returned from their mission, the Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benjamin (Benny) Gantz  addressed the soldiers who took part in Operation Full Disclosure: “Our efforts to prevent the proliferation of weapons and the supply of critical components with strategic influence over the region is not over, and our struggle does not end by arriving safely at our home port. We will sort through the equipment and continue our day to day efforts. There are many other missions ahead of us. The task we carried out was not a simple one. It was meticulously orchestrated by the IDF and particularly the Navy over a long period of time. It required each and every one of you to perform at your best while spending a significant amount of time at sea, and the product of this hard work is laid in front of you. Each one of these rockets poses a threat to the safety of the citizens of Israel. Each bullet and each rocket that was discovered had an Israeli address.”


Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

White House Unveils New Definition for the Phrase “Full Employment”

Guest post by Lee Cary

Words matter.

Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama said that in a 2008 campaign speech. It was not news then.

And it’s not news now, for as long as there have been words they have mattered.

What matters most about words today is that, in politics, they are losing their core meanings as doublespeak spreads.

When a Senator says that the federal debt is “unsustainable,” that doesn’t mean the peak of debt has been reached. It means the debt will grow higher, until Arithmetic, the ultimate Black Swan, says it can’t be sustained.

When a State Department official says that another country’s behavior is “unacceptable,” that doesn’t mean it won’t be accepted. It means it will be accepted, because there is no perceived option.

When the word “period” is spoken at the end of a declarative sentence it doesn’t mean “no ifs, ands, or buts about it.” It’s just an emphatic, verbal punctuation mark used to sell a lie.

When the President says that “all economists agree,” that doesn’t mean they all agree. All economics can’t agree on much of anything, for where two or more economists are gathered together opinions will outnumber headcount. Those words aim to discount economists who disagree with the Regime.

When an official of the Environmental Protection Agency calls manmade global warming “settled science,” it means not all climatologists agree, just the ones who get government grants.

In the last few years, “extremist” has become the key word progressive liberals use to describe their most articulate ideological opponents. Consequently, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are “extremists.”

Recently, the meaning of full employment has begun to shift, although economists have never agreed on a statistical definition.

When post-World War II politicians wearied of the academic debate over its meaning, they passed the Employment Act of 1946. In 1978, Congress slightly moved the statistical markers of full employment in the Humphrey–Hawkins Full Employment Act.

Today, the Obama Regime is moving the meaning full employment to a new universe.

Its fundamental transformation will be completed when, well before November 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announces that the unemployment rate has dropped to – just make-up a number – say, 5.4%.

Once that level is achieved, full employment will have a new definition.

Once everyone who is working a full- or part-time job is paid a living wage, the nation’s workforce will have reached the level of full employment.

The unemployed will enjoy the benefits of, as Nancy Pelosi said, the liberation found in the “freedom to pursue happiness.” They will be freed from the burden of working for a living. Henceforth, our new independence will be based our unalienable rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of leisure.”

Just as economists don’t agree on the definition of full employment, students of Confucius don’t agree on his exact words, or on the meaning of his teachings. But, he is often cited as having said this:

“If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.”

Read more Lee Cary at New Media Journal.

Doug Ross @ Journal

BEAUTIFUL: Kathleen Sebelius Unveils the 2013 Obamacare Commemorative Stamp Collector Set

Via the invaluable People’s Cube comes this sneak peek at the 2013 Obamacare Commemorative Stamp Set.

As Twitchy reported earlier today, the Obamacare health insurance exchanges aren’t working, websites are crashing, and the entire system is le total cluster—- (as the French might say).

You can see the rest of the stamp collection here.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Doug Ross @ Journal