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A Raid on the Red Sea: The Israeli Capture of the Karine A

Posted on 10/20/2021 5.07 PM

Kosh's Shadow 10/20/2021 5:13:10 PM

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This is the story of how some Israeli intelligence analysts detected a ship that was smuggling weapons from Iran to the PA, and captured it.

The first part, about how Naval Intelligence figured out what was going on, is quite interesting - putting together little pieces of information to get a big picture. That alone is worth the read.

Then there is the military planning and mission - beyond what Israel had done before - a can-do attitude. (And a note that supply sergeants can be bureaucratic aholes everywhere)

To the last part, about the political implications, where the Bush administration was shown that Arafat was not interested in peace with Israel.

An exciting and fascinating read.

Posted by: Kosh's Shadow

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