Friday, August 19, 2005

Missile attack on U.S. and Israel

Three missiles were fired from Jordan today, one going over the bow of a U.S. Navy ship, another one falling near a hospital in Jordon and another one going into Israel:

The U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, based in Bahrain, said two American amphibious ships were docked in Aqaba when a mortar was fired toward them. The vessels later sailed out of port as a result of the attacks, U.S. Navy spokesman Lt. Cdr. Charlie Brown told The Associated Press in Bahrain.

FOX News has learned that a number of people are being hunted in the incident, including two Iraqis, one Syrian and possibly some Egyptians. The city of Aqaba has also been closed off.

A group linked to Al Qaeda claimed responsibility in an Internet statement. The statement purportedly from the Abdullah Azzam Brigades could not immediately be verified.

Former U.S. ambassador Mark Ginsberg shared his thoughts on the likely source of the missiles:

"Where do you get these rockets in the Middle East? From Hezbollah or Iran. The Iranians are the biggest supplier of these rockets to Hezbollah."

Okay then it's time for a joint U.S./Israeli strike against Iran. I know that the U.S. has told Israel to stay out of military skirmishes but why waste the most powerful air force in the Middle East and one of the most sophisticated in the world? They took out Iran's Osiraq nuclear reactor in 1981 and before that they took out the air-forces of three other countries in six days during the 1967 war. I think these guys can hold their own.