Was Pirated Iranian Freighter a Giant Dirty Bomb Meant For Israel?

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Tuesday - October 21, 2008

One Hell of a Rumor

A bit of an update on that pirated Iranian freighter, the MV Deyanat.
The one with the mystery cargo that somehow killed a whole bunch of
pirates. And they all showed signs of massive radiation poisoning.

Once again I’m a week late to the party with this story. But by being
late, I’ve had the time to think things through a little bit. And this
story leads me to think that an awful large part of the story is not
being told. And I don’t know why. Actually I do know why. If this
rumor is true, it’s one of the largest casus bellis that ever was. But
we aren’t geared up to fight such a war right now, and 7 years into
the Global War On Terror we’ve done absolutely nothing to even start
those gears turning. NOTHING. This ship may have been an act of
attempted terrorism on a scale many times greater than 9/11. And for
some unknown reason, such attempts - big or small - are always denied
and swept under the rug. Nothing to see here, move along. I have to
call this one a rumor because not one of the many blogs covering the
story have a source link or even a name for the Russian person or
agency that is quoted. And that makes me wonder.

Was Pirated Iranian Freighter a Giant Dirty Bomb Meant For Israel?

The MV Iran Deyanat was brought to Eyl, a sleepy fishing village in
northeastern Somalia, and was secured by a larger gang of pirates - 50
onboard and 50 onshore. The Somali pirates attempted to inspect the
ship’s seven cargo containers but the containers were locked. The crew
claimed that they did not have the “access codes” and could not open
them. Pirates have stated they were unable to open the hold without
causing extensive damage to the ship, and threatened to blow it up.
The Iranian ship’s captain and the engineer were contacted by cell
phone and demanded to disclose the actual nature of the mysterious
“powdered cargo” but the captain and his officers were very evasive.
Initially they said that the cargo contained “crude oil” but then
claimed it contained “minerals.” Following this initial rebuff, the
pirates broke open one of the containers and discovered it to be
filled with packets of what they said was “a powdery fine sandy
soil” ....

Within a period of three days, those pirates who had boarded the ship
and opened the cargo container with its gritty sand-like contents, all
developed strange health complications, to include serious skin burns
and loss of hair. And within two weeks, sixteen of the pirates
subsequently died, either on the ship or on shore.

News about the illness and the toxic cargo quickly reached Garowe,
seat of the government for the autonomous region of Puntland. Angered
over the wave of piracy and suspicious about the Iranian ship,
authorities dispatched a delegation led by Minister of Minerals and
Oil Hassan Allore Osman to investigate the situation on September 4.
and they witnessed some of the deaths due to exposure to ‘something on
that ship.’

Although American intelligence and government sources are maintaining
a strictly observed silence, the same does not apply to the Russians
and so it is that we learn the real story of the MV Iran Deyanat. She
was an enormous floating dirty bomb, intended to detonate after
exiting the Suez Canal at the eastern end of the Mediterranean and in
proximity to the coastal cities of Israel. The entire cargo of
radioactive sand, obtained by Iran from China (the latter buys
desperately needed oil from the former) and sealed in containers
which, when the charges on the ship are set off after the crew took to
the boats, will be blasted high into the air where prevailing winds
will push the highly dangerous and radioactive cloud ashore.

Given the large number of deaths from the questing Somali pirates, it
should be obvious that when the contents of the ship’s locked cargo
containers finally descended onto the land, the death toll would be
enormous. This ship was nothing more nor less than the long-
anticipated Iranian attack on Israel. Not the expected rocket attacks
(which could be intercepted by the Israelis) but an even more deadly
and unexpected attack by sea.. It is very interesting to note that the
Israeli government has in the past few weeks, been loudly demanding
that the United States establish a naval blockade of Iran.

Ok, so somebody had some inside info, and somebody else put one and
one together and came up with the largest Number Two in recent
history. And the grim humor here is that one bunch of pisslamic
loonies screwed up the plans of another bunch of pisslamic loonies.
But like self-detonating Achmed, falling down the stairs while wearing
his suicide vest (BOOM!), we’ve seen this Three Stooges routine many
times before. Nothing new there either.

Now comes the really scary part.

Somali pirates release Iranian ship

(source: Iranian news agency) Somali pirates have released an Iranian
ship, Dianat, two months after being hijacked in the notorious Gulf of
Aden, Iran’s shipping company says.

On August 21, the pirates seized the Iranian bulk carrier, carrying
42,500 tons of minerals and industrial products.

“The ship Dianat was released on Friday morning after seven weeks of
negotiations with Somali pirates and all 29 members of the crew are
safe,” Said public relations office of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Shipping Line (IRISL).

The ship is sailing towards international waters, IRISL added.

And no word at all from anyone that this ship has been seized,
searched, boarded, scanned, or anything by western naval forces which
are in the area in strength. We just let them go on their merry way?
To where? Something doe not add up here. Not at all.

A bit of an update, just as disquieting:

The ship was released by Somali pirates on October 10, after a
$250,000 cash bribe was paid by the U.S. Navy for her release. The MV
Iran Denyant was taken into immediate custody of a joint naval
taskforce present, to include Russian and French ships. Crew members
had all been interrogated and all of them, deemed “uninformed of the
ship’s course or cargo” were duly released to their diplomatic
representatives. The ship was boarded, occupied and thoroughly
searched by U.S. Navy specialists but a subsequent report on the
suspicious cargo containers has been heavily classified.(‘Top Secret-

Russian sources indicate that the ship was carrying a “highly
radioactive” cargo in specially built” containers and that this cargo
was falsely listed in the ship’s manifest.

A “ransom” of $250,000 was eventually paid by the U.S., the ship
boarded by the Navy, her cargo secured and the crew interrogated and
eventually released and the ship was moved, under her own power and
with an American crew, to the Muscat port where the U.S. Navy has
docking rights. Her manifest was entirely false. The ship was not
going to Rotterdam and there was no “German businessman” to take
charge of the fictional cargo.

The entire matter has been shut up and you will never see any mention
of it in any mainstream media. The matter is now considered closed.
There still remain a number of questions that need to be answered.
Both Israel, and at her behest, from Washington, there has been a
great outpouring of animosity directed at Tehran, and many threats;
for economic sanctions by the United States and overt attacks by
Israel. In light of this past behavior, the most important question is
why this incident, with its horrifying implications, has been
studiously ignored, even shut down, by both countries.

I know that Iran is the enemy. You know that Iran is the enemy. We all
know it. Why does our country hide from this reality? Ok fine. We buy
their oil on the international market. So what? If the US comes right
out and says Iran is an enemy nation, then we can’t do that? Fine.
Send in the Dutch to get the oil, then we’ll buy their oil from the
Dutch. It’s all the same thing. And it’s not like the US isn’t
internationally forever guilty of hypocrisy anyway. So what’s one more
charge of it, even if this time it turns out to be mostly true. We’d
just be being practical, like the fwench.

Did the US actually seize and search this vessel, find a radioactive
cargo and evidence of it being rigged as a bomb, and then let the ship
go, either armed or disarmed? And then not tell us? Horry Clap. Like I
said at the top, this is one hell of a rumor. The author of the above
linked post claims to have a copy of the ship’s manifest. Publish it
then. But really, what good would that do? How could it be accepted,
since it’s a copy (whatever that means). A lying media and Fake But
Accurate destroyed any faith in any information source. Truthiness or
not - no document can ever again be believed to be real.