View Full Version : Russian cargo ship hijacked by Mossad?

08-24-2009, 08:16 PM

Was Israel's secret service behind the unexplained hijacking of a Russian freighter, to foil a secret attempt to ship cruise missiles to Iran?

The mystery surrounding the hijacking of a Russian freighter in July has taken a new twist with reports claiming the pirates were acting in league with the Mossad in order to halt a shipment of modern weapon systems hidden on board and destined for the Islamic republic.
While Israeli and Russian officials dismissed the reports, accounts published in the Russian media sounded more like a spy thriller than a commercial hijacking.
"There is something fishy about this whole story, no doubt about it," former deputy defense minister Ephraim Sneh told The Media Line. "But I can't comment further on this."
The Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported over the weekend that the vessel Arctic Sea had been carrying x-55 cruise missiles and S300 anti-aircraft rockets hidden in secret compartments among its cargo of timber and sawdust.

There was a thread (I think) in Misc-boats about this......but once you say 'Mossad' it's straight to The Bilge.

08-24-2009, 08:44 PM
well, someone hijacked the ship, then in full view of land, just sat there waiting in Cape Verde...really what kinda pirate just sits there waiting? no-one painting the name off the ship, offloading cargo etc. (unless the REAL cargo had already been offloaded?)...

either hugely incompetent pirates, or something weird going on.

strange Tylerdurden hasn't chimed in with some major conspiracy....seems right up his alley ;)

08-24-2009, 08:59 PM
either hugely incompetent pirates, or something weird going on.

Pirates are known for their ruthless efficiency so I'll take the "something weird" option.

Milo Christensen
08-24-2009, 09:07 PM
We'll just have to wait until the next Republican Administration releases the satellite surveillance videos.