Speculation Continues Over Russian ‘Ghost Ship’ And It’s Secret Cargo

September 7, 2009

Russia (ChattahBox) – Most officials now seem to be believe that the ship that disappeared from European waters after being hijacked was not carrying timber as it’s primary stock, but instead carrying anti-aircraft weapons to Iran.

The official story was the Kremlin hasn’t fooled anyone, and many countries have been pushing for a real explanation. But the Kremlin is adamant about the sequence of events: The ship took off, the ship was hijacked at a checkpoint, Russia launched a successful rescue mission that saved the day.

What they have failed to explain are the threats made to the crew members, journalists, and others by officials, warning them not to disclose ‘state secrets’, and even running Mikhail Voitenjo, editor of the Maritime Bulletin, out of the country.

“Very important government people got involved in this business. I ran away because I was afraid,” Voitenjo was quoted by The Telegraph.

Both Israel and Russian security officials have briefed the Kremlin of evidence found of arms dealing, but the government denies the allegation.

Some have also accused the Mossad of staging the hijacking, the men having no idea what was really on the ship.

“Once the news of the hijack broke, the game was up for the arms dealers. The Russians had to act. That’s why I don’t rule out Mossad being behind the hijacking. It stopped the shipment and gave the Kremlin a way out so that it can now claim it mounted a brilliant rescue mission,” a former military officer, speaking anonymously, said.

There are still many theories about what really happened here. What we do know is that if it was found that the arms trading was being conducted by officials, it could greatly increase political and military tensions with both Russia and Iran.



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