Like Christopher Columbus, like Lewis and Clark, like Captain Kirk. Iran is going where no Islamic Republic has gone before. Literally. No Islamic Republic has ever used the Suez Canal before. Ever. Iran suddenly finds itself not so alone anymore, no longer the sole revolution in the neighborhood. And the venture out into the waters of the Middle East of such distance was never attempted before.
Anybody who doesn’t want another repressive regime to replace their fledgling revolutionary dreams probably deep down felt a little unnerved as the ship chugged up the Suez, with modern day Egypt flanking both its sides. If Mubarak was anywhere around, Iran was sending the boat to thumb its nose at its fallen enemy. And as it passed by Israel’s sparkling Mediterranean shoreline, Israel was reminded of what a lousy winter they’ve been having. They were feeling mighty cranky. Just a few winters ago they gleefully clobbered the living daylights out of the Gaza Strip and took more land for “settlements.” They were feeling rather good about themselves back then.
Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article6715412.ece July 16, 2009