[quote="Kadaveri, post:12, topic:200955"]
Well there's no chance of Egypt letting Iranian warships through the Suez Canal, so how are they going to get there? Around Africa and via the Atlantic? That would take months. Obviously this is just Iran grandstanding as usual.
Yes, Iran's offer to escort aid ships for Gaza is indeed political grandstanding, and yes, there is no chance that Iran can actually make good on its offer for a variety of reasons, but the offer was not meant to be taken literally. It was meant as a sign of support for the Palestinians and to win the allegiance of the man on the street in the Arab world. This kind of support can pay off in a variety of ways and should not be dismissed merely as a game. The question that remains is how have the Western nations attempted to win the hearts and minds of the people in the Arab world. Very little, it seems to me, and this is what makes Iran's ploy so dangerous and effective.