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Syrian tanks advance to Lebanese Beqaa Valley border

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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:05 PM
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Syrian tanks advance to Lebanese Beqaa Valley border


www1.debka.com

Syria moved tank units up to the Lebanese Beqaa Valley border Tuesday, Oct. 7. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that this is Damascus’ second troop movement on the Lebanese border. For three weeks, commando units have been poised on the North Lebanese border. In the first deployment, Syrian tanks and armored vehicles were kept some 3-10 km to the rear of frontline commando forces. In the second, which is much closer to the Israeli border, armor and tanks have been deployed at the front.

These military movements sent Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak on an unannounced visit Tuesday to check the state of readiness of the IDF’s dispositions on the Syrian and Lebanese border barriers. He cautioned the outpost commanders to exercise maximum vigilance in the coming days. The border seems quiet, he said, but officers must to take care never to permit a repeat of the Yom Kippur exactly 35 years ago when Israel was caught napping by the Syrian invasion.

Our sources report that Washington, Jerusalem and Beirut are bracing for the possibility that Damascus will seize the moment of the total shutdown in Israel for 25 hours from Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 8, to Thursday night, Oct. 9, for Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and launch its military forces against northern Lebanon or the Golan.
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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:05 PM
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So... debka has been wrong a lot of times... but this time, a lot of sources are reporting this.

Haaretz is reporting: U.S. warns Syria against sending ground troops into Lebanon

And as we all know, Israel is closed on Yom Kippur... we could see a run on the Golan or an invasion of Lebanon by Syria... we could see another war against Israel... we could see Israel striking first...

IMO if Israel is attacked hard, by Syria or Iran, they will use nukes. After all Israel threatenned to wipe out most infrastructure in Lebanon.

And also, let's not forget that Russia have ships in Syria... this could turn really bad, really fast.

www1.debka.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 7-10-2008 by Vitchilo]



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:23 PM
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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:30 PM
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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:37 PM
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This development bears watching and will probably be largely ignored by the media. If Syria is foolish enough to actually attack Israel, then it means that the entire region is going to go up in flames. That means fuel prices will skyrocket and a faltering global economy will just completely collapse. Not to mention many outside parties such as Russia, China, the United States, etc. could be pulled in to aid their various alliances.

In short, world chaos.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:37 PM
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This development bears watching and will probably be largely ignored by the media. If Syria is foolish enough to actually attack Israel, then it means that the entire region is going to go up in flames. That means fuel prices will skyrocket and a faltering global economy will just completely collapse. Not to mention many outside parties such as Russia, China, the United States, etc. could be pulled in to aid their various allies.

In short, world chaos unless the US sells out Israel.

**not sure how the double post happened, sorry**

[edit on 7-10-2008 by Mad Max]



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:39 PM
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Originally posted by Mad Max
If Syria is foolish enough to actually attack Israel,



well this story is about syria invading lebanon, not israel



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:43 PM
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Originally posted by Mad Max

In short, world chaos unless the US sells out Israel.



Israel is the Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae of Nations. They have an implicit backstop of the United States Government. If you think the bailout provided for those companies was something, just wait and see what the USA would be willing to do for Israel.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:44 PM
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Not really. It says the second front is closer to Israel. It also says the Syria may be ready to invade the Golan. Also it coincides with the Yom Kippur war date.

Read again:

In the second, which is much closer to the Israeli border, armor and tanks have been deployed at the front.

"These military movements sent Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak on an unannounced visit Tuesday to check the state of readiness of the IDF’s dispositions on the Syrian and Lebanese border barriers. He cautioned the outpost commanders to exercise maximum vigilance in the coming days. The border seems quiet, he said, but officers must to take care never to permit a repeat of the Yom Kippur exactly 35 years ago when Israel was caught napping by the Syrian invasion.

Our sources report that Washington, Jerusalem and Beirut are bracing for the possibility that Damascus will seize the moment of the total shutdown in Israel for 25 hours from Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 8, to Thursday night, Oct. 9, for Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and launch its military forces against northern Lebanon or the Golan."




Originally posted by savetimerushonline

Originally posted by Mad Max
If Syria is foolish enough to actually attack Israel,



well this story is about syria invading lebanon, not israel



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:46 PM
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Originally posted by savetimerushonline

Originally posted by Mad Max
If Syria is foolish enough to actually attack Israel,



well this story is about syria invading lebanon, not israel


My understanding is that Syria would be cuttng through Lebanon on it's way to Israel. Much like the German blitzkrieg through the high countries during the French invasion of 1940.

I feel bad for the people of lebanon for always being pawns in the game between Israel and it's enemies. But the Syrian invasion of Lebanon would be a formality in a larger invasion of northern israel by Syria and it's allies.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:50 PM
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Well Assad said that they would get back the Golan one way or the other. They tried diplomacy, it didn't work. And now, they have Russia protecting their country... so yes we could see a limited invasion of the Golan then asking for a peace.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:02 PM
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What brings you to this understanding? Surely it would be much less hassle for Syria to go through the Golan heights?



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:18 PM
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Neither Israel nor Syria have any respect for Lebanon whatsoever. They both look upon Lebanon solely as a middleground where they can fight each other without intervention (since neither side wants war in their home territories). The only good either sees in Lebanon is it's proximity to the enemy.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:19 PM
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"Then asking for peace"



posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 12:13 AM
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Debka........

Now tell me why Syria would commit suicide?

Missing piece in the puzzle.



posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 01:23 AM
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They're muslims, it's they're tradition to commit suicide



posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 01:32 AM
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I am thinking more along the lines of a coordinated attack. IF Israel is really ready to attack Iran like France seems to be saying, then Syria would be there ready to assist Iran in the counter attack.

Who knows what to believe anymore though.



posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 01:39 AM
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maybe if you would learn to read a map and do a little research you would know that the border between Isreal and Syria has a buffer zone and is patrolled by the UN! Therefore If Syria wants to send troops to attack Isreal they have to go through Lebannon or Jordan. If Syria goes through the buffer they have to lie to the UN about it.



posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 03:59 AM
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Amazing that they'd have the gaul to try another Yom Kippur war, considering how how poorly it worked last time.

Loss of the Sinai, Golan Heights, a trapped army ripe for destruction and the Israeli armies sitting at the Egyptian and Syrian capitals?

Way to go...why can't the Arab nations just sit down, shut up, and chill at home? They just aren't the big players they want to be.



posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 04:15 AM
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Israel doesn't need the USA's military support.

If Syria is so stupid as to attack, they will have baited the dragon of disproportionate response.

Israel will, in short, wipe the floor with anyone who messes with them. Not even a combined attack by Syria and Lebanon could match Israel's military.

The only game changer from left field would be Saudi Arabia intervening, which is unlikely because that would prompt the USA to neutralise the Saudi military (who have been supplied with advanced US weapons platforms).



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