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Israeli army masses along Lebanon border

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posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 01:48 PM
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Israeli army masses along Lebanon border


www.presstv.ir

Nineteen days after the start of the Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip, the Lebanese daily Al Safir reported Wednesday that southern Lebanon had witnessed the build-up of Israeli armored vehicles - tanks, military vessels and Apache helicopters - along the border.

"The Israeli army has mobilized its troops along the border from the western Lebanese village of Naqurah to the southern border village of Al Wazzani."

Citing military officials from Lebanon, the daily added that Israeli forces had also fired flares into the Lebanese territory.

While the report adds that the Lebanese army is on high alert, informed sources told Press TV's correspondent in Beirut that Hezbollah has also put its members on red alert.

Wednesday saw at least three rockets fired from the area of Habaniyeh in southern Lebanon into Israel. No casualties among the Israelis have been reported. Within minutes of the attack, Israel responded by firing eight rockets into southern Lebanon.

Following the rocket exchange, Israel sent telephone warnings to residents of southern Lebanon threatening to start a second front.
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posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 01:48 PM
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I think we all new this was going to happen. Is this the phase three we have heard so much about.
The funny thing is that for the last few hours the live Rammatan feed of gaza has been very quite.
We thought a cease fire may have occured, but now I believe we are about to witness the IDF invade Lebanon aswell, making this a two front war.
Put your self in Syria or Irans shoes and think, are we next...

This is not good.

www.presstv.ir
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posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 01:52 PM
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Hezbollah needs to fire more rockets if they want to protect their brethren in Gaza. Firing 2 or 3 shows how much commitment they have for the people of Gaza.



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 01:54 PM
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so they are after another bloody nose from hebullah
which has been gearing up since 2006

shocking how a countries armed forces is less equiped to defend and repel boarders then a Militia



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 01:58 PM
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Originally posted by deltaboy
Hezbollah needs to fire more rockets if they want to protect their brethren in Gaza. Firing 2 or 3 shows how much commitment they have for the people of Gaza.


The only thing thats stopping them is the civillian massacre thats gona take place when the israeli jets fly in response.

Otherwise the the israeli weather-stations would have forcasted raining rockets in the North after the IDF pounded gaza.



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 02:04 PM
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History has many lessons to learn from.
Israel should look at the Roman Empire.
Its was thought to be the most powerful,unstoppable enity of its time.
And who would have thought it would ever collapse.

Israel is no Rome,but lessons can be applied to it all the same.

Rome collapsed due to the amount of enemies it created,and not being able to defend itself on so many fronts.

Sparta also fell victim to the same problem,too many enemies and not enough people to fight the wars.

So Israel shouldnt be so anxious to take on so many countries at once.
History warns against that.




[edit on 14-1-2009 by Black_Fox]



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 02:06 PM
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The Israelis are taking a prudent move. It can be assumed that Iran is really encouraging Hizballah to prepare for an attack on Israel, while it is engaged in Gaza.

Israel has the best intelligence in the region, and they probably got wind of Hizballah plans.

Recently, Syria snugged up some forces into the general area in preparation for - something.

It is just a prudent, intelligent military move to attack an enemy who is still busy trying to organize and martial their forces for an attack.

I assure you that the mistakes that the Israelis made the last time when fighting Hizballah have been corrected. The Israelis never make the same mistake twice.

Let's watch and see. And if Iran has been itching to fight Israel, even through their proxy forces in Lebanon and Syria, then they should jump in and get all they want.

Iran only has a couple of easily anticipated lines of approach.



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 02:07 PM
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Originally posted by Black_Fox
Sparta also fell victim to the same problem,too many enemies and not enough people to fight the wars.

So Israel shouldnt be so anxious to take on so many countries at once.
History warns against that.


Israel doesn't have that problem From what I've read, of the 7 million people in Israel, 3 million are on active reserve. That's a BIG army.

Edit: Further research says 600,000 reservists(can be activated in 72 hours). Depending on who you take the info from that's still a large army.

[edit on 14-1-2009 by intrepid]



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 02:09 PM
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The initial reports of rockets from Lebanon were acknowledged as isolated incidents by both Israel and Hezbollah. If they are amassing forces at the border it is because Israel is about to start a war of aggression.



[edit on 14-1-2009 by projectvxn]



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 02:13 PM
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Originally posted by dooper
I assure you that the mistakes that the Israelis made the last time when fighting Hizballah have been corrected. The Israelis never make the same mistake twice.


We shouldn't forget that hezbollah are not hamas.

They are better funded, armed and their rockets are much more accurate and powerfull.

Ahh and they also have the backing of Russia and Iran.Both can support hezbollah by providing arms and millitants via syria.





[edit on 14-1-2009 by forklift]



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 02:18 PM
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My guess that it is Iranian propaganda attmept. Israel fired flares? Owww, masses of Israeli troops have to be there.
Israel fired artillery fire to sources of launches in Lebanon and nothing started! Israeli forces are building up near Lebanese border - and yet Syrian president is not responding to it. Not to mention Lebanese sources - official or Hizbollah. Iran wants north of Israel to heat up too. That's all. After all Iran cares for people of Lebanon just as it does for people of Gaza and wants to supply both with humanitarian rockets.



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 02:20 PM
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Yeah thats intresting you say that, I have seen pictures of recent Militants in Lebanon and they have got the MAD gear. Like brand new black looking AKs so on and on.



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 02:26 PM
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dont they also have the american armed forces aswell
both Mcpain and osama did say they would support Isreal
so that would be couple million more



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 02:28 PM
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Your right Israel does have a BIG and well trained / seasoned army. An army that is also propped up by the USA.

Interesting timing, another recent thread was talking about an 'unusually large' shipment of munitions from the USA to Israel. Could be related...

Bottom lone is I really do hope Israel is not about to begin another war. IT saddens me and angers me that MY country does so much to prop up a country I see as a terrorist and rogue state. A country I see systematically eliminating a people (genocide) for its own benefit (land).

When and where will this madness end?



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 02:38 PM
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If these Arab states, ie Syria, Iran and whoever else doesn´t like Israel were to attack at once, like the war 50 odd years ago they´d get a kicking again, especially as the US would probably get involved.

If I was them I´d unite and go for it anyway.



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 02:39 PM
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You are correct. Hizballah are not Hamas.

The Israelis the last time, made some unusual mistakes. Very uncharacteristic of them.

I feel that somehow a political limitation took precedence over good sound military principle. This negated the military effectiveness.

If Hizballah elects to fight Israel again, I am confident that those political restrictions will not be in place.

I feel confident that Hizballah has new weapons and improved rockets.

But Israel too, has something for this next time that they didn't have before. A few somethings.

And I'm proud that the US supports Israel. Hell, no one else will!



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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Why do I have this stinking suspicion that even though the Russian Federation is preoccupied with their own issues, that the Kremlins hand isn't somehow in this honey pot. What can I say; not that I don't trust the Russians, I just don't trust the devil within Czar Putin.



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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You know this time Syria and Iran will help the Lebanese fight the zionist onslaught. And you know that the US will jump in and send US men and women to fight for Israel.

This must be the test for Barack that Biden was talking about. While the American people will not see why US soldiers have to die for that crazy little country, Biden asked that the America indulge Barack's difficult decisions.

When the plans goes awry for the plotters, Yanks should get themselves ready for the draft. Half of the conscripts will be tasked with fighting in the ME and the other half to quell dissent. One way to get out of the Second Great Depression, no?

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posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 03:05 PM
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Israel is now on its move, and it wont stop...

But Gaza is dead end, IDF is still fighting in outskirts of the city, and with all military knowledge I have, I did expect that Israel should enter the city after two day softening, but no... Just looking stream, and explosions are still taking place in same areas than three days ago. No progress made and Hamas has made great defense.

They need open terrain to make movements, and those terrains can be found from Golan heights and Syrian border... There is their real aim.

Operation in Gaza is just provocation for enemy, true war is still coming. What I have see tonight in Gaza, is much less aerial activity, less missiles shot to heart of the city... Its battle from corner to corner, house to house.

Provocation is done and soon is time to achieve some true victories. Truce in Gaza is no end for anything, that maybe gives Israel needed opportunity to turn their weapons to their real enemies, waiting in Lebanon and Syria... And maybe in Jordania.

I think preparations are taking place in both sides, and we are just waiting the start... Maybe truce in Gaza is the one.



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
My guess that it is Iranian propaganda attmept. Israel fired flares? Owww, masses of Israeli troops have to be there.


That would be a reasonable suspicion except for the fact that the story was also reported by the Naharnet News group in Beirut.

You can check it out here



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