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'Hezbollah has more rockets than before Lebanon war'

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posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:32 AM
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'Hezbollah has more rockets than before Lebanon war'


www.haaretz.com

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi told a Knesset committee meeting Tuesday that Hezbollah has more rockets than before the Second Lebanon War and is boosting it's power in South Lebanon ahead of the country's upcoming elections.

"Hezbollah is secretly bolstering its power south of the Litani River, but UNIFIL's presence is making that task more difficult. Today it has more rockets and long-range ammunition than it did before the Second Lebanon War."
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posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:32 AM
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Last year, it was rumored that Hezbollah possesses approximately 52,000 rockets and missiles. During the Lebanon-Israel war they only had a handful of (advanced) missiles while the backbone of their rocket and missile arsenal, the outdated Katyusha rockets, did little damage.

Iran is likely to have supplied Hezbollah with advanced missiles that Iran has back-engineered from China and other missiles it has developed over the years. Syria has been more than willing to turn a blind eye, facilitating the smuggling of missiles through Syria into Lebanon.

This is definitely a huge threat to Israel, particularly if it would attack Iran and Iran would consequently throw in the Hezbollah card. Israel could then be simultaneously from various directions.

I've been saying for years now that the question is not if war will break out between Israel and Iran, but when. With the new administration in America, I believe Israel has been told to await negotiations, but you can be sure they have set a deadline for that. They have done it once before and an Osirak II would all but surprise me.

www.haaretz.com
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posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:50 AM
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It's truly scary when weapons get into the hands of people like this. Next thing you know they will have access to Nukes!



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 05:13 AM
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Well then, why not blow the bastards up?

Does Isreal ever give a # what anyone elss thinks about it all?



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 05:29 AM
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Originally posted by Piranha
It's truly scary when weapons get into the hands of people like this. Next thing you know they will have access to Nukes!


I'm more worried about the Israelis having nukes than anyone else. They seem to be very unstable and whinging and whining via the zionist owned MSM more and more each day. Korea perhaps is worrying but they have a long way to go before being able to do much with a nuke. They can flatten Pyongyang without one..



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 05:55 AM
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Every country in the Middle East should build up its arm forces and carry nukes, so that they could protect themselves from the Zionists.

The Israeli's are one of the most unstable governments and nations in the world, and they need to be watched VERY carefully.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 07:04 AM
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Originally posted by Piranha
It's truly scary when weapons get into the hands of people like this. Next thing you know they will have access to Nukes!


Why so much fuss about Hezbollah? They are a defence militia, there to protect, as they did back in 2006, the Lebanese borders and people. They are also a political power and have been gaining more power through programmes that benefit the people, why else would they be getting popular support?
The western image of Hezbollah, perpetuated by compliant media and Israeli owned politicians, is one of wild eyed Arabs, salivating at the prospect of killing everyone who is either White / Jewish / Christian etc.
Reality may just be a little different!

As a defence force, why shouldn't Hezbollah have the means to defend Lebanon against Israeli aggression and attempts at seizing land / water, which the Israelis need badly. It's not like they are threatening Israel with bombardment and invasion. Sure, those missiles will likely be used against Israel IF Israel attacks them or, like last time, manufactures an event and plays the victim card again.


The US supplies Israel with offensive weaponry which it uses at will against largely unarmed civilians, where is the condemnation? Surely it is then only right that others should have a means of hitting back at aggressors?



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 07:11 AM
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Originally posted by Britguy

Originally posted by Piranha
It's truly scary when weapons get into the hands of people like this. Next thing you know they will have access to Nukes!


Why so much fuss about Hezbollah? They are a defence militia, there to protect, as they did back in 2006, the Lebanese borders and people.


The difference between Western powers and Hezbollah, is that Hezbollah will be more likely to end up in a desperate state and as last-result option will use a nuclear weapon, than the West ending up in such a position. Although I have many objections against Israel, I don't want to see the Israeli people disappear, and therefore understand and support them in defending their country against a direct nuclear threat.

Conclusion: not a positive scenario for anyone to see Hezbollah ending up with Iranian-made nuclear weapons.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 07:57 AM
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total rubbish

Hezbollah defeated the IDF in lebanon , nearly sank one of there newest warships and destroyed the best of the IDF armour units.

did they follow this up with a campaign of attack? they most certainly have the equipment - the burnt out hulks of the Merkava 4`s prove that, as does the Noor which came close to sinking the frigate

no they didn`t - unlike Hamas , which are a bunch of thugs , Hezbollah are a defence force , which some go so far as saying ther are the lebanese army

isreal call them terrorists - and so do 5 other countries , the other 200 odd countires do not , and many support them.

fighting israel , whcih they see as a terrible threat to swallowing there country , i would understand them using a nuclear weapon as a last resort when the IDF tank are pressing to the euphrates.

but they won`t - israel would use the samson option and the likes of Germany would be glassed.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 09:13 AM
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Total rubbish!

A defence force that's inception manifesto vowed to "destroy" Israel? A manifesto that also stated to impose Sharia Law in Lebanon. They are practicing the exact same tactic the mullahs used after the overthrow of the Shah in '79, that is teaming with secularists and leftist parties to under a banner of definace and nationalism. What happens next is that Sharia Law will be in place and the Islamic republics borders are expanded.

Oh and Harlequin, if you call running and hiding in civilian neighbourhoods "victory" then your grasp of conflict is somewhat skewed. Israel didn't win, but their inability to secure all goals shouldn't be construed as a victory for the Hezbollahis. Nasrallah has people like you in the palm of his hands, more fool you.

[edit on 27-5-2009 by theblunttruth]



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 09:18 AM
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Hizballah may have replenished, and even increased its missile inventory, and they may even decide to one day unzip and show Israel what they have.

The thing is, Israel will not make the same mistakes as they made the first time around. That group is gone. You won't see the press showing all troop movements, and you won't see the press acting as forward observers for Hizballah.

The press will be kept away just as they were kept at a distance against Hamas, and the next time Israel has to defend themselves against Hizballah, they have their own surprises they didn't have the first time around.

More rockets?

Whatever.

[edit on 27-5-2009 by dooper]



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 09:21 AM
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posted on May, 27 2009 @ 09:30 AM
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totally amazing!


apparantly the manifesto which i read is somewhat different to the one you have:


Our Objectives
Let us put it truthfully: the sons of Hizhallah know who are their major enemies in the Middle East - the Phalanges, Israel, France and the US. The sons of our umma are now in a state of growing confrontation with them, and will remain so until the realization of the following three objectives:

(a) to expel the Americans. the French and their allies definitely from Lebanon, putting an end to any colonialist entity on our land;


thats the english version - expel USA,Israel and france from within the lands of lebanon

not really alot to do with destroying israel is it.


They are practicing the exact same tactic the mullahs used after the overthrow of the Shah in '79, that is teaming with secularists and leftist parties to under a banner of definace and nationalism


the same shah who with the most violent police second only to the nazi`s led a tyranical regime for 20 years? who taught the CIA all they knew about torture? the regime change in iran was only a matter of time till it happened. a shame the people of the USA don`t have the balls to do the same for there very own corrupt government


Oh and Harlequin, if you call running and hiding in civilian neighbourhoods "victory" then your grasp of conflict is somewhat skewed. Israel didn't win, but their inability to secure all goals shouldn't be construed as a victory. Nasrallah has people like you in the palm of his hands



running and hiding? its called `urban warfare` - the IDF did exactly the same thing hide in buildings to fight. hezbollah forced the IDF out with tactics and firepower , guerilla warfare which even in 2008 the IDF cannot counter.


maybe people like you need to get off there knees for Netanyahu and see what israel has become.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 09:33 AM
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Originally posted by GhostR1der

Originally posted by Piranha
It's truly scary when weapons get into the hands of people like this. Next thing you know they will have access to Nukes!


I'm more worried about the Israelis having nukes than anyone else. They seem to be very unstable and whinging and whining via the zionist owned MSM more and more each day. Korea perhaps is worrying but they have a long way to go before being able to do much with a nuke. They can flatten Pyongyang without one..


Yes, because Israel is unstable and attacks everyone and everything.
Get a grip.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 09:34 AM
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Originally posted by xxpigxx

Yes, because Israel is unstable and attacks everyone and everything.
Get a grip.



yes thats correct -they do. using there own super secret squirrel sources (which are usually wrong) they bomb anyone and everyone and cry ` anti semite` when they are criticised for doing it.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by Harlequin

the same shah who with the most violent police second only to the nazi`s led a tyranical regime for 20 years? who taught the CIA all they knew about torture? the regime change in iran was only a matter of time till it happened. a shame the people of the USA don`t have the balls to do the same for there very own corrupt government


Wow, is this the same violent regime that i grew up under? I remember quite well the prosperous state of Iran under the Shah and the many social freedoms that existed. Then i remember the mullahs coming to power and slaying hundreds of thousands, now exists hardly any freedoms whatsoever. You ask any Iranian and they will admit the Shah was far from perfect, but do anything to have him back. So Harlequin, don't try to feed me nonsense when you haven't even experienced it first hand.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 09:42 AM
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Originally posted by GhostR1der
I'm more worried about the Israelis having nukes than anyone else. .

They've been a nuclear nation for a very long time.

They've shown great restraint in not using them on the idiots that keep attacking them.


Originally posted by bobbylove321
The Israeli's are one of the most unstable governments and nations in the world, and they need to be watched VERY carefully.

:shk: Israel is already a nuclear nation and, as I've said, they obviously are showing remarkable restraint. They could squash the Hezbollah and Hamas parasites with a flip of the nuke switch. But they haven't.

I'm sure the bloodthirsty Hezbollah and Hamas terrorists wouldn't be nearly as composed and stable.


Originally posted by Harlequin
Hezbollah defeated the IDF in lebanon , .

that's some funny history you've got going there.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 09:45 AM
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Perhaps because they are harrassed constantly?



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 09:47 AM
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um, israel has been at war many times since WWII, and to think of it...the US has also been in more wars than ANYONE ELSE since WWII...

Iran, on the other hand, whom everyone seems afraid of...has started not a single war in the last 300 years. They were involved in a war with iraq, which was instigated by the US.

Further....everyone talks about iran, and now hizbollah's threatening language...But who is it who is constantly threatening air strikes, and even nuclear first strikes against iran?? oh, yeah! that would be ISRAEL!! People keep talking about Ahmadinajad's "zionist regime must vanish from the face of history" but no one cries out about Netanyahu's "if someone else doesnt attack iran now, then WE will"??!

I think its quite clear who is the warmonger and the bully in the area.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 09:49 AM
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Originally posted by xxpigxx
Perhaps because they are harrassed constantly?


That's an understatement ....

Rockets raining down upon the civilian population in constant attempts to try to murder as many as possible ... suicide bombers mass killing civilians on buses and in markets and in universities/schools ... constant threats about being wiped out coming from the muslim nations .... muslim childrens shows programming children to be suicide bombers (remember Farfur the mouse?? etc.) etc etc etc



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