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Jordan's King Says Israel-Hezbollah-Lebanon War May Be "Imminent"

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posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 11:53 PM
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Jordan's King Says Israel-Hezbollah-Lebanon War May Be "Imminent"


tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com

Congressman Adam Schiff hosted a "Members Only" meeting of the 'Congressional Friends of Jordan Caucus' in the US House of Representatives this morning in the CVC Congressional Meeting Room with Jordan's King Abdullah II.

According to one attendee in the session, "the King's message was sobering." King Abdullah seemed significantly concerned that conflict was about to break out again between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

One congressional source told me that the word the King used was 'imminent' with regard to the potential outbreak of war.
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posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 11:53 PM
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Sounds like a prophecy to me. Or maybe he knows something we don't. Either way, I think it may only be a matter of time before something big happens in that region. If Israel is hit with a scud missile from Lebanon, that was crafted in Syria, then I think Syria will feel the heat as-well.
What are your thoughts?

tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com
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posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 12:00 AM
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We may take the SCUDs out before Israel can launch an assault.

There is absolutely no good reason for Hizbullah to have SCUDs.


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posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 12:02 AM
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Israel reminds me of the Drunkest Guy at the Bar.

They know they are going to get into a Fight, they just don't know

who it will be with.

I hope they get their azz kicked either way.

[edit on 15-4-2010 by Sean48]



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 12:28 AM
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If my memory is correct, Lebanon was a great country before Hezbollah. . . so right now I'm on Israel's side, as long as they don't kill everyone.



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 01:23 AM
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Just had a dream about Israel involved in a massive war. It was so real and involved massive waves of Israeli war planes attacking targets. Just had to post this as I hardly ever remember a dream and one was two days before 7/7 and it was so realistic i phoned Scotland Yard and US embassy in Grosvenor Square to warn them. Maybe the muck really is about to hit the fan over in the ME



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 04:41 AM
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I highly doubt, that war against Lebanon wont fuse another front, and another... Cast Lead left a memory witch is not healed. Gaza still is a provocation.

Thanks from posting.



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 05:18 AM
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Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by aboxoftrix
 


We may take the SCUDs out before Israel can launch an assault.

There is absolutely no good reason for Hizbullah to have SCUDs.



Whatever -....going on your logic....

there is absolutely no good reason for you to post.



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 05:44 AM
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If the King himself has spoken/written, then I would take that as a dire warning.. he does not seem to be the type of guy to say anything unless there was solid surety behind his words..

If it was his minions then it would in my mind be more political hot potato juggling and lacks real substance.

I really hope this lacks real substance..



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 05:46 AM
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Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by aboxoftrix
 


We may take the SCUDs out before Israel can launch an assault.

There is absolutely no good reason for Hizbullah to have SCUDs.



From their perspective, there is plenty of reasons to have such weaponry. After the bloody war of 2006, in which Israel suffered a major failure, it became obvious that Hezbollah could do very little against Israel's air supremacy. Ballistic missiles could destroy strategic facilities such as airfields, which naturally are of major importance to the success of another Israeli campaign against Hezbollah.

However, Hezbollah is believed to have acquired the Iranian made Fateh-110 ballistic missile some years ago and with the recent acquirement of the Scud missile they have further enhanced their capability to attack strategic targets.

In my opinion, war is inevitable. The Iranian threat (and that of its proxies) is growing rapidly. Hezbollah is growing stronger with advanced weapons that seriously threaten Israel's security. It is up to Israel to decide where to draw the line and mark my words, that line is not far away.

Furthermore, I would like to contribute the following report that I read the other day:


Jordan on verge of changing policy toward Israel



King Abdallah of Jordan had harsh words for Israel in his statements to the Wall Street Journal last week. The interview received considerable attention in media and policy circles in both Israel and the United States, not least because of the “rebuke” the monarch directed toward his western neighbor. The criticisms, coming from one of the most moderate Arab rulers, were unfamiliar to the Israelis.

The royal rebuke was directed in particular at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his policies of expanding settlements in East Jerusalem, which the Jordanian king believed to undermine the last chances for a peaceful settlement on the basis of two-state solution. Most importantly, the king acknowledged the lack of political trust with Israel. He admitted that in economic terms, Jordan was better off before signing the peace treaty in 1994.

It was clear that the king was expressing his dissatisfaction with Netanyahu when he said that the first few months of his reign, some 10 years ago, which overlapped with Netanyahu at the head of government in Israel, were the worst in the history of bilateral relations between the two countries. Referring to the current crisis between President Barack Obama and Netanyahu, Abdallah said he hoped that improved relations between Israel and the United States will bring a peaceful conclusion to the Palestinian problem.

His comments were published few days before he flew to Washington to attend a summit on nuclear security and meet with President Barack Obama. King Abdallah was the first Arab leader to meet the new president in the spring of last year during which he delivered a message from the Arab summit on regional issues, particularly on ways to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict on the basis of the Arab peace initiative.

In the interview the king expressed doubts about the prospects of a peaceful settlement and warned of rising tensions in the region, both in Lebanon and Gaza. He also described Jerusalem as a time bomb that could explode at any moment, and expressed fears of attempts to launch a third intifada, which, in his view, could have catastrophic consequences. He also expressed concern about a military showdown between Israel and Iran.

King Abdallah said Jordan’s job was to keep common sense and hope, and to encourage the parties to return to negotiations. But he warned of the influence of rejectionists, especially in Israel, particularly those promoting the Jordan-is-Palestine option, which Jordan rejects. He warned Israel of the consequences of exporting the crisis to neighboring countries, and said the world would not accept the deportation of millions of Palestinians from their land. He said Israel is failing to solve its long-term problem when, in eight or 10 years, its Arab citizens will constitute half of its population. As a result of all of these factors, the king sees an urgent need to revitalize the US role in the region, first to preserve Washington’s credibility as a mediator, and then to indicate that America is beginning to realize that its interests are at risk in the absence of a just settlement to the Palestinian question, which in the opinion of the Jordanian monarch, is what the American military institution has deduced.

He said that even in the recent Arab Summit in Libya, there have been questions about the efficacy of the moderate Arab approach to seeking a peaceful settlement. Therefore, the king believes that procrastination will harm America’s interests and the future of Israel. Here he posed a question to the Israelis: Wouldn’t it be better today when you’re in a stronger position to make peace not only with your neighbors but with the whole Arab-Islamic world than kicking this problem down the road two or three years where your options become reduced?

The king’s call on Obama to adopt a new approach in dealing with Arab-Israeli conflict coincides with new and important developments on the American arena, especially after the recent crisis between Washington and the Israeli government. The reference to the conclusions of the US military on the importance of resolving the Palestinian issue and its impact on America’s national interests in the region as it fights two wars, points to the findings of Gen. David Petraeus last December, excerpts of which were published in Foreign Policy last month.

It also signifies the king’s displeasure with Netanyahu’s tampering with the status of Jerusalem and its Muslim shrines, where Jordan holds a special role under the peace treaty. For the Jordan, Israeli policies in Jerusalem are tantamount to a blatant assault on their sovereignty, and confirms the arrival of bilateral relations to a new low.

Above all, King Abdallah knows that Obama, who is frustrated with Netanyahu, is studying new options, including the unveiling of a comprehensive peace initiative, the first since Madrid in 1991, based on the Arafat-Barak understandings in Camp David in 2000, with a binding timetable.

Since it signed a treaty with Israel, Jordan opted to play a supporting role in peace negotiations. But King Abdallah is beginning to realize that the policies of the Netanyahu government are putting Jordan and Israel on a clash course.

Today he acknowledges that the peace treaty did not deliver the desired political or economic benefits, and that Israel is leading the region toward confrontations. He is realizing that these are testing times and that it is imperative for him to take a stand and encourage the Obama administration to adopt action. The royal rebuke to Israel signals a change in Jordanian policy, and it says to the Israelis that Jordan will be aggressive in protecting its rights.


source

In my belief, the Israeli people have made a crucial mistake to elect the radical Netanyahu as their prime minister. His decision to jeopardize relations with its strongest ally could come at a heavy price. Bibi's silly behavior greatly threatens Israeli security as potential enemies smell there's something to gain.




[edit on 15-4-2010 by Mdv2]



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 06:03 AM
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Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by aboxoftrix
 


We may take the SCUDs out before Israel can launch an assault.

There is absolutely no good reason for Hizbullah to have SCUDs.



I know there are various methods of doing this, but do you think we have a Boeing 747 equipped with that laser system available over there yet?

Peace Out,

Korg.

[edit on 15-4-2010 by Korg Trinity]



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 06:03 AM
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Ballistic missiles could destroy strategic facilities such as airfields, which naturally are of major importance to the success of another Israeli campaign against Hezbollah.

That's why Israel wants the F-35 as soon as possible... because it is capable of vertical take off and landing so they don't need airstrips...

As soon as Israel gets F-35s in sufficient numbers, the threat of their airports being destroyed will be greatly reduced.


And Israel could put the world opinion on their side and do a last attempt for peace by declaring a Palestinian state RIGHT NOW regardless of the conditions on the ground. Then if everything gets better, Israel enemies will have no leg to stand on.

Of course it won't happen with that extremist right wing government...



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 06:30 AM
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If you do not understand the concept of Hudna, then you will never understand what is going on here.



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 06:43 AM
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i always felt inside of me that the Israelis are only waiting for summer to come to continue the war against Hezbollah

Clear reasons for me..

Clear Weather for their Air Power

Better terrain



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 07:50 AM
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Hizbullah is a political party/paramilitary organization.

They are not a government.

Do you think Syria should give SCUDs to Tea Parties? What about Labor? The IRA? FARC? How about Blackwater? The Los Zetas? Shining Path? The Nation of Islam? Klu Klux Klan? ETA?

[edit on 15/4/10 by MikeboydUS]



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 07:57 AM
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Originally posted by MikeboydUS
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Do you think Syria should give SCUDs to Tea Parties?


Yes. I think the entire world would be a happier place if someone scudded Washington. Ditto for Israel.



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 08:03 AM
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Yes because killing innocent people always makes things better.



Where do you people come from?



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 08:54 AM
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Originally posted by harryhaller

Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by audas
 


Do you think Syria should give SCUDs to Tea Parties?


Yes. I think the entire world would be a happier place if someone scudded Washington. Ditto for Israel.


I've just added you to my ignore list. I can't stand people with views like yours.

Your views are an example of why there is no peace in the world!!

Korg.



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 09:05 AM
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Hezbollah is part of the Lebanese Government and considered by Lebanon to be an extension of their defenses against Israel. In the arab world they are also seen as a legitimate resistance movement against israeli aggression. by the way cobra, the only actual political party you mentioned was the "labor" party but you spelled Labour wrong...

seeing as how the king of Jordan thinks war to be imminent i must take him for his word as he is an independent if some what biased source on it all. Jordan has been a leader of friendly relations with israel for a longtime and the fact that Israel is souring both their relationship with jordan and turkey... well its hard to see israel as the good guys.



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by TheCoffinman
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seeing as how the king of Jordan thinks war to be imminent i must take him for his word as he is an independent if some what biased source on it all. Jordan has been a leader of friendly relations with israel for a longtime and the fact that Israel is souring both their relationship with jordan and turkey... well its hard to see israel as the good guys.


I agree with you here.

But I think what is happening is the Israelis are in a sweat box and being squeezed by taunts from pro Iranian sources if not directly from the Iranians themseslves.

I have been watching this situation build up over the last few years and I can honestly say that I wish cooler heads could prevail.

I think if Israel were to be hit by anything at this point the heat would be turned up just a notch too high and I think they will blow.

The harsh thing to realise here is that when Israel finally looses it and goes to war it won't be like last time, it will be full blown.

Though I highly suspect there are mechanisms in place to attempt to contain some of the wrath, I also highly doubt you can stop what will surely spill out into the wider ME and into Europe.

These are the precarious and interesting times we live in.

Peace Out,

Korg.

[edit on 15-4-2010 by Korg Trinity]




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