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Syrian commandos invade seven N. Lebanese villages outside Tripoli

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posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 03:02 PM

Syrian commandos invade seven N. Lebanese villages outside Tripoli

Two Syrian commando battalions accompanied by reconnaissance and engineering corps units have crossed into Lebanon in the last 48 hours and taken up positions in seven villages, most of them Allawite Muslim, outside Tripoli, DEBKAfile’s military sources reported Saturday, Sept. 13. They are the vanguard of a large armored force poised on the border.

Damascus has signaled to Washington and Paris: Don’t interfere.

It is the largest Syrian force to invade Lebanon since Damascus was forced to end its occupation of the country in May 2005, three months after former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri was assassinated.

Tripoli is Lebanon’s second-largest city, with half a million inhabitants, most of them Sunni Moslems but including large Christian and Alawite communities.

The Syrian incursion coincided with the expected arrival of Russian naval and engineering experts for renovating Tartus, the Syrian port 40 kilometers north of Tripoli, to serve as the Russian fleet’s first permanent Mediterranean base. Bashar Assad clearly feels he can safely embark on a fresh foreign adventure to occupy northern Lebanon without fear of restraint.
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posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 03:02 PM
According to DEBKA, the U.S. and France knew this was coming because: "Both had heard Damascus accusing the pro-Western Lebanese majority leader Saad Hariri and Saudi Arabia of sponsoring a bid by Muslim Salafite movements and radicals close to al Qaeda to set up a 'Lebanese Kandahar' in Tripoli, in order to keep the Shiite Hizballah out."

Israel was also aware of this, too, apparently.

Syria condemns car bombing in Lebanon

Damascus - Syria on Thursday denounced the murder of a pro-Syrian Lebanese politician as a terrorist act aimed at undermining security in its neighbour ahead of planned multi-party reconciliation talks.

"Syrian firmly denounces the criminal and terrorist act which claimed the life of Saleh Aridi," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

"Syria is convinced that such crimes that target security and stability in Lebanon will not achieve their objectives," it said.

Aridi, a senior member of the Lebanese Democratic Party, was assassinated in a car bombing on Wednesday in the first attack against a pro-Syrian politician since a string of bombings targeted mainly anti-Syrian figures.

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[edit on 13-9-2008 by chips]

posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 03:31 PM
Debka...anyway. If it's real and Russia is giving high tech to Syria and Iran... like those anti-tank weapons who made a killing in the Lebanon war...

So what's happening here?

Syria allied with Iran and Hizbullah to do a big bunker all around Israel?

Israel won't be able to win the next war unless they use nuclear weapons. Remember that Israel nearly used nukes 2 times in it's history.

- First in 73 when they nearly lost.
- Second in 91 when Saddam launched scuds at Israel.

Those were only averted because of the turning tide in 73, and in 91 because of a deal with the US in exchange for not nuking Baghdad.

They nearly used the ULTIMATE weapon because of a FEW missiles... imagine a thousand?

Now it will be thousands of missile raining down on israel, with the Arrow system downing a few of them... many going throught, and high tech anti-ship, anti-air and anti-tank weapons destroying the Israeli army.

So the only way for Israel in the next war to suceed would be to use nukes.

Or for them to do a preemptive strike SOON to destroy the buildup. It may be already too late because of the Hizbullah built up.

I hate Israeli politicians, but a part of the people living in Israel is innocent.

What will happen? Probably Israel being wiped off the map along with a lot of the middle-east countries.

[edit on 13-9-2008 by Vitchilo]

posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 04:36 PM
I'd first wait for other news outlets to pick this up. Confirmation, just so we know atleast something is going on there, biased or not. So, what will the political fallout of this be?

posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 04:53 PM
Syrian Special Forces in Lebanon?

Kuwait’s Alseyassah newspaper is reporting: “Syrian Special Forces are entering Lebanese Alawite villages.”

According to the report – which we have yet to independently confirm – “hundreds” of Syrian commandos, preceded by “dozens” of Syrian intelligence operatives, have crossed into northern Lebanon near the Lebanese village of Hekr el Dahr a few kilometers from the Mediterranean coast.


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Big quote trimmed. Please include a comment and not just a large quote in the future.

[edit on 14/9/2008 by Badge01]

posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 05:03 PM

“The objective of the Syrian soldiers would be to reach Baal Mhesen, an Alawite sector in Tripoli, under the guise of protecting the Alawites [a Syrian-rooted Islamic offshoot — neither Shiia nor Sunni – but whom are allied with Hezbollah] who have been fighting Sunnis in the north for months,” say our sources.

Ahhh, so Syria is copycatting Russian tactics in a way? Looks like it! Although it seems that this thing has been going on for a few days already, are they just buzzing around the border?

posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 06:05 PM
Recirculated hoax news and no major media picked it up since at least a week ago.

Syrian Special Forces in Lebanon? 07 Sep 2008

[edit on 13-9-2008 by Regenmacher]

posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 07:04 PM
reply to post by Regenmacher

Maybe so,

The link does not work anyhow, source please?

The timing if real of the Syrian joint Iran pro active operations is about right so its important that we know if this is real or not, source for story on 07th?



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 09:42 AM


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