Israeli Air Strike on Syria

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  1. Sources confirm Israeli airstrike on Syria

    Israeli airstrike last week may have targeted weapons stores, sources tell CNN

    Operation may also have involved ground forces, U.S. and regional sources say

    Syria says Israeli bombs were dropped on its territory

    Israel Defense Forces has made no comment

    From Christiane Amanpour
    CNN Chief International Correspondent

    (CNN) -- Israeli aircraft carried out an airstrike inside Syria last week, possibly targeting weapons that were destined for Hezbollah militants, according to sources in the region and in the United States.

    Syria reported that its aircraft fired on Israeli "enemy aircraft" that flew into northern Syria early Thursday. The Israel Defense Forces had no comment on the report, and have refused to comment further on the new revelations.

    But the sources told CNN the military operation, which happened Wednesday into Thursday, may have also involved Israeli ground forces who directed the airstrike which "left a big hole in the desert" in Syria.

    The strike may have targeted Hezbollah weapons coming into Syria or transiting through the country from Iran -- a pattern over the past three or four years which has occurred without any retaliation or action taken against it -- the sources said.

    The Israeli government is very happy with the success of the operation, the sources said.

    Sources in the U.S. government and military confirmed to CNN's Barbara Starr that the airstrike did happen, and that they are happy to have Israel carry the message to both Syria and Iran that they can get in and out and strike when necessary.

    Right now, diplomats are rushing around the region trying to ensure the incident does not escalate.

    Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem and other Syrian officials have been putting out their version of events. The Syrian government said Israeli bombs were dropped on its territory and fuel tanks from Israeli jets were dropped on the Turkish side of the border.

    Al-Moualem was in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Monday protesting this action and trying to get Turkey to support its desire to take Israel to the United Nations Security Council for the airstrike.

    Israel fought a war with Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon last year after Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers who are still being held.

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/09/11/israel.syria/index.html
     
  2. According to the report, Israel targeted long-range missile batteries that were brought to Syria from Iran.
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    According to a report by The Nazareth-based al-Sinara newspaper Wednesday, the IAF targeted a joint Syrian-Iranian missile base in northern Syria. Reportedly, the Iranian-funded installation was razed to the ground...CNN said the operation involved ground forces and that the aerial strike left "a great hole in the desert."

    An official in the Bush administration told the New York Times Wednesday..."The Israelis think North Korea is selling to Iran and Syria what little they have left," ...Meanwhile, North Korea slammed Israel for the alleged air strike...
    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1189411391714&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull

    LOL, Syria paid billions of dollars for all those Russian anti-aircraft missile systems. Yeah, that worked out real well for them. Putin must be royally pissed.
     
  3. Hold your orgasm dddooo! your zionist state tried to provoke Syria into acting in an attempt to locate their anti fighters installations. The Syrians called their bluffs, launched some old SAM7 surface to air missiles which made your brave pilots, who only show their bravery on apartment buildings full of children, dump their fuel tanks in the middle of the desert and flee with their tails up their asses.

    Your state is so desperate for a victory, after their asses were handed to them by Hizbullah, that they are now resorting to desperate acts.

    Typical

    So dddooo...When are you going to commit the next massacre???
     
  4. your zionist state tried to provoke Syria into acting in an attempt to locate their anti fighters installations. The Syrians called their bluffs, launched some old SAM7 surface to air missiles which made your brave pilots, who only show their bravery on apartment buildings full of children, dump their fuel tanks in the middle of the desert and flee with their tails up their asses.
    what part of the following quote don't you understand?
    "According to a report by The Nazareth-based al-Sinara newspaper Wednesday, the IAF targeted a joint Syrian-Iranian missile base in northern Syria. Reportedly, the Iranian-funded installation was razed to the ground." http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1189411391714&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull

    Your state is so desperate for a victory, after their asses were handed to them by Hizbullah
    Huh? What war are your talking about? Cause during the war I was watching one year ago Hezbollah hardly handed anyone's asses to anyone. They did not cause any serious damage, they killed a very small number of Israeli troops and even smaller number of Israeli civilians (not for the lack of trying). Israel on the other side killed 500-800 Hezbollah militants, destroyed a huge amount of Hezbollah weapons and infrastructure. Hezbollah lost Southern Lebanon and has since been terrified to attack Israel again (not a single attack, not a single Katyusha since the end of the war). Yes, Hezbollah did survive which was their only objective but one has to be completely insane to believe that they handed Israel their ass. Then again you were stupid enough to believe that Americans were going to be drafted to serve in the IDF...

    PS on a similar note Israeli troops disguised as members of the Hamas security forces penetrated about 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) into the southern Gaza Strip Friday night and snatched a leading Hamas official... Clearly Israel is finally getting back on their game.
     
  5. I.Q.

    I.Q.

    Long live Israhell!

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  6. they fund and arm both sides...very profitable.


    Bush plots a coup

    By Tariq A. Al-Maeena

    09/12/07 "saudidebate" -- -- Do you know what this (expletives deleted) Bush is trying to do now?' growled Mustafa, my walking partner as we made our way around the block one warm evening. ‘He is trying to sell us $20 billion worth of arms that we don't need. And to top it off, he is using his taxpayers' money to fund Israel with $30 billion in the same bill. Now what does this region need with more arms?'

    ‘Just look around!', continued Mustafa. ‘Everything this (expletive deleted) has involved himself in is in a mess. From Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and the Palestinian situation, nothing has improved since he became president. His war on terror message is beginning to scare me as he is acting more and more like a global dictator, and terror seems to be his means to the end.'

    ‘It's interesting you say that, Mustafa. Why we need more weaponry in a region adrift with violence is beyond me. We fork out billions in cash, while US taxpayers come up with an amount more than twice as high to keep the Israelis happy. Meanwhile, Bush's most loyal constituency groups, the war profiteers, make out like bandits. You can be assured that lobbyists for a defense industry that stands to make a few billion from the deal will be vigorously wooing Congress to push this deal through.'

    ‘Bush and his cabinet are robustly promoting this war of aggression between the Arabs and their neighbors. Selling us arms goes along with those themes. But do you think they give a damn? It is those of us who are caught in the line of fire of this weaponry for generations to come who have to shoulder the burden of violence, while Bush and company remain safely ensconced in the safety of the White House.'

    ‘And you know what else, Mustafa? This dictatorship thing has some substance. As a matter of public knowledge, George W. Bush went on the record (twice) as saying he has nothing against dictatorship, as long as he could be dictator, subtly underscoring a clear and present policy statement.'

    ‘And just recently a former Reagan official spoke of his fears in a publicized warning that the current administration was preparing to orchestrate a staged terrorist attack on US soil in order for Mr. Bush to declare a state of national emergency, defer the upcoming Presidential elections, and stage a strike against Iran, settling himself in as President for life in the long haul.'

    Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury speaking on the Thom Hartmann radio program, stated that "When Bush exercises this authority (under the new Executive Order), there's no check to it. So it really is a form of total, absolute, one-man rule. The American people don't really understand the danger that they face," adding that the neo-cons intended to use this staged act of terrorism to rally the American people around the fading Republican Party, and by default extending Mr. Bush's tenure..

    ‘The administration figures themselves and prominent Republican propagandists ... are preparing us for another 9/11 event or series of events," he said. "You have to count on the fact that if Al-Qaeda is not going to do it, it will be orchestrated as such.'

    Roberts suggested that in the absence of a massive popular outcry, only the federal bureaucracy and perhaps the military could put constraints on Bush's current drive for a fully-fledged dictatorship. "They may have had enough. They may not go along with it," he said.

    ‘You know Mustafa; these people are not simple clowns with doomsday predictions or wild erratic theories. They have been close to the seat of power long enough to realize that the recent policies and patterns of the Bush administration have given them cause for alarm. And not only for the American people.'

    ‘The rest of the world better watch out as well.'

    The writer is a Saudi socio/political commentator. He resides in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and can be reached at talmaeena@aol.com
     
  7. Within the tenure of the current president of Iran, more than one country will be involved in nuclear terrorism.

    More than one government will sanction nuclear terrorism.

    More than one major world city will be hit with nuclear terrorism.

    There will be a retaliatory nuclear strike upon the capital city of one of the countries involved.

    The market will drop during the ordeal.

    It will come back strong after the threat seems to be resolved by the retaliatory strike.

    People will breathe a sigh of relief, and eventually business will be bigger than ever.

    There will be such an expansion of commerce that people will be falling over each other to buy stock in the next 50 years.

    And this is because when people feel relieved over a seemingly resolved situation, they open up their wallets.

    Jesus
     
  8. Bush is a Psychopathic imbecile.


    ( Definition: Adults and children with intellectual disabilities may also:

    have trouble speaking
    find it hard to remember things
    have trouble understanding social rules
    have trouble discerning cause and effect
    have trouble solving problems
    have trouble thinking logically. )


    Another Caligula who thinks of himself as a demigod.

    His psychopathic evangelical (c)hristian base also think of him as a demigod.

    A cursory historical study on the neocon cult will show that the neocon manifesto is a photo copy of the soviet communist manifesto.
     
  9. What a great article that totally illustrates the arab mindset. Apparently the arab world is totally helpless, like children really. Bush wants to sell arms to Saudi Arabia? What can they do but buy? Trouble in a half dozen spots? Obviously Bush's total fault. forget al qaeda, hezhbollah, hamas, islamic jihad, iranian meddling or the utter corruption and incomptenecy of arab governments. That's probably Bush's fault as well.

    Bush is a dictator taking over the country? Tell that to his Attorney General, just forced out of office by the opposition party. Tell that to the republicans who lost their majorities in the congress.

    The sad thing is that this kind of pathetic "commentary" is the accepted wisdom in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the arab world. Guess it's easier to blame Bush and his incredible powers than to look in the mirror.
     
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