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Posted on 02/26/2014 6:31:06 PM PST by robowombat
Report: Israeli Strike Destroyed Missiles Potentially More Powerful Than All Hezbollahs Rockets Combined FEBRUARY 26, 2014 2:20 PM
An unnamed senior Israeli security official told TIME magazine that Israel destroyed surface-to-surface missiles in a Hezbollah convoy, crossing from Syria into Lebanon on Monday, which were extremely dangerous because of their ability to carry very heavy warheads.
TIME wrote on Wednesday that the Israeli official indicated they could carry warheads heavier and more dangerous than almost all of the tens of thousands of missiles and rockets Hezbollah now has pointed toward Israel.
According to TIME, the strike was the seventh known operation since the Syrian civil war began in 2011 and was an expression of Israels only clear policy regarding that deadly conflict: that it will not let Syrias war become an opportunity for the militant group Hezbollah to improve its anti-Israeli arsenal.
Israel has warned that it would strike four types of armaments coming into Lebanon: advanced air defense systems, including SA-17 batteries; highly accurate surface-to-surface missiles, such as the Iranian Fateh-110s; long-range land-to-sea missiles, similar to the Russian Yakhont hypersonic anti-ship missile; and chemical weapons. According to TIME, convoys in each of those categories have been targeted by Israel in the past year.
Our policy is clear, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, when asked about the overnight strike. I dont comment about what we did or didnt dobut we will do whatever is needed to protect Israels security.
As to the nighttime strike, as the convoy made its way through a mountainous, smugglers pass between Syria and Lebanon, the unnamed senior Israeli security official said, They still think if theyre driving in convoy at night they cant be seen.
Lebanese media reported that Hezbollah terrorist Hajji Hassan Mansour, also known as Abu Haitham, who served as a field trainer, died in the strike. In a statement on its website, Hezbollah vowed revenge against Israel.
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Maybe their truck drivers should try driving with their eyes closed.
Those dirty joooos are daring to defend themselves? Who’d have guessed? (Next, they need to take out the threat posed by those tens of thousands of smaller missiles and bombs pointed at them. There’s no reason in the wid why any decent government would allow such a threat to exist against its people. ).
Waiting for the rebuke and repudiation from nobama, skerry, and all the U.N. wankers.
I call BS. All the weapon systems they have mentioned in this and related articles (ss-21, sa-17) are huge, expensive and overall too complex to be entrusted to entities like Hezbollah. You need at least a master degree to operate any of them.
Unless they’re going to be operated by Russians.
“Unless theyre going to be operated by Russians.”
Uhhh - they were sold, cash up front, by Russians, to Arabs.
Delivery to launch site is the customers issue.
And bomb them every time they are manned up. Make it the last MOS any Syrian wants.
Israel destroyed surface-to-surface missiles in a Hezbollah convoy, crossing from Syria into Lebanon on Monday... an expression of Israel's only clear policy regarding that deadly conflict: that it will not let Syria's war become an opportunity for the militant group Hezbollah to improve its anti-Israeli arsenal... Hezbollah terrorist Hajji Hassan Mansour, also known as Abu Haitham, who served as a field trainer, died in the strike.Nice shot.