Skip to comments.8/4 Middle East Live Thread
Posted on 08/03/2006 9:14:01 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
Summary of IDF operations against Hizbullah in Lebanon 3 Aug 2006
(Communicated by IDF Spokesman)
Over the past day, IDF infantry, armored and engineering forces operated in southern Lebanon. The forces positioned themselves in the areas of Mis el Jabal, Mahibab Blida, Shihin, Rajmil and Majdal Zun, in the eastern part of southern Lebanon. At the same time, IDF forces established positions in the villages of Al Teibeh, Al Adeisa, Rab A-Tiltin, Aita a-Shaab and Maroun A-Ras and Bint Jbeil.
Yesterday evening an IDF soldier was killed and four more were wounded in exchanges of fire in the village of Aita A-Shaab. An IDF soldier was severely wounded and two soldiers were lightly wounded in the village of Mahbib.
In fighting throughout the day, IDF forces killed approximately 35 armed Hizbullah terrorists, and wounded numerous other Hizbullah terrorists.
In the area of Bint Jbeil, IDF forces identified and destroyed a vehicle carrying a Hizbullah missile launcher. Additional weapons were discovered by the force, including 10 assault rifles in the area around the village of Sheihin.
During the night the IDF carried out more than 120 aerial attacks in Lebanon:
6 missile launchers, including launchers used for long-range attacks against Afula and Haifa.
35 Hizbullah buildings, storage facilities and headquarters
Areas used to launch rocket into Israel, and roads and bridges leading to those areas.
A vehicle identified transporting weapons.
Thank you sir.
Thanks again Karl
Many thanks Karl
You do a great job with these threads BKarl, we all appreciate your great work.
I find them invaluable while at work and away from the news. Let's hope for a good news day!
Song: Sunny Goodge Street
By Judy Collins
Original music and lyrics by Donovan Phillips Leitch
On audio album In my Life (November 1966)
Sunny Goodge Street by Donovan (1965)
Draai weer bij by Boudewijn de Groot (1965)
Sunny Goodge Street by Judy Collins (November 1966)
"Israeli artillery shells earlier exploded in the hills of southern Lebanon, sometimes as many as 15 per minute. The military said its aircraft were hitting Hezbollah targets all over the country."
15 per minute, that'll clear out some land.
What an excellent job you do with these threads.
After the war I nominate you to do the "what can we do to defeat the 5th column threads"?
20:41 PDT Venezuelas Chavez withdraws ambassador from Israel. (Ynet)
20:02 PDT The Russian Ambassador to the UN says American support for Israel has weakened the world body. (SABC News)
19:41 PDT Israeli inquiry says Qana building bombed by mistake. The Lebanese death toll at Qana has been revised downwards to 28 - from original media reports of 54 - to match Human Rights Watch tally. (Reuters/News 24)
19:33 PDT Ahmadinejad says, Although the main solution is for the elimination of the Zionist regime, at this stage an immediate cease-fire must be implemented. (AP/US News)
18:31 PDT Hezbollah says it wont accept a ceasefire while a single Israeli soldier remains in Lebanon. (AP/Yahoo)
20:55 PDT Tom Gross in the Jerusalem Post: Large sections of the international media are not only misreporting the current conflict in Lebanon. They are actively fanning the flames. The BBC has a strong claim to be the number one villain.
19:20 PDT Yoav Stern of Haaretz reviews Hezbollahs media releases which claim dozens of IDF soldiers killed, all shot in the back while fleeing; an Israeli ship sunk of Tyre with all hands, for which photos are unfortunately missing. And the star of the show, the spellbinding Nasrallah, who simply is an excellent speaker.
18:56 PDT The Belgravia Dispatch reprints an erudite comment on the origins of the Hezbollah.
In the Bekaa Valley, Israeli special forces are seen during a raid
at the Hizb'allah-run hospital in the town of Baalbek eastern Lebanon, August 2, 2006.
Israeli special forces are marked with a red circle.
Israel captured five and killed 10 terrorists.
I was still in the Air Force those years. I think Knit is the only hippie in the crowd tonite. LOLLLLLLLLLLLL
ALARM - Israeli Bombardment of an important power station
BEIRUT - Israeli aviation bombarded Friday morning a power station which serves the south of the valley of Békaa in the east of Lebanon and a great part of the south of the country, announced the police force.
I was all of 10 or 11 when that song was going around...and it stuck in my mind. Very acidy. I liked the music of it then. Sort of went out of my mind. Then one day, my hubby who's a big Donovan fan mentioned a line from the song, and I managed to pull all the lyrics back up. Amazing what gets stored in the brain like that....
Careful, she might hear ya!
(Those knitting needles are long and sharp!)
Do18:31 PDT Hezbollah says it wont accept a ceasefire while a single Israeli soldier remains in Lebanon.
Does that mean he plans on returning the hostages they have? Assuming they are still in Lebanon and alive.
Good morning Karl!
Well, looks like lights out for Hezbullah.
hanging my hat
Isn't it odd that there have been no videos of long lines of refugees (Lebanese)? Are the hezzabaloos keeping them from leaving (which would seem normal) or are they really putting their money where their mouths are and sticking with the terrorists?
Combat soldiers are a special breed.
"Israel captured five and killed 10 terrorists".
Dio, you don't have the lingo down yet. Terrorists are civilians(mostly women and children). Terrorists seldom die.
I know what you mean.
(looks like we're about the same age)
I say lets embed them with the hezzies, coverage probably wouldn't change very much, if at all, though.
"Rockland County Company 7, Mutual Aid Response, Person Trapped...
123 Haifa Street, 123 Haifa Street, cross of Tel Aviv..."
Israeli strike on Wadi al-Akhdar, near Nabatieh, south Lebanon, August 3, 2006.
Does this power plant have some military value because of its location in the Bekaa Valley?
I was still over in the 8/03 thread talking to myself! Lost track of time here.
Thanks for the new thread Karl
You can bet your Bekka it does!
I thought you were pretty young. And sharp as a tack.
Dare I tell you both that I actually saw Donovan in concert?
Punny in the night...groping for a proper response, but I have no flash of inspiration...
ping to New York State Firefighters providing mutual aid in Israel
Thank you BurbankKarl.
In Tyre, south Lebanon, Hizb'allah and UN terrorists fire missiles at, and murdering, Israeli civilians.
The UN is/was silent. Why not? They share bunkers with the terrorists.
The EU is/was silent. Why not? It is their way and their history. A bad moon is rising.
In Tyre, south Lebanon, Israeli air retaliation against terrorists near the village of Bayada.
But I felt more like a klutz...
I guess I'm being too curious, does anyone know what that value is?
Where did you get the pics? They are very good.
During the final assault on Berlin it is estimated that ONE MILLION artillery shells and rockets were fired by the Russians.
Air force hits bridge north of Beirut
The Israel Air Force fired missiles at a bridge 20 kilometers north of Beirut, local police say.
Three people were killed in an overnight raid on the southern Beirut neighborhood of Dahiyeh. (AFP)
I see some of that on CNN. Twenty people in a farmer's hay wagon, a family and their goats, that kind of stuff. Not hundreds and hundreds a huge line though. Looks as orderly as something like that could be, I guess.