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Captured Hizbullah Kidnapper Details Syrian, Iranian Collusion
Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | 21:53 Aug 08, '06 / 14 Av 5766 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

Posted on 08/08/2006 2:15:10 PM PDT by RouxStir

Captured Hizbullah Kidnapper Details Syrian, Iranian Collusion 21:53 Aug 08, '06 / 14 Av 5766 by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

The IDF released videotaped footage of an interview with a captured Hizbullah member who was involved in the July 12th attack in which eight IDF soldiers were killed and two others kidnapped.

Chief of military intelligence, Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin, told cabinet ministers on Sunday that the Hizbullah terrorist had been taken prisoner during an operation in Lebanon. Soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev are still being held hostage by the Iranian-backed Hizbullah.

Among other revelations of Hizbullah recruitment and training methods, the captured terrorist, Hussein Ali Sliman, said that he and a group of 40 or 50 others travelled from Beirut to Iran by way of an unofficial Syrian air strip in 2003. He also noted that the caravan of Hizbullah vehicles crossing into Syria travelled by way of an official military lane. The trip was undertaken for one of two practical field exercises of Hizbullah terrorists under Iranian tutelage.

Sliman, age 22 from the Beirut-area Burj Al-Barajneh PLO refugee camp, was interrogated after being captured by IDF forces in an unspecified raid in Lebanon. Speaking in Arabic, the captive Hizbullah member appears to be very calm and cooperative with his off-camera interrogator in the edited recording.

Early in the interview, Sliman described how he began Hizbullah militia training activities at the age of 15, after school hours, in his home town. The training, Sliman said, lasted one and a half months, during which the youths were given military, educational and religious instruction.

Sliman: "I was young. In 2000, I took part in a combat course, after the liberation [a reference to the Israeli unilateral withdrawal from southern Lebanon in that year - ed.]."

Interrogator: "And until 2000, what did you do during that period?"

Sliman: "Nothing. Mosque attendance. Mosque attendance and lessons with the sheikh [Muslim cleric]."

After a multi-faceted 45-day combat course in the Ba'albek region of eastern Lebanon, Sliman learned how to use anti-tank weapons and eventually took part in what might be likened to a military officers course for commanders of specific districts.

When asked by his questioner if he took courses outside of Lebanon, Sliman answered, "Not a course. I took part in practical field training exercises ['war games' - ed.]. Two exercises."

Interrogator: "When was the first exercise?"

Sliman: "At the end of 2003."

Interrogator: "Where did you do it?"

Sliman: "In Iran."

Interrogator: "How did you leave for Iran?"

Sliman: "We left Beirut in cars, range rovers, other vehicles...."

Interrogator: "Hizbullah cars. It is known that military cars belong to the Hizbullah."

Sliman: "Not military vehicles, but..."

Interrogator: "But they are recognized as belonging to the Hizbullah."

Sliman: "Yes. Recognizable."

The captured Hizbullah terrorist was then asked where they went from Beirut. "From Beirut to the Damascus airport," he replied. "At the Al-Missna Crossing, by way of the military lane."

After clarifying that the group of about 50 Hizbullah terrorists traveled to Syria as a group, by way of a military crossing, the interrogator asked Sliman what they did once they reached the Damascus airport.

Sliman: "We did not enter the Damascus airport, we entered a separate area...."

Interrogator: "That is to say, unofficial."

Sliman: "Yes, unofficial."

Interrogator: "They entered the Damascus airport..."

Sliman: "An airport bus, the bus came and took us and we took off in the plane."

Interrogator: "Did they stamp your passports when you left?"

Sliman: "We didn't have any passports."

The video then cuts to a discussion of the attacks Sliman carried out once back in Lebanon. In 2005, he was part of a peripheral team assigned to prevent Israeli tanks from firing at the border town of Rajar, as another cell attempted to kill or kidnap IDF soldiers stationed on the Israeli side of the border. That operation failed. "The main goal was really not achieved," he admitted, "but the secondary goal was to land a harsh blow against the military outposts."

Regarding his part in the July 12th attack and kidnapping on the Lebanese-Israeli border, Sliman said that he was assigned to prevent the approach of IDF reinforcements from nearby military positions.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; bombirannow; hezbollah; iran; islam; israel; lebanon; muhammadsminions; syria; terrorisn; waronmilitantislam; wot
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I can't wait for the UN to comment on this...if it can even be brought to their attention.
1 posted on 08/08/2006 2:15:12 PM PDT by RouxStir
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To: RouxStir
The United States failure to act against Iran will be seen as weakness throughout the muslim world (both arab and persian).
2 posted on 08/08/2006 2:19:30 PM PDT by Ben Mugged
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To: RouxStir
The training appears to be quite inferior.
This dude is squealing like a stuck pig.
3 posted on 08/08/2006 2:23:46 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Ben Mugged

And the American world too. :^)


4 posted on 08/08/2006 2:23:59 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: Ben Mugged

What is your preferred course of action?


5 posted on 08/08/2006 2:24:47 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: RouxStir
Can't wait to get home so I can see the coverage of this blockbuster news on CBS. ;o)
6 posted on 08/08/2006 2:26:00 PM PDT by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Ben Mugged

Thank you for my tagline update.


7 posted on 08/08/2006 2:26:21 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (The United States failure to act against Iran will be seen as weakness throughout the muslim world ()
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To: kinoxi
....starting with a couple hundred of these would be the opening course of action if it was mine to take.
8 posted on 08/08/2006 2:30:20 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (The United States failure to act against Iran will be seen as weakness throughout the muslim world ()
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To: RouxStir

It seems clear that our primary objective should be to make Syria and Iran pay a price in this conflict, but the question is how? And if we're not ready to bite the Iranian apple at this moment, can't we at least inflict some pain on Syria?


9 posted on 08/08/2006 2:30:42 PM PDT by Califelephant
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To: TheDon

I think the U.S. should infer that any flights going in and out of either Syria or Iran will be downed immediately. Indefinitely.


10 posted on 08/08/2006 2:30:48 PM PDT by mallardx
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To: kinoxi

Formal declaration of war followed by full scale blockade of air and sea trade routes. Full support for insurgents within Iran.


11 posted on 08/08/2006 2:31:01 PM PDT by Ben Mugged
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To: RouxStir

I've written it many, many times before. Flatten Damascus and Tehran.


12 posted on 08/08/2006 2:34:24 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: DogBarkTree

nice pic, i agree. i am a little bit skeptical about these at the depths iran has dug to though. Israel has these through us and has not used them yet.


13 posted on 08/08/2006 2:36:29 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: Ben Mugged

If they take more time and prevent 5-7 dollar gas/ global economic turmoil, i can wait a few weeks - for Israel to decimate their proxy.


14 posted on 08/08/2006 2:40:52 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: GOP_1900AD; All
"I've written it many, many times before. Flatten Damascus and Tehran."

.....and a moon rock and a well......

15 posted on 08/08/2006 2:42:35 PM PDT by musicman
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To: kinoxi
Doesn't solve the problem. Iran is going to trigger a war between muslim nations and the United States. It can not be avoided. We can fight it now before they convert petrodollars into high technology weapons or fight them later when nukes are falling on the United States from mis-eastern and South American sources. We might win that conflict and we might not. The only sure path to survival, it to fight now.
16 posted on 08/08/2006 2:51:23 PM PDT by Ben Mugged
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To: Ben Mugged
You are right.
Israel is key to eliminating this scourge however. If forced to fight on multiple fronts they have to choose survival over loyalty to the US. Depleting the muslims resources seems to be required as in any war.
17 posted on 08/08/2006 2:57:27 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: mallardx
"I think the U.S. should infer that any flights going in and out of either Syria or Iran will be downed immediately. Indefinitely."

Can't do that...it may interrupt the student exchange program.

18 posted on 08/08/2006 3:02:33 PM PDT by blam
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To: RouxStir

DEMOCRATS don't care. Their mission is the total destruction of Israel just as the terrorists are. Democrats are America's internal terrorist organization.


19 posted on 08/08/2006 3:10:22 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (Back home in Alabama after 14 years in hell of WA state.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Don't count on us not acting against Iran. Something is brewing. The Pentagon is very busy.


20 posted on 08/08/2006 3:11:12 PM PDT by pissant
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To: RouxStir

Gee, the US sells smart bombs to Israel and there are 2000 MSM stories on it for days. This is getting no traction with the MSM.

They are all traitors.


21 posted on 08/08/2006 3:12:20 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Ben Mugged

ANd massive bombing of every single military target.


22 posted on 08/08/2006 3:13:24 PM PDT by pissant
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To: RouxStir
This home base of terrorism Iran will continue to develop and complete atomic weapons.
Notice, there could be briefcase size nuclear explosives raising havoc in for instance New York.
Europe's negotiators failed for three years, and so did the U.N. by not coming up with even a minimal stop agreement.
Who is first stopping Iran from blowing Israel off the map before Iran will do the blowing off of Israel?
23 posted on 08/08/2006 3:13:43 PM PDT by hermgem (The same)
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To: RouxStir

bttt.


24 posted on 08/08/2006 3:18:29 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: RetiredArmy
"We can fight it now before they convert petrodollars into high technology weapons or fight them later"
EXACTLY

Right now we trade the Kuwait, the Saudis, the Emirates
Stock Cert, Treasury Notes, property deeds, etc for oil.
If the jihadist's take over the Gulf they will force Europe to trade high tech weapons systems and nuclear technology for oil.
25 posted on 08/08/2006 3:19:19 PM PDT by Jonah Johansen ("Coming soon to a neighborhood near you")
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To: michigander

Guess why he squels like a stuck pig?
Waterboarding is but one of the mouth openers which leads to info and saving others lives.
Sorry to say, the U.S. is hopelessly restricted to gain such information as these terrorists fall now under the Geneva Convention by ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court besides being entitled to a ACLU approved lawyer.


26 posted on 08/08/2006 3:21:38 PM PDT by hermgem (The same)
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To: michigander
This dude is squealing like a stuck pig.

How can we be absolutely certain he's telling it straight? I find the comments interesting, but I wouldn't bet the farm on his information.

27 posted on 08/08/2006 3:25:53 PM PDT by Iowa Granny (You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks)
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To: RouxStir

I would like to see Syria and Iran explain this away


28 posted on 08/08/2006 3:39:49 PM PDT by garbageseeker ("The best form of defense is attack." -Karl Wolfgang Von Clausewitz)
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To: hermgem

'Waterboarding'?
could you elaborate?


29 posted on 08/08/2006 3:40:31 PM PDT by Sarah
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To: RouxStir

Obviously, a sham, forced confession at gunpoint. </s>


30 posted on 08/08/2006 3:49:40 PM PDT by gotribe (It's not a religion.)
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To: hermgem; Iowa Granny
Sliman: "We left Beirut in cars, range rovers, other vehicles...."

Interrogator: "Hizbullah cars. It is known that military cars belong to the Hizbullah."

Sliman: "Not military vehicles, but..."

Interrogator: "But they are recognized as belonging to the Hizbullah."

Sliman: "Yes. Recognizable."


No shit??
Reliable info??
Would he lie??
Get a grip... Who knows??

"We left Beirut in cars, range rovers, other vehicles...."

They were white and had UN painted on the roof in dark letters.... Some were even disguised as ambulances....

31 posted on 08/08/2006 3:52:44 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Califelephant
if we're not ready to bite the Iranian apple at this moment,

Who says we aren't getting ready?

32 posted on 08/08/2006 4:02:24 PM PDT by Invisible Gorilla
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To: michigander

Anyone heard any comments on this from Congressional Liberals like Pelosi, Boxer, Kerry, Kennedy and all the rest of the anti-American, anti-military, hate Bush, Bush lied crowd?


33 posted on 08/08/2006 4:12:43 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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34 posted on 08/08/2006 4:33:08 PM PDT by SJackson (The PilgrimsóDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

The irrelevant are waiting for the un's opinion so they can all stand together.


35 posted on 08/08/2006 4:39:51 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: pissant

"Something is brewing."

Loose lips.


36 posted on 08/08/2006 4:47:42 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: RouxStir

No surprise that the Israelis are making ratboy sing. It's still good news, though!


37 posted on 08/08/2006 4:56:28 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: Invisible Gorilla
Getting ready is a little different than being ready, in position, and have the backing of our allies.

I have no doubt Rumsfield is working on the 1st two, and Iran will eventually take care of the last one for us, but when?

Amahdman is in a rather uncomfortable position right now, things having gone wildly out of control with his plan to show the muzzy world that he could poke Israel in the eye with impugnity. Everyone knows Assad & Amahdman are behind this, and the muzzy world is waiting to see if these two a$$holes are back up what they started, or they're going to puss out.

If they let Nasrallah retreat - and live, without him getting martyred, it'll look like they got dicked by Israel once again, but if they do something dumb like attack us, well, then they're FUBAR.

Either way they're screwed.

38 posted on 08/08/2006 5:14:50 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (The GOP was created by those opposed to Southern Democrat Plantation Slavery...)
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To: RouxStir
The IDF released videotaped footage of an interview with a captured Hizbullah member who was involved in the July 12th attack in which eight IDF soldiers were killed and two others kidnapped.

Eight were killed? Is this new info from Israel? (I knew there were soldiers killed, thought fewer than that, though.)

39 posted on 08/08/2006 5:23:23 PM PDT by dangerfield
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To: 4woodenboats
That's not how it works in the Muslim world. Iran and Syria can win by poking sticks, taking hits, and surviving. Time is on the side of Iran's nuclear program.

The question isn't whether Iran will puss out, because they already haven't. The question is whether the West will puss out. I think we won't, but maybe that's wishful thinking.

40 posted on 08/08/2006 5:24:33 PM PDT by Invisible Gorilla
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To: RouxStir

*Yawn* Do we really need any more evidence?


41 posted on 08/08/2006 5:24:47 PM PDT by villagerjoel (US of A!!!)
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To: RouxStir

The UN will say that he was tortured into giving this confession.


42 posted on 08/08/2006 5:27:20 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American G. I.)
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To: DogBarkTree

"starting with a couple hundred of these would be the opening course of action if it was mine to make"

That might just be what Israel is waiting for. They don't want to send in soldiers to take out well fortified positions.

Drop a couple of dozen of these bad boys on them and it will be over.


43 posted on 08/08/2006 5:37:35 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Democrats - The reason we need term limits)
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To: DogBarkTree

that'd blow up real good


44 posted on 08/08/2006 6:03:59 PM PDT by varyouga (I no longer fear death. I only fear the day when the DUmmies take over.)
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To: michigander

You're right and it makes me want to throw up. The "irrelevant" will be the first to wring their hands when we get attacked again. IMO, they're appeasers, cowards, worthless Americans not worthy to lick the boots of our soldiers or Israel's brave soldiers. They're American(?) hypocrites.


45 posted on 08/08/2006 6:22:52 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Iowa Granny

"How can we be...certain he's telling it straight?"

You know they're still looking for Jimmy Hoffa...and this guy seems to be quite a storyteller.


46 posted on 08/08/2006 6:58:15 PM PDT by Natchez Hawk (What's so funny about the first, second, and fourth Amendments?)
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To: GOP_1900AD

Probably it should be Tehran. That would diminish the possibility of periperal damage to people of greater importance to us, and when the Persians have been plastered, the Syrians will probable become very eager to live placidly with their neighbors.


47 posted on 08/08/2006 7:09:46 PM PDT by mathurine (ua)
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To: mallardx

"I think the U.S. should infer that any flights going in and out of either Syria or Iran will be downed immediately. Indefinitely."

Infer? How would they 'infer' that? Perhaps you mean 'imply'


48 posted on 08/08/2006 7:41:41 PM PDT by Dave Elias
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To: kinoxi

"If they take more time and prevent 5-7 dollar gas/ global economic turmoil, i can wait a few weeks - for Israel to decimate their proxy."

Decimate means kill one in ten. I don't think 10% attrition would be nearly enough.


49 posted on 08/08/2006 7:43:19 PM PDT by Dave Elias
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To: Dave Elias
I agree. The term generally means to incapacitate these days though.I'll try to be more specific. decimate = annihilate
50 posted on 08/08/2006 7:55:44 PM PDT by kinoxi
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