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Israel says Syria arming Hezbollah despite UN resolution
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080415/wl_mideast_afp/mideastconflictlebanonsyriaun ^

Posted on 04/15/2008 8:23:06 AM PDT by jhpigott

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Syria is supplying Lebanon's Hezbollah militia with rockets in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak charged on Tuesday.

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"Resolution 1701 is not being applied. The transfer of rockets from Syria to Lebanon is continuing and Hezbollah's military build-up is continuing," Barak's office quoted him as saying during a visit to an air force base.

"I think the Security Council has to act and see how the resolution is applied and enforced," the former army chief of staff and premier said.

The resolution, which put an end to a 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah in August 2006, demanded the pullout of the Israeli army from south Lebanon and its replacement by a UN-backed Lebanese army deployment.

It also called for the disarming of all militias -- an allusion to Hezbollah as well as to Palestinian militant groups -- and the prevention of illegal arms sales and smuggling operations in Lebanon.

Barak said the Israeli army was building up its forces in the wake of the Second Lebanon War, which revealed severe shortcomings in its conduct and readiness and was largely perceived in Israel as a failure.

"We are building up a strong IDF (army) which, unlike the Second Lebanon War, will bring decisive and clear results in war, if one is forced upon us," he said.

"Restoring the army's deterrence and commanding abilities are quintessential goals for the army," he added.

Israel launched a massive offensive after the July 12, 2006 capture of two soldiers in a deadly cross-border raid by Hezbollah.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hezbollah; iran; israel; lebanon; russia; syria; waronterror

1 posted on 04/15/2008 8:23:07 AM PDT by jhpigott
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To: jeffers; Dog; Cap Huff; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; maquiladora; GSR-TX

ping

and FWIW - the U.S. State Dept. has issued a travel waring to Syria today


2 posted on 04/15/2008 8:25:20 AM PDT by jhpigott
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To: jhpigott

bttt


3 posted on 04/15/2008 8:27:43 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I get a GrandSon - Down with big brother.)
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What is the UN going to do? Not a dam thing and Syria and the whole Middle East knows it. We seem to be the only ones that don’t get it.


4 posted on 04/15/2008 8:27:49 AM PDT by RC2
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To: jhpigott

tick... tick... tick...


5 posted on 04/15/2008 8:41:06 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

High volume. Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking on the Topic or Keyword Israel, WOT

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6 posted on 04/15/2008 8:49:53 AM PDT by SJackson (Inner city folk--bitter, cling to Sat Nite Specials, Gospel, rap--hate folk not like them)
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To: jhpigott

Glad to hear that Israel has learned lessons from the Second Lebanon War, and tat her military has been upgraded accordingly.


7 posted on 04/15/2008 9:41:24 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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Ping!


8 posted on 04/15/2008 9:55:45 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ..

Thanks justiceseeker93. Have a great day all!


9 posted on 04/15/2008 10:10:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_____________________Profile updated Saturday, March 29, 2008)
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To: justiceseeker93

Not to worry, the Liberal traitor, Jimmah Carter, will surrender to the terrorists for all of us including Israel, just after he pays tribute to Adolf Hitler during his current trip to suck up to Hamas.


10 posted on 04/15/2008 10:17:41 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: jhpigott

I saw zero signs of “severe shortcomings in [Israel’s] conduct and readiness” and readiness during the 2006 war in Lebanon.

The severe shortcomings were in the size of Olmert’s testicles.


11 posted on 04/15/2008 10:19:36 AM PDT by jeffers
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To: justiceseeker93

tick, tick, tick ... is what I’m thinking too ....

Syria likes the proxy war ... So does Saudi Arabia ... and Iran ...


12 posted on 04/15/2008 10:21:57 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: jhpigott
Gentlemen of the IDF...start your engines...Objective...Damascus.

My only question is...what will be the price this time? Golda Meir was right: "The Arabs will stop killing us when they love their children more than they hate us."

13 posted on 04/15/2008 11:16:27 AM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: justiceseeker93; SunkenCiv; F15Eagle

Not to worry, Condi will soon issue yet another “strongly worded statement” that Israel “must make painful concessions” so we can keep that legacy train going. Olmerde will be ponying up to see how the pie can be divided. I doubt Olmerde and his sorry crew will do anything much about this. Now if Bibi or other real Israeli was P.M., then I might believe Israel would not take this lying down.


14 posted on 04/15/2008 11:27:18 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA ("Typical 'bitter' 'White Male" whose vote the Dems now desperately want so bad - HA!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jhpigott.
Syria is supplying Lebanon's Hezbollah militia with rockets in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701

15 posted on 05/07/2013 5:52:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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