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Hezbollah 'has 80,000 rockets'
Space War ^ | 8/24/2009 | UPI

Posted on 08/25/2009 12:37:40 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

Israeli President Shimon Peres claims that Lebanon's Hezbollah now has an arsenal of 80,000 rockets to bombard Israel -- double the previous estimate by Israeli intelligence and almost four times the number the Iranian-backed militants possessed during their 2006 war with the Jewish state. Lebanese Foreign Minister Fawzi Salloukh has dismissed as "lies" the claim made by Peres in an interview with the Kuwait daily Al-Rai published Sunday. "I don't know how he counted these rockets."

But the Israeli leader's claim has fuelled regional fears that a new conflict between Hezbollah and Israel is brewing.

There has been no independent confirmation that Hezbollah has that many rockets, although it has hinted at 40,000.

However, the allegation that Hezbollah, armed by Iran and Syria, has been able to amass such a vast inventory of rockets, some of them supposedly capable of hitting Tel Aviv, was seen by the jittery Lebanese as a possible pretext by Israel to justify attacking its tiny Mediterranean neighbor again.

Peres was quoted as saying that Israel was "not interested" in another conflict with Lebanon and that all differences could be settled through negotiations.

But, in a surprising disclosure, he admitted that Israel ran a large-scale espionage network in Lebanon.

That was the first confirmation by an Israeli leader that the Mossad intelligence service was involved in large-scale spying in Lebanon after dozens of suspected agents were rounded up by Lebanese security forces and Hezbollah since November 2008.

The main objective of the Israeli operation was locating Hezbollah's rocket and arms dumps, its elaborate defense system of underground bunkers, its leadership and its command centers linked by a difficult-to-penetrate, fiber-optic communications system.

(Excerpt) Read more at spacewar.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel
KEYWORDS: globaljihad; hezbollah; hizballah; hizbullah; iran; irondome; israel; katyusha; lebanon; peres; shimonperes; syria

1 posted on 08/25/2009 12:37:41 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

That’s interesting. Thanks.


2 posted on 08/25/2009 12:42:09 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

A Look at Iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


3 posted on 08/25/2009 12:42:41 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: SJackson; Nachum; backhoe

ping


4 posted on 08/25/2009 12:46:05 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: sonofstrangelove
yeah....80,000 seems big till they start using them... ordnance is a finicky thing... you will have a certain percentage that don't fire, misfire, dud, or blow up at launcher..... yes those that do strike are most defiantly fatal, but...maybe a fair estimate is 50-65% will work properly and damage will depend on where the idiots of hamas aim...
5 posted on 08/25/2009 12:47:54 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("How could they not tell they had a friggin 70 foot whale hanging off their bow?" ---Tijeras_slim)
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To: Cindy


Here is the range of those "Katy's" rockets
6 posted on 08/25/2009 12:54:57 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."-Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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To: Americanwolf

Makes you wonder why the Israel’s were ram radding the “Iron Dome” project. Maybe there is something brewing.


7 posted on 08/25/2009 12:58:14 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."-Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Thank you.


8 posted on 08/25/2009 12:58:20 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

No problem


9 posted on 08/25/2009 12:58:44 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."-Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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To: sonofstrangelove
A lot of regional analyst feel that the oct-nov time frame something will occur...
10 posted on 08/25/2009 1:00:29 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("How could they not tell they had a friggin 70 foot whale hanging off their bow?" ---Tijeras_slim)
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To: sonofstrangelove

80,000 missiles, most of them likely provided through United States taxpayer dollars.


11 posted on 08/25/2009 1:00:42 AM PDT by Onerom99 (I)
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To: Americanwolf

That and the Israeli Air Force has the capabilities of wiping them out as soon after they give their positions away when they fire them.


12 posted on 08/25/2009 1:01:53 AM PDT by Onerom99 (I)
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To: Onerom99

Very true... The IAF has excelled in recent years hunting the sites out...


13 posted on 08/25/2009 1:03:41 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("How could they not tell they had a friggin 70 foot whale hanging off their bow?" ---Tijeras_slim)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Israel needs to finally win the war 100%

Don’t back down this time, take enormous swaths of their land, take their oil, never let the bastards return.

Never!

And crush that abomination called the dome of the rock.

Yids rule!


14 posted on 08/25/2009 1:27:18 AM PDT by Bobalu (I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: Bobalu

I agree


15 posted on 08/25/2009 1:35:23 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."-Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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To: Americanwolf

Only takes one of those 80,000 to ruin your whole day.
BUT I have a feeling that if they go again, BiBi will not be an appeasing pussy lawyer and he will carpet bomb any area launching rockets Israels way.
80,000? The mooselimbs will be able to launch maybe 2000.
Go BiBi, use tactical nukes on the bastards.


16 posted on 08/25/2009 1:56:22 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84)
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To: sonofstrangelove
Jeeze, Israel, just kill them all. And no, I don't care about collateral damage nor world opinion. Kill them and survive.

Anyone want to argue my point? Feel free. But I have a huge file of the atrocities against the freedom loving Israelites. Take your best shot. I await.

17 posted on 08/25/2009 2:19:43 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (Progressives are actually Regressive; Think Progressive Socialism Failures!)
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To: Onerom99

Yep while the US tax payers paid to clothe, shelter, and feed them, Iran and Syria supplied the Terrorist


18 posted on 08/25/2009 3:20:59 AM PDT by Son House (President Ă˜bama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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To: Joe Boucher; Neil E. Wright
"Go BiBi, use tactical nukes on the bastards."

I couldn't agree more. Israel is a western democracy that only wants to be free to pursue their happiness. Does that phrase sound familiar?

However, they are surrounded by the most backward uncivilized misogynist foul-smelling camel-humping intolerant extreme punishment low-lifes on the planet.

Hey, Holder, here's some more hate words for you to arrest me for.

I despise misogynistic Taliban, al-Queda, and any other Muslim group that supports them. That includes CAIR, who has been known and BUSTED for the their connections to radical Islamists.

Oh, here's another hate phrase for you - I HATE Islamists! So when can I expect your Gestapo at my door? Stupid question. You'll just move your little "hate" enforcers without notification. Gonna disappear me?

19 posted on 08/25/2009 3:26:39 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (Progressives are actually Regressive; Think Progressive Socialism Failures!)
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To: A Navy Vet

Great post Navy Vet.I could not agree more.
Let them come.


20 posted on 08/25/2009 4:22:09 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84)
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To: sonofstrangelove
80,000 rockets?

Gee, it'd really be a bad thing if they were all to blow up at the same time in their armory.

21 posted on 08/25/2009 4:36:45 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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22 posted on 08/25/2009 5:34:00 AM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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To: Americanwolf

When the new US fiscal year starts and we have no money to operate as a nation.


23 posted on 08/25/2009 5:47:44 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: mdmathis6

What does the US fiscal policy have to do with weather or not Isreal takes action against hamas or vice versa?


24 posted on 08/25/2009 5:54:15 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("How could they not tell they had a friggin 70 foot whale hanging off their bow?" ---Tijeras_slim)
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To: Americanwolf

I think in the fall, some very frightening things fiscally may be happening in the US a which will hamstring the US ability to make a difference in what will be happening in the mid-east. Domestic issues will be consuming much of our energy and US foreign policy will drift completely onto the rocks!

Obama needs a vibrant state department but he put Hillary, a woman he does not trust, as charge of it. Thus, foreign policy is being done directly but inefficiently from the white house as an end run around Hillary.

Ironically in the short run, this may help Israel as a distracted white house, may be impotent to tie Israel’s hands other than to cut foreign aid!


25 posted on 08/25/2009 6:05:34 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: mdmathis6

I will agree with you that US forgien policy has drifted..as for the ecomonics of the coming fiscal year...I don’t know about that... but I think on an issue such as this the admin already has its hands tied with enough other problems... that it will be impotent to do anything anyway.


26 posted on 08/25/2009 6:10:08 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("How could they not tell they had a friggin 70 foot whale hanging off their bow?" ---Tijeras_slim)
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To: sonofstrangelove
With Israel, being surrounded by all of her enemies with 80,000 ++++ missiles aimed at it, not leash an all out attack(possibly a nuclear one) if they are attacked?

The Middle East could become a waste land in a heart beat, so to speak?

27 posted on 08/25/2009 3:07:59 PM PDT by zbogwan2
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BTTT


28 posted on 08/25/2009 4:13:15 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."-Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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