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Scud Crisis Threatens War between Israel, Hizbullah
http://www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/getstory?openform&CDD5DFEAC369CE67C2257703002CF0D5 ^

Posted on 04/12/2010 6:28:23 AM PDT by jhpigott

A "Scud Crisis" is threatening to ignite an all-out war between Israel and Hizbullah, the Kuwaiti al-Rai newspaper reported.

The daily said that Syria has delivered to Hizbullah Scud missiles, sparking a behind-the-scenes crisis after Israel informed Washington that "it will take steps if the U.S. didn't find a solution to what the Jewish state considers a threat to its security."

Following the Israeli warning, the U.S. State Department summoned Syrian ambassador Imad Mustafa and asked him "to inform his government about the level of danger if the missiles crossed the border," al-Rai said.

Washington also reportedly told Mustafa that the U.S. and other parties are keen to achieve a peaceful solution to the crisis to avoid war.

The daily quoted U.S. sources as saying that Israel has sent indirect warnings to Syria through Turkey and Qatar that it would "bomb Lebanese and Syrian targets in case the missiles crossed the border … and reached Hizbullah."

However, according to al-Rai, there are conflicting reports about the delivery of the Scud missiles to the Shiite party. Some sources in Washington confirm it, while others say the missiles didn't cross the border into Lebanon.

The Kuwaiti newspaper said that U.S. Senator John Kerry discussed the issue with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus lately.

"Assad's denial (about the delivery of the weapons) didn't seem convincing for the Americans who were mainly convinced that Damascus delivered the missiles to Hizbullah," al-Rai concluded.

Beirut, 12 Apr 10, 11:28


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hizbullah; islam; israel; lebanon; missiles; scud; scum; syria; war
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If these "sources" are correct and Syria has delivered SCUDs to Hezbollah, I could easily envision Bibi taking some "preventive" measures . . .
1 posted on 04/12/2010 6:28:23 AM PDT by jhpigott
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To: maquiladora; hennie pennie; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 04/12/2010 6:29:07 AM PDT by jhpigott
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3 posted on 04/12/2010 6:30:40 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: jhpigott

U.S. Senator John Kerry discussed the issue with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus lately. ............................ Great, Bibi! LOCK and LOAD!


4 posted on 04/12/2010 6:31:39 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (THE CANDIDATE THE LEFT SMEARS THE MOST IS THE ONE THEY FEAR THE MOST.)
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To: jhpigott

I suspect that you are totally correct, Israel will not wait for Scuds with possibly bio weapon loads or even crude nuclear devices to fall.

When Israel reacts is when Obama must respond as either an ally...or a foe.


5 posted on 04/12/2010 6:32:49 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: jhpigott

A diversion to keep Israel from focusing on Iran?


6 posted on 04/12/2010 6:33:21 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - JD Hayworth - US Senate)
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To: jhpigott

Given the current regime in DC, I wouldn’t count on the US coming up with a solution for any threat to Israel.

Bibi, do what you have to.


7 posted on 04/12/2010 6:34:48 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: jhpigott

Dear God,

Watch over and protect Israel. Give the leaders wisdom and knowledge of unseen attacks. May the world know this nation is near and dear to Your heart and You will punish those who harm her.

Amen.


8 posted on 04/12/2010 6:35:17 AM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: jhpigott
...Israel informed Washington that "it will take steps if the U.S. didn't find a solution to what the Jewish state considers a threat to its security."

That right there was a HUGE mistake. Expecting the US to be responsible for threats to their security. "If you don't take care of me, I'll do it myself." What are they, our vassals?

With responsibilities come rights and powers. Cede the one and you cede the others.

9 posted on 04/12/2010 6:37:38 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: jhpigott
...Israel informed Washington that "it will take steps if the U.S. didn't find a solution to what the Jewish state considers a threat to its security."

The US solution may not be to your liking, and the steps could be backward -- and seaward.

10 posted on 04/12/2010 6:41:30 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: jhpigott

I sure hope that if Israel does take the fight to Hezbollah again, they do it right this time and NOT settle for a draw.


11 posted on 04/12/2010 6:42:00 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: Linda Frances

Dear God,

Watch over and protect Israel. Give the leaders wisdom and knowledge of unseen attacks. May the world know this nation is near and dear to Your heart and You will punish those who harm her.

Amen.

Joining in agreement, Amen


12 posted on 04/12/2010 6:42:40 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: jhpigott

Israel would be insane to react to Hizbullah flinging some over-sized trashcan/firecrackers at their border, they’d be walking right into Syriah and Iran’s trap.

The Israelis need to keep a cool head and save their firepower for the really important problems that are coming down the pipe instead of going off half cock on some stupid provocation.

I hope Israel’s leaders have a cooler perspective than to allow themslevs to fall for this nonsense.


13 posted on 04/12/2010 6:45:24 AM PDT by PotatoHeadMick
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To: PotatoHeadMick

It may not be a bad idea to neutralize one of Iran’s biggest weapons (Hezbollah) first, if/when they decide to take care of Iran’s nuke facilities.


14 posted on 04/12/2010 6:48:02 AM PDT by jhpigott
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Perfect timing. Right after Obama states new policy is not to retaliate to Chem/Bio attacks with Nukes. No wonder Israel distributed Bio weapons kits last week.


15 posted on 04/12/2010 6:49:47 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Eye of Unk
When Israel reacts is when Obama must respond as either an ally...or a foe.

I think he's already established he is no ally to Israel. Bibi should proceed on that basis.

I fear for Israel as much as I fear for the U.S.

16 posted on 04/12/2010 6:58:53 AM PDT by raybbr
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To: mazda77

Since Iran orchestrates what goes on in Lebanon and Palestine you can speculate they would use them to open a second front against Israel. Maybe even order pre-emptive strikes to preoccupy Israel.

As for Israel taking out the scuds, those things proved remarkably hard to find in Iraq. We pretty much turned the air war in GWI over to hunting scuds and they still managed to get them set up and launched. No accuracy but if they have chem or bio on board they would serve as an effective terror weapon no matter where they landed in Israel. If that happens, Israel will take the gloves off.


17 posted on 04/12/2010 6:59:00 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: mazda77
A diversion to keep Israel from focusing on Iran?

That and Iran is probably behind it all.

18 posted on 04/12/2010 7:04:08 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: jhpigott

Screw it. Lebanon is hosting the Hizbollah parasite. Let Lebanon know that if a single SCUD is launched from Lebanon, Israel will declare war and wage total war against the people and nation of Lebanon until they have utterly subdued it.
None of this “politically correct” war crap. Just death, destruction, and despair covering an entire nation.


19 posted on 04/12/2010 7:05:11 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: Linda Frances

Amen.


20 posted on 04/12/2010 7:06:28 AM PDT by 444Flyer (PharaOh, PharaOh...let my people go!)
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To: jhpigott

The US State Department’s response to this new threat is as weak as wet toilet paper. God how I detest the leftists in this country. They are endangering the peace of the entire world with their ivy league appeasement and compromise theories, which have proven time and time again not to work.


21 posted on 04/12/2010 7:07:08 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: jhpigott

I’ve just about given up on Bibi as an effective leader for the interests of Israel. IMO, he has been playing patty-cake w/ his Islamic enemies when his nation has the power (but not the will?) to bomb them back into the Stone Age.

QUIT BEING A WUS, Bibi & kill the enemy! To hell w/ what Obama says, your nation’s life is @ stake.


22 posted on 04/12/2010 7:08:23 AM PDT by ChrisInAR (Alright, tighten your shorts, Pilgrim, & sing like the Duke!)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Expecting the US to be responsible for threats to their security.

Or it could be that the US has told Israel that they need to avoid war at all costs. A war in the Middle East (beyond the usual Israel border skirmishes) will spike the cost (and maybe strangle the supply) of oil. This will not be helpful to the world economic circumstance.

So Israel is just pointing out that if the US wants to keep peace in the Middle East, they need to “fix” this issue with Scuds. Israel cannot let Scuds be stationed in Lebanon under the control of the Hezzies which I do believe are heavily sponsored by Iran.

Dangerous times for sure.

schu

23 posted on 04/12/2010 7:16:05 AM PDT by schu
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To: Bringbackthedraft

It baffles me why Kerry would have met with Assad anyway. Kerry is a loose cannon. This bozo can’t think his way out of a paper bag in the first place, and there he is trying to talk sense to anyone, let alone Assad.

From the White House to Congress, we’ve got a massive void of rational thought.


24 posted on 04/12/2010 7:24:16 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the all knowing/seeing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr. blessings be upon him.)
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To: blueyon

We are gathered in His name.


25 posted on 04/12/2010 7:24:57 AM PDT by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: ChrisInAR

Bibi confuses me as well. He certainly talks a tough game, but during his first tenure as PM back during the 90s he turned the keys of Hebron over to the Palis.

And so far during his current term there does not seem to be any headway made with neutralizing the Iranian threat. I will say this though . . . since Bibi took office, it has been the most peaceful year in Israel for the last decade. No major terrorists attacks to speak of and no war with its neighbors.


26 posted on 04/12/2010 7:29:55 AM PDT by jhpigott
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Scud Crisis Threatens War between Israel, Hizbullah

Israel's very EXISTENCE is enough for muzzie's to start a war.  Scuds are optional.

27 posted on 04/12/2010 7:32:54 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Obama & You... working together for a better yesterday.)
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To: SJackson

Hmmm...ping.


28 posted on 04/12/2010 7:37:40 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: jhpigott
The Kuwaiti newspaper said that U.S. Senator John Kerry discussed the issue with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus lately.

I thought Hillary was still Sec. of State?

Makes sense to me that Israel disarms Lebanon and maybe Syria before taking on Iran. But Iran wants to come to the defense of either of them it's Green Light baby.

29 posted on 04/12/2010 7:38:21 AM PDT by McGruff (So how is that Hopey Changey thingy working out for ya America?)
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To: jhpigott

Wow, more testing of Jewish accrobatics in Israel. I see we also are building the Nazi morale the liberal world over, in the name of “reducing tensions” and not turning them into communists... what a joke.


30 posted on 04/12/2010 7:57:32 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-secuirty Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested crucified)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Thanks for the link


31 posted on 04/12/2010 8:02:17 AM PDT by 4woodenboats (Defend America peacefully, vigorously, and swiftly against all enemies before she becomes a memory)
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To: McGruff
The Kuwaiti newspaper said that U.S. Senator John Kerry discussed the issue with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus lately.

My question is how much did those scuds set Teresa back?

In other news Heinz is the number one selling ketchup in Syria.

32 posted on 04/12/2010 8:06:41 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: jhpigott

Is it 3:00 AM yet?


33 posted on 04/12/2010 8:09:04 AM PDT by esarlls3
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To: ScottinVA

The defense against Syrian missiles fired by Hezbollah should be bombs on Damascus and Qum.

The surrogate charade is over.

This piece is a warning to Iran to stop that shit...... the game is up


34 posted on 04/12/2010 8:13:04 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: Eye of Unk

You know in the Bible how it discusses the world aligned against Israel and you always find it hard to believe in our times.

Well here we are. Obama will not back Israel. He will take his I am a citizen of the world position and sit on his hands.

Rumors are going that he has pretty much done so with a military embargo.


35 posted on 04/12/2010 8:15:55 AM PDT by romanesq (For George Soros so loved the world, he gave us Obama)
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To: mazda77

Nope, part of the plan. They are forcing Israel to work on at least three fronts. Dealing with those three fronts I believe, is too large for Israel to handle by herself, unless she wishes to create lots of green glass.


36 posted on 04/12/2010 8:24:58 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: saganite

I think we’re going to see a war in this area that will finally decide matters, instead of leading to other conflicts a couple of years later.

Hizbullah having Scuds is a big step in the wrong direction for peace, and a tremendous step in the directon of a real war.


37 posted on 04/12/2010 8:26:29 AM PDT by Loud Mime (initialpoints.net - - The Constitution as the center of politics -- Download the graph)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

“The Israelis need to keep a cool head and save their firepower for the really important problems that are coming down the pipe instead of going off half cock on some stupid provocation.”

These missles can still kill people and destroy planes and tanks.

Israel has to fight the battles big or small. If the enemy starts something and Israel doen’t repond, the enemy will feel like it can strike even harder.

If someone is knocking on your back door all night, but not breaking in, you will still do something about it. YOu will not wait until they break in.


38 posted on 04/12/2010 8:37:24 AM PDT by Ecliptic
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To: jhpigott

After the way O’Bammy has treated Israel I don’t doubt

that hezzi will try to push this...


39 posted on 04/12/2010 8:38:56 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

really drumming up the war rhetoric in Israel -

Iranian Spy for CIA: ‘Weak West’ Will Cause War with Iran
April 12, 2010

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/136936


40 posted on 04/12/2010 8:42:53 AM PDT by jhpigott
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41 posted on 04/12/2010 8:54:58 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: blueyon

In TOTAL agreement! Amen, and AMEN.


42 posted on 04/12/2010 8:55:38 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: Eye of Unk

Por, poor Onada. The world just doesn’t work the way his Marxist handlers said it would. It isn’t enough that the US faces serious national security from abroad. He has to manufacture them from within.


43 posted on 04/12/2010 8:57:07 AM PDT by dools007
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To: Eye of Unk

“I call on the Zionist Entity to break the cycle of violence. Do not retaliate. Be bigger than your enemy. Don’t let the opinion of the world turn any worse than it already is” FUBO.


44 posted on 04/12/2010 9:10:17 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Just diplomatic due diligence.


45 posted on 04/12/2010 9:11:12 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: raybbr

Imagine a world where Israel came and went. I can’t.


46 posted on 04/12/2010 9:12:45 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: Little Ray

Poor Lebanon.


47 posted on 04/12/2010 9:13:56 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: Little Ray

They should skip the total war on Lebanon, and reduce the prancing bullock of Syria to ruins.


48 posted on 04/12/2010 9:14:42 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: jhpigott

He may not be a miracle worker, but he is a GROWNUP, unlike the detestable (former) foreign minister tzippi lippi.


49 posted on 04/12/2010 9:17:43 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: romanesq

He already said when push comes to shove he stands with the muezzies.


50 posted on 04/12/2010 9:19:19 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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