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Waking up to New Danger from North: Scud Missiles
Israel National News ^ | 4/18/2010 | Hillel Fendel

Posted on 04/18/2010 8:38:54 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

The Syrian government claimed Israel is using the Scud ballistic missile transfer to try to create an excuse for launching a war. "Israel aims from this to raise tension further in the region and to create an atmosphere for probable Israeli aggression," the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement

The U.S., however, is not happy with the Syrian transfer of missiles to Lebanon - and an expert says Israel will have to take action.

Prof. Eyal Zisser, head of the Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies in Tel Aviv University, told Arutz-7 that the news requires Israel to make some difficult decisions. “There’s no question that the transfer of [these missiles] is an escalation,” Zisser said. “These Scuds are more precise than those that Saddam Hussein launched at us in the Gulf War of 1991, and they have a longer range as well.”

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the U.S. has relayed its concern to the Syrian government, Senator John McCain raised the issue at the hearing on Iran on Wednesday, and Under Secretary of Defense Flournoy said the U.S. is “very concerned” by these reports.

In addition, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters that any such missile transfer would put Lebanon at "significant risk,” later adding – under a questioner’s pressure – that other countries in the region, “including Israel,” would also be endangered.

Crowley’s remarks came a day after President Shimon Peres accused Syria of supplying Scud missiles to Hizbullah, and after Defense Minister Ehud Barak said it was a “blatant violation” of relevant U.N. Security Council decisions. Crowley did not confirm that Syria actually supplied the missiles, saying only that the “reports” are of concern.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ballisticmissile; hezbollah; hizbollah; israel; lebanon; middleeast; missile; scud; scudmissile; syria

1 posted on 04/18/2010 8:38:54 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

Israel is rightly fed up and Syria will get completely decimated this time, in addition to a re-run of the 2006 Lebanon bombing (which will look like a teddy-bears’ picnic). Israel is clearly preparing for a war and so is Iran.

2 posted on 04/18/2010 8:45:17 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: FlyingEagle

Israel learned some hard lessons last time, I hope
they are prepared to deliver a disproportionate response.

3 posted on 04/18/2010 8:49:16 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Bashar Al-Asshat is trying to get his head handed to him.

4 posted on 04/18/2010 9:23:57 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

I agree

5 posted on 04/18/2010 9:25:10 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

The whole region crawling with islamists is more than enough “excuse for launching a war”.

God save Israel!

6 posted on 04/18/2010 10:00:06 PM PDT by onedoug
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