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Hezbollah says it's ready for fresh war with Israel and stronger now
Christian Science Monitor ^ | 5/7/2010 | Nicholas Blanford

Posted on 05/09/2010 12:58:28 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

Nearly four years after Hezbollah fought invading Israeli troops to a standstill in south Lebanon, the militant Shiite group says it's prepared for a fresh conflict and confident of victory.

"We are ready for another war and we eagerly await it," says veteran Hezbollah fighter Abu Hadi on a drive through the Bekaa Valley. "We expect the next war to be short. The Israelis will not be able to endure what we will do to them."

Hezbollah's leadership insists it does not seek a war and that its military preparations are a defense against potential Israeli aggression. Yet, the inconclusive outcome of the 2006 war has stoked a feeling here that another war is inevitable.

War drums have been beating faster in recent weeks amid allegations that Syria has supplied Hezbollah with Scud ballistic missiles – a development that has enraged Israel, forced Lebanese leaders to seek international support, and complicated a gradual US-Syria rapprochement. On May 3, President Obama renewed sanctions on Syria for a year because of its "continuing support for terrorist organizations and pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and missile programs."

Hezbollah's strongholds in the Bekaa Valley are likely to be one of several front lines during another war with Israel – a war that threatens to be far more destructive than the one in July 2006. Hezbollah says lessons learned from that conflict have been implemented, including new battlefield tactics and the acquisition of improved weapons systems, surface-to-surface rockets, and possibly advanced antiaircraft missiles.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bekaavalley; hezbollah; israel; lebanon; m600; middleeast; scud; syria
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1 posted on 05/09/2010 12:58:28 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

Hezbullsh*t didn’t fight Israel to a standstill.
The US, France etc. were dragging on Israel’s coattail.
They’ll be an even bigger drag now and Hezbullsh*t knows it.


2 posted on 05/09/2010 1:03:53 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (NEW TAG ====> **REPEAL OR REBEL!** -- Islam Delenda Est! -- Rumble thee forth)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

I agree.


3 posted on 05/09/2010 1:09:24 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

According to the Winograd Commission Report, the Second Lebanon War was regarded as a “missed opportunity” and that “Israel initiated a long war, which ended without a defined military victory”


4 posted on 05/09/2010 1:11:43 AM 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

Pray for God’s mercy, and prepare because WWIII is upon us now.
2/3 of humanity will be wiped out in 9 days, and it will take 9 months to bury the dead!


5 posted on 05/09/2010 1:27:02 AM PDT by J Edgar
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To: J Edgar

I agree with that. It probably won’t be able to bury the dead but burn the bodies because of radiation.


6 posted on 05/09/2010 1:28:58 AM 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 only way Israel is ever going to be safe is to kill every last one of thee animals. The sooner Israel accepts this the sooner the better.


7 posted on 05/09/2010 2:04:11 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: sonofstrangelove
It probably won’t be able to bury the dead but burn the bodies because of radiation.

Wouldn't burning carry the radiation into the atmosphere?

Besides, where would anyone get enough 'Cap and Trade' credits to be allowed to burn so much? /sarc

8 posted on 05/09/2010 2:05:40 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: BigCinBigD

^
These...


9 posted on 05/09/2010 2:05:45 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: BigCinBigD
The only way Israel is ever going to be safe is to kill every last one of thee animals.

I never fail to be amazed at these organizations' capacity for self-inflicted injury, or at the U.S.'s capacity for holding Israel back from simply destroying them.

Plus, it always seems they have taken their PR lessons from old video tapes of Muhammed Ali.

10 posted on 05/09/2010 2:08:23 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: Quiller

The only way to stop diseases like cholera or dysentary is to burn them. I do not think people will not have time for a burial because you will be spending all your time looking for food and shelter. If you burn wood you will be putting radiation back into the air.


11 posted on 05/09/2010 2:11:04 AM 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

I can imagine that Israel has an even tougher job than what the USA saw in Iraq. The conflict between Israel is what is being used to radicalize Muslims all over the Middle East. In preparation of conflict, resources and Jihadists from all over the Middle East while the Palestinian population is highly supportive of their cause. A 2009 Pew research poll found that 68% of Palestinians thought that suicide bombings was “often or sometimes justified.”

I don’t think a 2 State solution is possible, and I don’t think removing the radicals is possible either. It would take a generation to change these people’s ways of thinking. It will probably only come with economic success that the Palestinians will have to forge in their own way. It is unfortunate that the only thing fellow Muslim countries seem to be generous with is guns instead of butter. Palestine has been politicized by the rest of the Middle East, and it will be the last place to change.


12 posted on 05/09/2010 2:16:46 AM PDT by ATX 1985 (Time is Breath, Breath is Light, Light is Life)
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To: Quiller
What I find amazing is every time they do take out one of these things, there's a huge funeral with Thousands of them marching in the street. The amazing part is why these displays are not napalmed.
13 posted on 05/09/2010 2:18:49 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Backhoes & bulldozers. That’s how mass burials are done.


14 posted on 05/09/2010 2:20:12 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Frenchtown Dan

In a nuclear attack it will nearly impossible to use a bulldozer.


15 posted on 05/09/2010 2:21:35 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: Frenchtown Dan
Its a waste of manpower for mass burial when people can be spending time looking for food,drinkable water and shelter from fallout in a nuclear environment.
16 posted on 05/09/2010 2:23:14 AM 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

If any one is alive who can operate them, and find some that are operable, thousands of bodies can be disposed of in hours.

But in the event of a tremendous amount of radiation, I don’t think anthing can be done.

I’m curious as to how Hiroshima or Nagasaki are today. I’ve heard they had to cover areas with sheets of lead, but I’ve never confirmed it.


17 posted on 05/09/2010 2:27:00 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: sonofstrangelove

If the land is habitable, the dead need to be disposed of or the spread of disease will be to big a threat for the survivors.

Perhaps some people could take care of the food, water and shelter duties, and others take care of the bodies.

Let’s just hope no one has to.


18 posted on 05/09/2010 2:30:35 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Frenchtown Dan

A nuclear attack either by Russia or China will wipe out every major primary targets(cities and military bases).The dead I guess will be around 90-150 million people dead and more people dying from radiation sickess the weeks after the attack. The people alive afterwards will be too busy looking after themselves rather than worrying about burying the dead.


19 posted on 05/09/2010 2:31:10 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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