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Hizbullah getting advanced Iran missiles from Syria 'on regular basis'
Geostrategy Direct ^ | 5/21/2010 | Geostrategy Direct

Posted on 05/21/2010 8:53:15 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

The Israeli intelligence community has determined that Hizbullah received a shipment of solid-fuel rockets from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Officials said the solid-fuel rockets were said to have included the Fateh-110, with a range of more than 200 kilometers.

"Hizbullah in 2010 is very different to Hizbullah in 2006 in terms of military capability, which has advanced a great deal," Brig. Gen. Yossi Baidatz, a senior Israeli military intelligence officer, said. "Hizbullah is now regarded by the Syrians as a component of their defense establishment." On May 4, Baidatz, head of military intelligence's research department, told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that Hizbullah was acquiring advanced missiles and rockets through Syria. The brigadier said the Iran was sponsoring the weapons shipments to Hizbullah bases in Lebanon.

"Syria plays a significant role in the growing strength of Hizbullah's rocket arsenal," Baidatz said. "Weapons are sent to Hizbullah from Syria on a regular basis under the direction of the Syrian and Iranian regimes."

Baidatz said Hizbullah has also received an extended-range version of the Scud-class missile. The officer did not identify the missile, although Western intelligence sources said this was the Scud C, with a range of 550 kilometers.

"The shipments of long-range missiles which have been reported recently are only the tip of the iceberg," Baidatz said. "The long ranges of the missiles in the hands of Hizbullah enable them to place their launchers deep inside of Lebanon, and they cover ranges that are much longer than what we have seen in the past."

Hizbullah has also received the Syrian-origin variant of Fateh-110. Officials identified this as the M-600 rocket, with an extended range of 300 kilometers.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fateh110; hezbollah; hizbollah; iran; irgc; israeliintelligence; lebanon; m600; scud; solidfuel; syria; wmd

1 posted on 05/21/2010 8:53:17 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

In other news, my local Winn-Dixie received a shipment of Dr. Pepper this morning.


2 posted on 05/21/2010 8:58:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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The Fateh-110(M-600)
3 posted on 05/21/2010 9:02:24 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("You hit somebody with your fist and not with your fingers spread:-General Heinz Guderian)
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To: sonofstrangelove

As with previous Arab-Israeli wars, the Arabs built up arms in preparation with clear intent to destroy Israel.
There will come a point where Israel may have to act first and I hope that the alarm bells are ringing for liberal jews in Israel and the US that are still pushing for some kind of peacefull settlement..it ain’t going to happen.


4 posted on 05/21/2010 9:07:28 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: sonofstrangelove
Hizbullah is about 30 days away from receiving tons of advanced Israeli technology, delivered at several thousand feet per second.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

5 posted on 05/21/2010 9:09:03 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Cindy; Captain Beyond

Ping


6 posted on 05/21/2010 9:23:48 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("You hit somebody with your fist and not with your fingers spread:-General Heinz Guderian)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Thank you for the ping Sonofstrangelove.


7 posted on 05/21/2010 11:38:15 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: sonofstrangelove
Thanks for the ping.

Amazing Barry and Biden are upset that Israel is building apartments in a Jewish neighborhood and that world pressure must be brought against Israel to stop this construction madness all the while Israel enemies, who happen to be enemies of the United States, are arming themselves to wipe Israel off the face of the earth in an act holocaust in the name of a religion of so called peace.

BO and company need to realize that the muslim world see Israel as the little satan and the USA as the big satan and that Hizbullah would be just as happy to launch missiles at Washington D.C. as well as any city within Israel's borders. It is not just a Jewish problem with terror of Islam it is a world wide problem of terror with Islam that needs to stamped out. Huzbullah would love to be the leaders of jihad against America which for some reason Obama thinks that does not include him.

8 posted on 05/22/2010 11:20:33 AM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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