Skip to comments.Can I Interest You In A Hizballah-Supporting Social Network?
Posted on 05/30/2010 2:48:34 PM PDT by Cindy
"CAN I INTEREST YOU IN A HIZBALLAH-SUPPORTING SOCIAL NETWORK?"
SNIPPET: "Once upon a time there was a place called Lebanon. When Hizballah is done with it it'll look a whole lot like Germany circa 1945. If Shiite expats in Montreal and elsewhere want to call that "victory" that's their business."
SNIPPET: "6. Wash, rinse, repeat. This is online counter-terrorism in the social-networking age."
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Syria accused of arming Hezbollah from secret bases
Times Online ^ | May 28, 2010 | Richard Beeston
Posted on May 27, 2010 9:01:11 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah
Hezbollah is running weapons, including surface-to-surface missiles, from secret arms depots in Syria to its bases in Lebanon, according to security sources.
The Times has been shown satellite images of one of the sites, a compound near the town of Adra, northeast of Damascus, where militants have their own living quarters, an arms storage site and a fleet of lorries reportedly used to ferry weapons into Lebanon.
The military hardware is either of Syrian origin or sent from Iran by sea, via Mediterranean ports, or by air, via Damascus airport. The arms are stored at the Hezbollah depot and then trucked into Lebanon.
Hezbollah is allowed to operate this site freely, said a security source. They often move the arms in bad weather when Israeli satellites are unable to track them.
The revelation adds to growing fears in the West that the regime of Bashar Assad, the President of Syria, is becoming increasingly close to Hezbollah and its main supporter, Iran. Syria has long backed the Lebanese militant group, but until now most of those contacts have taken place on Lebanese soil.
Israel reportedly planned recently to bomb one of the arms convoys as it crossed the border into Lebanon, but ... Israelis have yielded for now to American diplomatic efforts to persuade Syria to stop the arms transfers.
Arming Hezbollah was banned under the provisions of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which brought an end to the 2006 war. Since then, however, Hezbollah has managed to replenish its military stocks and the group is thought to have amassed more than 40,000 rockets and missiles, ranging from short-range Katyushas to medium-range M600 missiles and the Soviet-era Scud ballistic missile, which is capable of hitting most big population centres in Israel.
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