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Report: Hezbollah Moves Missiles From Syria To Lebanon, Fearing Fall Of Assad Regime
Haaretz ^ | 25 June 2011 | Barak Ravid

Posted on 06/25/2011 12:28:12 PM PDT by edpc

In recent weeks, Hezbollah has moved hundreds of missiles from storage sites in Syria to bases in eastern Lebanon, the French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Saturday.

According to the report, Hezbollah moved the missiles due to the concern that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad will fall and that a new Syrian government will cut off ties with Hezbollah.

The report quoted a "Western expert" as saying that intelligence agencies have monitored the movement of trucks from the Syrian border to Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. The trucks contained long-range Iranian-produced Zilzal, Fajr 3 and Fajr 4 missiles.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: armageddon; assad; hezbollah; israel; lebanon; middleeast; syria; waronterror
Not the first time this sort of activity has been reported since the Assad crackdown began.
1 posted on 06/25/2011 12:28:17 PM PDT by edpc
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To: edpc

Probably includes the nuclear weapons from Saddam
that were sent to Syria at the fall of the Baathists.

Iraq had WMD and they don’t just disappear, do they?


2 posted on 06/25/2011 12:29:48 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Diogenesis

Just what I was thinking. Unless they’ve moved them somewhere else. But I should think that the choices are limited.

This could be a real opportunity for Israel to deal with them, if things heat up.


3 posted on 06/25/2011 12:39:43 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: edpc; Diogenesis

I for one do not automatically anticipate armageddon. When Bashar goes down (and he will, once he’s run out of money to pay his killers) Hezbollah will find itself cut off from its Iranian handlers. No more money or arms. Indeed, a Sunni government in Damascus, moderate or radical, will probably go on a round of savage score-settling with Hezbollah, who has been supplying the most brutal perps in Bashar’s crackdown.

Either way, their gravy train will be cut off and they will die on the vine.

Some writers are conjecturing that Iran will take over Syria in a post-Assad chaos. I ask; how will they do that? One airliner-full at a time? Like the arms plane forced down by Turkey? Their links are restricted to air and the occasional sea shipment, all of which are ridiculously easy to intercept. They are too far away to “invade”.


4 posted on 06/25/2011 12:52:33 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: edpc

another ‘movin’ tale from the heart of the Middle East..

no major war so far..

but you can be sure everybody has both barrels cocked


5 posted on 06/25/2011 12:55:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: edpc; Diogenesis; Cicero

Recalling the elaborate precautions that Hezbollah had to use to shield their Katyushas during the July war (mounted on trucks in caves, roll out, fire, roll back in again). I consider this to be an act of desperation. I don’t think they have anywhere to properly hide all these stockpiled missiles and that the Israelis can blast them at will.


6 posted on 06/25/2011 12:56:00 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: NormsRevenge

You are very correct, I fear.


7 posted on 06/25/2011 12:58:37 PM PDT by bmwcyle
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To: NormsRevenge
"but you can be sure everybody has both barrels cocked"

I hope the right people are tracking these missiles and have a solution to that problem.

8 posted on 06/25/2011 1:16:47 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: edpc

IAF : Hit them while they are n the move

War is on the way anyway , don’t wait

Remember ‘67


9 posted on 06/25/2011 1:25:25 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Diogenesis

” Probably includes the nuclear weapons from Saddam
that were sent to Syria at the fall of the Baathists. “

Best guesses at the time were that the Syrians stored Saddam’s stuff to the same place this stuff is going—Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Wouldn’t it be interesting to know?


10 posted on 06/25/2011 1:45:16 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: edpc

Lebanon is now a bastion of good government and security?


11 posted on 06/25/2011 2:06:25 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: edpc
The Bushehr power plant in Iran is supposed to go online in a few weeks. I wonder if the Israelis are going to let that happen. They might also think it's time to take out Hezbollah before they get out of control.

12 posted on 06/25/2011 2:10:07 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: edpc

So are these Syrian built chemical weapon systems, or the Iraq shipment that “western forces” monitored being moved to Syria during the UN halt to the invasion of Iraq?

Moving them to the Beka Valley is not for storage IMHO, as the Beca is the entry to invasion. This may be weapons staging for an attack. It would make much more sense to move weapons to an area that is not in the front lines if you were just trying to store them.


13 posted on 06/25/2011 2:38:05 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Diogenesis

GMTA.....


14 posted on 06/25/2011 3:07:05 PM PDT by hummingbird (Help keep Guam from tilting.)
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To: sinanju

What a wonderful scenario you paint.


15 posted on 06/25/2011 3:47:48 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: edpc

From Iraq to Syria and now to Lebanon...just great.


16 posted on 06/25/2011 3:55:01 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

I can dream, can’t I? I’m just sayin’ I don’t see how this can end well for Hezbollah.

Other articles state that Hezbollah has already decided they are in no position to start it up again with Israel. Bibi wouldn’t putz around. He would thrash their asses and this time there wouldn’t be anyone to pump them back up again.


17 posted on 06/25/2011 3:58:32 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: edpc

Let me know when they start moving Saddam’s WMDs.


18 posted on 06/25/2011 4:24:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask Barack Obama this election if he believes Jesus Christ rose from the dead and walked among men.)
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To: edpc

Interesting development


19 posted on 06/25/2011 9:02:41 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

There’s a big huge vote of confidence, eh? Thanks edpc.


20 posted on 06/25/2011 9:49:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Diogenesis

I highly doubt Saddam would have sent his weapons to Syria, that was an excuse to save face and I cant believe you are still buying into that crap.
Saddam and the Syrian regime hated each other almost as much as Saddam hated the united states. Saddam was supplying weapons to the lebanese christian generals in the lebanese civil war so they take out the syrians who were backed by us.
People need to stop being so naive, war is big business, and all that is needed is an excuse to enter it, its been done before and it will be done again.. grow up.


21 posted on 06/26/2011 12:02:15 AM PDT by hannibaal
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To: hannibaal

note: im talking about the “wmds”, not those iranian missles discussed in this article, that of which i have no doubt.


22 posted on 06/26/2011 12:03:50 AM PDT by hannibaal
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To: edpc
Remember, this is from Haaretz, the Israeli Washington Post. Take anything from our, or Israeli mainstream left media as propaganda. This may be the final arming of Hezbollah for another attack across the Israeli border. That, after all, is the objective of Obama, his omnipresent Arabist, Arabic-speaking, former CIA deputy director, stationed in Saudi Arabia before joining Obama, John Brennan, whose employee "cleansed" Obama's State Department files and was murdered, Ayres, Wright, Samantha Power, Ahmadinejad, Khalidi, and Google/Facebook-fronted Muslim Brotherhood. It smells of a diversion. It will be messy, but the Islamic forces must strike while Obama will deny assistance, fuel, arms, to Israel, and perhaps even supply Predators and signals intelligence to Hamas.

There was a reported removal of Israeli military from the Arrow and Patriot sites protecting Israel some time ago. That may account for the move of Panetta to Defense Secretary. This is clearly a regime going for broke, and with no concern for law or future elections.

Obama may only be going through the motions of campaigning for a second term. He needs to consolidate his gains so that there can be no recovery, and no Israel. He will be a hero to the far left and Islamic Fundamentalists, who are clearly willing to suspend Sunni/Shia difference until after Israel is destroyed. Having Panetta sail through the Senate tells us that, as with Obama's eligibility, most public government activities are a charade. Those few who might disagree are keeping their heads down, perhaps realizing that there is no stopping what will happen over the next year, and at least those in Washington will have military protection and income for a while.

23 posted on 06/26/2011 3:38:13 AM PDT by Spaulding
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To: Spaulding

What I’ve noticed from most Israeli news sources (YNet, Haaretz, JPost....I don’t count Debka) is they sometimes lean so far left on opinion columns, you’d think it was written laying down. However, on matters of defense, they seem to take it fairly seriously, knowing the neighborhood and stakes.


24 posted on 06/26/2011 5:23:02 AM PDT by edpc (I disagree. Circle gets the square.)
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To: Spaulding
Obama may only be going through the motions of campaigning for a second term. He needs to consolidate his gains so that there can be no recovery, and no Israel. He will be a hero to the far left and Islamic Fundamentalists, who are clearly willing to suspend Sunni/Shia difference until after Israel is destroyed. Having Panetta sail through the Senate tells us that, as with Obama's eligibility, most public government activities are a charade. Those few who might disagree are keeping their heads down, perhaps realizing that there is no stopping what will happen over the next year, and at least those in Washington will have military protection and income for a while.

Given Sarah's track record as someone who actually cleans out the filth, this will tend to make her first term somewhat...entertaining.

Particularly as she will likely have GOP majorities in both the House and Senate.

Cheers!

25 posted on 06/26/2011 6:36:42 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Spaulding

Wasnt Panetta confirmed 99-0 in the Senate?


26 posted on 06/26/2011 7:25:48 AM PDT by winodog
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To: Pollster1

Actually, it is the barrels (chambers) that are loaded; hammers are cocked.


27 posted on 06/26/2011 10:26:50 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: winodog
Wasnt Panetta confirmed 99-0 in the Senate?

Sadly this is mostly the same senate in which every senator but John McCain, confirmed in 2008, in Senate Resolution 511, Apr 30, that a natural born citizen must be born of two citizen parents, and refused to apply the their correct interpretation to Obama. Whether out of fear of civil unrest should any of them honor his oath of office, or fear of what their parties would do to their tenure, they are liars, every one of them except Congressman Nathan Deal of Georgia, who knew and did ask. Obama's response to Deal was to have the house ethics committee pour over his tax statements until they found something with which to threaten him with bankruptcy, a tool always available to a crooked justice department. Deal left; charges were dropped. He is now governor of Georgia. He never got an answer to his letter questioning Obama's eligibility, but he alone asked. He, and every congressman knew and know the truth but dare not speak it publically.

Even Jim DiMint won't admit to knowing the words of Chief Justice John Marshall, or Chief Justice Morrison Waite, or Chief Justice John Jay. Those selling a reputation for constitutional originalism are the worst, because their silence makes their reputations a lie. Rinos we expect to subscribe to the notion of a "living constitution."

From Senate Hearings on Senate Res 511 sponsored by Pat Leahy and Clair McCaskill:

“My assumption and my understanding is that if you are born of American parents, you are naturally a natural-born American citizen,” Chertoff replied. “That is mine, too,” said Leahy.

Between 2000 and 2008 there were eight or nine congressional bills submitted to amend Article II Section 1, including one by Orrin Hatch. Some of these were not motivated by making Obama eligible, such has Hatch’s, which was to make Schwarzenegger eligible; but some were, such as two or three by John Conyers, who was working to grease the skids for the man with a Kenyan father as early as 2004. Senate Res 511 along with its predecessor sponsored by Senators Obama and McCaskill SB 2678 was aimed at pretending there was resolution to McCain's ineligibility because then Republicans dared not raise the fact of Obama’s ineligibility, which is based upon precedent established in 1874 in Minor v. Happersett (it is eather common law or precedent; read Leo Donofrio's analysis and decide for yourself). Regardless, they all knew, and know the constitutional requirement and how it was defined by five chief justices and the originator of the `14th Amendment, and used in over a half dozen other supreme court cases - "born on the soil of citizen parents."

28 posted on 06/28/2011 3:59:31 AM PDT by Spaulding
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