Skip to comments.Israeli Planes in ‘Mock Raids’ over Lebanon
Posted on 10/07/2012 3:47:52 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
The Air Force carried out mock raids at medium altitude over southern Lebanon Sunday, hours after Israel said all indications are that Hizbullah launched a drone that was downed inside Israel on Saturday, according to the Arabic language Nahar newspaper.
Israel previously has carried out surveillance flights over southern Lebanon, which is under control of the Hizbullah terrorist organization. Sundays flights, which have not been confirmed by Israel, apparently were a response to the drone.
A Lebanese television station stated that Hizbullah was responsible for the drone infiltration into Israels air space, while Irans propaganda machine tried to divert attention from Hizbullah and claim the drone Israel downed was mistakenly launched by the United States.
Hizbullah has not officially commented on the drone, which was destroyed by Israeli Air Force F-16 jets Saturday morning over a relatively unpopulated area.
However, Al-Mayadeen television, linked with Hizbullah, said the terrorist group launched the drone, which traveled 100 kilometers deep inside Israel and sparked tensions."
Irans government-controlled Press TV told Iranians that a former Lebanese general said that drone actually was mistakenly fired by the United States. The Ahmadinejad regime frequently tried to take the focus off accusations against Iran or its allies by blaming others for terrorist attacks.
[The drone must have come] from an American aircraft carrier or from [air force and military bases in] Saudi Arabia, also American bases. Thats the only possibility so far until we know after investigation, said retired Lebanese major general Hisham Jaber in an interview with the Iranian media outlet.
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Sooner or later all the idiots killing each other in Syria will figure Jerusalem is the other way. Sadly, they’ll figure it out soon enough. The border tensions in Israel have gotta be real hard to deal with these days.