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Hezbollah admits launching drone over Israel
Posted on 10/11/2012 1:57:30 PM PDT by mojito
The leader of Lebanese Shia militant movement Hezbollah has said that his group was behind the launch of a drone shot down over Israel last week.
Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah told the movement's al-Manar television network that the drone was made in Iran and had flown over "sensitive sites" in Israel.
Israeli fighter planes shot down the drone north of the Negev desert after it entered from the Mediterranean....
Sheikh Nasrallah said the drone was assembled in Lebanon but made in Iran....
Sheikh Nasrallah said: "A sophisticated reconnaissance aircraft was sent from Lebanese territory... and travelled hundreds of kilometres over the sea before crossing enemy lines and into occupied Palestine."
Correspondents say Sheikh Nasrallah's mention of "sensitive" Israeli sites is an apparent reference to Israel's Dimona nuclear reactor.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dimona; hezbollah; iran; israel; lebanon; nasrallah; waronterror
Dear Zero, the mullahs thank you for that drone you sent them last year. It seems they figured out how it works.
posted on 10/11/2012 1:57:35 PM PDT
Hezbollah is more honest than Stephanie Cutter.
posted on 10/11/2012 2:04:48 PM PDT
(Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
Obviously they back-enginered the lost drone .
I wonder how many “Camel power” it has ( cultural relativity), and whether they got it to run on camel urine ?
posted on 10/11/2012 2:08:53 PM PDT
by Tilted Irish Kilt
(Islam is a religion AND a political system. There is no separation of church and state in Islam)
It's really not much of an accomplishment getting one of these to fly.
Any decent engineer can build a simple drone with off the shelf components for less than the price of most cars. With GPS, satellite up-link, the works.
posted on 10/11/2012 2:34:05 PM PDT
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posted on 10/11/2012 5:59:36 PM PDT
(none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
posted on 10/14/2012 1:52:13 AM PDT
To: Tilted Irish Kilt
Obviously they back-enginered the lost drone
Either that or GE helps them build them.
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