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Lebanese sniper kills IDF soldier near border
Jpost.com ^ | 12/15/13

Posted on 12/15/2013 2:29:23 PM PST by Nachum

A Lebanese army sniper killed an Israeli soldier near the border fence near Rosh Hanikra on Sunday night.

An initial IDF assessment, based on data from lookout positions on the border, found shots were fired by a soldier from the Lebanese Armed Forces who apparently was acting alone.

Six to seven shots were fired at the IDF soldier who was standing on a road adjacent to the electronic border fence with Lebanon.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bombbeirut; hizbullah; idf; iran; israel; kills; lebanese; lebanon; roshhanikra; sniper; syria; waronterror

1 posted on 12/15/2013 2:29:23 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Took 6 shots to kill the guy?? Not much of a sniper.

However it seems a pretty provocative act to murder a soldier who is on his own territory.

What can be done about it?


2 posted on 12/15/2013 2:34:24 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Nachum
~ Those idiots have no idea what retaliation is ~

~ With Us - It's Never An Accident ~

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3 posted on 12/15/2013 2:36:32 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Venturer

Leveling a few moderately populated neighborhoods in Beirut ought to get the point across.


4 posted on 12/15/2013 2:38:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Venturer

Since Israel is small, bordering territory is mapped and photographed in great detail, and Israel has amazing intelligence gathering. The name and location of the shooter could be already known.

Firing multiple shots from across this border without raising alarm probably means a breach of normal Israeli security procedures. Someone’s in trouble.


5 posted on 12/15/2013 2:40:15 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Israel has to respond these provocations


6 posted on 12/15/2013 2:40:21 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

Thus my suggestion.


7 posted on 12/15/2013 2:40:53 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Venturer

for a Muzzie that’s being a marksman

OTOH how did the IDF guy not get out of the line of fire after the intitial shot?


8 posted on 12/15/2013 2:43:05 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Do they have MLRS?


9 posted on 12/15/2013 2:43:08 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Leveling a few moderately populated neighborhoods in Beirut ought to get the point across.”

I remember one WWII story of an American unit advancing into Germany. They took some sniper fire as they approached so they pulled back and put artillery on the town all night. They didn’t have any more trouble with that town, IIRC.


10 posted on 12/15/2013 2:44:03 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: GeronL

11 posted on 12/15/2013 2:51:01 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: PLMerite

I love a happy ending.


12 posted on 12/15/2013 2:52:05 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: jjotto; All

Flashback:
Video appears to show world’s most powerful rifle in hands of Syrian rebels
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/04/03/world-most-powerful-rifle-raising-fears-in-hands-syrian-rebels/


13 posted on 12/15/2013 2:54:27 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum
...a soldier from the Lebanese Armed Forces who apparently was acting alone.

I wouldn't assume that. If they catch him, he'll probably spend a few years in jail and then be traded back for some new "peace process".
14 posted on 12/15/2013 2:55:37 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Nachum

Firing a half dozen .50 BMG rounds would seem to attract a LOT of attention. There would seem to be more to this story.


15 posted on 12/15/2013 2:59:13 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Slings and Arrows
fire away dude

by the way 그 ㄹ means "The d" in Korean

without a space it would be written as 글 and mean "post"

as in thanks for the post.

16 posted on 12/15/2013 3:02:58 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nascarnation
OTOH how did the IDF guy not get out of the line of fire after the intitial shot?

I would suspect the first shot was a kill shot and the rest were fired into him after he was down.

17 posted on 12/15/2013 3:03:44 PM PST by cpdiii
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To: Venturer

That is what they are all about — provocation. They don’t want peace.


18 posted on 12/15/2013 3:03:57 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Venturer; nascarnation
Took 6 shots to kill the guy?? Not much of a sniper.

for a Muzzie that’s being a marksman

Why Palestinians Throw Rocks

19 posted on 12/15/2013 3:05:39 PM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Nachum

FWIW

Someone who knows these things told me the rifle in question is a Chinese M99, which also uses the .50 BMG. Such rifles are fairly common in warring areas of Africa.


20 posted on 12/15/2013 3:07:12 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: GeronL

;^)


21 posted on 12/15/2013 3:08:45 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Nachum

In Southern Lebanon, there is a large Hezbollah presence. I think it’s 50/50 which group actually took the Israeli out.

Israel knows, but it may be reticent to declare the actual group. One would require more reaction than the other, and the citizens of Israel might demand a higher level of response.

I would suggest the culprit will be dead within a few days.

It will be interesting which group he was actually a part of, if we ever really know.


22 posted on 12/15/2013 3:18:01 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Reagan 1980: Shining city on a hill / RNC 2013: Dim flickering candle in a dark deserted dungeon.)
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To: Nachum

Obama sent a stern warning to Israel not to tempt the poor Lebanese snipers by appearing in the open near the border.


23 posted on 12/15/2013 3:28:58 PM PST by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: nascarnation
how did the IDF guy not get out of the line of fire after the intitial shot?

Maybe he thought they were trying to shoot the oil cans.

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24 posted on 12/15/2013 3:37:46 PM PST by keat
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To: Nachum

How tragic.


25 posted on 12/15/2013 3:41:04 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Venturer

6 shots is not the work of a sniper.It’s just another Muzzie with no markmanship skills.I would love the chance to show the little bastard how it’s supposed to be done.


26 posted on 12/15/2013 3:47:44 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Nachum.


27 posted on 12/15/2013 5:10:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: keat

He hates these cans!! Stay away from the cans!!


28 posted on 12/16/2013 1:59:16 PM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: PLMerite
My great-uncle was in Patton's 3rd Army (6th Armored Division) during the race across France and they ran into a lot of snipers along the way.

They took care of this problem by acquiring (ie stole) some twin 40mm Bofors off some Navy ships at Normandy, mounting them on trucks and half-tracks, and then blowing the begeepers out of any sniper stupid enough to open fire on them.

29 posted on 12/16/2013 2:21:52 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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