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Hundreds of Hizbullah enroute to northern Iraq
WorldTribune ^ | 3-28-03

Posted on 03/29/2003 3:50:36 PM PST by hope

TEL AVIV — Hizbullah has joined the war against Iraq.

Israeli intelligence sources said hundreds of combatants from the Iranian-backed Hizbullah have crossed into Syria and plan to continue on to Iraq to fight coalition forces. The sources said the Hizbullah members have left with their personal weapons and are expected to arrive in northern Iraq by early next week.

The Hizbullah expedition was organized by the movement's secretary-general, Hassan Nasrallah, who ordered his fighters to deploy in the Shi'ite areas of Iraq. Nasrallah has sought to lead Iraq's Shi'ite majority amid the U.S.-led war in that country, according to Middle East Newsline.


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The intelligence sources said the Hizbullah deployment in Iraq appears to be symbolic rather than operational. Israel's Channel 2 television reported on Thursday night that 2,500 Hizbullah members are heading for Iraq.

For its part, Lebanon has placed its military and security forces on full alert amid high-level consultations with Syria. Last week, Prime Minister Rafik Hariri met Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus.

The two leaders were said to have agreed to increase security and military measures along the southern border with Israel. Lebanon's military ordered anti-aircraft batteries to shoot at any intruding aircraft and increase ground patrols along the Israeli border.

Last week, Western diplomatic sources said the children of senior government officials and ministers were fleeing Baghdad for Jordan and Lebanon. The sources said Jordan closed its border at the urging of the United States. Lebanon, however, kept the border with Syria open and admitted Iraqi nationals.



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KEYWORDS: hizbullah; iraqifreedom; nasrallah; northernfront
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1 posted on 03/29/2003 3:50:36 PM PST by hope
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To: hope
More targets to blast.
2 posted on 03/29/2003 3:51:57 PM PST by demlosers (resetting the record)
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To: hope
Payback's a bitch. These are the sweethearts who slaughtered 241 Marines in cold blood in their barracks in Lebanon back in 1983. After 20 years I say let them bring it on!!!
3 posted on 03/29/2003 3:52:14 PM PST by goldstategop
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To: hope
Can you say -- 'cluster bomb'!

 
 
 

4 posted on 03/29/2003 3:53:10 PM PST by BobP
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To: hope
Proving once again that there is a God, and his name is not Allah.
5 posted on 03/29/2003 3:53:30 PM PST by FredZarguna
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To: hope
"There's always someone who doesn't get the word."
6 posted on 03/29/2003 3:53:59 PM PST by dighton (Amen-Corner Hatchet Team, Nasty Little Clique)
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To: hope
This is good news.....we'll be able to clean house at the same time!
7 posted on 03/29/2003 3:54:55 PM PST by mickie
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To: hope
the Hizbullah deployment in Iraq appears to be symbolic rather than operational

Everything they do is symbolic.

8 posted on 03/29/2003 3:55:17 PM PST by RightWhale (Theorems link concepts: Proofs establish links)
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To: goldstategop
May all the terrorists come to the Iraqi party. A target rich environment.
9 posted on 03/29/2003 3:56:09 PM PST by demlosers (resetting the record)
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To: demlosers
The more, the merrier, noe we can rid the world of all of these scumbags!!
10 posted on 03/29/2003 3:58:31 PM PST by sean327
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To: hope
What's with the health insurance banner? Hmmm Are you saying that hizbollah needs health insurance?

They'll need more than health insurance!

11 posted on 03/29/2003 3:59:20 PM PST by ET(end tyranny) (Heavenly Father, please embrace, and protect, our Pres., our troops and those of our true allies.)
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To: hope
This is kind of reminiscent of Afghanistan, where volunteer foreign Arab "fighters" were helping the Taliban to opress the native Afghans.
12 posted on 03/29/2003 4:03:48 PM PST by Sam Cree
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To: demlosers
May all the terrorists come to the Iraqi party. A target rich environment.


This is kind of like when the police send out those superbowl tickets to the wanted thugs, when they show up,
bang the hammer goes down.

Welcome Hezbolla, be sure to sign in at jihad registration desk.(Your virgins are waiting.)
13 posted on 03/29/2003 4:04:02 PM PST by tet68 (Jeremiah 51:24 ..."..Before your eyes I will repay Babylon for all the wrong they have done in Zion")
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To: demlosers
Do you think we can get all the terrorist to Iraq and have a real live shooting gallery? I image we have a deep stock of development weapons to try out.
14 posted on 03/29/2003 4:05:54 PM PST by snooker
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To: hope
I suspect that this was anticipated (If I thought of it weeks ago I'm sure the planners saw it coming). I think that it is part of our ME strategy to force Syria's hand. In a few months ( I think it will take that long) we will have a fairly secure hot lilly pad in Iraq. This will put a 1/4-1/2 million US troops at Syria's doorstep. W. says clean up the Hezbollah terrorists inside your borders or we'll do it. After Syria we stick our head up look around and say who's next?

If this is in fact the strategy then it will prove either brilliant or disastrous....no one can tell yet.

15 posted on 03/29/2003 4:06:44 PM PST by wtc911
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To: snooker
Hmmmm... the phrase, "kill two birds with one stone", comes to mind.
16 posted on 03/29/2003 4:07:58 PM PST by demkicker (I wanna kick some commie butt)
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To: ET(end tyranny)
I think they may need some
life insurance..
17 posted on 03/29/2003 4:08:45 PM PST by hope
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To: hope
Boom, boom… boom, boom, boom!
18 posted on 03/29/2003 4:09:06 PM PST by auboy
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To: ET(end tyranny)
"They'll need more than health insurance!"

Maybe there's a funeral option.
19 posted on 03/29/2003 4:09:36 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Reformed liberal)
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To: demkicker
>>>Hmmmm... the phrase, "kill two birds with one stone", comes to mind.

hope so.

Would suddenly be a peaceful world.

I get the feeling these islamic terrorist groups all belong to the same mullah, the groups just change their names and supposed goals.
20 posted on 03/29/2003 4:10:16 PM PST by snooker
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To: hope
Oh man, this is going to be fun. Our so-called "troubles" in this war have inspired all the Islamonutballs in the region to come out and fight us.....as if they have a chance in hell. Time to kill them all. Every last one them.
21 posted on 03/29/2003 4:12:24 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: hope
We keep hearing all these reports of Arab terrorists from surrounding flooding into Iraq to help Saddam. I have one question. Why the h*ll are we letting them get in? How hard would it be for us to set up checkpoints to keep them out?
22 posted on 03/29/2003 4:12:47 PM PST by sweetliberty ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.")
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To: hope
As I said before, these batcavers will undoubtedly replace less reliable Iraqi regulars in the front lines, at least till they get arc-lit. This is good news, that many more terrorized conscripts get to go home to their families, while the hizbollah scum become much-needed fertilizer in the farmlands of Iraq. It's a win-win.
23 posted on 03/29/2003 4:13:28 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Reformed liberal)
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To: hope
The only reason a Shiite force would go into Iraq to defend a Sunni leader is to be in place to pick up some scraps when the table shakes.
24 posted on 03/29/2003 4:13:33 PM PST by Bob J
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To: snooker
Yeah, I hope Hizbullah is stupid enough and does show up in large numbers. Lets see them try attacking our M1 Abhram tanks with canoes and toyota trucks LOL.
25 posted on 03/29/2003 4:15:48 PM PST by demlosers (resetting the record)
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To: hope
Sounds like live-fire practice.
26 posted on 03/29/2003 4:15:53 PM PST by schaketo
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To: wtc911
"After Syria we stick our head up look around and say who's next?"

27 posted on 03/29/2003 4:16:34 PM PST by sweetliberty ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.")
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To: sweetliberty
We want them to get in far enough, that they can't run back across the border when we open up on them. Let's make sure as few as possible make it back.
28 posted on 03/29/2003 4:18:55 PM PST by FreedomPoster
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To: ET(end tyranny)
Are the Hizbullah self-employed?

FRegards,

29 posted on 03/29/2003 4:19:42 PM PST by Osage Orange (Hillary's heart...is as dark as the devil's riding boots.)
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To: sweetliberty
Ya gotta let 'em in before you can kill 'em!

(Is hunting over bait legal in Iraq?)
30 posted on 03/29/2003 4:20:42 PM PST by Redcloak (All work and no FReep makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no FReep make s Jack a dul boy. Allwork an)
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To: hope
Come'on down.
31 posted on 03/29/2003 4:21:53 PM PST by lodwick (Pray for America)
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To: hope
Given the latest statements against Syria by our government, I wouldnt doubt a bit that the entry of Hizbullah into Iraq would be the trip wire for airstrikes.


hey Syria- Get Some!
32 posted on 03/29/2003 4:22:07 PM PST by judicial meanz (Audaces Fortuna Juvat)
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To: sweetliberty
Why the h*ll are we letting them get in? How hard would it be for us to set up checkpoints to keep them out?

Seems reasonable - until you think of fact we can't even keep an Arizona border secure - last time I checked we own the place.

33 posted on 03/29/2003 4:22:39 PM PST by bwteim (bwteim=Begin With The End In Mind)
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To: hope
There will be 2,500 less terrorists in the world shortly.
34 posted on 03/29/2003 4:22:42 PM PST by blam
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To: hope
Remember Lebanon!

Remember Khobar Towers!

Remember the USS Cole!

Remember Mogadishu!

Revenge is a dish best served cold and these clowns are gonna be ice cold.

35 posted on 03/29/2003 4:24:29 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: hope
Talk about killing two birds with one stone...best news I've heard all day.
36 posted on 03/29/2003 4:25:44 PM PST by Hildy
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To: FreedomPoster
"We want them to get in far enough, that they can't run back across the border when we open up on them."

Works for me.

37 posted on 03/29/2003 4:26:28 PM PST by sweetliberty ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.")
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To: demlosers
If a Hizbullah is killed in the liberation of Iraq, does the kill count double?
38 posted on 03/29/2003 4:27:53 PM PST by bert (Don't Panic !)
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To: hope
Well ... here's hoping they run smack into the SAS!!!
39 posted on 03/29/2003 4:27:55 PM PST by The Final Harvest
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To: bwteim
"Seems reasonable - until you think of fact we can't even keep an Arizona border secure"

Yes, I thought of that...or California, New Mexico, Texas, New York....

In other news, Fox just reported 9000 new naturalized citizens.

40 posted on 03/29/2003 4:29:26 PM PST by sweetliberty ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.")
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To: Osage Orange
LOL!

nope they are a welfare state with a supply line from Iraq...

41 posted on 03/29/2003 4:30:34 PM PST by hope
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To: hope
I know that some on the left and in the Arab world have accused us of waging this war to benefit Israel. It is of course a basically silly argument, but maybe they were (unintentionally) on to something. Is it possible that an expected side benefit to this action was to act as an enormous "Mosquito Magnet" for the assorted murderous scum of the Middle East?
42 posted on 03/29/2003 4:34:06 PM PST by Burma Jones
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To: hope
that is good a few more targets and less for Israel to have to deal with.....
43 posted on 03/29/2003 4:35:25 PM PST by LADYAK
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To: sweetliberty
I'm sure they've all been vetted....
44 posted on 03/29/2003 4:36:50 PM PST by bwteim (bwteim=Begin With The End In Mind)
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To: hope
Someone in another thread mentioned that Iraq would be Islam's "Roach Motel"..They check in, but they don't check out. I fervently hpe this is the case!
45 posted on 03/29/2003 4:42:32 PM PST by Vinnie_Vidi_Vici
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To: hope
Iran Pledges Continued Support to PLO Radical Groups and Hizballah (5/15/99)
Iran ships long-range rockets to Hizbullah in Lebanon (2/28/00)
Iran steps up arms supply to Hezbollah (5/20/00)
46 posted on 03/29/2003 4:48:06 PM PST by Orion78 (Free Tibet! Free Iraq! Just be sure to watch your back!)
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To: BobP
Dear Hizbullah:

Welcome to the KILL BOX, dummies !!!!!

47 posted on 03/29/2003 5:01:44 PM PST by lawdog
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To: hope
Come on in said the spider to the fly.
48 posted on 03/29/2003 5:04:33 PM PST by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: hope
Lock and load!
49 posted on 03/29/2003 5:05:43 PM PST by geedee
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To: tet68
Hope they invite Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Al Fatah to the party. Let's get it on.
50 posted on 03/29/2003 5:07:08 PM PST by Leto
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