Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:04 PM
dipsydoodle (42,045 posts)
Israeli warplanes fly over Lebanon
Israeli warplanes flew over Lebanon again on Friday, two days after air strikes targeted a convoy of arms or a weapons research base inside Syrian territory.
Andrea Tenenti, a spokesman for the UN forces in Lebanon, Unifil, confirmed that Israeli forces had continued to violate Lebanese airspace, but said this was routine. "On Tuesday there were a high number of violations, but since then it has not been unusual," he told the Guardian.
Under UN security council resolution 1701, passed following the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war, Israeli planes are forbidden from flying over Lebanon.
Israel has maintained silence over Wednesday's bombing, despite a statement from the Syrian regime that a "scientific research centre" between Damascus and the Lebanese border had been hit. Reports described the centre as a large military complex with training and communications facilities. Western diplomatic and security sources said Israel's target was a convoy of trucks carrying Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles from Syria to the Hezbollah militia in Lebanon.
Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/01/israeli-warplanes-violate-lebanese-airspace
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Response to zellie (Reply #3)
Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:58 AM
Volaris (2,066 posts)
4. I'm wondering if the intention in Tel-Aviv
is to get the US more directly involved, like do they want the Assad Government gone that bad?
Off topic, Hezbolla Militia buying anti-aircraft missles..now THAT is a Militia that is serious about defending itself against what they view as a tyrannical Government. Until the loons in the US backwoods bunkers start importing heavy arms from foreign nation-states, they aren't serious about that "cold, dead hands" thing, and the rest of us damn-well KNOW IT.