Posts Tagged ‘Hizbollah’
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[added 10 June] Interestingly Middeno is reporting:
10, June, 09
Despite losing the elections due to the non-proportionate electoral system, the Lebanese opposition won the popular vote by a large margin. From 1,495,000 votes casted 815,000 voted for the opposition while only 680,000 voted for the government parties of the 14 march coalition in a difference of almost 10 percent in favor of the opposition.
[added 10 June]
2 Israelis ‘voted in Lebanese elections’
Sue them if they fight back…
Ok, so we’re not even going to mention the insane cooky conspiracy theories behind involving North Korea with Lebanon. Let’s just concentrate on the delightful irony of this fact: first you invade a country and bomb the sh*t out of it for no reason whatsoever (and for the third time in less than three decades, if we count only the major attacks), and then you sue for compensation when people resist you bombing the sh*t out of them… That is possibly even more chutzpah than accusing a complying member of the NPT and the IAEA of pursuing illegal nuclear weapons while you’re sitting on a stockpile of hundreds of them yourself and are NOT a member of either the NPT or IAEA…
‘Thirty Israeli citizens wounded by Hizbullah rockets fired during the Second Lebanon War have filed an unprecedented lawsuit at the Washington District Court against Korean government, it was reported Friday. The complainants in the $100-million lawsuit, also filed against Hizbullah, claim that North Korea helped the guerrilla group by providing military training to the organization’s senior operatives and building a network of bunkers for storing Katyusha rockets fired at Israel from southern Lebanon.’
This news was also reported in the Mainstream news, in fact the quote is from the Jerusalem post.
This news is now two weeks old, maybe you missed it, it is here because todays Haaretz had an article (see previous post) on a Hizbollah interview with Le Figaro.
About the Israeli Spy
Hizbullah penetrated… Hitchens ridiculed
24, February, 2009 by zentor
‘“Any time more than three or four vehicles stopped in the same place, that place needs to be abandoned,” says the security official, who has worked closely with the group for decades. “So that includes not just homes, safe houses and offices, but more importantly, their military headquarters, operational areas, bunkers. All the new things that have been built or put into place since the end of the 2006 war could be lost to them. They have been very busy since January moving everyone and everything to new locations.” The security official seemed to agree with the assessment of another military intelligence official, who said even the paths travelled by each vehicle around Lebanon – if observed for years – would show a wealth of patterns and habits by officials that could help the Israelis. The group might be forced to rethink almost all of its procedures. “They might not have known exactly who was in the vehicle at any given moment, but the Israelis now have a clear view of how the group moves, what lines you can draw from place to place. “It’s just an unbelievable logistical problem for any army, let alone a secret resistance group,” the security official added.’
Another Israeli intelligence connection to 2001 attacks on New York and Washington
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The cousin of alleged 9/11 hijacker Ziad al-Jarrah has been exposed as a long standing Israeli spy in yet another startling intelligence connection between the Zionist state and the attacks on New York and Washington.
A New York Times report details how Ali al-Jarrah was a highly valued spy for Israel for no less than 25 years, sending reports and taking clandestine photographs of Palestinian groups and Hezbollah since 1983.
According to the article, “From his home in this Bekaa Valley village, Mr. Jarrah, 50, traveled often to Syria and to south Lebanon, where he photographed roads and convoys that might have been used to transport weapons to Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group, investigators say. He spoke with his handlers by satellite phone, receiving “dead drops” of money, cameras and listening devices. Occasionally, on the pretext of a business trip, he traveled to Belgium and Italy, received an Israeli passport, and flew to Israel, where he was debriefed at length, investigators say.”
To emphasize how highly regarded he was by Israel, Israeli officials even assured Jarrah that his town would be spared at the outset of the 2006 Lebanon-Israel conflict and that it was safe for him to stay at home.
Hezbollah ‘ready for any confrontation with Israel’
By Haaretz Service
Last update – 19:23 28/02/2009 The Hezbollah deputy chief says his organization is ready for any confrontation with Israel, but that a war “was not in Israel’s interest” following its “defeat” in the Second Lebanon War in 2006.
Asked his opinion on the recent election results in Israel, Naim Qassem told French newspaper Le Figaro that he saw “no difference between [Tzipi] Livni, [Ehud] Barak and [Benjamin] Netanyahu.” He added that “Israel remains an aggressor state.” –more–
Lebanon is hunting the Israeli spies
..A propaganda poster in the southern suburbs of Beirut, the Shiite neighborhood, a stronghold of Hezbollah. Photos: Jenny Matthews / Panos / REA
The arrest of several officers in the pay of the Jewish state led Hezbollah to increase their vigilance..
IN the southern suburbs of Beirut, Hezbollah stronghold, suspicion reigns. A traffic officer, whose party affiliation is not in doubt, ignore claims where the press office of the “resistance”, however, located a few meters from the junction, and marked by a discreet sign. Hassan, a young resident of the neighborhood, likes to tell how one evening he quietly followed the driver of a vehicle parked outside his house unusually … “Remember that this area has been the subject of a systematic destruction, it remains a target for Israel, “he says to justify its access to care.
The proven effectiveness of the security system of Hezbollah, which relies on the support of the Shiite community and a very strict organization, has been very badly shaken a year ago by the assassination in Damascus of one of the main leaders of the party, Imad Moghniyé. The announcement of the recent arrest of a network of Israeli spies “also fuels rumors of a new hole in the shell.
According to the Lebanese press, these discoveries have forced Hezbollah to initiate a major rethink of security measures which he surrounds himself. The coup de filet most recent was announced this month. It concerns a certain Marwan Faqih, who owned a service station in Nabatiyeh in southern Lebanon, who was recruited in France by the Israeli in the 1990s. In the absence of official information, newspapers are full of revelations about it. According to the daily Al Balad, he was the principal supplier of Hezbollah vehicles and equipping them with satellite transmitters.
The theory is well underway
Interesting take on ‘Cast Lead’, as if by congratulating Israel’s military superiority – that that will mollify, pacify, humour the Israelis.
27/02/2009 Israeli daily Haaretz published a report Friday in which it said that the Israeli 22-day aggression against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on December 27 has given the Hamas resistance movement more legitimacy among the public.
The Haaretz report said that after three rockets fell Thursday in the area around the Gaza Strip, what comes on the minds that Israel is still far from its declared goal in “Operation Cast Lead”. Discussion about the Israeli military operation’s outcome revolves around the term “deterrence.”
If Israel can enshrine “Cast Lead” in a long-term agreement, the war will be remembered as a success. But fears are mounting that the operation’s military achievements are dissipating. If so, the Israeli offensive will go down in history as a less-than-successful round in a long war in the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli occupation forces left Gaza with the feeling that it had proven itself, after its debacle in Lebanon in 2006. But it seems that the bottom line will have to wait. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who was quick to criticize what went wrong in Lebanon, followed outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni’s lead in withdrawing from Gaza without a real agreement.
But like in Lebanon, faced with only an aerial attack or one followed by a ground operation, Israel chose the middle ground and acted slowly and partially. The report said, “Because in Gaza the enemy was less determined than in Lebanon, the move first appeared to be a victory. Only when the IDF left could the results of the war be seen as limited, with almost daily attacks near the fence, a continuing “drizzle” of rockets and information on renewed arms smuggling.”
The Israeli aggression has only led to increased admiration for the Hamas group, according to opinion polls in the territories. Hamas is still waiting for another crowning achievement: if captured Israeli occupation soldier Gilad Shalit is released for more than 1,000 Palestinian detainees.
However, the occupation army is currently reviewing its performance during the war and an encouraging picture is emerging in terms of its professionalism, control over units, aerial assistance to ground forces, quality of intelligence and logistics compared to the Second Lebanon War.
Haaretz said that the international community will back Israel’s military operations as long as they are short, focused, conducted from the air and do not result in major civilian casualties.
“Cast Lead” raised international hackles, because Israel lost few people to the rockets fired from Gaza, but its response caused widespread death and destruction. What’s more, in Gaza the victims were Palestinians, who already bear the brunt of the tragedy of 1948; the world is much more sympathetic to them than to Syria and Lebanon.
The major damage “Cast Lead” did was in legitimizing Hamas as the ruler of the Gaza Strip, with increasing calls for “reconciliation talks” that will return the organization to the Palestinian leadership.
The offensive was planned to coincide with the end of the term of the Israel-friendly President George W. Bush, before President Barack Obama entered office. But now, instead of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton coming to talk to Israel about the Iranian threat, her first visit in office will focus on the problems of the Palestinians in Gaza. That might be the greatest damage of all. –more–