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Monday, January 21, 2008

Lebanese air force opens fire at IAF war planes

For only the second time since the Second Lebanon War ended in August 2006, the Lebanese army opened fire today on IAF jets flying reconnaissance missions over Lebanon:
...the Lebanese military said that Lebanese troops opened fired Monday on IAF warplanes flying reconnaissance missions over southern Lebanon, but no hits were reported.

The firing by the Lebanese army on Israeli fighter jets flying over southern Lebanon was the second time since a UN-brokered cease-fire ended a 34-day war between Israeli forces and Hizbullah guerrillas in August 2006.

A senior Lebanese military official told The Associated Press that planes flew at a medium altitude over the southern city of Tyre and the border town of Naqoura on the Mediterranean coastline.

The Lebanese army said in a statement that six IAF warplanes violated airspace in southern Lebanon, drawing anti-aircraft fire near the coastal city of Tyre.

"The Lebanese army's ground anti-aircraft guns confronted the hostile Israeli warplanes, forcing them to flee to occupied Palestinian territory," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with military rules.

In Jerusalem, an IDF spokeswoman said the military "does not elaborate on operational activity of its air force."
How many of you never knew before that the Galilee is "occupied Palestinian territory?"


At 8:48 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Arabs don't recognize Israel even in its 1949 borders! Incidentally, Ehud Olmert announced there will be no freeze on construction in Jerusalem east of the 1967 lines. Since Israel is not going to halt building in Jerusalem, it follows that the Annapolis talks are going to go nowhere. Without dividing up Jerusalem, a final peace settlement is out of reach.

At 10:22 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

This is why peace with the arabs is fundamentally impossible. It has nothing whatsoever to do with Israel's actions, simply Israel's existence they find offensive, an affront to their dignity.

No matter what deal is reached, no matter who signs on the dotted line, the arabs are unable to unite around the concept of "the common good". For if they were able to do this, they would have done this 60 years ago. Or 40 years ago, or 35 years ago. Arabs are unwilling to act in their own best interests, in the best interests of their brethren. They would rather "score points" in a geo-political game than admit they were wrong. For in the wrongness of their actions is shame, and shame is like poison to them.

There is no path out of this quagmire that preserves "arab dignity" while leaving Israel intact. My free advice to Israel is to stop trying to provide the arabs with a way to save face. Demand your rights, define your borders, and respond with wholly disproportionate force, to any aggressor nation or terrorist group. Your only possibility of living in peace will occur when you make so complete an example out of the next aggressors that the rest of them run screaming for protection of the UN. Don't let them get there. Turn them into an example. It is your only hope to continue on as a nation.

At 7:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are sane people still talking about "peace settlement"?


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