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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Lebanese Army almost attacked IDF again on Wednesday

On Wednesday, the IDF went back to the border area near Misgav Am to finish pruning the trees it was pruning before the Lebanese Armed Forces so rudely interrupted on Tuesday. Israel Radio reports that there was nearly another attack on the IDF.

According to the report, which appeared in the pan-Arabic daily al-Hayat, just before the IDF resumed pruning trees along the border on Wednesday, UNIFIL troops warned the Lebanese Army that if they fired on the IDF soldiers again, the IDF would destroy all of the LAF's outposts along the border. The LAF then asked that UNIFIL destroy the trees rather than Israel, but UNIFIL said it wasn't their job to operate outside Lebanon beyond the blue line, and that if the Lebanese Army fired on the IDF troops again the LAF would bear the consequences. According to the report, the Lebanese Army was 'shocked' by UNIFIL's reaction, because it thought UNIFIL's job was to 'prevent situations from deteriorating.'

We should have hit them back harder on Tuesday.


At 1:32 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Is Israel Facing War with Hizbullah and Syria?

Read more: http://tinyurl.com/War-with-Hizbullah

At 3:23 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

They protesteth too much. If the UN were worth anything other than being part of the armies arrayed against Israel, they would figure out what is stored in Adeisa that makes Hezbollah and their LAF division so jumpy there. I can't find the link now, but there was one news report that SCUD missiles had been brought in to that village earlier this year. Or maybe they have tunnels under that area that they are trying to keep Israel from finding... Hopefully the IDF will bring in the ground penetrating radar.

At 4:04 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

You must make them understand that the consequences for their misbehavior will not be a simple tit-for-tat response. It must be an overwhelming, extremely destructive, extremely violent display that sends a clear unequivocal message that they have crossed a line which they should never have crossed. The cost of their transgressions needs to be wholly and completely out of proportion with their crime.

1000 of theirs for every one of ours. That is the current exchange rate.

At 4:17 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Israel should have destroyed them. The murder of a Jew should have been a red line.

But because Netanyahu's feared offending Obama, the Lebanese are going to walk away drawing the wrong lesson from Tuesday incident: that Jewish blood is cheap.

They must not be allowed to get away with it again in the future.

At 5:55 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Re: NormanF. I wouldn't cast aspersions on Netanyahu et al for trying to figure out how to deal with Obama. Arizona is in the same boat. They have a rancher gunned down while checking his fencelines, just as the IDF work crew were doing. We've got the $1 mil bounty on the head of the Pino County Sheriff, and threats of sniper assassinations of law enforcement if they don't allow the thugs to operate along the US Mexico border. Then there are the thousands dead just this year on the other side and the car bomb in Juarez, with rumors of a Hezbollah cell there.

President Obama's response? Sue Arizona and try to block them from defending themselves. And sending troops to do administrative duties - are they there to support the US border enforcement effort or will their orders be to block the border efforts and support the drug gangs? How to deal with Obama isn't just Israel's problem.

Interesting US border links:


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