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Sunday, August 29, 2010

This sounds like a bunch of hot air

This sounds like a bunch of hot air. Lebanon is accusing Israel of using spy balloons against it.
The Lebanese Army accused Israel over the weekend of using balloons to gather intelligence on the country. The balloons allegedly contain high-powered cameras that are controlled remotely. Media reports said that the balloons were seen in Lebanese skies several days ago over several areas of south Lebanon.

A military expert told Arab media that shooting down the balloons would reveal the location of weapons caches, one of the pieces of information Israel is interested in.
Given that we have satellites with pinpoint accuracy, why in the world would we need to do this? Sounds like a bunch of hot air to me.



At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We do use observation balloons - at least I've seen them in the past. However, they are teetered within Israel and don't stray over the boarder.

If this is what they're accusing us of, there's nothing new under the sun here.

At 7:06 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Hopefully, they are doing the balloon thing. That would mean, once again, Israel is at the front of the pack technologically. I don't know about the airspace issues, but I would imagine that something in 1701 allows Israel to monitor to avoid their civilians from being creamed by Hezbollah. Aviation Week has had multiple stories (even covers!) on balloon systems. And they are very hard to shoot down.

At 7:44 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

This is from a country arresting its own citizens for spying for Israel every week!



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