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FRANKLIN LAMB : CAN ISRAEL DEFEAT HEZBOLLAH IN THE COMING WAR?

Part II  “Know thyself”  Sun Tzu and Hassan Nasrallah

Sun Tzu and Hassan Nasrallah

Sun Tzu and Hassan Nasrallah

Franklin Lamb’s Saturday Mideast Report –- Al Manar

According to the Lebanese military, at 11 am and again at 1 p.m.  on 1l/24/10, a total of six Israeli warplanes crossed into Lebanese airspace, and violated for the 8256th time UNSC resolution 1701 that ended Israel’s 5th war against Lebanon, on August 14, 2006. Nearly, daily, and sometimes several times daily, warplanes and/or reconnaissance aircraft invade the skies over Lebanon to frighten, attempt to intimidate, and pressure the Lebanese population. They also to try to keep tabs on Lebanon’s resistance, led by Hezbollah.

As every Resistance defender  is aware, if a twice daily high flyover by a US supplied specially programmed satellite imaging camera detects a stone the size of golf ball out of place, since the previous photo, anywhere in an area thought to be visited by Hezbollah forces,  the photos are closely examined by Israel and American analysts.

The moving of a stone or a tree branch or significantly more or fewer goats appearing in a herd, meandering, for example, in  Lebanon’s “nature preserves” is carefully analyzed. The reason, and perhaps encapsulating Israel’s increasing likelihood, according to UNIFILUnited Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and US sources,  of failing in its next war against Lebanon, is that Israel has never even been able to figure out  what became of the hundreds of tons of chipped rock and soil removed during the construction of hundreds of suspected deep Hezbollah bunkers, impenetrable to every weapon but nuclear.  Some bunkers are almost literally under the noses of where suspected  Israeli agents live or where UNIFIL forces patrol daily. “ Do they remove the debris by teaspoons full?”  a UNIFIL official wondered recently.

Also unsettling to the Israeli military and reportedly censored from viewing by Israeli forces  are a collection of Hezbollah training videos thought to have been photographed by US  high altitude  cameras. IDF psychologists reportedly have advised the Israeli Cabinet that seeing the Hezbollah videos may further erode Israeli forces confidence if they are ordered  again into Lebanon.

One such video shows the following:  A line of Hezbollah fighters on mountain bikes in a steep ravine south of the Litani river riding at high rates of speed. The rider must flip the bike  up onto only the back wheel so the soldier’s body is facing the sky and his back flat parallel with and about two feet off  the ground. The examinee must travel at close to 90 mph  holding a RPG in either hand, and a cell phone in the other waiting firing instructions from a subterranean command center.

The fighter must then fire the rocket thru a swinging small tire approximately 120 meters away on a tree branch.  Achieving fewer than 11 bulls eyes out of 12 requires the arduous physical test repeated.  A commander in UNIFIl, who claims to be familiar with this particular Hezbollah training exercise commented that none of the UNIFIL soldiers from the 28 countries could even do the exercise, much less get one RPG through such a swinging tire.  “ I would doubt very much if any Israeli could do it either. Hezbollah fighters are probably the world’s best. I have never studied the Chinese up close but I’ve seen a whole lot of the others.”

It is these kinds of skills that Hezbollah fighters used to force repeated errors by Israeli forces during the July 2006 war, and although not widely reported, during its 18 years of occupation of Lebanon (1982-2000). Errors, that the Israeli Winograd commission called “ the worst kind of mistakes and failures of the ground forces.” Among the examples  still discussed in Dahiyeh,  and presumably in Tel Aviv and Washington, include  the Hezbollah forces routing of the Israeli  “elite” Golani, Egoz and Magland Brigades at Maron al Ras on the Lebanese-Palestine border between July 25-30, 2006.

Another was the Battle of Bint Jbeil which Dan Halutz  called Israel’s planned “Web of Steel’ which was expected to take less than 48 hours to defeat Hezbollah forces starting on July 24.  But by July 30,  the much battered  Golani forces withdrew and the Israeli air force renewed indiscriminate aerial bombardment.

Down the road from Bint Jbeil, at Aita al-Shaab, Israel lost 26 soldiers and more than 100 severely injured without gaining an inch of territory. Shortly before Israel agreed to a ceasefire,  its forces experienced the catastrophe at Wadi Slouqi, a ravine through which  a column of Israeli tanks were sent to link up with airlifted troops at Ghandouriyah village.  The Israeli plan, read by Hezbollah forces from the onset, was to move toward Tyre and head north.  “They (Hezbollah forces) jumped up out of the ground all around us” one Israeli at the scene testified later. Hezbollah hit more than a dozen tanks, quickly killing 17 Israelis and wounding more than fifty. It became known in Israeli military  circles as “the Black Sabbath, the goddamned Sabbath”, as one Israeli war room officer commented.

Increasingly during the 33 day July 2006 War, Israeli forces refused orders to advance against Hezbollah fighters, happily opting for 14 day jail sentences for failure to obey orders.  Concerning IDF recruitment and  AWOL problems, according to IDF Captain Arye Shalicar of the IDF Recruitment Fraud unit, it is US taxpayers who  foot the bill  for eight companies of private investigators recently hired to track down Israeli draft dodgers.  The popular social networking site, Facebook,  is being used  to track down thousands who lied about being religiously observant and seeking to avoid facing Hezbollah.  Israelis not wanting to join the military often post a photograph on Facebook showing them eating at non-kosher restaurants or accepting invitations for fake Friday night (Sabbath) parties sent by the investigators.

It was against the backdrop of examining these kinds of IDF-Hezbollah confrontations, that  a US Senate Armed Services Committee staffer reports that, “seemingly counterintuitive given the past six decades of US coddling  Israel with all manner of  support and  political cover”, the White House has informed Israel that the days of ‘green lights’ for trampling and carpet bombing Lebanon are over.  Secretary of State  Clinton reportedly told PM Netanyahu during his recent visit to basically ‘forget about it’ when Israel’s Prime Minister repeated ad nausea the mantra that “Lebanon is now Hezbollah and Hezbollah is  now Lebanon” so Israel can exercise “blanket self defense.”  ( Ed: gets to bomb and obliterate at will)

During US Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, John Kerrey’s recent swing through the region he warned Lebanese  and Syrian officials that Israel could attack at any time.  But he also carried the message to Israel that Washington does not want an Israeli attack on Lebanon or on Iran for precisely the same reasons.  Israel can’t win Washington increasingly believes and the risk of regional conflagration from either is too great.

It is in this context that Washington is  using the STLSpecial Tribunal for Lebanon as a 6th war against Lebanon, following those 1978, 1982, 1993, 1996, and 2006. It is reported by Haaretz on 11/16/10  that  Israeli Foreign Minister  Lieberman reveal Israel has been helping the STL with its “investigation.”

“Hezbollah’s  greatest advantage against Israel in the next war against Israel”, according to Pentagon sources, including a 22 year veteran who maintains an office in Beirut,   “is not seen in Washington  as  being based on just Hezbollah’s  demonstrated ability to prevail on the battlefield against Israeli ground forces, withstanding potential days or weeks or months of carpet bombing and during hugely asymmetric conflicts. Rather, increasingly Hezbollah’s success against Israeli is being explained by its moral, political, popular, religious, psychological, culture that were enhanced by Hezbollah’s “Lebanonization” and growing acceptance by other sects while being dubbed by some at the Pentagon as now “the 8th greatest missile power in the World.”

There is also the factor of the environment that is embracing Hezbollah and the Resistance. These are  people who will no longer accept to yield to the dictates of  Israel,  the US, Lebanese Forces, Phalanges, or anyone else.  As far as the Resistance is concerned, no one can ask a people that was oppressed, occupied, and disdained by others for decades and centuries, yet managed to gain power to defend itself at a time when everyone abandoned it, to let go of its element of power and become again under the mercy of Israel’s threats as well as those of its local Israel’s allies.

Hezbollah believes it has to win the next war for the sake of the whole country, because the army is poorly equipped and because Lebanon has hundreds, maybe thousands of Mossad agents in Lebanon compromising the country’s institutions. Hezbollah MP, Nawaf Moussawi has said on many occasions that the STL indictment accusing Hezbollah of the Hariri assassination will be dealt with as a US Israeli invasion, and to date Hezbollah has proven to have great skills in countering ‘invasions.’  The Party is not easily provoked or intimidated but when their existence is threatened it fights back.

Hezbollah, has  smashed the myth of Israel’s invincibility, broken the barrier of fear, increased the popular demand for resistance, exposed  the fake peace process and rejected  appeasement, acquiescence and surrender. Hezbollah forces taught the world that Arabs can and will liberate Palestine because  they possess the qualities  and acumen to do it. The kings and the presidents in the region, who for six decades chose their thrones over Jerusalem  quake as does Israel.

This observer is obviously not privy to any security information relating to Hezbollah, and it would be treasonous and unthinkable for anyone in Hezbollah to share any, but among the many scenarios that the Lebanese National Resistance  is said to be preparing for includes a possible invasion from  North  Lebanon using troops from two Arab countries that for years having been trying to train Sunni and Lebanese Forces “ Security minus”  troops.

The plan, if it exists, would try to force Hezbollah from Beirut back to the south, by using a blitzkrieg type of invasion using Arab, American and Israeli forces attacking south Beirut as north Lebanon Sunni and Christian forces  close of roads heading out from Beirut. Phalange forces would try and capture Mt Lebanon, and Arab special forces would hunt Hassan Nasrallah and the Hezbollah leadership amidst “ Dahiyeh option”  ruins.  All to be made perfectly legal and respectable by the all but certain  STL indictments and convictions.

This kind of scenario is reminiscent of  when the French sent  Moroccans and Algerians to fight for them last century against the Turks.  A French General on the scene was asked “you are sending Muslims to fight against Muslims” ?

The general reportedly laughed and replied, “ if  our Arabs win we get the credit , if our Arabs or theirs die, who cares”.

Dr. Franklin Lamb is Director, Americans Concerned for Middle East Peace, Beirut-Washington DC, Board Member of The Sabra Shatila Foundation, and a volunteer with the Palestine Civil Rights Campaign, Lebanon. He is the author of The Price We Pay: A Quarter-Century of Israel’s Use of American Weapons Against Civilians in Lebanon and is doing research in Lebanon for his next book. He can be reached at fplamb@gmail.com

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38 Comments for “FRANKLIN LAMB : CAN ISRAEL DEFEAT HEZBOLLAH IN THE COMING WAR?”

  1. A laboured piece of anti-Israel propaganda. True, Israel failed to crush Hizbullah in 2006, thanks mainly to underestimating their foe. But they aren’t going to do that next time round. And you don’t mention that Israel’s air force DID succeed in taking out all of H’s long-range rockets within the first couple of days of fighting. Or that Israel killed far more H. fighters, approx. 500, than vice versa. Or that of the 4,000 or so rockets fired into Israel fewer than 100 Israelis were killed, a kill-ratio of less than forty to one. Never mind Mr. Lamb, next time round Hizbullah might well succeed in killing more Israeli civilians, which will please you no end.

  2. With a worldly leader like Nasrallah, Israel is doomed.

    He is the role model for every person who refuses suppression and fights for the rights of the human spirit.

    Franklin Lamb is an insightful writer that Americans should really listen to.

  3. Who the hell believes stuff like this? Riding a dirt bike at 90 MPH with one hand on an RPG and one hand ona cell phone, on one wheel!? Let alone shooting a rocket launcher? Evel Kneivel couldn’t ride a motorycle on one wheel with NO HANDS ON THE BIKE. Anyone who believes drivel like this is retarded.

  4. They are committing suicide at our gates…!!!!

  5. I see the jew-trolls/mossad agents/shills have moved into top gear… they must have had a meeting where it was pointed out that there own claptrap is too obvious and aint fooling anyone…. guess what.?? it’s still obvious.

    Anyway, I’d like to ask, why do you shills hang out at this particular site (with a vengence)… is the truth embarrassing to Israelis – by the way, your fake western sounding names are unconvincing…?

    So we can assume that where there is a hive of shill activity (like above), there is something in the article they need to counteract… desperately…

    • Hit the demonic nail right on the head. It has to be alarming to these scum to see so many people lifting up there dark dank hiding places exposing them to the light, so they have to scamper away like the roaches they are. I honestly believe that a second and worse (possibly nuclear) 9-11 type false flag was recently diverted for this very reason.

  6. What a piece of crap full of stupidity and typical antisemitism! Author has no clue about The Art of War. He claims to be warefare knowledgable, yet stupidity ! and ignorance rule in the face of facts! Author has no clue about Total War and i a fool! War with Hizzibalah includes. Syria, and now Turkey and shows true lack critical thinking! Muslims are barbaric animals worshiping death and will be treated as such! Autho r has no ideas of Israeli weapons like Iron Domes,EMP, Neutron bombs and others disabeling all electronics and.vehicles! Idiot author refuses the facts that Gaza and Lebanon wars were very limited efforts by IDF and world has yet to see the full power of Israel in Total War! Ignorant author misses Iran and Arab hatered of their terror! Author thinks shooting RPGs on a motorcycle through tires wins wars and the keys “strategic advantage is the most ignorant thing I have heard in a longtime and defies basic common sense! War involves Israel,Gaza, PLO, Syria, Egypt, Saudies, US, Iran by proxy to keep China and Russia out. Author refuses discussion of WWIII and limited nuke from trash and corrupt UN. Author must be another Liberal Appeasement artist complicit in the delegitimization of IsraelIsrael ala Flotilla a clear terrorist attack state sponsored by NATO Turkey on an other NATO country!! Liberals, especially Israeli liberals are the worlds worst enemy and not all Israelis are Jews yet the slander continues unabated with antisemitics being the primary cause and Euro-peons again leading the charge!!!

    • No anti-Semitism whatsoever in this article, rather entirely Pro-Semitic since Ashkenazis have not one ounce of Semitic blood in them. Only the Arabs murdered regularly by the IDF and other Zionist lunatics are Semites.

      For Anti-Semitism and the worship of death and destruction look in the mirror, on your television or outside your front door. There are no greater anti-Semites in the world than those who in any way support Israeli genocide.

  7. Wow, what a great plant piece. I wish I could count the number of lies, distortions, and prevarications here. We know that Arabs celebrate when unarmed men, women, and children are killed by brave Arab snipers and terrorists. Israel has never carpet-bombed anyone, unlike what Hamas does now with its missiles.

    • “Carpet bombing” with random Katyusha rockets, that is a funny one. Lying hasbarah shill obviously misses the vast technological disparity between concerted Israeli bombardment of Gaza and Lebanon with outdated indiscriminate response by Hamas.

      If only Hamas had even a remote chance of carpet bombing, the world might finally be rid of the psychotic enclave of muderous Talmudic supremacists once and for all.

      The world would be that much closer to peace if so.

      • No Israel just shoots white phosophorous rounds into crowded civilian centers, and blows up food processing plants leaving the population to starve to death. Then their media depicts palestinians and true semitic peoples as the ones who are blood thirsty savages. It is quite funny and sad that the lie is propagated that Israel is the only democracy in the middle east, the hedge against sharia law. Right, their global media machine goes into over drive demonizing South Africa and any other western european nation that wishes to retain its TRUE historic culture and people while they themselves are the most overtly rascist, hateful people on earth, Depicting all others as cattle and farm animals whose only purpose is to support the lazy khazarian asses, so they can talk to walls and practice a religion they usurped from a better people.

        • Actually Cpt. by the time the ‘religion” made its way to Khazaria, it and its exiled practitioners were pretty much corrupted to the extent that it was appealing to the deceitful mindsets of those who converted. Talmudism made no demands of righteousness or godliness or even compassion, just ritualized self-aggrandizement.

    • Here is the latest death count by radical islam

      2010.11.28 (Takhar, Afghanistan) – Holy Warriors take out a market patron with a bicycle bomb.

      2010.11.27 (Mogadishu, Somalia) – At least ten people bleed out following an al-Shabaab mortar attack.

      2010.11.27 (Darra Adam Khel, Pakistan) – A woman is among three civilians murdered when Islamists ambush a passenger vehicle.

      2010.11.27 (Mosul, Iraq) – A man and his young son are blown to bits by Jihadi bombers.

      2010.11.27 (Darra Adam Khel, Pakistan) – Tehreek-e-Taliban abduct and murder a local man.

      2010.11.27 (Paktika, Afghanistan) – Shahid suicide bombers take down four local police.

      • Lindy
        There is a backstory on 5 ot 6 of these attacks that involves influence that is not Islamic.
        As for Mosul….that is where the Mossad has a headquarters…has operated from for years….coordinating intel in Syria and support of the PKK terrorists.
        …there must be something online about some of this.
        g

      • Yeah most of these mention were carried out by intelligence agencies specifically the big three. The godfathers of woe. Sort of like the british agents dressed as arabs driving around basra shooting innocent people. Or their guys in Iran killing christians that have lived there peacefully for millenia.

      • those radical muslims are killing normall non radical muslims as u see those radical muslims better say wahabies and salafees are trained and funded by usa and israel ,

  8. Jews are nothing but baby killing cowards. They’re good at slaughtering unarmed people, especially women and children. In any semblance of a fair fight, they’ll lose of course, because they’re nothing but baby killing cowards.

    • They used to say a village was missing it’s idiot. In your case, it’s more like a rock is missing a slug…

  9. wikileaks – One of the most interesting overall themes is the restraint seen to typify the Israelis on Iran, in contrast to the typical Brzezinski, Scowcroft, Walt/Mearsheimer, Glenn Greenwald-Neo-progresive, netroots claims Israel is trying to prod us to fight and bomb Iran for them.

    In the end, one of the most obvious take-aways from these WikiLeaks documents is devastating to the whole Left/Realist narrative about Israeli manipulation. The Israelis come off as cool customers, while the Arabs are the ones freaking out, justifiably many would argue, and literally demanding the U.S. bomb the Iranian nuclear program.

    • It isn’t surprising that WikiLeaks makes Israel look good. Israel and its fifth column of traitors are the source of this material that is embarrassing the U.S. and its real allies.

  10. kose madare nasrollah

  11. So where is nassarala? if its such a great “victory” he would not be hiding
    In basements since 2006 … where is he ?

    Your average Lebanese is sad to see the once Paris of the M East being taken hostage
    By bunch of Muslim terrorists paid for by Mullahs

    Over 2 Million Lebanese Christians have left that country – these were the businessman The professors the doctors and the money – they have done well for themselves and Are having normal lives in free countries that are not being
    Controlled by armed Muslim terrorist groups

    Before Lebanon was taken over Lebanon did not an army – it had
    No problem with anybody and especially Israel – there has never been
    Any problem since the Iranians started their Lebanese subsidiary

    You will never see even one Iranian soldier in Lebanon– The Iranians are used to
    Pay others to do the dirty job for them – even at the expense of the
    Poor Iranian people – yes one of the largest oil exporters has got no ability to transfer the income to its own people – drivers waiting 6 hours to fill
    Up their car in one of the largest oil producing countries… hey these guys cannt even run a nursery school but that’s another story

    Have been to Beirut and saw how the Israelis destroyed surgically only the
    Hizbala south neighborhoods leaving rest of Lebanon and its infrastructure
    Intact – this may change as hizbala is now part of the Lebanese Govt- so its
    No longer being forgiven

    But to be realistic – Its not going to be Israel – these are going to be
    Other Western forces who are going to come in to arrest hizballa top
    Management including the chief and bring them to justice – just as Lebanon
    Asked when it came to West to investigate Hariri murder – these forces
    Are financing SLT and Israel is not amongst them

    The audience has to realize that Israel did not treat 2006 as war – Israel
    Never opened its war rooms and did not mobilize 95 % of its forces- the
    Reserves – during that time life went on in Israel and not that much
    Has happened as evidenced by lack of casualties – besides those
    Poor Israelis that were killed by Israeli fire..

    About the digital cameras and satellites – US does not Israel to collect
    Information – the US has the largest and most sophisticated Satellite
    Program in the world and has excellent analysts

    Israel has excelled and has invented and developed a new generation
    Of miniature satellites and cameras with capacities never seen before
    Obviously Israel has been sharing its top line assets with its closest
    Allies only and with the US INDIA in particular

    Israel has its own assets and I suspect it doesn’t share its ambitious
    Plans with others

    I wouldn’t worry that much about these Hizbala bunkers – as the writer
    Realizes Syria has yet to figure out who and how destroyed their secret
    Atomic plant to date – they have no clue – they saw nothing on the screens
    All these billions that went to Russia and China to buy sophisticated
    Radar systems did not work !! the screens were empty and the nuclear plant was gone
    They are still wondering who did it and so do i..

    Same with these bunkers – Israel took note of that and has been
    Preparing high tech solutions – but it may well be that the action in
    North – center Lebanon will leave these bunkers not relevant..

    But still the greatest factor is not being brought to the readers
    Hizbala murdered 275 US Marines and over 178 French and scores
    Of other Europeans – The Marines in particular have an open
    Matter with it and their senior commanders Beirut veterans
    are waiting orders

    Same with the French and the Germans – these guys are picking up
    The bill for SLT and are backing it up – since the day hizbala said
    Lebanon will stop picking up its share of SLT bill – SLT got triple
    Of what is asked for…

    Lets straighten it up about these US “funds” – these represent less then
    ONE PERCENT of Israel annual budget – and more so – these “funds”
    Never leave the US – these “funds” are checks handed over to US arms
    Manufacturers Which need these pentagon foreign orders to finance
    expensive R+D in order to keep the edge

    In fact it was the US that paid Israel a Hugh bribe – so that Israel stop
    Manufacturing its own internally developed jet fighter – so as not to
    Have a Hugh commercial threat to its large F 16 foreign orders – but that’s
    Another story

    We also should not forget that it was the entire country of Lebanon that
    Asked the West to investigate and bring the criminals to justice

    Your average Lebanese – and I mean around 85% of them hate Hizbalah that
    Only brought war and aggression on Lebanon – Lebanon was quiet since
    Turkish times – even in 1948 war it was out of the game

    In fact these were ordinary Lebanese who assisted STL and for the sake
    Of Lebanon brought incriminating evidence to STL

    thousands of Mossad agents in Lebanon” well maybe its as big as 50 000
    you know its so easy to recruit arab muslims – they are victims of their
    own internal societies – as the leader of Iran seriously said “ there are no
    homosexuals in Iran”….

    • nawwww you seem agitated that Hezbollah beat Israel?
      Its okay, Hezbollah is the only thing standing in the way of Lebanon being occupied or Selling out to the New World Order babi

  12. Not before the dust settled down after Iranian President Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Lebanon where he was received as a national hero, Jeffrey David Feltman, Obama’s Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs landed in Beirut. Feltman, a former US ambassador to Lebanon, met Lebanese President Suleiman and Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri, whom he delivered Ben Obama’s personal message. The Speaker of Lebanese parliament, Nabih Berri (founder of Amal party) refused to meet Feltman.

    In an interview with Danna Harman, published in Israeli daily Ha’aretz (October 24, 2010), Feltman said: “Lebanon right now is going through a difficult period. This is something that is related to the internal dynamics of Lebanon, not to the conflict with Israel. What is happening now is there are some people in Lebanon saying, you have to chose between justice – as symbolized by the special tribunal for Lebanon—and stability. In our mind that is an artificial choice. The people saying this are the very ones trying to destabilize Lebanon now. The reason I went to Lebanon was to deliver a message from Obama which was a reaffirmation of our strong support for Lebanon’s sovereignty and independence. What we are trying to do is to find a way to lower the tensions and reduce the temperature in Lebanon.”

    The message in fact concerned the finding of the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) on the assassination of the former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri (father of the current prime minister Sa’ad Hariri). Both US and Israel worries that STL may find the truth about Israeli Mossad being behind the assassination.

    According to Dr. Franklin Lamb, Feltman during his meeting with Sa’ad Hariri made an offer Hizbullah cannot refuse. The deal was that STL blame a dead Hizbullah commander Imad Mughniyah and Sheikh Nasrallah needs only to say that Hizbullah leadership did not know what Imad was upto. This will close the case and in return the US (and probably Canada) will take Hizbullah of the ‘terrorist list’.

    On 19 October 2010, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), based near The Hague, attempted to re-enact the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, five years after the event.

    The STL carried out the test explosion on a vast shooting range. The STL wanted to demonstrate that, contrary to the near-unanimous opinion of explosives experts, it is possible for an explosive-packed truck to cause the material damage that was observed in Beirut. To that end, the STL reconstructed the exact replica of the crime scene on the French military base in Captieux, near Bordeaux, including identical vehicles. The equivalent of 2,5 tons of TNT were used to test whether the confinement effect of the surrounding buildings on the explosion can dig a crater in the ground and send cars flying through the air.

    Officials said the results would be kept confidential.

    According to the prosecutor’s version, the attack was carried out by means of a truck charged with at least 1,8 tons of explosives that were detonated by a suicide bomber when he intercepted Rafik Hariri’s armored car. However, what remains to be explained is how a surface explosion in an open space can account for such a deep crater in the ground.

    http://rehmat1.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/hizbullah-obama-we-are-not-that-stupid/

  13. Sooner or later IsraHell will disintegrate, because it’s a Rogue State, led by Mafia Dons and it uses every trick in the book, including ethnic cleansing to steal Arab land. Hezbollah has proved that it has the means and the skills to defeat the Zion Talmudic Invaders and it is bound and capable to do it again.

  14. What I do see is the shape of a man rising from within Israel with 5 smooth stones from a brook with a sling and He will smite Hezbollah.

    • let us remember where the muslim faith comes from. As for going to hell you first. may your brain shrivvle up. end

      • American tax dollars hard at work putting Israeli trolls on sites such as these. A man rising up from Israel? The biblical David wasn’t Khazarian sorry. Once again khazarians stealing the ideas and religions of others to pawn off as their own. Right, and the Israelis are the best soldiers in the world please. They are very good about abusing the weak and powerless, and anything that involves lies theivery and deception. But as far as any real work goes (like combat) they whine cry run and hide.

  15. So the Iraelis couldn’t ‘hack it’ against Hezbollah in 2006… instead the Israelis killed as many civilians as they could before they retreated and declared themselves the most moral army in the world… honestly, you couldn’t make it up..

    anyway, here’s a great article by Jonathan Cook
    http://www.jkcook.net/Articles3/0535.htm#Top

    • You couldn’t make that up? I think you could make up anything if you could make up pedalling mountain bikes across open country at 90 mph, while chatting on cell phones with one hand and shooting rockets through swinging tires with the other is pretty easy to make up.

      On the down side, *believing* such drivel would require abandonment of belief in the laws of physics, for starters.

      • re On the down side, *believing* such drivel would require abandonment of belief in the laws of physics, for starters.

        You mean like 9/11..??

        • No…like believing it’s possible to ride a dirt bike at 90 mph on one wheel with no hands on the handlebars. THEN shooting a rocket launcher, with cell phone signals originating from underground bunkers.

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  2. wjabbe: All citizens in America are expected to voluntarily comply with all laws. For those who refuse, government has plenty of unpleasant means to force citizens to comply. ...
  3. DaveE: Didn't have time for the full three hours, but I am quite impressed by Gordon's unequivocal equivocation of the Israeli ISIS / IISIL attacks on the Kurds and the Israeli ...
  4. jmreeves: I heard it is policy to dispatch (former) assets which are deemed unrecoverable under the circumstances. John
  5. bobeejoe: these r some great comments!!

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