Israel hits Syria arms convoy to Lebanon: sources

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VultureTX wrote:

@americanguy “Israel will start a war, then order the US to fight ”
So that’s the word on Stormfront or AlJaz?

‘Cause I know you don’t have the English skills to compose that yourself.

I notice Syria never did file a case when Israelis struck that nuclear site in Southern Syria years ago; hard to dispute the evidence that Mossad gathered before the IAF blew the site and the North Korean engineers there to hell.

Jan 30, 2013 8:26am EST  --  Report as abuse
Binary wrote:

Dear americanguy,

You appear so convinced of this model, this ‘order the US to fight’ paradigm that I simply have to ask: when had this ever happened? Could you please detail the single occasion when American troops were placed in harms way for the direct and sole benefit of the state of Israel?

And purely for your own edification, Israel had NOTHING to do with the Coalition’s choice to attack Iraq in 2003. That war was the result of western intelligence failings – and a son’s desire to finish that what his dad had started… nothing to do with Israel – we do not just say things because we like the sound of it. Please try to work some facts into your parables.

Jan 30, 2013 9:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
usagadfly wrote:

So criticizing Israel for attacking another neighbor militarily means the critic cannot write or think? Another absurd and laughable piece of Israeli propaganda posted as a legitimate “comment”.

Can anyone guess how many US tax dollars were expended in this attack? By the time all the subterfuge and deception used by Israeli agents in the US Government to hide money going to Israel is applied, no one can tell how much. This is the so-called “black” budget. This money is called “black” because you are intentionally lied to about where it is gong. A major reason is that those Social Security dollars are diverted to fund torture centers and extra-judicial killings throughout the world. These purposes are “black” as in “evil”.

Stop the lies. Stop the wars. Serve the USA, not your real country, or quit your US Government job.

Jan 30, 2013 9:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
DougAnderson wrote:

Hey, better my tax dollars go to Israel than Egypt.

Jan 30, 2013 9:30am EST  --  Report as abuse
boreal wrote:

Of course advanced weapons in the hands of Israel’s barefooted enemies would tip the balance against Israel fast. Similar situation has already happened in Afghanistan when the Taliban was supplied with shoulder fired surface to air missiles to shoot Russian helicopter gunships out of the sky. Israel would like nothing better than draw the US into another ME conflict like they successfully did in Iraq on false, trumped up charges. The Israelis did not need to fire a single shot with the exception of an odd visit now and then to Abu Ghraib by their contractors and Israel won the war against Iraq. Saddam’s head was delivered to them on a silver platter and offered up humbly on bended knees. The US paid for the war with their daughters’ and sons’ blood, with widows and orphans tears on both sides of the conflict and around a trillion dollar deficit in the US budget.

Jan 30, 2013 9:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
BioStudies wrote:

It reall pains me to see all these wars going on instigated by my home country (USA). I don’t see how our continued military involvment in areas helps anyone but our enemies.

Jan 30, 2013 11:07am EST  --  Report as abuse
BioStudies wrote:

It reall pains me to see all these wars going on instigated by my home country (USA). I don’t see how our continued military involvment in areas helps anyone but our enemies.

Jan 30, 2013 11:07am EST  --  Report as abuse
JapanViewer wrote:

Same old anti-Isreal/anti-Jewish plan: Condemn Israel for protecting itself, with the not so veiled cockamamie reasoning that Israel wants to start a war and order the US to join. The fact is that the Hezbollah and Iran, including most Islamist groups throughout the world, have openly called for the annihilation of the State of Israel, i.e. killing men, women, children, not just “soldiers”. And then there are “commentators” who join this effort of annihilating the Jewish State with their virulent anti-Israal/anti-Jewish views and comments.

Jan 30, 2013 11:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:

The whacko teabaggers are on the loose again. Bush started the Iraqi conflict. looking for his WMD. Saddam dropped Scud missles all over Isreal’s cities. What would you idiots have done if it was your city?
Whine, feed your obese keisters and make racial slurs against our president.

Jan 30, 2013 11:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
MikeyLikesIt wrote:


Wow, way to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Jan 30, 2013 11:57am EST  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

I noticed absent from these comments any discussion on the merits of Hezbollah obtaining advanced Syrian weaponry. The UN mediator stated this week that Syria is disintegrating before our very eyes. I think it is undisputed that Syria has some very advanced weaponry, especially surface to air missiles. I no longer see anyone, including Fromkin, arguing that the rebels are not capturing these advanced weapons from the regime. Which is sad as the regime is apparently too slow to remove or destroy these weapons before their bases are overrun.
Israel fought a war with Lebanon six years ago in which, according to several military analysts, the Israeli army performed far poorer than expected. Part of Israel’s troubles in that conflict is contributed to Hezbollah having more advanced night vision and missile guidance systems than in the past. Now, through the inane decisions of Mr. Al Assad, aka The Cowardly Lion, Hezbollah/Lebanon, stands to gain a windfall of weapons as Syrian continues its downward spiral. If I were in Israel’s shoes I would not want to see Hezbollah have these weapons either. I am not advocating Israel break International law to stop these arms but I can understand their motive to do so. Syria can always threaten war with Israel if the Cowardly Lion becomes offended enough by these actions.

In other news over the past 24 hours:

-Rebels take over regime military camp in Idlib, activists say
-Rebels capture two Iranian Revolutionary guard members in Ar-Raqqa, activists say
-Rebels take down seven regime tanks in Aleppo’s Al-Safira, activists say
-Rebels down a regime aircraft in Aleppo’s As-Safira, activists say

The regime appears to have an ever growing list of military hardware to replenish and bases to recapture. This replenishing needed from an army who did not even exist two years ago. I think the Syrian Regime can confidentially claim that they are the most inept military of the 21st century. Congratulations to the biggest dummies of the Century!

Go Non-Terrorist Insurgents!

Jan 30, 2013 12:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
susette wrote:

Isreal is warned not to try to attack Syrian junk by Iran. Boom.

Jan 30, 2013 12:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Max-67 wrote:

The USA spent much more to protect the interest of the Arabs and the oil companies. The American presence in the Persian Gulf since the 1970’s cost to the USA over 8 trillion dollars!!!
Anti Semite keep rattling about the Jewish lobby, when actually the Arab and the Oil lobbies are far stronger, and they actually dictate USA policy. It is well know the state department is traditionally anti Israel, and it is infested with people who serve the oil companies.

The United States spends between $15 billion and $20 billion a year to defend South Korea, a nation fully capable of defending itself.

And 75% of the aid to Israel is (by law) spent in the USA, thereby supporting the producers.

Jan 30, 2013 12:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rmkraussr wrote:

will anyone out there say that this attack by Israel was not an act of war?

Jan 30, 2013 12:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Rich_F wrote:

cut and dry case of israel protecting its sovereignty. anyone against this action has a different agenda.

Jan 30, 2013 12:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Butch_from_PA wrote:

This is just Israel’s way of continued testing of their new weapons. USA pays Israel handsomely to test weapons in the field.

What is interesting is Israel did not wait for the weapons to cross the border. Netanyahu is trying really hard for an all out war in the middle east.

His dreams are telling him he is the chosen on to bring back all the land of the glory days back to Israel. He can already see a golden statue of himself on mount Sinai – defiant and victorious.

Jan 30, 2013 1:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Ian6 wrote:

Hey, UnAmerican Guy and you other Israel-Gets-Americans-Killed liars, let’s speak of facts – facts about who’s murdering whom and why:

Sudan is not in the conventional Middle East, so let’s ignore the genocide there. Let’s ignore, also, the West Pakistani massacres in East Pakistan (Bangladesh) totaling 1.25 million in 1971. Or 200,000 deaths in Algeria in war between Islamists and the government in 1991-2006.

But a simple, strictly Middle East research will give you one million deaths in the all-Muslim Iran-Iraq war; 300,000 Muslim minorities killed by Saddam Hussein; 80,000 Iranians killed during the Islamic revolution; 25,000 deaths in 1970-71, the days of Black September, by the Jordanian government in its fight against the Palestinians; and 20,000 Islamists killed in 1982 by the elder al-Assad in Hama. The World Health Organization’s estimate of Osama bin Laden’s carnage in Iraq was already 150,000 a few years earlier.

A researcher from from the University of Bremen found out that some 11 million Muslims have been violently killed since 1948, of which 35,000, (0.3 percent) died during the six years of Arab war against Israel, or one out of every 315 fatalities. In contrast, over 90 percent who perished were killed by fellow Muslims.

Perhaps this is a reason why Israel insists upon intercepting weaponry surely to be used to murder them en masse.

Please note that over 40,000 violent Muslims-murdering-Muslims deaths have taken place and continue to take place every single day in Syria while the United Nations sits on its impotent, corrupt hands and does nothing but pass anti-Israel resolutions every other week.

Jan 30, 2013 1:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:


I will post what I like, and you will do nothing about it, you little baby TROLL.

Jan 30, 2013 1:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:


We haven’t gone to war for Israel yet. Iraq was a result of them attacking Kuwait, and then after we let Hussein stay in power he ignored UN resolution after UN resolution. Are intelligence was coming from Kurds, not Israel. Israel is more than capable of defending themselves.

Jan 30, 2013 1:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:


The attack by Israel today could be considered an act of war. But so could the rockets that have been fired into Israel from Lebanon over the past few years. The real question, what is anyone going to do about it?

A bad peace is a better than a good war.
Old Russian Proverb

Jan 30, 2013 2:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
crittertron wrote:

So while Israel makes sure Lebanon does not get weapons amid the chaos, is no one working to stop Israel from taking advantage of the chaos to annex parts of Syria? Pay attention to their elections, annexing occupied territory was a major platform for parties that gained seats in the government. They would have the US bomb Syria’s only deterrent so they can annex the Golan Heights!

Jan 30, 2013 2:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse

do it israel! do it again!, let God sort ‘em out!

Jan 30, 2013 3:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mils54 wrote:

Ian6….If your facts are close to correct, That is startling!.

Jan 30, 2013 4:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mils54 wrote:

VultureTX…..Methinks thou hath struckith nerve! :)

Jan 30, 2013 4:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:


If Mr. Al Assad, aka The Cowardly Lion, had things under control in his country, maybe this would not be a problem. Oh well…

Jan 30, 2013 4:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
usagadfly wrote:

If all you pro-Israel people on here want to send all of your personal money to Israel, please feel free to do so. Just keep your cotton pinking hands off of mine! And don’t sneak your hands in my pockets either via the inappropriate use of FICA taxes for foreign wars.

Israel, Netanyahu, and the Republican Party just lost the elections here, if you did not notice. Why should the winners listen to your voices? You refuse to listen to the voices of the majority. You lost. Stop whining.

Jan 30, 2013 5:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

@lan6: copying and pasting from jihadwatch, classy.

You do realise that over 140’000 Americans have shot and killed each other since 9/11, right? Sticking to your model, OVER 1’000’000 Americans have shot and killed each other since 1948, which begs the question, what’s your point: are you seriously trying to claim that Muslims have a monopoly on homicidal madness?

As a brief refresher, it was a churchgoing Christian that tried to eradicate the Jews killing over 6’000’000 of them, simultaneously starting a war that killed 50’000’000 worldwide…

Two little bits of advice though: don’t copy/paste other people’s work, and drop the religious angle. Both will work against you everytime.

Jan 30, 2013 5:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

@Rich_F: hey genius, care to explain how bombing another sovereign country protects Israel’s sovereignty?

Do you even understand what the word means?

Jan 30, 2013 5:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
EvilAxis wrote:

@Life1……go back to Iran…..The point being made, which you are (as always) incapable of following is that you Muslims butcher each other like animals yet blame Israel and America for anything you can think of….It is time for the West to come to a final solution to the Arab/Muslim problem in the Middle East.

Jan 30, 2013 6:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

Remember when Syria shot down that Turkish plane last summer? Remember when Syrian “accidentally” fired mortar shells in Turkey a few months ago? Remember when Syria “accidentally” shot a Jordanian child while they were trying to shoot their own people? So… who needs Israel to start a war, stuff like this can do it just the same.

Jan 30, 2013 6:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
pyanitsa wrote:

About time …

Syria’s opposition chief Moaz al-Khatib said on Wednesday he is ready for dialogue with officials of President Bashar Assad’s regime, subject to conditions including that detainees are released.

“I announce I am ready for direct discussions with representatives of the Syrian regime in Cairo, Tunis or Istanbul,” Khatib said via his Facebook page, citing as another condition that passports for exiled citizens be renewed.

Jan 30, 2013 6:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rkirchem wrote:

You can always count on the Israelis to do the dumbest, most self-destructive thing possible. Talk about a country with a death wish. Eventually, within probably 10-20 years, their wish will be fulfilled.

Jan 30, 2013 7:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
xcanada2 wrote:

A little bombing and killing by Israel sure brings out a lot of blood-thirsty Commenters!

Jan 30, 2013 8:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

@EvilTool: ‘Us’ Muslims butcher each other like animals whilst the rest of the world lives in total peace and harmony. Thanks, glad you set that one straight.

And whilst you look for your final solution, another 40’000 Americans will either off themselves or shoot each other in 2013, once again. Who needs terrorists… And regarding your final solution, here’s one for you: go home and stay the f! out of the middle east where you don’t belong. That goes for Americans, Europeans, Asians and Africans, Muslim, Jew or Christian.

Jan 30, 2013 9:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Abulafiah wrote:

Here goes Israel, trying to start yet another war. Then they wonder why the whole world hates them.

Jan 31, 2013 4:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
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