|Dec. 10, 2006 13:21 | Updated Dec. 10, 2006 16:36
Syria moves missiles closer to Israel
By HERB KEINON AND JPOST STAFF
The cabinet at its weekly meeting heard a dismal assessment of the regional situation, as Brig.-Gen. Yossi Baidatz informed the government that Syria, concerned by the possibility of an Israeli attack, has stepped up its production of long-range missiles and moved anti-aircraft missiles to the front with Israel.
|Syrian President Bashar Assad watches a training exercise through binoculars by one of the Syrian army's divisions in an undisclosed location in Syria, Monday, May 29.
|"Everywhere you look, the extremists are on the rise, while those who want to bring about a new order in the Middle East are on the decline," Baidatz said, proceeding to paint a situation in the Gaza Strip in which Hamas was taking advantage of the cease-fire to strengthen itself and its military capabilities.
While for the most part, Baidatz said, the cease-fire has held, there have been 17 rocket attacks on southern Israel from Gaza.
|Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, center, Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz, left, and Cabinet Secretary Yisrael Maimon, right, are seen during the weekly cabinet meeting in Olemrt's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006.
I hope no one is suprised that Syria is moving it's missles and anti-missle units closer to Israel. They must not think that the US and Israel will follow the ISG recommendations on Surrender by both parties.
Syria is just a bad event waiting to happen and hopefully the next time they get out of line, Israel will have someone in charge with the gall to do something about it. Why don't we give Syria to the Palestinians so they can have a state :)
Now for the idiot country award: .... France! (fwance)
Dec. 10, 2006 20:42 | Updated Dec. 10, 2006 22:36Notice the Fwench aren't deploying the UAV's for fear of Hizbullah rearming, they are doing it to stop the EVILTM Zionists from flying over Lebanon. France (and the UN) don't care if Hizbullah EVER disarms, all they care about is the prestige of being 'in-charge' of Lebanon and thwarting Israel. They've almost picked a fight with Israel twice so far. Heck we could give France to the Palestinians if this keeps up. [heh]
France deploys UAVs to stop IAF flights
By YAAKOV KATZ
In an effort to put a stop to Israeli overflights in Lebanon, the French Armed Forces has deployed an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) squadron in southern Lebanon to conduct intelligence-gathering missions in place of the IDF.
France, a member of UNIFIL, has expressed adamant opposition to IAF overflights in Lebanon. Last month, OC Planning Division Maj.-Gen. Ido Nehushtan traveled to Paris for meetings with senior military officials during which he tried to explain Israel's operational needs. The flights, the IDF claims, are necessary for gathering intelligence and keeping an eye on the Lebanese-Syrian border through which weapons are smuggled to the Hizbullah.
Reason amongst the dhimmikrauts