Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Syrian commandos invade seven N. Lebanese villages outside Tripoli

Does anyone want to guess why the Syrians have invaded the part of Lebanon that is not controlled by Hezballah? Could it be that they want to help the terrorists to secure the area? Hmmm.

This is another provocation that is designed to prepare teh region for another war with Israel. Why can't the Muslims just pretend that Israel does not exist? Why can't they just go about their lives without having to preach hate and death?

Praise the Lord that Olmert is leaving, but who will replace him? Will the new leader have the guts to fight and win?

So many questions today.

DEBKAfile - Syrian commandos invade seven N. Lebanese villages outside Tripoli: "Syrian commandos invade seven N. Lebanese villages outside Tripoli

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report

September 13, 2008, 12:10 PM (GMT+02:00)

Two Syrian commando battalions accompanied by reconnaissance and engineering corps units have crossed into Lebanon in the last 48 hours and taken up positions in seven villages, most of them Allawite Muslim, outside Tripoli, DEBKAfile’s military sources reported Saturday, Sept. 13. They are the vanguard of a large armored force poised on the border.

Damascus has signaled to Washington and Paris: Don’t interfere.

It is the largest Syrian force to invade Lebanon since Damascus was forced to end its occupation of the country in May 2005, three months after former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri was assassinated.

Tripoli is Lebanon’s second-largest city, with half a million inhabitants, most of them Sunni Moslems but including large Christian and Alawite communities.

The Syrian incursion coincided with the expected arrival of Russian naval and engineering experts for renovating Tartus, the Syrian port 40 kilometers north of Tripoli, to serve as the Russian fleet’s first permanent Mediterranean base. Bashar Assad clearly feels he can safely embark on a fresh forei"

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