Thursday, June 07, 2007

Breaking News: Today's Stories

A soldier in the Lebanese Army was killed today in fighting at the Nahr el Bared camp. We salute him as a fallen hero. The official death toll since the fighting began rests at 49 Lebanese Army soldiers (17 of whom were ambushed by Fatah al Islam fighters) and 38 Fatah al Islam militants.

Lebanese Security Services discover three booby-trapped vehicles in Bar Elias, after arresting 2 Syrians and an Iraqi found in possession of bomb-making equipment and other weapons in the same area yesterday.

Hizballah has yet to comment on the interception of a truck loaded with weapons and thought to have been brought in from Syria, and operated and escorted by the group. Leading Lebanese daily An-Nahar has charged that the weapons were enroute to pro-Syrian factions in Palestinian Refugee Camps throughout Lebanon, meant to aid them launch attacks against the Lebanese Army and deflect pressure from the Syrian-backed Fatah al Islam group currently under siege by the Army in the Nahr el Bared camp.

The charges bring to light a dangerous complicity, for Hizballah, in the attacks on the country's Armed Forces by Syrian-backed groups after its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, attempted to shield the Fatah al Islam group from a military assault at the start of the crisis.

A sound grenade was thrown from a car in the Furn el Shubak suburb of Beirut, in the early hours of the morning, leading to no injuries but some damage to cars. Meanwhile a battery and a timing device were found in a plastic bag at the Aintoura school, close to the port-city of Jounieh, causing panic among the students and staff.

The photo shows Army and Internal Security Forces explosives experts after having defused a bomb, on Wednesday, in the southern coastal town of Tyre. The bomb was the first to be found in UNIFIL's zone of operation, although the area where it was found fell under the purview of Lebanese security agencies. (LF official website)

15 comments:

  1. Repeating a charge based on a claim of pro-govt. newspaper with absolutely no evidence? Now you are just clutching at straws. As much as it fills you with self-righteous indignation, there are a good many of us Lebanese who consider Hizballah as heroes and would much rather have them around than the craven, spineless criminals running the "govt. for hire".

    Hizballah are going nowhere. Its supporters are going nowhere. You are just going to have to learn to live with it.

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  2. valiumjunky3:54 PM

    I have to buy stock in the shadoor import corporation. Its the fashion of the new Lebanon.

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  3. Blacksmith Jade, though I'm not fan of Hizballah and their weapons, I think it is highly dangerous to jump to the conclusion that this truck was going to the palestinian camps to aid the militants in fighting the Lebanese army.
    It is much more likey that this is one of the "regular" Hizballah shipments to their own positions in the South.

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  4. Anonymous4:22 PM

    Reckless comment by valiumjunky, although i am not a muslim myself, i hope you overdose on your valium...
    As for Lalebnessa and Mo... Blacksmith Jade has made it clear of the purpose of this site, a simple and genuine continuation of the pro-goverment propaganda...
    This comment is probably gonna get censored by him!!

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  5. Anonymous4:38 PM

    Haha, hilarious comments. Shoo baddak fiyoun ya Blacksmith! Keep it up, keep writing the truth and hope for the best. Thats the most we can do!

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  6. Anonymous5:01 PM

    HizbIran is a terrorist organization just like the mehdi army shiite death squads in Iraq, they have the same master Ali Khamenei and their aim is to wait for the dajjal mehdi and establish a new Safavid empire in the Arab East...Go figure

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  7. I think that the Army should finish off fateh Al Islam as quickly as possible. We have almost the same number of casualties, and it's because the army cannot just bomb these guys out. We are not going into the camp, and we are exercising restraint, and this is costing us lives. The lives of the Lebanese soldiers are being paid to protect the lives of the Palestinian civilians, I do not think that the army should not be allowed to go in, and finish this group off. This is just insane.

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  8. It's fairly simple. Is Mr. Red-Line fighting a war today? NO. Does Mr. Red-Line have plenty of arms? Yes, he says he has even more than before last July after he spent so many on an adventure. Who NEEDS arms today? Yep, you guessed it! The Syria sent Terrorists. Who has no comment?
    Yep ... Mr. Red-Line.

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  9. Anonymous6:03 PM

    >>> Keep it up, keep writing the truth and hope for the best. Thats the most we can do!

    That doesn't seem to be sufficient in this particular situation.

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  10. Speak the Truth7:11 PM

    Anonymous said...
    Reckless comment by valiumjunky, although i am not a muslim myself, i hope you overdose on your valium...
    As for Lalebnessa and Mo... Blacksmith Jade has made it clear of the purpose of this site, a simple and genuine continuation of the pro-goverment propaganda...
    This comment is probably gonna get censored by him!!

    You know, there was a comment around here somewhere (in this thread or the previous one) by a Hizb'allah supporter that I was going to blow some holes in when I had the time, like now, but it appears to have been deleted... hmmm.

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  11. Jimmy7:14 PM

    Update:

    Also Wednesday, the army arrested a man, disguised a veiled woman wearing a black robe, as he walked through the town of Mina near Tripoli, a local security official said.

    The 20-year-old man, a Syrian, identified as Mohammed Abdul Samed Abdul Rahman Abu Khaferin, was taken to a military barracks for questioning to determine whether he belonged to Fatah al-Islam and was trying to flee the city.

    (Naharnet)

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  12. No comments have been deleted from this thread. If there were it would have been replaced by a blurb saying "comment deleted".
    The only comments that have been deleted were those by a spammer in a thread posted last week.

    speak the truth,
    there have been no comments deleted whatsoever. either you are misinformed or your comment is mere fabrication.

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  13. @Blacksmith,
    The number of dead seem quite low, especially since the earlier reports were much higher: some 60+ soldiers and at least 130 militants with the number of civilians still unknown (afaik). Do you know how correct the official number is?
    Thanks.

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  14. The number I gave above is a couple of days old I think (since I got it off of today's Dailystar edition which goes to press the night before). I don't think there are 60+ casualties in the Lebanese Army, however, they've been speedy and accurate with their own casualty lists.

    As for right now...there's been a bomb in the Zouk-Mosbeh indutrial zone: Click Me!

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  15. Speak the Truth8:59 AM

    Blacksmith Nick said...
    No comments have been deleted from this thread. If there were it would have been replaced by a blurb saying "comment deleted".
    The only comments that have been deleted were those by a spammer in a thread posted last week.

    speak the truth,
    there have been no comments deleted whatsoever. either you are misinformed or your comment is mere fabrication.

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    My humble apologies Blacksmith's! I found the comment I was looking for on Jeha's blog so it was never here in the first place. I will go and poke some holes in it now....
    apologies again.

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