Saturday, August 05, 2006

Israel May be Offered F-22, Iran Admits to Supplying Hezbollah and other ME News

The news is moving here are a few important points of note.

1) The House of Representatives has lifted a 9 year ban on the sale of the F22 outside the U.S. Recognition of the Lebanon front as part of the Global War on Terror(ists) (read about British PM Tony Blair's comments in L.A.) may pave the way for Israel to receive the best fighter jet in the world. Israel is clearly an ally of those willing to fight the threat facing civilized nations. Ynet news Israel reported today that
The United States may supply Israel with the most advanced stealth fighter jet in the world the F22 Raptor considering the war in Lebanon and the Iranian threat, the Israeli security establishment has assessed.
2) Israeli commandos were on the ground deep into Lebanon, in Tyre, just after 3 a.m. Israel time. The commandos were sent in to take down Hezbollah terrorists. The commando raid was conducted, rather than an air raid, in order to avoid civilian casualties. The troops achieveded objectives and neutralized targets, in-and-out in two hours.

3) The Jerusalem Post online edition reported today that Iran has admitted to supplying Hezbollah with missiles.

Iran admitted for the first time on Friday that it did indeed supply long-range Zelzal-2 missiles to Hizbullah.

Secretary-general of the "Intifada conference" Mohtashami Pur told an Iranian newspaper that Iran transferred the missiles so that they could be used to defend Lebanon, (Israel) Channel 1 reported.

4) A top Saudi cleric today disavowed Hezbollah and decreed that victory for the terrorist organization should not be prayed for. The Jerusalem Post online reported that

Hizbullah, which translates as "the party of God," is actually "the party of the devil," said Sheik Safar al-Hawali, whose radical views made the al-Qaida leader one of his followers in the past.

"Don't pray for Hizbullah," he said in the fatwa posted on his Web site.

The edict, which reflects the historical stand of strict Wahhabi doctrine viewing Shi'ite Muslims as heretics, follows a similar fatwa from another popular Saudi cleric Sheik Abdullah bin Jibreen two weeks into the conflict with Israel.


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