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IDF tunnel rats

This UPI story is interesting since the contradiction in the first few lines is so evident but goes unrealized by the writer – a part of the general pattern of reporters to accept the myth of the IAF knocking out Hizbullah’s long range missiles in a few minutes at the start of the 2006 war:

“…The objective of the Israeli training program is to fight Hezbollah in its hidden bunkers, where it deploys rocket launchers aimed at Israel and stores its weapons.

The Israelis learned in the 34-day war it fought with Hezbollah in July and August 2006 that these concealed underground missile sites were impervious to airstrikes.

After success in hitting missile sites in northeastern Lebanon during the opening hours of that conflict, Israeli forces were unable to stop Hezbollah from firing nearly 4,000 rockets into northern Israel, including the port city of Haifa…”

— But I dont understand. You just said these sites were IMPERVIOUS…. but then the next line accepts that the IAF had success in hitting them…. but then couldn’t….?


Written by nickbiddlenoe

May 2, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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