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Three Syrian Tanks Enter DMZ on Israeli Border
Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/11/12 | Gil Ronen

Posted on 11/03/2012 12:24:46 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarized area between Syrian and Israeli territory on the Golan Heights border Saturday. The tanks, which belong to Syrian strongman Bashar Assad's forces, entered the village of Bir Ajam, a short distance away from an IDF position.

The tanks were maneuvering as part of the fighting between Assad and rebel forces.

Israel lodged a formal complaint with the United Nations. Sources in the defense establishment said that while the tanks' movement was not intended against Israel, it still constitutes a breach of the 1974 armistice agreement between Jerusalem and Damascus.

Several mortar shells also fell in the demilitarized zone between Syria and Israel Saturday, and one may have caused a fire at Mount Hozek, near the border. The IDF said none of the shells fell within Israel. ....

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bait; border; israel; syria; tanks; waronterror
Here, fishy fishy fishy. Got a nice worm here for you. No hooks. Honest.
1 posted on 11/03/2012 12:24:55 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5
They don't want to mess with these!

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2 posted on 11/03/2012 12:34:52 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Forget the UN, they should be shelling those tanks


3 posted on 11/03/2012 12:35:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Eleutheria5

If Israel was really worried the tanks would have gone BOOM!


4 posted on 11/03/2012 12:37:58 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Blast them to tiny itty bitty bits just for Ha-Ha’s.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 12:37:59 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (WINNING IS EVERYTHING!)
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To: Eleutheria5
'the fool's finger goes wabbling back to the fire' - Kipling.

Some folks just don't learn from the previous generation's experience.

/johnny

6 posted on 11/03/2012 12:44:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: GeronL

Have you ever seen an Israeli Merkava in action? They are awesome.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 12:50:29 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Eleutheria5; All

http://youtu.be/iu_GxI4vnHs


8 posted on 11/03/2012 12:53:21 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

No, except some online video. They certainly do look impressive.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 12:58:49 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Eleutheria5

Note to Israel - the Syrian “rebels” are not your friends nor would they be better neighbors than Assad if they were in charge in Syria. In fact there is every likelihood that under a “rebel” led Syrian government, the Syria-Israel border would, in time, become more like the border with Gaza. Watch only that neither Assad or the rebels endanger your own people, but otherwise don’t aid either side.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 1:04:11 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Eleutheria5

Target practice time


11 posted on 11/03/2012 1:06:50 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thank you so very much for your posting. I looked up the poem and thoroughly enjoyed it. Hope you don’t mind that I posted it here for any others that may be interested. It’s very relevant at this point in history.

Poems - ‘The Gods of the Copybook Headings’


12 posted on 11/03/2012 1:13:46 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: sanjuanbob
No problem, glad you enjoyed it. Cooks read a lot between meals. Sometimes what we read is pertinant.

/johnny

13 posted on 11/03/2012 1:18:34 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Eleutheria5

I guess that Apple guide or Google maps goofed again.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 1:39:36 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Wuli

Aid both sides, so they keep at each other. That makes Syria useless to Iran, diverts Hizbollah towards firing missiles at Syrian rebels instead of at Ako and Tzefat, and prevents any coordination with Hamas.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 2:16:00 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

In something that compact, where do you put the crew?


16 posted on 11/03/2012 2:24:57 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

It isn’t that compact as tanks go, It even has space for about 6 troops inside in addition to the crew..


17 posted on 11/03/2012 2:30:00 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Cooks read a lot between meals.

Cooks can read? They never taught me that in BCT.

I just had to. ;^)

5.56mm

18 posted on 11/03/2012 2:30:49 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Eleutheria5
The Merkava (Hebrew: מרכבה (help·info), Chariot) is a main battle tank used by the Israel Defense Forces. The tank began development in 1973 and entered official service in 1978. Four main versions of the tank have been deployed. It was first used extensively in the 1982 Lebanon War. The name "Merkava" was derived from the IDF's initial development program name. It is designed for rapid repair of battle damage, survivability, cost-effectiveness and off-road performance. Following the model of contemporary self-propelled howitzers, the turret assembly is located nearer the rear than in most main battle tanks. With the engine in front, this layout gives additional protection against a frontal attack, especially for the personnel in the main hull, like the driver. It also creates more space in the rear of the tank that allows increased storage capacity, as well as a rear entrance to the main crew compartment allowing easy access under enemy fire. This allows the tank to be used as a platform for medical disembarkation, a forward command and control station, and an armoured personnel carrier. The rear entrance's clamshell-style doors provide overhead protection when off- and on-loading cargo and personnel. It was reportedly decided shortly before the beginning of the 2006 Lebanon War that the Merkava line would be discontinued within four years.[3] However, on 7 November 2006, Haaretz reported that an Israeli General Staff assessment had ruled of the Merkava Mark IV that "if properly deployed, the tank can provide its crew with better protection than in the past," and deferred the decision on discontinuing the line.[4]
19 posted on 11/03/2012 2:32:56 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: M Kehoe
Pbbbbbtttttt!!!!!

Of course we can read. Someone has to help the ground pounders with forms.

Good to see you hale and whole (for certain values of hale and whole).

/johnny

20 posted on 11/03/2012 2:35:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Eleutheria5

http://youtu.be/dSww8vkjGIM


21 posted on 11/03/2012 2:38:08 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Eleutheria5
I am really disappointed; when surrounded by enemies, even if they are fighting among themselves, destroying them immediately is the prudent course. Historically at least twice, Syrian "maneuvers" have resulted in major invasions of Israel.

All it takes is a few companies of anti-tank missiles near the border to destroy tanks. Backed up by tank divisions safely distant from the border, but close enough to respond.
Egypt decimated Israeli tanks that way in the 1983 war.

The US, the UN and public opinion be damned!

Survival should never cater to Political correctness.

22 posted on 11/03/2012 3:48:15 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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