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Four Katyushas Hit Northern Israel
Israel National News ^ | 1/8/2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 01/07/2009 10:13:16 PM PST by mojitojoe

(IsraelNN.com) At least four Katyusha rockets hit northwestern Israel several minutes ago, east of Nahariya. The IDF has been on alert for rocket fire from Hizbullah and is investigating areas of Thursday morning's blasts.

Two peple were lightly injured from scattered debris, and the Home Front Command has ordered residents to enter shelters.

Hizbullah has smuggled from Syria three times more rockets than it possessed before the Second Lebanon War two years ago. It has not taken responsibility for the rocket attacks, which may have been initiated by another terrorist group with the approval of Hizbullah.

In the south, sirens warning of incoming Hamas rockets were sounded several minutes ago in Ashdod and Ashdod, and police are investigating the points of impact.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Israel
KEYWORDS: hizbullah; israel; mohammedanism012009
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1 posted on 01/07/2009 10:13:17 PM PST by mojitojoe
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To: mojitojoe

More victims of Zionist aggression. /s


2 posted on 01/07/2009 10:20:48 PM PST by VR-21
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To: mojitojoe

Here we go. Godspeed IDF.


3 posted on 01/07/2009 10:24:20 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: mojitojoe
This is getting "interesting". Both Hzb'allah and Hamas are Iranian puppets.

T'were I Israel, I'd be sure that all the Patriot and Arrow missile sites were up and hot.

4 posted on 01/07/2009 10:27:26 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: mojitojoe

and that puffed up PIG , Nazrullah , still threatening
Isreal if the IDF attacks .
When will Israel KILL this guy ? Just pull out the stops .
Use a low yield nuke if necessary . Nazrullah needs to be turned into pink mist .


5 posted on 01/07/2009 10:32:26 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: mojitojoe
The Hezzies want in too? I don't understand why the western peacekeepers in south Lebanon would tolerate that! /sarc
6 posted on 01/07/2009 10:33:04 PM PST by Dawnsblood
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To: mojitojoe

7 posted on 01/07/2009 10:44:40 PM PST by umgud (I'm really happy I wasn't aborted)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

ping


8 posted on 01/07/2009 10:52:16 PM PST by lonevoice (Ich bin ein plumber)
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To: El Gato
"T'were I Israel, I'd be sure that all the Patriot and Arrow missile sites were up and hot."

I suspect that those are reserved for the big ones.


9 posted on 01/07/2009 10:58:54 PM PST by familyop (combat engineer (combat), National Guard, '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote, http://falconparty.com/)
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To: mojitojoe

I’d like to go on the record expressing my contempt for the peace-keeping operation in Southern Lebanon. Let’s recall the last demands for a cease-fire, ones that assured Israel they had nothing to worry about, because Hizbullah would not be allowed to rearm.

Now Israel is being trashed for defending itself, and another cease-fire is being demanded out of it. And of course Hizbullah has more munitions than ever before. The U.N. is a morally bankrupt front organization for terrorism. It’s is the leading enabler of terrorists on the planet. It is an organization that is as illegitimate as the terrorist organizations it fronts for.

The United Nations is a contemptible enterprise. The European Union is nearly as bad. This time around they are showing at least some understanding of Israel’s plight, but it’s essentially too little too late.

Perhaps it’s time for Israel to make a preemptive strike in Southern Lebanon. And this time, they should be absolutely ruthless with no holds barred.


10 posted on 01/07/2009 11:02:46 PM PST by DoughtyOne (I see that Kenya's favorite son has a new weekly Saturday morning radio show.)
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To: mojitojoe
I was waiting for this....Larinjani was just visiting Hamas in Damascus...maybe Iran is ready to bring it now....

This could get ugly quick.

11 posted on 01/07/2009 11:02:59 PM PST by blasater1960 ( Dt 30, Ps 111, The Torah is perfect, attainable, now and forever)
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To: DoughtyOne

(spits on the ground)...


12 posted on 01/07/2009 11:32:09 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: mojitojoe
"At least four Katyusha rockets hit northwestern Israel several minutes ago, east of Nahariya."

A typical result from Israel caving in to a temporary cease fire. All it accomplished was allowing Hamas a few hours to set up some launch sites, probably by moving launchers around with UN marked ambulances, or some other- "civillian" one moment, Hamas terrorist the next- donkey carts, pretending to be hauling "humanitarian supplies", eg machine guns, ammo, and rockets.

Isreal should just flatten the place and force all those so called 'palestinians' back to where they came from, syria, Jordan etc.

13 posted on 01/07/2009 11:33:07 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nathan Zachary

Hassan Nasrallah!

I wish


15 posted on 01/07/2009 11:49:42 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Exactly!


16 posted on 01/07/2009 11:51:15 PM PST by DoughtyOne (I see that Kenya's favorite son has a new weekly Saturday morning radio show.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

They’ll get him. It’s only a matter of time.


17 posted on 01/07/2009 11:52:19 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nathan Zachary

I hope they know where he is , right now......


18 posted on 01/07/2009 11:57:49 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Nathan Zachary
Just like the IDF "mistified" this guy, the last long haired murderous freak those Palestinian animals worshiped.

Ahmed Yassin, a.k.a. Saruman.

Hmmm, no wonder he's no longer in charge of Hamas. The Israelis made him lose face.

19 posted on 01/07/2009 11:59:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (0bama must be well-endowed - look at how often he steps on his d---.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I agree. Israel is an ally. Where is our MSM showing the Israeli civilian casualties? Asleep as usual playing up to CAIR- AKA The Muslim Brotherhood.


20 posted on 01/08/2009 12:05:34 AM PST by Lumper20
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To: DoughtyOne

great post — the way that Lebanon was allowed to fester after the fraudulent cease-fire in 2006 is outrageous.

I also blame Olmert and Israeli leadership for botching their chance to really dismantle Hezbullah, though — they knew that under almost any scenario they only had a few weeks to do the job, yet they dithered and dallied until the “international pressure” built up and the Israeli domestic support faded.


21 posted on 01/08/2009 12:17:37 AM PST by Enchante (Bernie Madoff Learned His Ponzi-Investment Strategy from our Social Security System!!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Seems like moozzi starts every war the same way,,,

Start krap in the south,,,then,,,

Rockets in the north...


22 posted on 01/08/2009 12:21:35 AM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Lumper20

“Where is our MSM showing the Israeli civilian casualties?”

From another angle, it might just be a cultural difference that it’s harder to get Israelis to use their dead and wounded as stage props for the international press.


23 posted on 01/08/2009 12:48:07 AM PST by james500
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To: james500

Good point.


24 posted on 01/08/2009 1:04:01 AM PST by Lumper20
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..

If you’d like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.


25 posted on 01/08/2009 1:30:04 AM PST by SJackson (The American people are wise in wanting change, 2 terms is plenty, Condi Rice)
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To: james500

Good point. In late 68 we had a SOG recon team capture a 122 mm rocket intact from the mid west part of our AO. It was taken to Saigon and test fired into reinforced concrete.

If I recall the report half ass, it penetraated 6 plus feet of solid reinforced concrete. So, think what those civilians in Israel are facing. It took an SF engineer/demo man and 32 montagnards days to build an underground bumker/TOC that would withstand that kind of direct hit. So, those who feel sorry for Hamas’s cowards who fire 122’s at Israel’s cities- need to stop whining, as those new bombs are much more accurate then a 122mm rocket aimed at a city. A 122mm rocket might hit anywhere. What home in this country could withstand that?


26 posted on 01/08/2009 1:37:32 AM PST by Lumper20
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To: Nathan Zachary

Although Hamas most assuredly used the ceasefire to regroup, these four rockets came out of southern Lebanon.


27 posted on 01/08/2009 2:52:51 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Lumper20
Most homes in the US wouldn't stop a round from a .38 special, and there is a steady stream of victims from sitting on the wrong end of the couch at the wrong time. What the Israelis grow up with from childhood is the never ending threat from "gangs bangers" that would wipe out ours overnight.

They've been under attack as far back as I can remember, and everytime its the same - not one damn word from UN observers other than every movement the Israelis make, and then demands for a cease fire whenever the hizzies or hamas run out of rockets or kids. I lost my pic from 2006 of the hizzie flag flying right next to the UN flag on the UN observation post when my computer crashed, but I'm sure many saw the same pic and other evidence that the UN supplies intel, transportation, cover and deception. I just pray the Israelis realize how criticaly important an overwhelming victory before 1/20 is.

28 posted on 01/08/2009 2:56:00 AM PST by 4woodenboats
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To: mojitojoe
ugly as wiki is; Katyusha rocket launcher http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyusha Katyusha multiple rocket launchers (Russian: Катюша) are a type of rocket artillery originally built and fielded by the Soviet Union in the Second World War. Compared to other types of artillery, such multiple rocket launchers are able to deliver a devastating amount of explosives to an area target more quickly but with lower accuracy and requiring a longer time to reload. These vehicles are fragile compared to conventional artillery guns, but relatively inexpensive and easy to produce. Katyushas of World War II, the first self-propelled artillery mass-produced by the Soviet Union,[1] were usually mounted on trucks. This mobility gives Katyushas (and other self-propelled artillery) another advantage: they are able to deliver a blow all at once, and then move before the other side is able to locate their position and attack it with counter-battery fire.
29 posted on 01/08/2009 2:58:09 AM PST by Son House (Mr. Øbama, Your Tax Increases Are Decreasing Job Opportunities)
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To: mojitojoe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyusha

Israel captured BM-24 MRLs during the Six-Day War (1967), used them in two battalions during the Yom Kippur War (1973) and the 1982 Lebanon War, and later developed the MAR-240 launcher for the same rockets, based on a Sherman tank chassis. During the 2006 Lebanon War, Hezbollah fired between 3,970 and 4,228 rockets, from light truck-mounts and single-rail man-portable launchers. About 95% of these were 122 mm (4.8 in) Syrian-manufactured Katyusha artillery rockets, which carried warheads up to 30 kg (66 lb) and had a range of up to 30 km (19 mi).[12][13] An estimated 23% of these rockets hit built-up areas, primarily civilian in nature.[14][12][15]

There were incidents reported that BM-21 launchers were used against American forces during 2003 invasion of Iraq. They have also been used in the Afghanistan and Iraq insurgencies. In Iraq, according to Associated Press and Agence France-Presse reports, Katyusha rockets were fired at the Green Zone late March 2008.[16][17]


30 posted on 01/08/2009 2:59:58 AM PST by Son House (Mr. Øbama, Your Tax Increases Are Decreasing Job Opportunities)
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To: Lumper20

Actually the MSM have been vociferous regarding Israeli casualties in support of their ‘proportionality’ bleating. I thimk they currently have it at 11.


31 posted on 01/08/2009 3:14:40 AM PST by Dave Elias
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To: mojitojoe
Harry S. Truman said the use of atomic weapons on Japan was necessary for two reasons. It would save many lives as the second reason, the war would end rather quickly when the US demonstrated the power of the bomb. I believe Israel should consider use of the bomb, and soon. I would suggest inside of twelve days....
32 posted on 01/08/2009 3:19:16 AM PST by Born In America (Warning: Use liberals only under close conservative supervision.....)
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To: Son House

122’s are not very accurate. Yet, if you fire them at a major city, they will land somewhere. They might hit the road, the outhouse, a school house, your house, or land in the back yard. Tell me if you want them aimed at a major city in the USA? I do not not. Why should Israel have to tolerate them?


33 posted on 01/08/2009 3:38:59 AM PST by Lumper20
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To: Lumper20
At Tay Ninh (60k NW Saigon) we simply put one more layer of sandbags (filled with liquid/curing concrete) on top of existing bunkers, then hung chain link fence 4 feet over bunkers as standoff detonator screenss.

Exploding 122s were very loud but hardly even damaged the fencing.

We always had launch watchers in towers and a O-6 LOH with a door gunner with an M-60 on fast response. Killed a lot of PAVN/VC rocket teams.

Ef ‘em.

34 posted on 01/08/2009 3:44:55 AM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick a leftist when they are down. Wait 'til they're halfway back up! You get better leverage!)
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To: Dave Elias
Actually the MSM have been vociferous regarding Israeli casualties in support of their ‘proportionality’ bleating.

Sorry. It could be a million Muslims for every one Israeli or American and I still wouldn't give a rat's petuddy how many Muslims were being exterminated.

But that's just me. I stopped paying much attention to the MSM a long time ago where such matters are concerned. I believe our nation would be much better off if everyone did the same.

JMHO

35 posted on 01/08/2009 3:50:43 AM PST by The Anti-One (So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.)
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To: MindBender26

Sent a private reply.


36 posted on 01/08/2009 4:48:36 AM PST by Lumper20
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To: Lumper20

The devil is at play.


37 posted on 01/08/2009 4:57:53 AM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: umgud

that looks like a mustard seed surrounded by acorns.


38 posted on 01/08/2009 5:02:45 AM PST by Ancient Drive (will)
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To: mware

The devil? Wow.


39 posted on 01/08/2009 5:03:25 AM PST by Lumper20
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To: Lumper20
You don't think so???

The forces of evil so want to destroy Israel. You really don't think they want to get Israel to be fighting a two front war?

Oh yes my FRiend evil has a hand in this.

40 posted on 01/08/2009 5:15:47 AM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: umgud
End The Unjust Occupation of Arab Land.

Neither Turkey, nor anything east of Iraq is Arab. You might want to change that caption to "Islamic."

41 posted on 01/08/2009 5:36:30 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Senate deck chairs are deranged.)
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To: MindBender26
Exploding 122s were very loud but hardly even damaged the fencing.

How hard is it to make a delayed fuse?

42 posted on 01/08/2009 5:47:22 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Senate deck chairs are deranged.)
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To: mojitojoe

Guess that answers the cease fire question.

Roll on IDF.


43 posted on 01/08/2009 6:28:15 AM PST by SouthTexas
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To: umgud

That map just tickles me every time.


44 posted on 01/08/2009 6:51:50 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: The Anti-One

amen to that as far as im concerned there are now 700 less potential Suicide bombers around.


45 posted on 01/08/2009 7:27:08 AM PST by republicansforever
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To: mojitojoe

My mood i’m in a jihad ( Mahmoud Ahmadinejad)
is behind this all...


46 posted on 01/08/2009 8:06:28 AM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: mojitojoe

Oh, Israel, stop the killing!...oh, wait, this is LANDING in Israel? Hmmm, they MUST be firing themselves, because Hamas/Hezbollah would NEVER violate Human rights, they’re victims!!! /s


47 posted on 01/08/2009 8:22:17 AM PST by GWMcClintock (Right after Lib Democrats, the most dangerous politicians are country club Republicans. T. Sowell)
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To: mojitojoe
Nasrallah reminding Israel he's still there, or Nasrallah attempting to goad Israel into opening up a second front? Time will tell.

Just flashed on the bottom of my TV screen (on FNC): "Hezbollah denies firing rockets."

48 posted on 01/08/2009 8:25:24 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: DoughtyOne

Drop flyers into Southern Lebanon, letting the people know that within 12 hours their land is going to be turned into glass unless they move north.

Then unleash hell.


49 posted on 01/08/2009 8:57:41 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Control the information, you control the people.")
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To: trooprally

Ref ping for great map


50 posted on 01/08/2009 9:02:47 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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