Skip to comments.Four Katyushas Hit Northern Israel
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.
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.
Seems like moozzi starts every war the same way,,,
Start krap in the south,,,then,,,
Rockets in the north...
“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.
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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?
Although Hamas most assuredly used the ceasefire to regroup, these four rockets came out of southern Lebanon.
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.
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). An estimated 23% of these rockets hit built-up areas, primarily civilian in nature.
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.
Actually the MSM have been vociferous regarding Israeli casualties in support of their ‘proportionality’ bleating. I thimk they currently have it at 11.
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?
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.
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.
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The devil is at play.
that looks like a mustard seed surrounded by acorns.
The devil? Wow.
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.