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‘Hizbullah can fire 400-600 rockets a day in next war’
jpost.com ^ | 1/2/111 | Yaakov Katz & Lahav Harkov

Posted on 01/02/2011 9:32:27 PM PST by Nachum

Hizbullah would likely shoot between 400 and 600 missiles a day into Israel during a future war, a senior Mossad official told a congressional delegation to Israel in 2009, according to a US diplomatic cable published on Sunday. The cable from November 2009 summed up meetings a delegation led by Ike Skelton (D-Missouri) held with top officials from the Mossad, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the IDF. It was first published on Sunday by Norway’s Aftenposten newspaper, which received it from WikiLeaks. According to the Mossad official, 100 of the missiles will hit Tel Aviv.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canfire; hizbullah; rockets

1 posted on 01/02/2011 9:32:36 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
So can I.


2 posted on 01/02/2011 9:41:57 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nachum
One can only wonder how many days Israel will tolerate such an assault before rototilling a few square miles of real estate with simple conventional munitions that are already targeted spot on their launch zone.

The civilians who have no problem with rocket launchers and artilery emplacements in their back yards are not civilians, they are combatants.

3 posted on 01/02/2011 9:43:00 PM PST by mmercier (there is no where to run)
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To: Nachum
"Hizbullah, the delegation was told, has 40,000 missiles"

Wow. Is that anywhere close to the truth?

4 posted on 01/02/2011 9:44:06 PM PST by americanophile
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To: Nachum

And Israel can drop just one and that would be the end to the story.


5 posted on 01/02/2011 9:46:21 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Nachum

Most of what they have are lousy kaytushas or worse.
I know they have some fancy stuff from china, but most of what they have is bluster.


6 posted on 01/02/2011 9:47:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nachum


7 posted on 01/02/2011 9:51:07 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mmercier

Well... The IDF should be able to make sure that such an attack lasts only about an hour. They most likely already know where the rockets are stored at various locations. Unlike the current US DoD, the Israeli IDF would not choose to sit and talk about peace. Go Israel!


8 posted on 01/02/2011 9:51:51 PM PST by octex
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I love this pic. They aren't even azimuth adjustable.


9 posted on 01/02/2011 9:57:26 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

⅝” is a beefy bottle rocket. Hezbollah could start a fire with those things surenuff.


10 posted on 01/02/2011 10:10:11 PM PST by Seven plus One
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To: Nachum

Israel only needs one.


11 posted on 01/02/2011 10:11:45 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: octex
The winkidinki myth makers have already put the civilian population on notice.

It could get ugly, unless the $hiteaters back off.

They will not, as civilian casualties are their goal.

Then the un pigs can go all hyprecrap on Israel, after some maggot and his kids get vaporized by Israeli artillery response rounds while watching the launchers flame his back yard.. Kind of like our fourth of July, but with others shooting back...

12 posted on 01/02/2011 10:16:18 PM PST by mmercier (The fist of God)
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To: Seven plus One

Dont mess with Texas! Thats what we give the childrunz for fun.


13 posted on 01/02/2011 10:23:35 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: octex

If Hezbeulah can fire that many rockets a day, the
Israelis can certainly reply in kind, the secondary
explosions should be spectacular.

The IDF response will be swift and accurate.


14 posted on 01/02/2011 10:31:50 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mylife
Because of their accuracy problem, and the fact that they are meant to target static civilian areas - you build them at the angle needed to hit Israel and leave it at that.

No “need” for adjustment, but those things ‘launch platforms’ look like dismantled school yard equipment.

Call it a Palestinian School Yard swing set. That is their “playground”. I joke but it might actually be the case, the Palestinians put launchers in just such places, daring retaliation.

15 posted on 01/02/2011 10:38:15 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Nachum

Then they better launch them from northern Lebanon, or eastern Syria, as the New Occupied Territories will encompass a buffer area that includes their present launch locations.


16 posted on 01/02/2011 10:51:41 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: FierceDraka

IBTZ


18 posted on 01/02/2011 11:45:24 PM PST by Chunga (Go, Sarah, GO!! - Jim Robinson)
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To: Nachum

Can anyone say Armageddon?


19 posted on 01/03/2011 12:27:58 AM PST by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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To: Nachum
Hizbullah would likely shoot between 400 and 600 missiles a day into Israel during a future war

Not if Israel pre-emptively destroys all their launch sites. They aren't hard to find... any standing building in Gaza is a launch site. Level all the standing buildings and there won't be anywhere near as many launches.

20 posted on 01/03/2011 1:25:13 AM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: mmercier

Israel has stated that IF another war occuurs they will not worry about “civilian” casualties as they have been put in harms way by the moosie bastards in the first place.
Ya see from where a rocket is launched, hit it hard with a very big bomb and don’t worry the rest.


21 posted on 01/03/2011 2:15:18 AM PST by Joe Boucher
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To: americanophile

Yes, but most are katusha’s, not like I.C.B.M.s


22 posted on 01/03/2011 2:16:05 AM PST by Joe Boucher
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To: Joe Boucher

From what I’ve read hezzi now has around 40,000 rockets
total,,,

While they do have a lot of the 122’s they also have longer

range stuff that will reach Tel Aviv,,,

If they fire them in a salvo there is no way Israel can

shoot them all down,,,

The only way to stop them is to take out the launchers...


23 posted on 01/03/2011 2:40:07 AM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Joe Boucher

I wonder what the percentage is of Katusha-sized rockets vs. the Shahin-sized monsters. Those things are pretty nasty.


24 posted on 01/03/2011 2:41:00 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Don’t mess with the Israeli military,
They aren’t used as a social experiment for fags.


25 posted on 01/03/2011 2:59:27 AM PST by Joe Boucher
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To: Joe Boucher

Yeah, but we all know what will happen:

1. UN will call on Israel to show “restraint” in the face of massive rocket fire.
2. Any civilian casualties on the Lebanon side will be hyped, while those on the Israeli side will be ignored.
3. If Israel launches any offensive, the Peace crowd will deman an immediate ceasefire. The US will initially be mum, but will fall into line within a week or so.
4. The UN and/or the EU will make meaningless promises to deploy ineffectual Peacekeepers.
5. The MSM will salivate and gush over Hezbollah’s rapid clean-up effort and social services.
6. Whatever happens, it will all be Israel’s fault.

The only saving grace here is that south Lebanon is still smarting from the last war. No matter what Hezbollah says, two wars in 5 years will cause them to lose a lot of support among the local populace.


26 posted on 01/03/2011 5:29:31 AM PST by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: rbg81

No argument with anything you say.

A few thoughts,
Surprised Israeli military doesn’t target some press.
If push comes to shove Israel will not got down and will strike hard and to hell with the press, peaceniks, and especially the E.U.


27 posted on 01/03/2011 6:21:35 AM PST by Joe Boucher
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To: tet68

“The IDF response will be swift and accurate.” I’m sure if it sends 600 rockets a day into Tel Aviv. Then the IDF will defer to the IAF, it will be swift but it doesn’t have to be accurate and the city that launched the rockets will glow for a long, long time!


28 posted on 01/03/2011 10:52:29 AM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: allmendream
No “need” for adjustment, but those things ‘launch platforms’ look like dismantled school yard equipment.

That's exactly what they are. These rockets are welded up out of 4" water pipe. All home-made. Light it and run for your life, because if the IDF doesn't spot you, your own munition just might. These are the ones they used in Gaza to harass Sderot until 'Cast Lead' put the kibosh on that.

29 posted on 01/03/2011 10:55:22 AM PST by Seven plus One
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To: Nachum
"We will kill all you stinking Jooooos with our arsenal of 40 thou...."

"You were saying?

30 posted on 01/03/2011 10:57:58 AM PST by montyspython
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