Monday, July 05, 2010

PressTV (Iran): "'Israel preparing to occupy Lebanon'"

Let's just say this is one of those cases in which the story does not quite live up to the headline:
Israel troops are conducting military drills to get prepared for being deployed in Lebanon, in a move Tel Aviv says is aimed at preventing "rocket attacks by Hezbollah," Israeli sources say.

Israel is conducting drills at its Elyakim training base, near Haifa, to simulate attacks on Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon, Haaretz reported.

An Israeli colonel told Haaretz that the US military officers had advised Israel to deploy its soldiers in Lebanon during the 33-day war in 2006, hinting that Israel will do so in any offensive on Lebanon in the future.

The Elyakim base is covered with many simulated minefields and camouflaged bunkers. Israeli troops are exercising to pass those spots and find "rocket sites," the report added.

According to the plan, Israeli troops will then be transported to Golan Heights by helicopters to be trained conducting other operations.
We learn of more Israeli ambitions in another PressTV article, "Israel plans 2700 new settlements":
Israeli settlement councils plan to build 2700 new settlements in the West Bank immediately after the existing settlement freeze on September 27.

The plans await approval by Israeli Housing Ministry and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, daily Haaretz reported on Monday.

In larger cities, plans have already been authorized, the report said. [...]
"Settlement" is PressTV-talk for "housing unit." The big and middle-sized Satan are also up to no good, but Iran is taking action:
The Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission plans to set up a committee to confront the plots hatched by Washington and London against Tehran, a lawmaker announced on Monday.

"The parliament approved in its session yesterday that a committee named as the 'Committee for Confronting US, Britain's plots' be set up," Rapporteur of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazzem Jalali told FNA. [...]
Iran is also concerned with human rights in the somewhat-less- than-middle-sized Satan:
Iran's Judiciary Human Rights Headquarters issued a statement on Monday strongly condemning the inhuman action of Canadian police in suppressing protesters against the G-20 Summit in Toronto.

The statement referred to sever suppression of protesters by Canadian police and said the Canadian government on various occasions expresses concern about violation of human rights in other countries but during the G-20 Toronto Summit it revealed its inhuman nature which stunned the world public opinion. [...]
Hey, wait a minute, Canada is evil, but calling them "inhuman" is a bit much.

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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