Saturday, July 22, 2006

Rockets hitting again,7340,L-3279581,00.html

Seemed like things were calmer, but there we go again, rockets launched on many Israeli towns. Fortunately, not too many people staying there, the ones that are there are protected, and the Hezbulla rockets aren't that effective anyway.

There's always talk about a ceasefire in the air. I wonder, if the Hezbulla were just to stop shooting rockets at us, we would have a hard time bombing them for much longer. I guess in that respect, it's in their hands.

Anyway, no time for a long post today, I'm with the kids and need to keep them entertained. Hoping to post more later tonight.


Jean said...

As I see it, the Hizbullah (HA) rockets have 2 purposes. one is psychological, that means to drive israelis to the edge, psychologically, with all the alarm sirens going off now and then, and the second purpose, well, which I'm sad to say, is to kill civilians.
So even if a rockets doesn't do casualties, it still serves the first aim.

Jad Aoun said...

Just got news that Israel has attacked a telecommunications tower in the Christian mountains of Kesrowane and have attacked a television broadcast antennea in North Lebanon. At first, I was really confused with these attacks. What does Israel have to gain? It was only when I recieved additional information that I felt that I had gotten inside the heads of military planners.

The telecom tower apparently connects calls from Beirut to North Lebanon. Now that it has been damaged, mobile calls between Beirut and North Lebanon are not possible. As for the TV broadcast tower, it provides the North with Al-Manar, LBC (Lebanese Broadcasting Co.) and Future TV. LBC and Future are relatively anti-Hezbollah while Manar is of course Hezbollah Television. The Israelis, it seems, are cutting off information to North Lebanon. Earlier reports mentioned that Nasrallah may be hiding in or around Hermel in North Lebanon along the Syrian border.

Are the Israelis cutting off his communication to his followers? It would make sense.

Jean said...

As long as they don't hit the phone lines with Europe...
I want to be able to call my friends and family in LebLand.

Jad, and all the lebanese, I have created a new thread in my blog, to collect how the lebanese see the israelis (after the first which collected how the israelis see the lebanese). Feel free to drop by and leave a comment.

it's here:

Hope to read you soon.

IsrealiMom said...

Jad, Israel says those antennas were used for Hezbulla radio broadcasts.,7340,L-3279661,00.html

I have to say your analysis makes sense, no idea though if this is really what went through their heads (been a while since I had connections in "the pit" lol, where those decisions are made).

IsrealiMom said...

I went to your blog Jean, count on us talkative Israelis to fill the thread with opinions about what Lebanese people think about Israelis ;)

Jonjo said...

watch this vide please.

HappyStill said...

I wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and all the other Israeli and Lebanese families who are being subjected to this terrible war.
I am not sure that I agree that stopping the war is the responsibility of Hezbullah.. anyone who is using weaponry has a responsibility to stop. But in the meantime, it doesn't really matter. They should just stop.

Anonymous said...

Happystill, the difference IMO is that if Hezbullah quits, so will Israel. Thus there will be peace.

If Israel quits, Hezbullah will just keep attacking, until Israel ceases to exist. Thus there will be peace until they decide to attack someone else.

Hezbullah is not a peaceloving group. They are not the people of Lebanon. They are a terrorist group.

Becky, small town USA

Jad Aoun said...

An update on the attacks on the communication towers and TV broadcast antennaes in Lebanon.

The local broadcast of the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) is now offline. Apparently, the Israeli airforce hit a major satellite system that has completely disrupted their broadcast across Lebanon. That station was considered the most liberal of all stations in Lebanon presenting a 'fair' (as fair as news can be during war) look at the conflict.

I guess Lebanese are now forced to watch Al-Manar (Hezbollah) TV or New TV (Communist, Pro-Hezbollah TV). Of course there's always Future Television owned by the Hariri family but I never liked the way they report the news - although very anti-Syrian.

IsrealiMom said...

Hmmmmm doesn't sound good. I bet they wanted to take down Al Manara's antennas. I wonder if they can even tell which is broadcasting what, or are just trying their luck.

Jean said...

If LBC is down, and al manar still up, this is the silliest move ever, made by the IDF.
are they trying to get the lebanese sided to HA ??
Jad do you confirm that LBC is down ? it's hard to believe, they are such a liberal station.

IsrealiMom said...

The only Lebanese station we know is Middle East Television lol, so I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't know what they were doing and shut down the wrong station. Sounds like a bad move, for sure. Can people still watch METV? or is it no longer broadcasting?