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Hezbollah says it sent drone over Israel

2012-10-11 20:12

Beirut - The leader of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group has claimed responsibility for launching the drone aircraft that entered Israeli airspace earlier this week.

The rare admission on Thursday by Hassan Nasrallah raises regional tensions at a sensitive time when the group's backers, Syria and Iran, are under pressure.

Earlier on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Hezbollah of launching the drone.

The unmanned aircraft was shot down by Israel, but the infiltration marked a rare breach of Israel's airspace.

Hezbollah had been the leading suspect because of its arsenal of sophisticated Iranian weapons and a history of trying to deploy similar aircraft.

Comments
  • jeeves.eddings - 2012-10-11 20:28

    Poking a hornets nest with a stick.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-10-12 01:16

      Your unhealed personal pain rearing its head again, Patrick, projected onto the West.

      boaz.yarmarkov - 2012-10-12 06:37

      Things the Iranian drone saw in its 5 minute flight over Israel: democracy, economic vibrancy, religious freedoms and high human development. they better make sure those videos don't get out in Iran...

      merven.halo - 2012-10-12 07:53

      @boaz - all things that idiots like Patrick demands but don't want others to have.

      duncan.gill1 - 2012-10-12 08:21

      friedbrainfraser your bias towards the Zionist regime rears its ugly head again...couch sessions bud ..look into it you will find mental freedom waiting for you.... you just have to make the first move!

      kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-10-12 09:03

      Take harsh action Israel! We are with you all the way ! Viva BiBi Viva Israel!

      luther.meyer - 2012-10-12 09:07

      The only reason Isreal has any kind of leg to stand on is because the USA backs them, we should have an open play where anybody backs who they want i.e who wants to back Isreal backs isreal and who wants to back Palestine backs Palestine :) all you self ritious big mouths would go into hiding as a huge majority of the world would back Palestine and kick isreal's butt once and for all ... and if you dare deny this you are even more delusional than you sound :)there is never going to be any winner in war ppl die thats it...USA went to afganistan to kick butt right? well its been how many years and they cant get out with so many US soldiers dead....dumb idiots!!

      darren.raath.5 - 2012-10-12 09:18

      wouldnt it be really nice if we could all live in heaven on earth and all get along well?

  • arnold.bosman.10 - 2012-10-11 21:03

    Where does Hezbollah get the technology to launch a drone? I'm not one for conspiracy theories but I think the US might have had a drone that got 'lost' and neither the US or Israel wants to look silly and admit a drone went done in friendly fire. Of course Hezbollah will play along, it makes them look better armed than they are.

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-11 21:21

      Maybe they got it from Iran.

      suki.yaki.3990 - 2012-10-11 21:24

      When exactly did this happen islamanswers?

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-10-11 21:33

      IslamAnswers. What hiding? Dont make us laugh. Israel still stands stronger than ever, while Hezbollah cowers behind the skirts of it womenfolk, with a leader in exiled hiding. Hezbollah had a drone, and like flying a kite it got stuck in a tree. Useless and harmless. Your eternal humiliation will be your damnation.

      jayjay.mlungu - 2012-10-11 21:34

      Islamanswers it appear you have forgotten the 6 Day war in which the tiny Israeli State gave the Islamists a hiding which will be remembered for eternity!

      jayjay.mlungu - 2012-10-11 21:37

      Thanks for the info Islamanswers. Seems like a lot of hot air to me not a "good hiding"?

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-10-12 01:22

      If answers to Islam are continued oppression of Muslims by unelected dictators and Jihadists, your future and the future of all Muslims is bleak, very bleak. Why would you want this, Islamanswers? You're part of the old guard, being overtaken by events and the new generation. 100 million Muslims of the Middle East, the new generation, have seen through the lies and brutal oppression that you're still promoting, to your own disadvantage and the disadvantage of all Muslims. Hard to fathom why you'd want to be ruled by unelected dictators.

      kingKanete - 2012-10-12 01:30

      @fred.fraser.12 islam is islam. If they had democracy do you think that suddenly they would be friendly with israel and america? Think about it

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-10-12 06:32

      Hezbollah exists for one purpose only, to eliminate Israel - right? I don't see them being victorious ever. islamanswers, just because Hesbollah 'survived' in a war against Israel, does not make for any victory. It is rather testament to Israel's humanity, as it could have easily obliterated hezbollah, just as it could all its enemies.

      hein.huyser - 2012-10-12 07:09

      @ Arnold, and where do you think the hundreds of missiles that rain on Isreal every day of the year come from? same source

      duncan.gill1 - 2012-10-12 08:24

      larry thou dost protest to much we all know that the Israelis see themselves as the bullies of the middle East..you just confirmed this fact!

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-10-12 08:38

      No protesting anything Dunkie, just pure facts. Israel is the shining light in the Middle East islamic cesspool of hate. The only piece of freedom, democracy, safety and sanity. Chew on that, but dont swallow.

      allan.m.levitt - 2012-10-12 08:50

      Hey IslamAnswers. What the spy plane saw was beautiful beaches and stunning girls in bikinis. The controllers of the drone were wetting their pants. Get my drift?

      miquette.caalsen - 2012-10-12 09:08

      Dear Arnold: I suggest reading the whole article: "Hezbollah had been the leading suspect because of its arsenal of sophisticated IRANIAN weapons and a history of trying to deploy similar aircraft."

      luther.meyer - 2012-10-12 09:49

      @Larry history is full of empires like modern day Isreal, droping bombs on ppl throwing stones, yeah big tough guys, just like all the empires of old your gr8 grand kinds will face the heat of what u r doing now...instead of getting the hell off thier land and working towards making peace and leaving a legancy for your kids to live in peace, do u really think building a house on a peace of land means that that land will always be urs...no it simply means you are creating problems for the inhabitants of that house in years to come when you probably wont be there to help them defend it, I've been to Isreal whilst there are beautiful and good ppl there, there are also lots of arrogant twats walking the streets in uniform just waiting to pull the trigger on anybody that looks diffrent or feel different, if you ask me they are the 'cesspool of hate'

      tommy.jones.754918 - 2012-10-12 10:06

      Luther, simple question. Just yes or no will do. Would you pull a lions tail repeatedly?

      luther.meyer - 2012-10-12 11:11

      @Tommy.Jones.. for my freedom Yes I would all day long 24/7 ..yanking at that tail, running off and running back :) sorry I know you asked for a simple Yes or No :)

      tommy.jones.754918 - 2012-10-12 11:23

      In that case, I will take a bet with that you won't live long enough to see the freedom you may have had, by first making the lion to trust you, and then leading him away.

      luther.meyer - 2012-10-12 11:48

      @Tommy.Jones: spot on! I wuoldn't want to live long being oppressed by the lion anyways, miracles do happen the lion might turn round and choke or a sequel of David and Goliath might happen, the point is that the human spirit is so strong that ppl will risk thier lives for freedom simple

      tommy.jones.754918 - 2012-10-12 11:58

      In this case, I'm afraid, it's not human spirit, but hatred for the opposition that will cost them their live's.

  • kingKanete - 2012-10-12 01:19

    what about israel's impressive american made arsenal? Never hear about that do you?

  • thabzmadi - 2012-10-12 08:01

    Korea North vs South, Syria, Iran, Russia, China and Japan all interlocked...Stage is set for world war 111!!!

      arthur.salvado - 2012-10-12 08:07

      Not too far from the truth and very scary and sad.

      tommy.jones.754918 - 2012-10-12 08:37

      But,but what about WW 3-110. Lol. True that, very scary.

  • rhyno.vermaak - 2012-10-12 08:04

    Where on earth did they find the technology?

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-12 08:31

      Probably from the countries backing them (Iran and Syria).

      tom.guy.37669528 - 2012-10-12 14:22

      Yeah this story really doesn't make much sense, Syria doesn't have the technology, and even If Iran did there's no way they would send it off like that.

  • allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-10-12 08:57

    Ask what a terror organisation is doing with a drone ?

  • luther.meyer - 2012-10-12 09:06

    The only reason Isreal has any kind of leg to stand on is because the USA backs them, we should have an open play where anybody backs who they want i.e who wants to back Isreal backs isreal and who wants to back Palestine backs Palestine :) all you self ritious big mouths would go into hiding as a huge majority of the world would back Palestine and kick isreal's butt once and for all ... and if you dare deny this you are even more delusional than you sound :)there is never going to be any winner in war ppl die thats it...USA went to afganistan to kick butt right? well its been how many years and they cant get out with so many US soldiers dead....dumb idiots!!

      joe.bute.7 - 2012-10-12 11:00

      Not even a good attempt at an argument. Palestine. What a joke. Those fckrs would know what to do with it. And the brothers in the region who let them suffer wouldn't help them anyway.

      luther.meyer - 2012-10-12 11:27

      @Adam.jackson My Arab brothers, jewish brothers, Asian brothers etc I consider myself a citezen of the world, you are totally missing the point and reveling in past heroic battle victories which arent actually victories because you are still living in fear and exposing Isrealies and Jewish ppl all over the world to harm, you may have won the battle in 1948 but didnt win the war! its still going on, they like the Palestinians have the right to that land, so why not split it up and have 2 soveriegn states... what you are doing is invading your neighbour next door to prevent him from invading you thats what in a nut shell you are doing, utterly senseless ...wake up and get the **** out, we are all sick and tired of hearing about Isreal droping bombs and kicking butt of defenceless ppl..rubbish you will pay the price in the end, every country will be free one day why not do it now while you still have some element of control?

      tom.guy.37669528 - 2012-10-12 14:25

      Ahh I see, Zionists think everyone's out to get them. You know like the insecure fat bully in class.

      luther.meyer - 2012-10-12 15:24

      @Adam.Jackson and Tommy.Jones: I must say I salute you on your comments today, we where on opposite sides of the arguement and you guys engaged me without freaking out and reducing the convo to insults. I learnt from your comments and I hope I showed you the other side of the coin that is always present in any situation in life. I do hope you guys can resolve and one day soon live in peace with your neighbours. :) Cheers.

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