Archive for 01/30/2013

Israel Strikes Possible Weapons Convoy Along Lebanese-Syrian Border

01/30/2013 1 comment

By Roi Kais, ynet – “‘Israeli forces have attacked a target on the Syrian-Lebanese border overnight,’ foreign and Arab media sources alleged Wednesday, saying that 12 IAF jets breached Lebanon’s airspace on Tuesday.

The US-based Al-Monitor website quoted Lebanese sources as saying the target was a weapons convoy traveling near Syria’s border with Lebanon. The report has not been corroborated by any Israeli source and the IDF refused to comment on the matter.

Earlier, Beirut’s news agency alleged that the Israeli fighter jets conducted three separate aerial incursions into Lebanon’s airspace overnight.

According to the report, the jets flew over the En Nakura area for several hours, leaving Lebanese airspace at around 2 am. The report, citing military sources, said that the first incursion took place at around 4:30 pm, when two jets flew over the village of Ramish, leaving at 9:05 pm.

As the duo was leaving – according to the Lebanese report – two other IAF jets entered Lebanon’s airspace, towards En Nakura, leaving at 2 am.

A Lebanese Army statement said that ‘Four Israeli planes entered Lebanese air space at 4:30 pm on Tuesday. They were replaced four hours later by another group of planes which overflew southern Lebanon until 2 am and a third mission took over, finally leaving at 7:55 am on Wednesday morning.’

The statement made no mention of planes entering Syrian airspace.

A western diplomat and a security source said Wednesday that ‘Israeli forces have attacked a target on the Syrian-Lebanese border overnight.’

Despite the ambiguity of Lebanon’s reports, the diplomat – who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue – insisted that ‘There was definitely a hit in the border area.'” Read more.

Number of Israelis Updating Gas Masks Nearly Triples – “The defense establishment’s concerns about the potential threat of chemical weapons from Syria and Hezbollah has not gone unnoticed by the Israeli public. The Israel Postal Serivce reported Wednesday that more Israelis are updating their gas masks and ABC kits. In fact, the number of Israelis changing their nonconventional warfare protection kits has nearly tripled over the past month. The public demand can be attributed to recent upheaval in Syria and the alarming possibility that the regime’s arsenal of nonconventional weapons may find its way to Hezbollah, as was implied by IAF Chief Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel Tuesday.” Read more.

Flashback: Israel Warns Of Possible Pre-Emptive Chemical Weapons Strike In Syria; Iran: Any Attack On Syria Is Attack On Us – “Israel could launch a pre-emptive strike to stop Syria’s chemical weapons from reaching Lebanon’s Hezbollah or al Qaeda inspired groups, officials said Sunday… Israel has long expressed concerns that Syrian President Bashar Assad, clinging to power during a 22-month civil war, could lose control over his chemical weapons… [Vice President] Shalom told the Army Radio station that the transfer of weapons to violent groups, particularly the Iranian-backed Lebanese Hezbollah, would be a game changer.” Read more.

‘This Is Very American’: Fort Collins Students Read Pledge of Allegiance In Arabic

01/30/2013 2 comments

If “multiculturalism” is turning out to be one colossal failure in Europe, then why should we believe that it won’t be yet another colossal failure in America? In the minds of Islamists, reading anything in the “revered language of the Holy Qur’an” in a public setting is but one more step towards the Islamization of the West …

Revelation 18:3, “For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries …”

By Nick McGurk, 9News – “FORT COLLINS – A Fort Collins principal stands by his decision to allow students from a multicultural group to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic on the school’s intercom.

‘We do say the Pledge of Allegiance on Mondays at Rocky Mountain High School,’ principal Tom Lopez said.

Students have always said it in English. This year, a group with about 30 students approached Lopez with a request to translate and recite the pledge in other languages.

‘They had to go through me for approval, and I reviewed it pretty carefully,’ Lopez said.

First, the students translated and read French. Then they recited the pledge in Spanish last fall. Monday, students read the pledge in Arabic.

‘We have a tremendous amount of diversity in our school,’ Lopez said. ‘This is very American, not un-American.’

The response has been mostly positive, said Lopez, though the calls and emails from upset parents have been very negative.

‘I guess I’m getting worn down a little bit by how intense their sense of hate has been represented in some of the things they’ve written and said,’ Lopez said on Tuesday.

Lopez says Rocky Mountain High School is a place of inclusion.

‘When they pledge allegiance to United States, that’s exactly what they’re saying — they’re just using another language as their vehicle,’ Lopez said.

He says it’s likely the group will have other opportunities to recite the pledge in other languages, though he concedes it’s a wise idea to recite the pledge in English that day as well.” Source – 9News.

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