Lebanon attack: a joint Israeli-U.S. military operation


Richard Moore

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July 26, 2006 -- Our intelligence sources report that the Israeli Defense Force 
attack on Lebanon is being carried out as a joint Israeli-U.S. military 
operation. Moreover, there are joint Israeli and U.S. war rooms coordinating the
U.S.-supported Israeli attacks on Lebanon. The ultimate aim of Washington and 
Jerusalem is not only to eliminate Hezbollah as a political force in Lebanon but
also to remake Lebanon as an American and Israeli client state. Israeli forces 
are pounding parts of Lebanon, especially in the north, where there are no 
Hezbollah units and primarily Christian populations. In addition, Israeli forces
are being aided by the Bush administration with high-resolution overhead imagery
from U.S. spy satellites and signals intelligence (SIGINT) intercepts from 
National Security Agency assets, including SIGINT satellites.

The result of U.S. intelligence support for Israel is directly linked to the 
targeting of particular locations, including the Israeli launch of 24 
high-explosive missiles on a block of ten buildings in south Beirut. The entire 
block was leveled in the attack. The deliberate Israeli attack on a United 
Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) outpost in southern Lebanon was the 
result of that post gaining information of Israeli atrocities committed against 
the civilian Lebanese population. The Israeli attack, called deliberate by UN 
Secretary General Kofi Annan, killed blue helmet peacekeepers from China, 
Finland, Canada, and Austria. Israeli continued to attack the UN post even as 
rescuers attempted to locate survivors in the rubble of the building. The 
deliberate 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, an NSA spy ship monitoring 
communications during the Arab-Israeli Six Day War, was the result of the 
Liberty intercepting Israeli communications on the massacre by Israeli forces of
surrendering Egyptian prisoners of war in Sinai. Israeli planes continued to 
attack the ship, even after it raised a large American flag. U.S. Navy and NSA 
survivors in the water were also strafed by Israeli aircraft.

July 26, 2006 -- Israel's deliberate attack on a UN peacekeeping outpost in 
southern Lebanon represents a new departure in Israel's war against Lebanon. The
attack is being called a mistake by the Israeli government and its Bush 
administration patrons. Unconfirmed US ambassador to the UN John Bolton is a 
known opponent of the UN system, having once called for the destruction of the 
top ten floors of the UN Secretariat Building in New York. The US and Israeli 
Missions to the UN, always working in complete lockstep, are now spinning that 
the Israeli attack on the UN outpost was because Hezbollah placed weapons near 
the facility.

The last time UN peacekeepers were deliberately targeted was in 1994 when 10 
Belgian blue helmets assigned to the UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) 
were savagely murdered by rampaging Hutus after the shoot down of the 
presidential aircraft carrying the Hutu Presidents of Rwanda and Burundi by 
members of U.S.-supported Paul Kagame's Rwanda Patriotic Army forces. In 2005, 
Congolese guerrillas killed nine MONUC Bangladeshi and one Nepali UN 
peacekeepers in Ituri province. In 1976, two US Army soldiers operating under UN
aegis were hacked to death by North Korean troops at the demilitarized zone's 
Panmunjom "truce village." In none of these cases was it proven that the 
assaults on the UN troops were carried out with the knowledge of the governments

The UN currently maintains peacekeepers around the world who have not faced 
deliberate attacks by UN member states. These include UN missions in Western 
Sahara (MINURSO), the Ethiopian-Eritrean border (UNMEE), Liberia (UNMIL), 
Burundi (ONUB), Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI), Sudan (UNMIS), Haiti (MINUSTAH), Kashmir 
(UNMOGIP), Cyprus (UNFICYP), Georgia-Abkhazia (UNOMIG), the Golan Heights 
(UNDOF), and Kosovo (UNMIK). UNOMIG is now under threat by a Georgian invasion 
force, backed by U.S. "advisers," that entered the Kodori Gorge in Abkhazia. The
Georgian military move, condemned by Russia, follows by a few weeks President 
Bush's meeting in Washington with Georgian neo-con President Mikhail 
Saakashvili. The Kodori Gorge is only 20 miles from Sukhumi, the Abkhazian 
capital. Any further movement by Georgian forces and their U.S. advisers risks a
military confrontation with Russian troops in Abkhazia.

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