Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Iran Lies About Involvement in Lebanon

Back on July 27, CNN reported:
Iran insists it is not directly involved in the conflict on the military side, but it remains the group's key pipeline for money. Iran has dismissed Israel's claims that Hezbollah has been supplied with upgraded Iranian missiles that have reached Haifa and other points across northern Israel.
Today, Arutz Sheva describes an interview with a captured member of Hizbollah that disputes that denial:
Captured Hizbullah Kidnapper Details Syrian, Iranian Collusion
12:25 Aug 09, '06 / 15 Av 5766
by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

The IDF released videotaped footage of an interview with a captured Hizbullah member who was involved in the July 12th attack in which eight IDF soldiers were killed and two others kidnapped.

...Among other revelations of Hizbullah recruitment and training methods, the captured terrorist, Hussein Ali Sliman, said that he and a group of 40 or 50 others travelled from Beirut to Iran by way of an unofficial Syrian air strip in 2003. He also noted that the caravan of Hizbullah vehicles crossing into Syria travelled by way of an official military lane. The trip was undertaken for one of two practical field exercises of Hizbullah terrorists under Iranian tutelage.
The article also has video of the interview with the Hizbollah terrorist--Arabic with Hebrew subtitles.

Considering Ahmadinejad's threats and Iran's overall bluster, maybe it's time they come forward and come clean on their attempts to destroy Israel and destabilize the region.

They needn't worry.
Both Juan Cole and the French will cover for them.

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