Saturday, April 5, 2008

Lebanon raises military alert fearing imminent IDF attack

"Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora on Friday called on the Lebanese army to raise its alert level, fearing that Israel may exploit an upcoming major military exercise to violate his country's sovereignty, Israel Radio reported Saturday.

A widespread, week-long civil defense drill will begin in Israel on Sunday, starting at the weekly cabinet meeting with a briefing by the commander of the exercise, Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai.......

Siniora asked United Nations peacekeepers tasked with monitoring the border, "to be careful" that Israel will not utilize its large-scale civil defense drill "to launch operations capable of increasing tension," a statement from his office said.

He also urged the Lebanese army to "be extremely vigilant and take the necessary measures to protect Lebanese civilians and face up to any Israeli violation [ just like they did in 2006, Mr. Siniora?]."

Lebanese Army commander General Michel Suleiman also said that he had ordered his troops to raise alert and preparation levels in all army units until the end of the Israeli military drill......"


This can only mean one thing: The Lebanese "army" must have started large scale drills in.....yes you guessed it, how to serve tea to the IOF!

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