Hezbollah hiding 100,000 missiles

Hezbollah is hiding 100,000 rockets to threaten Israel with.

Things are getting tense in Israel again as new evidence highlights the risk from Hezbollah. The war fighting season is nearly upon us and there are muscular actions taking place.

Time of Israel reports:

The Lebanese group Hezbollah has built up a massive arsenal of rockets and other advanced weapons in Shi’ite villages of southern Lebanon, a senior Israeli intelligence official said Wednesday, warning civilians would be at risk if war breaks out.

According to the official, Hezbollah has an estimated 100,000 short-range rockets capable of striking northern Israel, several thousand missiles that can reach Tel Aviv and central Israel and hundreds more that can strike the entire country.

Most of the weapons have been transferred to Lebanon through war-torn Syria, coming from Hezbollah’s key allies, the Syrian government and Iran, he said.

The official showed reporters satellite photos of what Israeli intelligence believes are Hezbollah positions in dozens of Shiite villages in southern Lebanon.

The photos were marked with dozens of red icons, signaling what are believed to be missile launchers, arms depots, underground tunnels and command posts.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity under military guidelines, said an estimated 200 villages have been turned into “military strongholds.”

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Honest Australian Islamic Leaders: You can’t ban terrorism without banning Islam


Islamic Protest in Sydney

I am very glad that the Australian Islamic leaders have been so upfront about the reality of the Qur’an (Koran.) It repeatedly in many different parts advocates killing us.

‘Us’ is anyone who is not a ‘ proper ‘ Muslim and yes, countless numbers of Muslims are killed by other Muslims for not being Islamic enough. True Islam is vile and brutal and has been around for 1400 years. If banning Terrorism means banning Islam what is the problem? I struggle to see a problem. We only want to remove from our society what is a clear and present danger to it and those who want to kill us clearly fit the bill.If the Islamic leaders themselves admit that the heart of their ideology the Qur’an (Koran) , is terrorism of the Infidel, ( us ) then let’s thank them for their honesty while packing their bags and sending them on a one way journey back to the hell holes that they came from.

Do we really want to let them turn our countries into clones of the Islamic countries that they fled?

Note they do not offer to remove all the guidelines for terrorism from the Qur’an (Koran), they just want us to ignore it. Can you see anything wrong with this picture? The Qur’an is not a religious book like the bible. That is the mistake most people make. It is actually a Political handbook written by a single author, Muhammad. It outlines a system of government, a legal system ( Sharia law ) and outlines how to wage war.

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They won’t be killing anymore Israeli teenagers

The IDF has found the terrorists responsible for the kidnapping and killing of 3 Israeli teenagers.

Terrorists Marwan Kawasme and Amer Abu Aysha were targeted overnight by ISA and IDF security forces in an operation to apprehend them. After the terrorists opened fire on Israeli forces, the suspects were killed, ending a three month long manhunt.

Overnight, security forces carried out an operation to apprehend Marwan Kawasme and Amer Abu Aysha – the Hamas terrorists responsible for the abduction and murder of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel. With the help of precise intelligence and coordination between the IDF and ISA, the suspects were located in Hebron.   Read more »

What the UN didn’t show with their maps of Gaza

UN Map

UN Map

Last week, the UN published several maps showing the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge. The maps paint a picture of catastrophe, marking damaged buildings with red dots scattered throughout Gaza.

But those maps tell only half the story: Hamas used many of these buildings  – including houses, hospitals and schools  –  as sites to launch rockets and carry out other attacks.

In many cases, the IDF struck buildings in order to stop Hamas’ violence. This means that the red dots on the UN’s maps represent more than destruction. They show the many cases in which terrorists attacked Israel from heavily populated areas in Gaza.

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Golan Heights, Syria and Lebanon

Al Qunaytirah, Syria - smoke from Rebel artillery strike against Assad forces   Photo/ Cam Slater, Whaleoil media

Al Qunaytirah, Syria – smoke from Rebel artillery strike against Assad forces Photo/ Cam Slater, Whaleoil media

Yesterday I went to the Golan Heights, to the border of Syria, and also to the border of Lebanon.

From atop Mount Bental, an extinct volcano atop the Golan Heights plateau you can see the almost all of the Heights, from Mount Hermon to across the plateau into Syria.

There are IDF bases on all the high points to protect the land that Israel annexed in the Six Day war. The decision to take the Golan Heights was made on the 4th day and the they have been taken in just two days.

On the drive up there are minefields still in place, left by Syrian forces, and there are warning signs everywhere.

From the top of Mount Bental you are not far from the border, and we were looking down on Al Qunaytirah in Syria. This is an Assad regime held town, from where we were looking there is a Druze town to the left called Jubata Al Kashab, a larger town called Khan Arnabeh and on the right of Al Qunaytirah is a town called Al Qahtaniah. Those three towns are rebel held.    Read more »

Today in Sderot [VIDEO + IMAGES]

Entry to Sderot    Photo/ Cam Slater, Whaleoil Media

Entry to Sderot Photo/ Cam Slater, Whaleoil Media

WARNING: This might look like a travel blog post, until you see the video.

You will hear people moaning about the children in the conflict with Gaza and you will hear them moan about civilians and the effect on them.

Yesterday I visited Sderot, a small town of 25,000 near the Gaza border. When I say near…the closest part of Sderot to Gaza is 840m.

Every bus stop – approximately 200m apart, sometimes more is actually a bomb shelter as well. Whether you make it there is another matter as I will demonstrate shortly.

As you drive around you notice that every house also has a bomb shelter attached or is integral to the apartment blocks. This is the investment the people of Sderot and the government makes to protect children and the civilian population.

There is also an Iron Dome protecting Sderot, but due to the proximity to Gaza you only get 15 seconds warning…if that.

We had just finished a visit at the Police station where they have piles of expended Hamas rockets they have collected and I was crossing the road towards the van when an alert was issued. My phone buzzed and over the loud speakers that are everywhere in Sderot came the Hebrew words for Red Alert.

I was walking towards this bus shelter where there were people waiting and IDF Captain Roni Kaplan, who I was with, grabbed me and pushed me towards the shelter. The rest of the group were a fair bit behind and they returned quickly to the shelter at the Police station.


Bus stop and Bomb shelter, Sderot Photo/ Cam Slater, Whaleoil Media

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What does it feel like to be under attack?

Haaretz breaking news page

Haaretz breaking news page

I was watching television in my room, shortly before 6pm last night.

I was about to go to dinner, but a siren started sounding. At the same time a txt message arrived on my cellphone and a push message on the app I downloaded.

This is the IDF’s early warning system at work. Hamas had launched a rocket at Tel Aviv and my hotel was in the calculated landing zone.

The Iron Dome detects the speed, trajectory and makes a calculation then sends out broadcast messages to anyone within about 500m of the calculated target zone. It takes 7 seconds for this to happen.

When you can hear sirens, you are in trouble.

About the time I got up from the bed the intercom system in the hotel announced that sirens and warnings were in effect and for all guests to move to the shelter.    Read more »


Face of the day


Elinor Joseph The First Female Arab Combat Soldier in the IDF

Cpl. Elinor Joseph is the first female Arab combat soldier in the IDF. She is proud to serve Israel.

Elinor Joseph was born to an Arab Christian family. She identifies herself as “Arab, Christian, and Israeli.”

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Hamas using controlled demolitions to level neighborhoods: Media swallows hook, line and sinker


Several days ago we saw footage of an apparent Israeli airstrike bombardment leveling an entire neighborhood. Wails of “genocide” and “extermination” and “war crimes” rocked the media as everyone assumed that what they were seeing was correct, and that the commentary and reporting surrounding this event was indeed factual.

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Propaganda 103

Welcome to the third in my series of posts to help you recognise, understand and analyse  propaganda.

My disclaimer:

I am an ex High School History and English teacher. I am very motivated to learn from the lessons of history because otherwise I feel that we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes. I have a special interest in how propaganda was successfully used by Hitler to demonise the Jews and when I see the same techniques being employed now I feel honour bound to point it out. That is my motivation and that is my bias.

So what exactly is propaganda?

*It is information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution or nation.

*It is also the particular doctrines or principles propagated by an organization or movement.
One example of an organisation that has used it is the Roman Catholic Church. In 1622 Pope Gregory XV established a committee of Cardinals whose job it was to supervise foreign missions and to train Priests for these missions. They set up a school to help them do this (College of Propaganda) for the education of Priests for foreign missions.

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