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US considers military option against Hezbollah
Israeli and American military officials indicate that the US would resort to military measures if Hezbollah reacts violently to the International Tribunal's potential indictment of its members
Saleh Naami in Gaza, Wednesday 12 Jan 2011
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The United States would potentially intervene militarily in Lebanon if Hezbollah resorts to violent measures when challenging the International Tribunal's indictment, due to be issued in the next few weeks, an Israeli news website claimed.

Israeli and American military officials told Tid Debkka, an Israeli website specialising in intelligence-related news, that the Obama administration have given the Pentagon orders to further strengthen the US military presence near the Lebanese coast.

The sources added that intensive reinforcements will be arriving to the Mediterranean Sea near Lebanon tomorrow. Among these, will be included the “USS Enterprise”,  a US aircraft carrier, along with the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group which is composed of 5 ships and 6,000 troops.

“The US, by intensifying its presence in the Mediterranean Sea near Lebanon, is sending a clear message to Iran and Hezbollah that Washington will not hesitate to use force to defend the Lebanese government” the source added.

He also stated that the US, France, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon have agreed to a new set of measures to face the consequences of an International Tribunal indictment which might implicate senior members in Hezbollah of being involved in the assassination of ex-premier Rafiq Al-Hariri.



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mccool
13-01-2011 05:18pm
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lebanon
the us will just do the dirty work for israel paving the way for a israeli attempt to take over lebanon using hezbollah a the scape goat,endangering us troop not israeli,wake up america ,stop supporting the israeli murders,pls stop.god help us all.
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Salim Abdo
13-01-2011 09:24am
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US/Israel to attack Lebanon
I think this is not serious,the US is considering to pull its forces out of the region,not to involve with a new war.Policymakers in the US ended in handing Iraq to pro Iranian government and in fighting until Taliban would be ready to assume power in 2014.So If they wage this war against Hezbollah it will not end in their favor .There are no more leaders in the US ,just dummies giving in to the union of pressure groups.
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Robert of St Louis
12-01-2011 03:53pm
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U.S./Israel to attack Lebanon for not following Internantional Law
LMAO Israel will interfer with the inner workings of Lebanon, for not following International Law and Israel is daily defying the U.N. and International law?
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