Sunday, September 03, 2006
#4: Where are all these new Russian weapons transferred by Syria to Hezbollah?
I have spent considerable time looking at the photos of captured Hezbollah weapons and have to conclude that:
- There is not a single Kornet or Metis-M unit in the photos I looked at. The most advanced Soviet-made equipment I have noticed resembled an RPG-29, which has no guidance whatsoever and therefore can be useful only from a very short distance. The Russian guided missiles in the photos date back to 1960s.
- The only relatively new missiles in the photos are American-made TOW missiles dated 2001
Now, here are good questions for journalists to answer:
- Is there any proof that newer Russian weapons have been shipped by Syria to Hezbollah? Note that both Kornet and Metis-M use containerized missiles; container tube is disposed of after firing, so there should be plenty of tubes lying around in the Lebanese mountains if the accusations are true.
- Which of the American allies have shipped US-made TOW missiles to Hezbollah?
I like what I see. Keep going!!