Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven more were injured during a Hezbollah missile attack against a Israeli military convoy near the Lebanon border Wednesday morning, according to Israeli officials. Retaliatory shelling from Israel reportedly killed a Spanish U.N. peacekeeper stationed in a village in southern Lebanon.
For the past 10 years, an Argentinian prosecutor named Alberto Nisman had been investigating a 1994 bombing at a Jewish community center that killed 85 people in Buenos Aires. This past Sunday, he was found dead in his high rise apartment with a gunshot wound to his head. Originally, the Argentinian government claimed Nisman committed suicide, but yesterday president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner reversed course in a bizarre letter that intimates Nisman was murdered.
The CIA has basically lost its network of spies in Lebanon and suffered a major setback in its efforts to infiltrate Iran, all because it screwed up basic tradecraft—including communicating with spies on trackable cell phones and using the indecipherable code word "PIZZA" to denote planned meetings at a Beirut Pizza Hut.
Where does Michele Bachmann stand on normalizing trade relations with Cuba? Well. It's not particularly high on her priority list, let's say! Not merely because they're dirty commies. But also, apparently, because Cuba is working with Hezbollah to potentially set up missile sites on the island. Perhaps you might even call it a... Cuban Missile Crisis? Or is this something of an exaggeration?
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg likes to delude himself into thinking his site can bring peace to the middle east. The Israeli Army would like to say thanks, but no thanks. An Israeli intelligence officer says Facebook has "become a major resource for terrorists, seeking to gather information on soldiers." Officials told Yeshiva World News that Palestinian terrorist group Hezbollah monitors specific Israeli soldiers' activities on Facebook, cultivating online friendships in order to learn classified information and arrange kidnappings. (Photo by AP/Malla)
The fine folks at Animal point to this interesting bit on News Hounds, detailing how Hezbollah issued a "directive" to Fox News in particular and the media in general "not to show outgoing Katyusha rocket fire." Such a reaction might have been prompted by segments like the above, where Fox's Bill Hemmer points out (from the Israeli side) where such rockets had likely been fired from, and where they likely landed. Apparently Hezbollah believes that such coverage helps the Israelis target their positions. Since Fox has personnel on the Lebanese side of the border who might, you know, get all dead and stuff if one of those rockets "accidentally" went the wrong way, Fox agreed to abstain from rocket spotting.