July 7th, 2012
05:45 AM ET

Firing from Syria kills 2 in Lebanon

Two rocket-propelled grenades fired from Syria on Saturday landed in a Lebanon border town, killing two people and wounding two others, Lebanon's National News Agency reported.

The victims in the Wady Khaled attack were Syrian refugees, the news agency said.

The Lebanese Red Cross issued conflicting numbers, saying one person was killed and four injured.

The victims were all from the same family and were transported to a hospital, said George Kettaneh, a spokesman for the Red Cross.

The fatality was a young girl, he said.

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  1. Mary

    Good Morning saywhat. I read your post late last night
    "Permit me to give you all good folks my own dose of foreboding with a thousand pardons.
    A taste of what is in store for us and the world.
    General Hertzi Halevy of IDF speaking to the journalists today said. In our next invasion of Lebanon which his coming soon, we will target heavily populated civilian areas.
    Good days are ahead."
    Then awoke to see Cnn's first article "Firing from Syria kills 2 in Lebanon"
    They sure don't mess around when announcing a forthcoming war.
    The General also said "The damage will be enormous" "...paling in comparison to the 2009 UN report faulting Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip and doc umenting the large number of civilians killed."

    Do you think that the US will finally turn on Israel ?

    July 7, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |

    violence without end

    July 7, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rascal Rabble

    syria is a bully for pickin on its neighbors...

    July 7, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      A misconception.
      Traditionally Syria and Lebanon have been close allies. This provocation is obviously the work of the anti regime forces.

      July 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      anti regime...and girl friday how do you kno' this?

      July 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Good morning @Mary
    Israel has vowed to target civilian population and infrastructure both in Iran and Lebanon. That is nothing new coming from the Zionist regime.
    The likes of Ariel Sharon, that is the mind set, used to boast that "that is the type of people we are" and " we will not desist from using nuclear weapons to kill and destroy".

    July 7, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      I'm not familiar with Ariel Sharon, but get your drift of the kind he with your quote "... not detesting using weapons"
      I wonder why it wouldn't be Lebanon and 'Syria', since Syria is closer than Iran. Wiping out countries that are in the majority "Muslims" makes sense for Israel to expand their territory of Jewish land THEY feel is due them, and will accomplish this at any cost, as we've seen in the past.
      So why Iran ?

      July 7, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Unfortunately for this nation their penetration over the past decades into our political and social structure is so deep , in the Congress, security apparatus, media, finance that this country has been rendered almost helpless. Their lobby formidable.
    And the people have been saturated with propaganda and myth of Israeli security and their place in this country's fate to eliminate any opposition.

    July 7, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Right, and I've never understood why the US and all sects of Christianity have embraced Jews and the nation of Israel.
      What does make sense is Israel being OUR lap dog; doing our 'dirty work' for us. Hence, killing as many TRUE Muslims as possible (ones who who NEVER go against their laws by joining forces with outsiders) ... True Muslims or anyone who is follows God would NEVER follow anyone else. See?

      July 7, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    This country as we have seen has been constantly driven by these policies against the interest of America and its people and this would continue.

    July 7, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. Frank

    People of the United States of America,
    After all the Terrorizm and huge death toll inflicted on the United States and it's allies since the mid 1960's by the Arab World,I have absolutly no sympathy for the people of Egypt,Syria,Lebanon and Saudi Arabia etc.As the sayings goes,"What goes around comes around,You reap what you sow"by their "Ideaology" they have caused the deaths of at least 100 thousand Americans and Allies.They can all die as far as i am concerned.

    July 7, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      40 percent of lebanon's population is christian...why are you linking lebanon as a rogue muslim nation?

      July 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Frank

    I guess you and the rest of America forgot about the 1983 Marine Barracks bombing in 1983 in Lebanon, I didn't, I was there and lost 2 friends so I have a real "AXE to GRIND".

    July 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Wow...I too, read saywhat's post yesterday, and saw this thread and said to myself: "cryatal ball?"
    I don't, however, understand how saywhat came up to the conclusion that it was anti-regime forces, since the grenades were shot at a refugee camp...that doesn't make sense to me.
    Bit then, very little of the machinations going on in Syria makes sense to me.

    Good morning, all.

    July 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      S/B "But then".
      Still getting used to the new phone, lol...

      July 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    When you die, you will be shown as a birth date, a death date and a dash between. Live your life so that people will remember the dash, not the numbers.

    July 7, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Wise words from my sage Rawr.
      How true, how true.

      A silly joke from my joking Cat.
      Ah, the genie in the bottle spin...why do men wish for that, anyway?
      Peenie envy?

      July 7, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Good morning.A crystal ball just like that of those who would lump this provocation with the acts being committed by the regime.
    ts a matter of understanding the dynamics and using a bit of common sense. A regime which has been traditionally aligned with Lebanon and is now seeking to retain its power against an onslaught from rebels and Western powers would hardly try to turn an ally into an enemy.

    July 7, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Really, saywhat?
      I don't think that at this point, Al-Assad really gives a fig about traditional allies; I don't think he cares about much at all, except retaining his power, at the expense of innocent people who fled his country to get away from the bloodshed.
      It seems to me that anti-regime forces targeting a refugee camp would be at cross-purposes at what they are trying to achieve, (whatever the heck that may be, anymore...)
      Could it be an accident that those grenades were launched and just *happened* to hit refugees?
      I don't know...the whole thing doesn't pass the smell test...

      July 7, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    Egypt,S.Arabia, Jordan , the Emirates like Qatar,Bahrain and Kuwait have been our close allies providing bases. logistics support and their political clout in their region to further our agenda @Frank. Toeing our line on M.East policies as allies to Israel and working against Iranian influence.
    We just decided to station our troops withdrawn from Iraq and Afghanistan in Kuwait.
    Besides getting us huge amounts of petro dollars in lucrative arms and defense contarcts.

    July 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    The "Arab world" is for now firmly in our pockets.

    July 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    @bobcat (in a hat)
    Well said. How we are remembered.
    Don't we all tend to forget that?

    July 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    @ Mary
    Religious differences aside I simply lament the blind, lopsided policies which are detrimental to the interests of this nation pursued by those chartering our destiny.

    July 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
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