Thursday, July 27, 2006

Israeli Psyops in Lebanon

Included in Israel's bag of tricks is a web site where people can provide tips about Hizballah. All of these slick ideas do not erase the impression that Israel has bitten off more than it can chew in it's war for hegemony.
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Israel steps up "psy-ops" in Lebanon: "On Friday, residents of southern Lebanon reported receiving recorded messages on their mobile phones from an unknown caller.

The speaker identified himself as an Israeli and warned people in the area to leave their homes and head north.

Dubai-based news channel al-Arabiya TV reported that the recorded messages also said they 'held the Lebanese government responsible for the abduction of the two Israeli soldiers, and called on Lebanon to set them free'.

Inquiries by Lebanon's communications ministry revealed that the calls had come from exchanges in Italy and Canada, but had originated in Israel.

According to US magazine Time, Israel has been targeting SMS text messages at local officials in southern Lebanon, urging them to move north of the Litani river before Israeli military operations intensified.

The UK's Guardian newspaper said mobile phone users in Lebanon were regularly receiving messages to their phones which purported to be news updates, attempting to discredit Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah or his party."

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