Thursday, October 26, 2006


Stuff like this makes you wonder doesn't it?

Two Israeli warplanes were involved in an armed incident with a German ship patrolling Lebanon's waters as part of the UN force in the Arab country, the German military told AFP.

A spokesman for the command of the German mission in Lebanon said it was investigating the incident which took place on Monday.

According to Thursday's edition of the Tagesspiegel newspaper, two Israeli F-16 warplanes fired shots as well as anti-missile defence flares while flying low over the German vessel.
I don't understand the motivation on either side. Why would Israel fire shots at a German ship? Why would the Germans lie?

The only possibility I can think of is that the Israelis felt that the German ship was facilitating some sort of weapons transfer into Lebanon. I still think thats pretty unlikely.