Sunday, August 7, 2011

Irish in Lebanon

Below is some footage of the early stages of the Irish Army mission to Southern Lebanon which began last month. The objective of the mission is to monitor the ceasefire between Hezbollah and the Israeli Defence Forces and to make the area safe for civilians. This summary is from the Defence Forces website.

Some footage from the 104 Battalion who deployed to Lebanon in Jun/Jul this year as the first Irish unit to return there since 2006. This video gives you an insight to the daily work of the Irish troops and also shows the official handover from the French troops to the Irish troops of the forward observation posts which are on the Blue Line between Lebanon and Israel. 47 members of the Irish Defence Forces have lost their lives in the service of peace in Lebanon

4 comments:

longtallm said...

Careful.

Anonymous said...

What a load of twaddle - they are there propping up the illegal Jewish occupation of Muslim land. Whatever befalls them is what their own hands have put forth - I for one wouldn't shed a tear at news of their demise!

Ted Leddy said...

Anonymous

They are there to monitor the ceaseire. But I accept this must be difficult for you as you are unsure who to hate more, the Israelis or Hezbollah.

Anonymous said...

Hate is a mild word for the disdain I feel toward Jewish occupiers! You've prattled on about Muslim immigration and its dangers but don't seem to afford the same rights to Palestinians who have experienced the dangers of Jewish immigration.