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Saida 1982

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Submitted by Ugri (Finland), Sep 9, 2008 at 03:05

The argument that the Soviet Union was seriously embroiled in anti-Israel activities in the 1960s hardly meets any opposition today. Likewise undeniable is the fact that the Soviet Union shipped huge amounts of weaponry to the Arab countries.

What puzzles at least my mind is what happened during the Operation Peace for Galilee in 1982. According to what I have heard, Soviet military equipment for a million soldier army was transferred into Lebanon in the early eighties, to be deployed against Israel on August 4th in 1982. The advancing Israeli army eventually reached Beirut, and in the port city of Saida they bumped into this cache of arms.
The enormity of this pile of weapons raises some questions. It would be interesting to hear from someone 'in the know' more details, e.g. what happened to all this stuff, how everything was documented and why these events have practically been silenced.

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