British Kit found in Hezbollah Bunkers

#1
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2321555,00.html

AN URGENT investigation was launched last night after Israel accused Britain of indirectly supplying Hezbollah terrorists with military night-vision equipment that helped them to target Israeli soldiers in Lebanon.

The equipment was found by Israeli troops in Hezbollah command bunkers in southern Lebanon. Each set was stamped “made in Britain”.


If you read the article we gave them to Iran back in 2003 to fight drug smuglers, wtf?
 
#3
Quick! Search Ebay for :

'Genuine SAS/PARA/SAS/SBS/HEZBOLLAH Combat Spoon'
 
#4
Eh and the GOC Ganistant wuz just being told by an Officer that the one thing his lads in the outposts needed was Night Vision Goggles.
john
BBC World Service report AM 21 August 06.
 
#5
Its worth pointing out that the kit found was British but it has not yet been confirmed that its from stuff sent in 2003 to fight drug smugglers.

For a good explanation of why the kit was sent in the first place. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2322076,00.html#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=Britain
The battle to stem the flow of heroin and opium has resulted in the deaths of more than 3,500 Iranian anti-narcotics police since 1997. So much that I enjoy bashing the government for stupid moves this one at least had some logic behind it. Not that its going to help any one if it does turn out that this night gear was from the stuff the government sent.
 
#6
Crooks, terrorists, and cartels get their hands on military hardware all the time, hardly news. Now, if Hezbollah was driving a Challenger or a Bradley, maybe it would warrant concern, but this is pretty minor. Columbian Cartels have way more hardware.
 
#8
Chief_Joseph said:
Crooks, terrorists, and cartels get their hands on military hardware all the time, hardly news. Now, if Hezbollah was driving a Challenger or a Bradley, maybe it would warrant concern, but this is pretty minor. Columbian Cartels have way more hardware.
It's not the point of what the kit is mate, it's where it's from that they're making a fuss about.
 
#9
If we sold these night vision goggles to Iran in good faith then fair enough, it's just bad luck I suppose that they may have ended up in the hands of Hezbollah. Israel should be big enough to accept that equipment used to fight them may be from western sources and that we can't control the black marketeers etc. I'd be more worried if things like SA80/GPMG or LAW94 were found there!!
 
#10
The article specificaly mentions a thermovision 1000 device. Thermovision is the trademark of the US company Flir Systems. Many of their products (thermal Imaging devices) are sold for commercial purposes all over the world, and could have been bought in either the EU or the US and many other places. They do have a facility in the UK. These cameras are no larger than a videa camera and look much the same so could easily be taken out the country in personal baggage. Not even the US is going to restrict the commercial use of these devices.

Peter
 
#14
I'd be worried if hezbollah had SA80 even nthe uvf did'nt want them :twisted:
 
#15
So that's where all the kit is going. When my daysack went "missing" off the back of a four tonner in Warminster I thought some scrote / the colour man had had it away.

I now see that Hezbollah had a pipeline going!

I bet they find two IR filters from PNVGs as well as the b.astards had two of them off me as well. Christ - I must have personally funded three suicide bombers with all the lumicolours they've had away.
 
#16
Oh my god Lost Boss, you might have something there.

So when you lose some kit on the area in the middle of the night , horizontal rain/fog etc making it impossible to find , it's because a Hezbollah 'magpie' is shadowing the patrol and that's why you can never find anything?

In that case , if the IDF can keep an eye out for a G10 watch I lost on STANTA?

I think they may also have had away 1x sense of humour , British Squaddie for the use of , in the early hours of the 8th August this year. :evil:
 
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#17
Didn't someone on here have his smock nicked when he was on course last year?

Is there going to be a police auction? I hope they've got some mountain bikes.
 
#19
MY GOD!

I've had a sudden burst of clarity.

Some loony bearded bomber has been following me for the last 20 years, waiting until I am wankered then robbing me of that 20 pound note I'm sure I had left out the hundred notes I started the night with.

For 20 Years!

The thieving b.astards.

That's how they been funding themselves all this time!
 
#20
dan_man said:
If you read the article we gave them to Iran back in 2003 to fight drug smuglers
was this before or after they (the Iranians) kidnapped 18 or so of our RM / RN personnel for 2 weeks for being the wrong side of an invisable line on the water way near Basra in 2003/2004 (if they were on the wrong side at all?) ?

If I remember correctly, didn't they put them on show on telly complete with a laid out display of all their kit? they returned the blokes after a week or two, but kept all the kit.
any NVG's amongst the hoard me wonders?

(some details may be wrong due to memory failure, but I remember this story on the telly news a couple of years back)
 

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