Sunday, August 20, 2006

Britain...Helping Hezbollah?

Scary but true...night vision equipment found during the war on Hezbollah proves to be from Britain.

The equipment, which needed special export-license approval from the British government, was passed to the Iranians through a program run and administered by the U.N. Control Program. The equipment uses infrared imaging to provide nighttime surveillance that allows the user to detect people and vehicles moving in the dark at a range of several miles.

Use of such equipment would have enabled Hezbollah to detect and record the movements of Israeli forces inside Israel, as well as its military advance into Lebanon.

The equipment was sold to Iran in 2003 and then given to Hezbollah.

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