Saturday, May 11, 2013

Israel: Navy Demonstrates Its Firepower

They made no attempt to hide their delighted boyish grins as the 25mm cannon round decapitated the target.

Sailors let rip with a .50 Cal heavy machine gun, a general purpose machine gun went off like a chain saw, and bursts from M16 rifles clattered.

It had a deadly serious purpose. This training exercise was a demonstration of firepower from the Israeli navy close to the maritime border with Lebanon - the base for the vehemently anti-Israeli Hizbollah movement - and tens of thousands of the descendants of Palestinian refugees.