Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Israel, Lebanon, Bolivia: Israel Defense Forces Uses South American Warriors in Fight

All The Way From The Andes To Kick Hizbullah Ass

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - It may have one of the world's mightiest militaries, but
Israel has turned to imported beasts of burden to help troops wage a 20-day-old offensive against Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon.

Israeli newspapers carried pictures of South American llamas accompanying commandos out of southern Lebanon, their saddlebags full of fighting gear.

Yedioth Ahronoth daily quoted a senior Israeli military commander as saying the white-furred pack animals could carry up to 60 pounds each over rough terrain, were quiet and required feeding only once every two days.