“Both sides understands that a next round would be devastating and that, in the case of Israel, the threat of Hizballah’s missiles cannot be wholly eliminated, the solution has been to bargain detterence, meaning to deter the other party from attacking its homeland by pledging full-scale retaliation,” wrote Jean-Loup Samaan.
What Jean-Loup Samaan was affraid to say – that total devastation of the entire infrastructure and mass-killing of civilian population of the countries Israel has attacked (Gaza, Lebanon, Sudan and Syria), came from the teachings of Jewish Talmud. Samaan also lied that Hizballah used suicide bombers against Israelis. He did not back-up his claim. One cannot expect some Zionist propagandist to acknowledge that it were Israeli suicide bombers who killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri in February 2005. Ronen Bergman, a Zionist investigative journalist and author is on record for admitting that Hizballah leader, Sayyed Moussawi, was assassinated by Israelis. Israeli Mossad also assassinated Hizballah leader Imad Moughnieh. But Mossad agents have failed to assassinate Sheikh Nasrallah.
The Jewish army attacked and occupied South Lebanon in the 19880s, even before the establishment of armed Hizballah resistance militia. The Jewish army has fought four major wars with Lebanon and have been violating Lebanese airspace on daily basis since its defeat in 2006.
However, Samaan is not the only expert who believes Israel will think twice before attacking Hizballah. On December 16, 2010, Israeli English daily Ha’aretz had quoted Israel Occupation Force (IOF) Gen. Giora Eiland, former national security adviser to former prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert, saying on Army Radio: “Israel does not know how to beat Hezbollah”.
Jeffrey Feltman (a Zionist Jew), former top State Department official and currently Ban Ki-moon’s ME hitman at United Nations, told Maura Connelly, US ambassador in Beirut, that since Israel failed to destroy Hizballah in 2006, he was planning to pin Hariri murder on Hizballah officials and get it disarmed via United Nations’ R-1757.
Both Ehud Olmert and Benjamin Netanyahu have threatened Hizballah and Lebanese government that in the next war, Lebanese would not find Israelis as “civilized” as they’re during the 34-day war of 2006. During that war, Jewish army killed 1,400 Lebanese civilians including 49 Hizballah fighters while inflicting over $10 billion infrastructure damage. The Jewish army , in return, admitted losing 137 of its Jewish soldiers. Alastair Crooke and Mark Perry, claimed in an article published by Asia Times (October 12, 2006) that Israel was totally defeated by Hizballah.
Under international law, Lebanon has the right to attack Israel which is still occupying 25 square kilimeters of Lebanese territory, known as Shebaa Farms, since June 1967.
Three days ago, Hizballah leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, in his peech during the annual commemoration for the Resistance’s leaders, warned the Zionist regime that despite the bloody anti-resistance war in Syria – if Israel attacked Lebanon, Hizballah rockets and missile would be hitting Israel’s military and power lifelines all the way to Tel Aviv.
“In all calmness I warn the Israeli that the resistance in Lebanon will not tolerate any violations on Lebanese territory. They have an electrical plant in northern Palestine, with just a few missiles we could plunge Israel into darkness. The Israeli themselves have admitted it would take 6 months to make this plant operational again,” warned Nasrallah. His televised speech can be read here.
Jean-Loup Samaan, who is author of the NATO document ‘The day after Iran goes nuclear’ – during a lecture at Israel’s Bar-IIan University in February 2012, had advised NATO to strengthen its ties with Iran’s neighboring countries to counter Iran’s rising influence in the region. In November 2012, Samaan also attended the Herzilya Defence Conference in Israel.
FSA THREATEN HEZBOLLAH WITH 48 HOUR DEADLINE
Free Syrian Army fighters (Reuters/Muzaffar Salman)
A Syrian rebel commander has said on Wednesday that if the Lebanese political party Hezbollah does not cease the shelling of Free Syrian Army-controlled territories in Syria, it will face retaliation. The 48-hour deadline expires on Thursday.
The message came amid several other developments. Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels shot down a Syrian fighter jet, following a government airstrike on a provincial town outside Damascus. Rebel commander General Selim Idriss told the AFP that “Hezbollah is abusing Lebanese sovereignty to shell Syrian territory and FSA positions.” He claims the shelling of villages in Syria’s Homs province is originating from the Bekaa valley in Lebanon, which the Syrian rebels will fire upon once the 48 hours are up. He added that his FSA fighters would bombard Hezbollah from different areas, as they are equipped with long-range weapons.
Idriss went on to say that the FSA appealed to the Lebanese President and PM, but their offices denied having any contact with the Syrian militants.
Lebanon remains split over Syria. Its Sunni-led government identifies with the rebel cause, while Shiite Hezbollah pledges support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, though the party has denied sending fighters onto Syrian soil.
This double opposition is further complicated by Israel’s presence in the region, and its respective campaign against Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. Earlier on Wednesday, an Israeli drone was reportedly shot down near the Syrian border with Lebanon, according to Syrian news website Damas Post. Syrian forces reportedly shot down the Israeli unmanned aircraft over the Deir al Ashayer village near the Lebanese border. Neither Syrian nor Israeli officials have confirmed the report.
And in addition to this, Syria suspects Israel to be behind a February airstrike on a military facility outside Damascus, which killed two workers and injured five.
The now spilt-over Syrian uprising is reaching its second year, with the UN putting casualties at 70,000 and the number of displaced Syrians at more than 850,000.