Hezbollah’s Call to War Against Israel


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Just 10 days after a ceasefire ended a 50-day Israel-Hamas conflict, the Israeli army is “making plans and training” for “a very violent war” against Hezbollah in south Lebanon, an Israeli TV report said Friday night, without specifying when this war might break out. The report, for which the army gave Israel’s Channel 2 access to several of its positions along the border with Lebanon, featured an IDF brigade commander warning that such a conflict “will be a whole different story” from the Israel-Hamas conflict in which over 2,000 Gazans (half of them gunmen according to Israel) and 72 Israelis were killed. “We will have to use considerable force” to quickly prevail over the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, “to act more decisively, more drastically,” said Colonel Dan Goldfus, commander of the 769th Hiram Infantry Brigade.

The report said Hezbollah has an estimated 100,000 rockets — 10 times as many as were in the Hamas arsenal — and that its 5,000 long-range missiles, located in Beirut and other areas deep inside Lebanon, are capable of carrying large warheads (of up to 1 ton and more), with precision guidance systems, covering all of Israel. Israel’s Iron Dome rocket defense system would not be able to cope with that kind of challenge, and thus the IDF would have to “maneuver fast” and act forcefully to prevail decisively in the conflict, Goldfus said.

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Goldfus said it might be necessary to evacuate the civilian residents of the area. “Hezbollah will not conquer the Galilee (in northern Israel),” the officer said, “and I won’t let it hurt our civilians.” He said that anyone who thought Hezbollah was in difficulties because it has sustained losses fighting with President Bashar Assad in Syria is mistaken. The report noted, indeed, that Hezbollah has now accumulated three years of battlefield experience, and has greater military capabilities and considerable confidence as a consequence. The report said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012 that, in a future war against Hezbollah, Israel would have to hit homes in villages across southern Lebanon from which Hezbollah would seek to launch rockets into Israel. As with Hamas in Gaza, the report said there were concerns that Hezbollah has also been tunneling under the Israeli border ahead of planned attacks. A deputy local council chief, Yossi Adoni of the Ma’aleh Yosef Council, said dozens of border-area residents have reported the sounds of tunneling under their homes since 2006 — when Israel and Hezbollah fought a bitter conflict known as the Second Lebanon War. “We are absolutely certain there are cross-border tunnels,” Adoni said. “There could be,” noted Goldfus, describing the tunnel threat as “one more concern… If in Gaza there were tunnels, it stands to reason that it’s possible here too.” Israel’s launched a ground offensive in Gaza in mid-July to destroy some 30 Hamas tunnels dug under the border; 11 IDF soldiers were killed during the Israel-Hamas war by gunmen emerging from the tunnels inside Israel.

Source: Times of Israel

September 8, 2014 | 3 Comments »

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  1. Is Olmert in prison or out on bail for his next trial?
    Whatever… he is responsible for this – load him in a missile and shoot him North.
    Also he pulled out of Gaza so he is responsible for all of it – cut him in half and shoot him in both directions.

  2. Bill Levinson Said:

    100,000 one ton bombs equals 10 megaton bombs. This is because the blast radius of a megaton equals (1E6)^2/3 = 10,000 tons.
    For the same reason, 100 1 ton bombs = a single kiloton, and 100 single kilotons = 1 megaton in destructive area.
    If Iranian-backed Hezbollah actually uses these weapons, perhaps something bad should happen to Tehran, Qom, and everything else within range of Israel’s Jericho missiles.

    Hopefully, Israel has told Nasrallah (through back channels which I am sure that they have) that a crippling rocket attack would be considered an existential threat and be met with nuclear weapons in Lebanon at points at least 20 km from the Israeli border.

  3. So, if I understand correctly, Israel “thinks” there are tunnels under it’s border in Lebanon as a result of for one, reports from 2006 of residents of Northern Israel hearing tunneling activity under their residences.
    Is this some kind of joke? Sounds to me like a competence issue.
    How could Israel allow hizbullah to accumulate 100,000 rockets with 1 ton payloads? That is a competence issue too.
    Gaza War,last month; Hizbullah War; NEXT month..when were you planning to prevent Iran from nuclear breakout, IF YOU KNOW. That is a competence issue.
    It is amazing, it is like THE months leading up to the The Yom Kippur War AGAIN, on steroids.