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The Next War In The Middle East Has Begun And Israel Vows ‘To Act Powerfully On All Fronts’

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

Israel and Hezbollah are at war.  On top of everything else that is going on in the world, now we have a new war in the Middle East, and nobody is quite certain what is going to happen next.  Israel has been preparing for this moment for more than 8 years.  So has Hezbollah.  According to some reports, Hezbollah has amassed an arsenal of 50,000 rockets since the end of the Hezbollah-Israel war in 2006.  If all-out warfare does erupt, we could potentially see tens of thousands of missiles rain down into an area not too much larger than the state of New Jersey.  And of course the Israeli military is also much more sophisticated and much more powerful than it was back in 2006.  If cooler heads do not prevail, we could be on the verge of witnessing a very bloody war.  But right now nobody seems to be in the mood to back down.  Hezbollah is absolutely fuming over an airstrike earlier this month that killed six fighters and a prominent Iranian general.  And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Israel is “prepared to act powerfully on all fronts” in response to a Hezbollah ambush that killed two Israeli soldiers and wounded seven.  Just such an incident is what sparked the war between the two sides back in 2006.  But this time, a conflict between Israel and Hezbollah could spark a full-blown regional war.

Earlier this month, Israel launched a surprise assault against a group of Hezbollah fighters that Israel believed was planning to conduct terror attacks inside their borders.

But in addition to killing six Hezbollah fighters, a very important Iranian general was also killed.  Needless to say, Iran is furious

Iran has told the United States that Israel should expect consequences for an attack on the Syrian-controlled Golan Heights that killed an Iranian general, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Revolutionary Guards General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi died alongside six fighters from Lebanon’s Hezbollah group in the January 18 attack on forces supporting President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s civil war.

And we didn’t have to wait too long for a response.  An IDF convoy was hit by anti-tank missiles near the Lebanon border.  Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven were wounded.  The following is how the Jerusalem Post described the attack.

The terrorists launched five or six anti-tank missiles from a distance of at least four kilometers from their targets, striking the vehicles as they drove two kilometers from the international border.

In the heavy Hezbollah ambush, a military D-Max vehicle containing a company commander and his driver from the Givati Brigade was the first vehicle hit.

This prompted all of those inside an IDF jeep behind it to quickly evacuate their vehicle before it, too, was hit and destroyed with missiles.

Just over an hour after that attack, mortar rounds struck an Israeli military position on Mt. Hermon.

In response to those strikes, the Israeli military hit back at Hezbollah positions on the other side of the Lebanese border…

Israel struck back with combined aerial and ground strikes on Hezbollah operational positions along the border, the military said.

At least 50 artillery shells were fired at the villages of Majidiyeh, Abbasiyeh and Kfar Chouba, according to Lebanese officials.

But Israel is probably not done.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is promising a “disproportionate” response to the Hezbollah attacks, and he says that Hezbollah should consider what Israel recently did to Hamas before taking any more aggressive action…

“To all those trying to challenge us on the northern border, I suggest looking at what happened here, not far from the city of Sderot, in the Gaza strip.  Hamas absorbed the hardest blow since it was founded last summer, and the IDF is ready to act with force on any front.”

If things continue to escalate, we might not just be talking about another Hezbollah-Israel war.

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13 comments to The Next War In The Middle East Has Begun And Israel Vows ‘To Act Powerfully On All Fronts’

  • Jacobson

    Here is my opinion as an Israeli:

    1. Both sides don’t want a war – Hizballah is too busy in Syria and they know they can lose the whole battle and will not be able to help Dr.Assad.

    2. A week before the air-strike that killed Hizballah fighters and the iranian general, the leader of Hizballa – Hassan Nasrallah said that his soldiers aren’t in the Golan heights. When Israel attacked and killed he became wordless.

    3. In the recent 4 years, the israelis who live in the area claim that they hear underground digging under their houses – some rumors says that the IDF found a tunnel and that triggerd Hizballah to act.

    4. The iranians are sitting on the israeli northen borders in the last 30 years.

    5. Hizballah = خزب اللة = God’s party – You get it ? they represent themseleves as god’s (allah) envoy. It is very typical behavior of the Shia’a sect in Islam and the islamic revolution in Iran (shiites).

    6. Yesterday both sides claimed they want to keep things quiet. In fact, it was Israel who said it first and Hizballah responded with “we too”.

    7. Benjamin Netanyahu is a coward who talks alot.

    8. Hussein Obama just visited the area in the last week – I wonder if he responsible for that ? He wants to sell more weapons.

    9. Yesterday photos of Hizballah were published: they have american veichles and weapons – how did they got it ?

    10. If I’m relaxed, you can realx too. Everything is normal right now.

    From the hills of Zion,

    • Gnostic

      Disciplined and well-armed, Hezbollah ain’t no joke!

      Since the early days of Zionism, the Zionists have always advocated for the Litani River to become Israel’s true northern border. Were it not for the Iranian / Syrian backed militias of Hezbollah, southern Lebanon would have been annexed to ‘Greater Israel’ a long time ago.

      The heroic Iranian-Syrian backed freedom fighters have proven time and again that they are more than a match for the lily-livered bullies of expansionist Israel. As long as those two sponsoring states, especially Iran, remain viable; Hezbollah isn’t going away anytime soon. And that, my friends, is the real reason why Satanyahu and his U.S. neo-con cheerleaders are so obsessed with dragging America to war against Iran.

      • Jacobson

        I agree and disagree.

        Hizballah is no joke – you right.

        Israel had more than one opprotunity to take over the area and make the Litani river the northen border but no one ever tried.
        In the two wars Israel had in Lebanon, the IDF maneuverd next to the Litani river.

        The persian people (iranian today) treated to jews better than anyone else through history.
        They helped the jews to return and build the 2nd temple in Jerusalem,
        They welcomed jews in their lands and respected their right to believe what they want.
        And they even wanted the jews to build the 3rd temple but they controlled Israel only 20 years so it didn’t work.

        Israel has nothing against Iran, the biggest jewish community in the middle east is in Iran while the arab states ethnic cleansed the jews and confisicated their wealth during the early 50’s as a revenage for the palestinian refugees (the outcome was that one million arab jews were forced to leave and moved to Israel so the state became stronger).

        It is U.S.A who scares to death from stronger Iran simply beacuse you can’t invade a state with a nuclear missiles.

        Persia was the first multi-continent empire in history,
        Persia was the largest empire ever,
        Persia’s empire ruled more than anyone else in history (more than the romans),
        Persia deleted the slavery thousands of years ago (u.s.a had slaves).
        The persian people were the ones who made Islam such a great success (A’ajam).
        PERSIA=IRAN is the only country in the middle east that has the ability to create an empire again – it has the natural resources, the culture, the language, the educated people and much more.

        The power moves to the east, where it was through history (except the last 500 years).

  • FreedomFighter

    Here is a translated version of update of Ukraine. (donetsk airport)

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