On July 5, 2012 – the Israel Occupation Force’s northern command held a press conference to mark the six year of its military defeat. The IOF Generals used the conference to issue new threats to Lebanese Islamic Resistance, Hizbullah, whose less than 2000 guerilla-fighters defeated 32,000 Jewish soldiers equipped with world’s most deadly weapons in Summer 2006.
Brigadier-General Harzi Halevy, commander of the IDF’s Galilee Division, has claimed that IOF is better prepared to crush the Resistance in the third Lebanon war.
“The next war, he added, will see the IDF “Strike with full force. We will have to go inside (Lebanon) and wreak havoc – not as punishment, but because that is where the (Hizbullah) enemy is,” threatened Halevy.
“We will kill 13 of every 15 enemy soldiers, so that two will be left to tell their commanders what happened,” an IOF officer boasted.
Another IOF egomaniac warned Hizbullah not to retaliate in the even of an Israeli attack on the Islamic Republic. He also advised Hizbullah to stop supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as he is about to be taken down by Israel’s allies.
He also invoked the Goldstone Report in order to scare Lebanese. In the report, South African Zionist Jew judge Richard Goldstone blamed the IOF for conducting indiscriminate attacks on 1.5 million Gazans, resulting in the loss of life and injury to civilians.
“The damage caused to Lebanon by a new conflict with Israel will make Goldstone pale in comparison – because Hezbollah has chosen to make the most cynical use of civilian population centers.”
Israeli leaders are very concerned with the calm in Lebanon as compared to the on-going foreign supported bloody insurgency in Syria, Bahrain, Libya and the rise of Islamist Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Jordan. They interpret it as a sign of Hizbullah’s immense grip over Lebanese government and the Armed Forces.
Two years ago, retired Israeli Gen. Giora Eiland, former national security adviser to former prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert, had admitted on Army Radio: “Israel does not know how to beat Hezbollah”. Netanyahu who boasted in February to ‘wipe Lebanon off map’, – had said in 2009 that Hizbullah is Lebanon’s real Army.
Lebanese celebrated the 12th anniversary of liberation of South Lebanon from the Jewish army and its Lebanese Christian collaborators Philangists on May 25, 2012, which is declared a National Day (‘Resistance and Liberation Day’) by the current Sunni prime minister Najib Mikati. In his speech on the occasion, the leader of Hizbullah, Sheikh Nasrallah compared Hizbullah’s liberation of South Lebanon through military resistance against the Zionist entity with Egypt’s recovery of Sinai via humiliating Camp David Agreement.
“We all know how Sinai was restored to Egypt via Camp David Agreement. It returned with Israeli conditions. Today there is problem faced by the Egyptian authority in Sinai: the number of soldiers allowed to be there, the number of policemen as well as the quality and quantity of arms allowed to be in there,” said Nasrallah.
“The achievement in Lebanon is that the entire land was restored to the Lebanese sovereignty. Today, the Lebanese government is the one who decides the number of army battalions and brigades it dispatches there as well as the kind of arms. No one has the right to discuss and object. It may be present over any span of land in the south. It does not need permission from Israel or the United Nations or anyone in the world. That means the return of sovereignty over this land. Well, this is an achievement also – a tangible achievement,” he added.
Full English translation of Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah’s speech in Arabic can be read here.