On Saturday, US-Israeli military carried out maneuvers in a terrain that resembles South Lebanon (Hizbullah’s home territory) as part of exercises on the occupied part of Palestinian territories’ border with Lebanon and Syria. Israel TV channels showed parts of the excercises in which the Israel Occupied Force (IOF) aided by US Marines were shown engaged with Hizbullah fighters.
In the 34-day Israel-Hizbullah war of Summer 2006, according to conservative estimates, the Israeli army lost 139 soldiers as compared to 45-49 Hizbullah fighters. Israeli army lost 27-34 Merkava tanks, 12 helicopters and probably two F16s. Hizbullah shelling also damaged two of Israeli naval vessels. One of the Merkava tank was captured by Hizbullah fighters and has been on display at the 2006 War Museum in Beirut. The Israeli carpet-bombing killed over 1,300 Lebanese civilians and made another one million refugees. On the other hand, over 750,000 Israeli Jews ran to areas farther from the reach of Hizbullah unguided rockets.
Alastair Crooke and Mark Perry in a 2006 study, titled How Hizbullah Defeated Israel, wrote:
“Our overall conclusion contradicts the current point of view being retailed by some White House and Israeli officials: that Israel’s offensive in Lebanon significantly damaged Hezbollah’s ability to wage war, that Israel successfully degraded Hezbollah’s military ability to prevail in a future conflict, and that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), once deployed in large numbers in southern Lebanon, were able to prevail over their foes and dictate a settlement favorable to the Israeli political establishment.
Just the opposite is true. From the onset of the conflict to its last operations, Hezbollah commanders successfully penetrated Israel’s strategic and tactical decision-making cycle across a spectrum of intelligence, military and political operations, with the result that Hezbollah scored a decisive and complete victory in its war with Israel”.
Dr. Stephen D. Biddle and Jeffrey A. Friedman, in their 2008 study for the US Army War College, concluded that Hezbollah’s performance in the 2006 war was more effective than that of any Arab army that confronted Israel in its history, and that Hezbollah fighters wounded more Israelis per fighter than any previous Arab effort.
The Zionist-regime’s appointed Winograd Commission in its January 2008 findings also blamed Israeli government and IOF leadership for the failure of Israel’s military adventure against Hizbullah.
Stephen J. Sniegosky in his book ‘The Transparent Cabal’ documents the neocons who are predominantly Jewish and are in alliance with Israel’s radical Likudnik Jews – and how they have succeeded in pushing the US into wars in the Middle East for the interests of Israel. (watch video of Stephen’s interview below).