Iran's Free run in Lebanon
|Leader||Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah|
|Founded||1982 - 1985 (officially)|
Expected and undisturbed Hezbollah coup
By Olivier Guitta
Hezbollah has been rearming quite quickly- it has now close to 45,000 rockets, more than before the onset of the summer 2006 war with Israel- under the eyes of the helpless UNIFIL forces. For proof the March 30 incident when a missiles shipment coming from Syria was controlled at Jbal al Botm by an Italian battalion, part of the UNIFIL forces, and then authorized to continue to reach its final recipient: Hezbollah.
I just wrote on Hezbollah's coup for The Middle East Times. To read the whole article, please click here.
If Hizbullah takes over Lebanon and uses it to stage attacks on Israel, Jerusalem would have no compunction about striking at Lebanon's infrastructure, something it was hesitant to do during the Second Lebanon War for fear of toppling the democratic government in Beirut, diplomatic sources said Sunday.
According to the officials, while Hizbullah control of Lebanon would pose enormous challenges for Israel, it would provide opportunities for the IDF in that infrastructure targets considered out of bounds while Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora was in control would suddenly be fair play if Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah were making the decisions.
This assessment came as the cabinet heard security briefings on the rapidly changing situation in Lebanon, and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that Israel was "naturally monitoring events there."
Vice Premier Haim Ramon told the ministers that "Lebanon must be treated as a Hizbullah state. Everything that happens there is the responsibility of Hizbullah. The country is controlled by this terrorist organization, and its government has become irrelevant."
The idea of an independent government apart from Hizbullah in Lebanon was "entirely fictitious," Ramon said.
OC Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin briefed the cabinet ministers on the recent clashes in Lebanon and said that Israel must prepare for a new situation thereSOURCE:
(Arabic: حزب الله ḥizba-llāh, literally "party of God") is a Shi'a Islamic political and paramilitary organisation based in Lebanon. The group's official name in Arabic is Hizb Allah Al-moqawama Al-Islamiyah fi Lubnan.
Hezbollah first emerged during the Lebanese Civil War in the early 1980s as a militia of Shia followers of the Ayatollah Khomeini, trained, organized and funded by a contingent of Iranian Revolutionary Guards. In its 1985 manifesto Hezbollah listed its three main goals as the eradication of "Western colonialism" in Lebanon, the bringing to justice of those who committed atrocities during the war (specifically the Phalangists), and the establishment of an Islamic government in Lebanon. Since then Hezbollah has temporarily abandoned the goal of transforming Lebanon into an Islamic state at this time. Hezbollah leaders have also made numerous statements calling for the destruction of Israel, which they describe as an unlawful "entity".
Iran now has full run of Lebanon, its own security cams, and com system.
45,000 rockets, and is taking out Sunnis and running al Qaeda off.
Is this part of Iran's prep for the up comming US Military attack?
Now Lebanon will be hit at the same time Iran is, this time taking out Lebanon's infra structure.
One B52 can now carry enough JDAM's to take out the infra structure of Tehran, in just one flight.