Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hezbollah: More Rockets Than Most Governments

Hezbollah has been arming up over the past two years, and now the rest of the nations, including the U.S., are finally starting to realize this:

"Gates: Hezbollah has more rockets than most governments"

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday that Hezbollah has more missiles than most governments in the world, during a joint press conference with Defense Minister Ehud Barak in Washington.

"Syria and Iran are providing Hezbollah with so many rockets that they are at a point where they have more missiles than most governments in the world," said Gates.

Barak told reporters that Syria was transferring weapons systems to Hezbollah and that Israel is closely watching the developments...

And, in a related article we see the following:

"Gates, Barak: Syria providing Hezbollah with missiles"

The two officials did not elaborate on the types of missiles, but the comments followed claims made in recent days that Hezbollah had received Scud missiles, which are capable of hitting wide areas within the State of Israel.

Barak said that Syria was providing Hezbollah with weapon systems which could change the delicate balance in Lebanon. He noted that Israel was closely watching the developments.

Barak and Gates avoided answering questions on the joint military exercise held by Turkey and Syria.

One final article gives a perfect description of current events:

"Does Israel stand alone against Iran?"

Based on the declarations coming out of Washington recently, as well as American actions (or lack thereof) on the matter of Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon, reasonable suspicions are being raised that Israel could be left to face the Iranian problem alone.

...concern is rising that the U.S. government has accepted that Iran will either get the atomic bomb, or at least develop the capability but agree to stop just before actually building one.

The question is whether differences of opinion on the peace process and Iran could lead Israel to independently attack Iran's nuclear sites.

On this question, there are two opposite potential answers. On one hand, the crisis with Obama could push Netanyahu into taking dangerous steps. On the other hand, given the divisions with Washington, Netanyahu could be fearful of acting independently. The murky situation will probably be clarified in the coming months, after the sanctions are tested, assuming that they are not again delayed.

There are two main scenarios that seem to be shaping up right now - with both potentially leading into the events desribed in Ezekiel 38-39, or, also known as the invasion of "Gog-MaGog".

The first scenario involves the immediate threat to Israel, as imposed by Syria, Hezbollah and Lebanon. Because they have broken a line that was drawn in the sand, by Israel - with that line being the shipment of more missiles into Lebanon (intended for Hezbollah) from Syria - including the long-range scud missiles. Israel has declared that such an act would trigger an Israeli military response. By the rhetoric coming from Israel, it's clear that Israeli authorities believe that Hezbollah has received such weapons - weapons that can reach almost anywhere in Israel. If this conflict leads into the destructin of Damascus, one can easily see how such events in the region could precipitate battle of Gog-MaGog.

The second scenario involves Israel attempting to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities. In this scenario, Israel would "attack" Iran's nuclear facilities and in response, Iran would form the coalition seen in Ezekiel 38-39 - as the neighboring Islamic community would be highly inflamed after such an "Israeli attack".

So which scenario will lead into the battle of Gog-MaGog so vividly described in Ezekiel 38-39?

No one knows.

But given the rate of progress of each scenario, it seems that we'll have our answers soon. Perhaps very soon.


hartdawg said...

the 1st senerio is much more likely since damascus and isreals neighbors are absent in the Gog/magog war

Scott said...

Could be Hart....Its interesting, IMO, that we have two "competing" scenarios that seem to be converging. Such is life in these last days....