PM: Lebanon's turning into Iranian satellite tragic
As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Lebanon draws to an end, Israel remain wary of the latter's strengthening ties with Tehran.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that,"Unfortunately, Lebanon is rapidly turning into a satellite of the ayatollahs' regime. This is tragic for Lebanon, but Israel will know how to defend itself against such developments."
Ahmadinejad's visit to Lebanon included several public speeches, in which he vehemently attacked Israel, saying that "Zionists are the enemies of humanity," and promising that the "Zionist regime will not last long."
"the world should know that eventually the Zionists will be forced to go and will not last long. They are enemies of humanity and will have no choice but to surrender. Palestine will be liberated through the force of faith," Ahmadinejad said, speaking before masses gathered in the southern Lebanese city of Bint Jbeil Thursday afternoon.
"We've heard cursing and abomination from the Lebanon border today," Netanyahu said. "The best answer to these blasphemies was given here 62 years ago. We shall continue building and creating our country and will be prepared to defend it," he added.
This isn't surprising. Ahmadinejad's regime already controls Hamas to a large degree and also maintains complete control over Hezbollah. They also effectively control Syria and more recently they have gained a growing influence over Turkey. Now their influence over southern Lebanon is increasing and it seems that they want to control or heavily influence all of Lebanon.
And all of this is for the ultimate goal of destroying Israel. Ahmadinejad has made his intentions clear - there is no mistaking that.