Hizbullah May Attack Israel to Take Spotlight off Syria
Lebanese terror organization and political force Hizbullah is preparing for a possible war with Israel as a means of shifting Western pressure away from the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, the Lebanon Daily Star reported Wednesday.
Citing sources close to the radical Shiite terror organization, which has a powerful militia armed by Damascus and Iran, the Star said Hizbullah is watching the unrest in Syria with alarm and is determined to prevent Assad, their ally and protector, from being ousted from power.
...officials close to the movement say it will not stand idly by as international pressure mounts on Assad to yield to protesters.
"If the situation in Syria collapses it will have repercussions that will go beyond Syria," the Lebanese official said. "None of Syria's allies would accept the fall of Syria even if it led to turning the table upside down -- war with Israel could be one of the options."
Analysis: Hezbollah may fight Israel to relieve Syria
Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group is preparing for a possible war with Israel to relieve perceived Western pressure to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, its guardian ally, sources close to the movement say.
"If the situation in Syria collapses it will have repercussions that will go beyond Syria," the Arab official said. "None of Syria's allies would accept the fall of Syria even if it led to turning the table upside down -- war (with Israel) could be one of the options."
The Lebanese official said: "All options are open including opening the fronts in Golan (Heights) and in south Lebanon."
'Frantic' Arms Race in Middle East
"The Middle East is in the throes of a frantic arms race, both in numbers of weapons and unbelievable financial costs", Maj. Gen. Ido Nehoshtan, the commander of the Israeli Air Force (IAF), told IsraelDefense this week.
"The race is going on in almost every country in the region, including organizations like Hamas and Hizbullah. Whoever can buy [weapons] – buys [them], and invests all his efforts in force building. It's just about being equipped with smart weapons, but also with inexpensive devices that we learned can be extremely threatening. Syria, for example, is getting new armament from Russia while it also invests in air power and anti-aircraft missiles,” added Nehoshtan.
Hezbollah is now admitting that they are ready to go to war in order to take some of the pressure off of Syria - and to attempt to reunite warring factions within Syria in a mutual hatred of Israel. This has been speculated for months, and now it is being openly discussed. One has to wonder if some kind of warfare is on the horizon.
Also see this:
Israel served as 'main course' at EU dinner, official says
According to the official, the concern was that the EU is pushing for the adoption of US President Barack Obama’s formula of restarting negotiations using the pre-1967 lines with mutually agreed land swaps as a baseline, but without pressing the Palestinians to elaborate on security arrangements of any future accord with Israel.
The official also said the Palestinians wouldn’t be pressed to acknowledge Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people as a baseline for negotiations.
So once again only Israel is being asked to make concessions. Under the threat of the "Palestinians" going directly to the UN for the creation of their state, and a division of Israel - now Israel is being asked to return to the indefensible borders of 1967 and in the process, Israel wouldn't even be acknowledged as having a right to exist as a sovereign nation. What a deal.
I don't know whether to laugh or cry.