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Netanyahu: Hizballah tunnels – act of war. Every 3rd S. Lebanese house is a fortress

Israel’s conflict with Hizballah was sharpened on Wednesday, Dec. 18, by the tunnels’ depiction as an “act of war” by Prime Minister-Defense Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Ahead of a UN Security Council session, Netanyahu said: “The tunnels were dug [under the Israeli border] for the purpose of incursions into our territory to kidnap people, including civilians, murder and seizing the northern part of Galilee.” He went on to say: “That is not just an act of war. It is part of a plan of war. Every third home in the villages of South Lebanon is a fortress dedicated to Hizballah’s aggressive ends. Security Council members must designate Hizballah a terrorist organization and subject to sanctions.”
Netanyahu reported that he asked President Vladimir Putin during their recent conversation to stop being neutral and condemn Hizballah. “If the Russians really want to prevent war, as they say, the surest way to do this is to put a stop to Hizballah’s aggression against Israel,” he said.
The prime minister finally asked rhetorically why the Lebanese army points its guns at Israel and not Hizballah, which places so many people in danger in its own country. “Hizballah is Iran’s tool; its methods are criminal,” he said.
DEBKAfile’s sources doubt that the Security Council will denounce Hizballah as a terrorist organization.  Russia and China need only abstain from the vote, or exercise a veto, to kill a motion of condemnation.

Netanyahu’s words can’t alter the fact that Hizballah has spent the last decade building itself up as the most powerful political and military force in Lebanon. The clock can’t be turned back, just as it’s too late to prevent Iran establishing itself in Syria or Hamas ruling the Gaza Strip. Operation Northern Shield to eradicate Hizballah’s cross-border tunnels was a step in the right direction, but overdue for cutting Hizballah down as Lebanon’s supreme military force against which the Lebanese army has no say.

Lebanon’s four centers of authority depend on the Shiite HassanNasrallah for their jobs in the transitional and future Lebanese governments: President Michel Aoun, Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf, Foreign Minister Gebran Gerge Bassil and army chief, Gen. Joseph Aoun. For the Hizballah chief, they are a fig leaf to cover his dominance in Beirut.

Netanyahu’s call to the Lebanese army to open fire on Hizballah is futile, as everyone the region knows. As for being Iran’s tool, this relationship has also evolved into something else. Tehran can no longer count on Nasrallah to obey every order on the spot. He has enhanced his status to that of Lebanon’s Shiite leader with links to Tehran and authority to make strategic and military decisions that are unrelated to the Iranian line.

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16 thoughts on “Netanyahu: Hizballah tunnels – act of war. Every 3rd S. Lebanese house is a fortress

  • Dec 19, 2018 @ 17:20 at 17:20
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    Lol, what a crazy statement if you want to talk about acts of war just look at your Ziocon arming of ISIS in Syria, the launching of ballistic missiles, over 200 IAF attacks in a single year.

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/12/18/kredya/

    Among the mass murders of Arab Jews by Zionist was the 1961 sinking of the Egoz killing 46 Jews en route to Israel. Jewish historian Jacob Cohen explains that the Mossad sunk the ship as a publicity stunt to create a “little holocaust” retroactively justifying Zionist crimes and leveraging the completion of ethnic cleansing of Arab Jews.

    Nothing has changed it seems, you are still a nation of hypocrites, soulless beasts that seek to steal, murder and lie at every turn to achieve your goals…

    • Dec 19, 2018 @ 17:33 at 17:33
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      Not crazy at all, Bibi is a hypocrite and a psychopathy probably but crazy no.

      He needs Fear Porn to boost his election / stay out of prison campaign. The Greater Israel Project means that Lebanon must be invaded and conquered at some point. So with the new weapons that Hezbollah are getting maybe the IDF feels that attacking sooner rather than later is the best option.

      With Zioncon Trump in Office in the US Israel will potentially have American military support in this. So Fear Porn, Fear Porn and international Spin, Exaggeration and Lies (good old fashioned Propaganda) especially with reports that the US is getting ready to pull out of Syria.

      https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/u-s-military-preparing-for-full-withdrawal-from-northeastern-syria-report-1.6762877

      Best to keep Fear Porn going. After all Israeli Porn is the Best Porn lol

    • Dec 20, 2018 @ 5:51 at 5:51
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      Thomas is a man with a seriously maladjusted way of juxtaposing ISIS, Israel and Zionism. There is no point in trying to engage him in discussion, which would only give him a sanity and legitimacy he does not deserve.

  • Dec 19, 2018 @ 17:21 at 17:21
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    I agree with BN. If my neighbor dug under my land I would be doing the same thing. If a nation’s borders are compromised by another nation with ill intent, that is an act of war. What is the procedure in Israel for a war declaration, after identifying the offending nation(s)?

  • Dec 19, 2018 @ 17:38 at 17:38
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    Bibi has just realized Hezbollah is been At War with Israel?

    Hezbollah has been at what with Israel from the beginning.

    • Dec 19, 2018 @ 18:40 at 18:40
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      [Mistakenly posted below]

      Typically, you invert history and the truth.

      Hizbollah started because the colony of antisemitic european land-grabbers tag-teamed with fascists in Lebanon to occupy the south.

      Nasrallah’s crew has bashed the european antisemitic brigands in the teeth every moment since then.

  • Dec 19, 2018 @ 17:56 at 17:56
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    YOUR F35 WAS OVER BEIRUT AND YOU WERE HAPPY WITH THE PHOTO …NOW CHECK UNDER YOUR FEET

    • Dec 19, 2018 @ 18:24 at 18:24
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      Don’t you know: only antisemitic land thieves can violate 1701 with impunity. And ONLY to defend ISISrael’s beloved liver eating cannibals in Syria.

      And kill civilians.

      Nikki Haley told them so.

    • Dec 19, 2018 @ 18:38 at 18:38
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      Typically, you invert history and the truth.

      Hizbollah started because the colony of antisemitic european land-grabbers tag-teamed with fascists in Lebanon to occupy the south.

      Nasrallah’s crew has bashed the european antisemitic brigands in the teeth every moment since then.

      • Dec 19, 2018 @ 18:41 at 18:41
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        meant to be posted above

  • Dec 19, 2018 @ 18:22 at 18:22
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    Shocker! NuttyYahoo cries for help from the UN–the same organization that ‘legitimized’ the theft of Palestine by european imperialists in 1947.

    Does this blowhard do anything other than whine? Save us from Hamas. Save us from Hizbollah. Save us from Assad. Save us from Iran.

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

    THE UN DOES NOT ACT WITHOUT PROPS, NutBoy. WHERE ARE YOU PICTURES? WHERE’S THE Wile E Coyote picture of a bomb?

    Waa. Waa. Boo Hoo.

    Mean old Hizbollah wants to defend Lebanon against YET ANOTHER INVASION by the rapacious antisemitic land-grabbers.

    How dare they.

    • Dec 19, 2018 @ 18:40 at 18:40
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      I laugh. The greatest conquerors of the earth since 632 accuse Israel of theft of land. Really the camel does not see bump.

      • Dec 19, 2018 @ 18:44 at 18:44
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        I laugh, too.

        The whole world laughs at your disgraced fascist dictator!

  • Dec 19, 2018 @ 20:48 at 20:48
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    The idiotic comments that debka allows here should be taken down. It boggles the mind that a pro Israel website would post such garbage.

  • Dec 19, 2018 @ 23:14 at 23:14
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    Surely, were it not for the heroic sacrifices of the Lebanese Hizballah Lebanon would be a war torn killing ground today. The duck shoot is over. The other project has failed.

  • Dec 28, 2018 @ 22:56 at 22:56
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    Lebanon was told not to accept and embrace terrorists by Ronald Reagan. Time for B-52’s. Bomb this Culture… and keep bombing it.

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