[Rushtalk] Hezbollah War with Israel will be Devastating

Carl Spitzer cwsiv at juno.com
Thu May 10 13:01:50 MDT 2018



Experts: Next Hezbollah war with Israel inevitable, will be devastating

THE BEST DETERRENT TO IRANIAN-BACKED TERRORISTS WAGING A VERY
DESTRUCTIVE WAR AGAINST ISRAEL, IS TO GIVE CLEAR SIGNS THAT A MILITARY
VICTORY WILL NOT BE TAKEN FROM ISRAEL BY WESTERN POWERS AFRAID OF THE
ISLAMIC THREAT AND ISLAMIC CURRENT ATTACKS TO WORLD PEACE.







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The only way to deter Hezbollah and Iran from attacking Israel is by
giving Israel the full ability to fight back, leading military experts
contend.

A war between Israel and the Hezbollah terror organization is inevitable
and will likely be “more violent and destructive” than the previous
conflicts, according to a report by the High Level Military Group
(HLMG), a think tank comprised of former senior defense officials.

In the report, titled “Hezbollah’s Terror Army: How to Prevent a Third
Lebanon War,” the experts describe Hezbollah as being “widely considered
to be the most powerful non-state armed actor in the world.”

The Iranian-backed terrorist organization, which is in complete
political and military control of Lebanon, “has the political clout of a
government, the firepower of an army and the strategic approach of a
terrorist organization,” according to their assessment.



Hezbollah currently has a stockpile of over 130,000 rockets, more than
the combined arsenal of all NATO countries, with the exception of the
US, a June 2016 report said.

Hezbollah’s rocket capabilities “have increased tenfold since the 2006
war, and present a threat few countries, much less sub-state
organizations, on the globe can mount,” the report says.

The majority of Hezbollah’s projectiles are short-range rockets, but
thousands have a much larger range, up to 150 miles and more. “Not only
has the sheer numeric scale of the threat increased exponentially, but
the lethality is greatly increased on account of larger payloads, range
and higher targeting accuracy,” the report underscores.

Hezbollah has also mounted a “greatly expanded intelligence effort.” It
has numerous intelligence-gathering units focused on Israel, generating
an extensive bank of targets, including many vital and sensitive Israeli
infrastructure facilities.”



The report assesses both the IDF’s and Hezbollah’s strategies and
capabilities 11 years after the Second Lebanon War, the last time Israel
and Hezbollah engaged in full-blown combat.

The HLMG believes that a war with Hezbollah is not imminently on the
horizon, as the terrorist group is still embroiled in fighting on behalf
of Bashar al-Assad in Syria. However, the experts warn “its actions and
propaganda suggest that it considers its ability to fight a war with
Israel as a given.”

The HLMG further cautioned, “The timing of such a conflict is likely to
be determined by miscalculation as much as decision-making in Iran and
Lebanon.”

The group said that should such a war break out, it will be brutal and
bloody for both sides, due to the improvements Israel and Hezbollah have
made to their respective military capabilities.



The report further notes that Hezbollah’s expanded weapons stockpiles
are embedded among the civilian population of Lebanon, a deliberate
strategy which the defense experts say is a “war crime.”

In this context, the HLMG also expresses criticism of the United Nations
(UN) forits “evident severe failure” to fully implement UN Security
Council Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 war between Israel and
Hezbollah and calls for a demilitarized south Lebanon.

The report also calls for “a clear recognition of the geopolitical
ambitions of Iran. Its religiously motivated imperialism and its pursuit
of Israel’s annihilation is the core driver of the problem and must be
addressed as its root. The international community must take actions to
curtail Iran’s activities, raise the cost of its behavior and engage in
efforts at deterrence.”



How to Prevent a Disastrous War

The report concludes by urging the West to “strongly support Israel in
its efforts to de-escalate the tensions.”



“There is no plausible legitimate explanation for Hezbollah’s efforts to
arm itself and threaten Israel other than the explicit religiously
motivated Iranian drive to destroy Israel,” and therefore, the only way
to prevent such a cataclysmic conflict is by the international community
ensuring “not only that Israel has the diplomatic cover, but rather also
the military means and room for maneuver, so as to send a clear message
to Iran and Hezbollah that it will be confronted by a superior military
force with the full support of its allies were they to seek an
escalation. Such a display of strength and unity is the best hope of
preventing a conflagration that the majority of Lebanese citizens do not
wish to be dragged into by Hezbollah – and which Israel’s leaders and
citizens do not want to see happen either.”

The HLMG, which was formed in 2015 to explore the challenges of 21st
century warfare, brings together several former army chiefs of staff
from Western nations, including from the US, Germany, France, the United
Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Colombia, India, and Australia.

By: World Israel News Staff and the Tower

        


The only way to deter Hezbollah and Iran from attacking Israel is by
giving Israel the full ability to fight back, leading military experts
contend.

A war between Israel and the Hezbollah terror organization is inevitable
and will likely be “more violent and destructive” than the previous
conflicts, according to a report by the High Level Military Group
(HLMG), a think tank comprised of former senior defense officials.

In the report, titled “Hezbollah’s Terror Army: How to Prevent a Third
Lebanon War,” the experts describe Hezbollah as being “widely considered
to be the most powerful non-state armed actor in the world.”

The Iranian-backed terrorist organization, which is in complete
political and military control of Lebanon, “has the political clout of a
government, the firepower of an army and the strategic approach of a
terrorist organization,” according to their assessment.



Hezbollah currently has a stockpile of over 130,000 rockets, more than
the combined arsenal of all NATO countries, with the exception of the
US, a June 2016 report said.

Hezbollah’s rocket capabilities “have increased tenfold since the 2006
war, and present a threat few countries, much less sub-state
organizations, on the globe can mount,” the report says.

The majority of Hezbollah’s projectiles are short-range rockets, but
thousands have a much larger range, up to 150 miles and more. “Not only
has the sheer numeric scale of the threat increased exponentially, but
the lethality is greatly increased on account of larger payloads, range
and higher targeting accuracy,” the report underscores.

Hezbollah has also mounted a “greatly expanded intelligence effort.” It
has numerous intelligence-gathering units focused on Israel, generating
an extensive bank of targets, including many vital and sensitive Israeli
infrastructure facilities.”



The report assesses both the IDF’s and Hezbollah’s strategies and
capabilities 11 years after the Second Lebanon War, the last time Israel
and Hezbollah engaged in full-blown combat.

The HLMG believes that a war with Hezbollah is not imminently on the
horizon, as the terrorist group is still embroiled in fighting on behalf
of Bashar al-Assad in Syria. However, the experts warn “its actions and
propaganda suggest that it considers its ability to fight a war with
Israel as a given.”

The HLMG further cautioned, “The timing of such a conflict is likely to
be determined by miscalculation as much as decision-making in Iran and
Lebanon.”

The group said that should such a war break out, it will be brutal and
bloody for both sides, due to the improvements Israel and Hezbollah have
made to their respective military capabilities.



The report further notes that Hezbollah’s expanded weapons stockpiles
are embedded among the civilian population of Lebanon, a deliberate
strategy which the defense experts say is a “war crime.”

In this context, the HLMG also expresses criticism of the United Nations
(UN) forits “evident severe failure” to fully implement UN Security
Council Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 war between Israel and
Hezbollah and calls for a demilitarized south Lebanon.

The report also calls for “a clear recognition of the geopolitical
ambitions of Iran. Its religiously motivated imperialism and its pursuit
of Israel’s annihilation is the core driver of the problem and must be
addressed as its root. The international community must take actions to
curtail Iran’s activities, raise the cost of its behavior and engage in
efforts at deterrence.”



How to Prevent a Disastrous War

The report concludes by urging the West to “strongly support Israel in
its efforts to de-escalate the tensions.”



“There is no plausible legitimate explanation for Hezbollah’s efforts to
arm itself and threaten Israel other than the explicit religiously
motivated Iranian drive to destroy Israel,” and therefore, the only way
to prevent such a cataclysmic conflict is by the international community
ensuring “not only that Israel has the diplomatic cover, but rather also
the military means and room for maneuver, so as to send a clear message
to Iran and Hezbollah that it will be confronted by a superior military
force with the full support of its allies were they to seek an
escalation. Such a display of strength and unity is the best hope of
preventing a conflagration that the majority of Lebanese citizens do not
wish to be dragged into by Hezbollah – and which Israel’s leaders and
citizens do not want to see happen either..”

The HLMG, which was formed in 2015 to explore the challenges of 21st
century warfare, brings together several former army chiefs of staff
from Western nations, including from the US, Germany, France, the United
Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Colombia, India, and Australia.

By: World Israel News Staff and the Tower
 



  
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