Ahmadinejad Inspects The Troops
April 30, 2011 1 Comment
The UN’s mission at the end of the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War was to prevent the re-militarization of Lebanon’s southern border with Israel. Despite assurances, to both Israel and the world, they have failed. Therefore, a conflict of some sort is inevitable.
There are all kinds of ways that Hezbollah could provoke Israel, such as cross-border raids or launching rockets and artillery, as they did in 2006. And Israel could respond in different ways, such as airstrikes on bunkers or on Hezbollah positions. Any retaliation would be enough for Hezbollah to declare it an all out war. However, a real war, like the one in 2006, would be very difficult for Israel because of the sophistication of Hezbollah’s underground bunkers.
“Thousands of cheering Lebanese welcomed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Lebanon on Wednesday, throwing rose petals and sweets at his motorcade during a visit that underscores the growing power of Tehran and its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah…
The exuberant welcome in the streets was largely organized by Hezbollah, who encouraged the mostly Shiite crowd to come out in droves. Ahmadinejad’s trip also includes a provocative excursion to the border with archenemy Israel on Thursday.
But the Iranian leader’s splashy arrival only exacerbates fears among many Lebanese – particularly Sunnis and Christians – that Hezbollah and Iran are trying to impose their will on the country and possibly pull Lebanon into a conflict with Israel.
Ahmadinejad said he was a friend of all Lebanese, while emphasizing the need to fight Israel…
He said both Lebanon and Iran ”oppose the occupation and aggression and the crimes committed by the Zionist enemy and those who support it.” ”
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