Report: U.S. Says Israel 'Won't Spark' Lebanon War, But 'Defensives Ready'

W460

After reported claims that Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has warned of an Israeli war on Lebanon in the summer, fearing he could be killed, US sources said “Israel will not be the one to fire the first bullet but is ready to fight back in defense,” the Kuwaiti al-Rai newspaper reported on Monday.

The daily said that US sources have responded to a report published by al-Rai about Nasrallah who predicted a war between his party and Israel this summer, saying: "If the war breaks out, as in 2006, Israel will not be the one to launch the first bullet, but it will not hesitate to defend itself if attacked.”

In its report, al-Rai said that Nasrallah told the region’s Hizullah leaders in a special meeting that he asked his men “not to hide the truth,” raising the possibility of “war,” with Israel and asking that people living in southern villages close to the occupied territories “be informed.”

Nasrallah also said that “he could be killed in this war,” according to the report.

The sources said “Israeli authorities do not intend to wage war on Lebanon, the Israeli policy is no longer distracted by the branches (Hizbullah) of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The only confrontation required is to confront the IRGC and the Iranian regime. Iran's mullahs may try to divert attention from the economic difficulties they face because of renewed US sanctions by igniting side wars.”

They added "the 2006 (Lebanon) war itself was to divert attention from the difficulties faced by Hizbullah and its ally Syrian President Bashar Assad following the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri because of the scarcity of Iranian funds. The difficulties have come now to affect the Lebanese state itself.”

“Without Iran abandoning its destabilizing activities in the region, there is no way out of the economic stalemate in which Iran and its ally, Assad in Syria and Hizbullah in Lebanon, are drowning. All the international parties concerned with the Middle East can see this,” they concluded.

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Comments 13
Thumb joebustani 22 April 2019, 11:52

Bless anyone person, entity, organization, brigade or country that inflicts extreme pain and unbearable suffering, death, torture, and destruction upon the iranian sectarian terrorist militia, its leaders, members, sponsors, supporters or followers wherever they may be.

Thumb s.o.s 22 April 2019, 15:30

Amen!

Thumb Mystic 22 April 2019, 12:09

They already fired missiles and bombs, not mere bullets.
They occupying Lebanese lands, and they aided salafi groups in Syria.

They don't have enough Iron dome systems to shoot all the rockets down, they know it. Ok they are ready, but we are ready too.

Thumb jaafar.ibn.iblees 22 April 2019, 12:12

were those two dead shia Iranian terrorists in your avatar ready too?

Thumb farsical.resistance 22 April 2019, 15:26

You're ready for what moron, the usual? Packing up the car, vacating your towns and getting on US, Australian, French and Canadian rescue ships?

Thumb s.o.s 22 April 2019, 15:31

Something like that. They can no longer seek shelter in Syria as Shia are persona non grata for fairly obvious reasons.

Thumb barrymore 22 April 2019, 15:37

loool

Missing phillipo 22 April 2019, 23:25

Even the UN has stated categorically that Israel does not occupy a single centimeter of Lebanese land.

Thumb whyaskwhy 23 April 2019, 16:31

And what is stopping you? Like Kizballah your all talk and no action when it comes to Israel.... lol you need to listen to how the people in Lebanon truly view the bearded goats speeches and claims towards Israel. Zero integrity....

Thumb galaxy 22 April 2019, 12:14

Nasrallah also said that “he could be killed in this war,” according to the report.

I cannot imagine life without him! I hope it comes true.

Thumb s.o.s 22 April 2019, 15:33

Cheap propaganda, he knows Israel wants him alive because he’s predictable unlike any other replacement. However, his cancer is eating him.... he will be gone by 2021.

Missing keserwaniaseel 22 April 2019, 22:00

galaxy me too, but it does not mean that we should agree with the zionists.

Thumb ice-man 23 April 2019, 18:07

Nasrallah also said that “he could be killed in this war,” according to the report.

I would give Sayid hassin one of my kidneys and one of my golf balls.