Report: Next Israeli War against Lebanon Will Inflict Enormous Damage

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Israel is preparing to launch a devastating attack against Lebanon as the developments in Syria are one of the factors that could upset the calm, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Friday.

“This means carrying out a very strong attack against Lebanon, and the damage will be enormous," said a senior officer in the Northern Command of the 91st Division, which is responsible for the front with Lebanon.

The report said that the collapse of the Syrian regime will “increase the Jihadi or Hizbullah operatives, who will try to carry out attacks in the area.”

The Israeli Northern Command intelligence described certain areas along the Lebanese-Syrian border as a “lawless zones,” that are used to transfer advanced weapons into the region.

The senior officer told Haaretz that the third Israeli war against Lebanon will include ground maneuvers in Hizbullah bastions.

"The next war will be different, and therefore we should stop it as quickly as possible, in order to make things easier for the home front,” he pointed out.

According to the senior officer “there is no choice but to fight against the enemy where it is, and that is in the heart of a populated area.”

The Israeli Defense Forces previously said that Hizbullah owns 60,000 missiles, ten times more than the quantity it had during the first war.

Hizbullah, according to IDF, has the capability to launch a large quantity of rockets in a short period time, and this could cause significant damage to the Israeli front.

On Thursday, Brigadier-General Hertzi Halevy said that there are several factors that can ignite a war with Lebanon.

“The IDF is preparing seriously and professionally for another Lebanon war. The response will need to be sharper, harder, and in some ways very violent. The next war will witness very heavy exchanges of fire on both sides, and so both need to make every effort to stop this from happening,” he told reporters.

In June, the Jerusalem Post voiced Israeli fears that Hizbullah will try to move sophisticated weaponry, including Scud missiles, from Syria to Lebanon to protect them in the event of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s downfall.

Israeli officials believed that the missiles would only be transferred to Lebanon in the event of a war with Israel but now that Syria is in the midst of an uprising, there is concern that the Lebanese party might try to move them to prevent rebels or other rogue elements from putting their hands on them.

Syrian Scud Ds have a range of about 700 km. and can carry non-conventional warheads, it warned.

Comments 42
Thumb jabal10452 06 July 2012, 13:20

Source?

Default-user-icon Samira (Guest) 06 July 2012, 14:01

....... "Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Friday."

Thumb jabal10452 06 July 2012, 16:09

missed that. thanks.

Thumb geha 06 July 2012, 13:33

hizbushaitan, fpm and co, now is the time for you to run to iran, as no one here in lebanon will accept you any more.
because of you we are doomed to have our country destroyed.

Thumb geha 06 July 2012, 13:41

this is going to be the end of hizbushaitan and lebanon along with them. and all that for what? just to gain more power whether for them or the little stupid general who wants to be president at all cost. well now let them handle what is coming, and we are more than ready to clean ourcountry from this scum.

Thumb min-canada 06 July 2012, 19:23

Geha I wish we were ready. We are not. We have no plans for civil defense or anything. No one has thought of the people.

Default-user-icon Eddy (Guest) 06 July 2012, 21:22

After reading all these comments - patriotism strikes me from all the Lebanese people that support the invasion of their country !

Thumb liefighter 08 July 2012, 09:17

I like this :little stupid general, issabeh moubechera

Default-user-icon Fu Zi Qua (Guest) 06 July 2012, 13:45

It will definitely be catastrophic not only on Lebanon but to the entire filthy middle east and more so to the planter phony state of world criminals, aka Israel.

Thumb min-canada 06 July 2012, 19:20

My question is this: HA is preparing for this war. Israel is preparing for this war. How is the Lebanese state preparing to absorb the devistation of this war? Who is planning on how to take care of the people caught in the cross fire? Israel has spent the last 6 years building anti rocket shields to protect the population. What has been done for the Lebanese population? Are we just rocket fodder?

Default-user-icon Charbel Maroun (Guest) 06 July 2012, 13:50

am so glad I will be getting a british passport soon...

will start offloading the land we own shortly after. Are real estate prices holding-up in Lebanon in light of what is goign on?

Thumb jabal10452 06 July 2012, 16:08

That's a tragedy Charbel. That's what our enemies want to see: a steady exodus.

Default-user-icon jj (Guest) 06 July 2012, 19:57

I'll buy. whats ur number?

Default-user-icon Jacob Smith (Guest) 06 July 2012, 14:23

As History always repeats itself, I’m predicting the same results...
This is pathetic to see that Naharnet is publishing such a "report",
The war might also be financed by the Hariri & Signora Clan...What a shame for those two to carry such respectable names! I don't care much about Hizb and FPM/FMP or any others….
In the past when a country made such threat on another country - the country being aggressed would have already declared war and start invading the threatening country - Be careful for what you which for!
If Lebanon is attacked by Israel – I will consider that an attack on the whole Lebanon and its integrity! It is not a pointing fingers game within Lebanon…

Thumb geha 06 July 2012, 16:15

@Jacob
no one wishes for this war to happen but all indications are that it will and that it will be destructive.
in 2006 we acted like one country and received the influx of refugies with open arms. since then a lot has changed, and hizbushaitan has had the opportunity to avoid what is coming by giving up their weapons to the state.
instead they insisted on usurpating power by the force of these same weapons, murdering, killing and kidnapping lebanese citizens.
so now we are looking for someone to clean them out for sure as they are not considered lebanese rather iranians.

Default-user-icon Charbel (Guest) 06 July 2012, 15:44

To Jacob.
I don't, and am Lebanese too!
Hence our division.

I have nothing against the jews. The palestinian cause is not mine.

last: can anyone around here explain to me why a bunch of shia'a (lebanese and iranis) are fighting so hard for the liberation of suni lan (palestine), when they are being slaughtered by the latter in iraq, syria (alawites are a shia'a offset, bahrain and saudi...

what is it I am missing here? what are your views on this FT ?

In the absence of a reasonable explanation, I can only assume that the struggle is actually sunni-shia'a with israel being a scapegoat.
Iran may be acquire a Nuke, but I feel it is to threaten others. After all, xtians, hindu, jews and sunnis have the Bomb. Why not the shia'a?

Missing souri 06 July 2012, 16:18

As long as they focus their efforts on the south it's going to be fine. The persians can move back to Iran where they belong and the original inhabitants of the South can move back to their lands and re-build it for good.

Thumb min-canada 06 July 2012, 19:16

Unfortunately the rockets are not in the south and what the Israelis are saying is that they will not hesitate to hit anywhere where the rockets and HA assets are. That does not mean that the next war will devistate the Dahye only. It could mean the total distruction of Beirut and elsewhere where HA assets exist from Jabal Musa to Bint Jbail.

Thumb min-canada 06 July 2012, 16:19

Jacob you are wrong. The next war ON Lebanon will be a war between Iran/Syria and HA against Israel using Lebanon as the field of battle. This is not about Israeli craving for our land or defense of the homeland. It is about a decision made in Iran to ignite the Lebanese front. We heard it yesterday from Ahmad Jebril and the silence of HA has confirmed it. We (the rest of the Lebanese) will be the victims of BOTH Israel and HA/Iran.

It is not too late for HA to correct all of this by submitting the weapons to the decision and control of the state IF they really want to protect Lebanon. I think we all know now that that is not the higher purpose of these weapons. They are an expensive instrument of the Iranian expansion policy and sooner or later they will want to cash in their investment.

Default-user-icon Sami (Guest) 06 July 2012, 23:01

Do you think Israel only wants to attack Lebanon because of a force called Hezbollah? Don't you think that if the state were to take control of the weapons, we would still be facing the threats that come from Israel today? Israel only labels those that are able and willing to defend themselves as "enemies"; whether they are Sunni, Shia, Christian, Alawite, or Jewish.

Thumb phoenician 06 July 2012, 17:04

So Hizb will annihilated then whats about the salafists who are worse. I am afraid Lebanon will never be the same again unless its partitioned.

Thumb geha 06 July 2012, 17:50

you worry too much about the salafis!
they account for nothing and they will not present a danger for the state who will deal with them in time if they do something wrong.

Thumb phoenician 06 July 2012, 18:21

Thats exactly what we said about hizb.

Thumb chrisrushlau 06 July 2012, 19:42

Is Lebanon ready for democracy: one man, one vote? (Women, too!)

Default-user-icon Madhouse (Guest) 06 July 2012, 19:44

Partitioning the country. Lebanon is already too small to be considered a country. Let each group get its own piece and each will patrol that piece and sent mark it to keep out any aggressors. One advantage of partitioning is that it may be more manageable for leaders who lack vision and can't think beyond their fiefdoms.

Default-user-icon Observer (Guest) 06 July 2012, 19:50

It's just a bunch of Israeli propaganda talk...in 2006 they barely lasted for 1 month,they ran out of ammunitions and fuel for their jets after 2 weeks and if it weren't for the logistical support of the US the war would have stopped then.

So this time both sides are better prepared and they can last what: 6, 7 or 8 weeks?? It will be a wide spread and devastating war for both countries for sure, but Israel has much more to lose. Il Libneniye byirja3o, but the Israeli immigrants from Europe and elsewhere will pack their shit and never return...

Missing youssefhaddad 06 July 2012, 19:55

The lebanese especially the shias should stop hezbollah now and convince their children to leave the party that turned them into mercenaries for the Iranian regime.
As the borders with Israel being the quietest since 2006 than they were ever before proves that diplomacy works, the "Resistance" rhetoric should end and hezbollah should be declared as an illegitimate armed militia of whose actions lebanon should not be held responsible.
As long as the equation of the Resistance and the army or whatever keeps being supported by our weak spined politicians, any future conflict with Israel will be devastating and the world this time will only watch passively.

Default-user-icon Corneliu (Guest) 06 July 2012, 20:13

In summer 2006 Israel didn't fight against Lebanon, but against Hezbollah.
Israel hasn't any claim or pretention against the state of Lebanon.
Hezbollah is a continuous and a open declarated threat against Israel.

Default-user-icon Struggle (Guest) 06 July 2012, 20:34

Are those people here Lebanese !!??

Missing northerndude54 06 July 2012, 20:49

im from canada and my wife is from lebanon and i hope for the sake of the people of lebanon there is no war.we visited your country(my wifes homeland)in 2010 and the people there are so friendly and you have a beautiful country and it would be a shame to see it destroyed.beruit is becoming a very beautiful city again and i hope your country becomes the jewel of the middle east again like it should.we hope to visit there again soon and wish the people of lebanon all the best.

Missing thatisit 06 July 2012, 21:24

c'mon guys ..none of this will happen. Israel needs hizballah as much hizballah need them. The lessons learned in 2006 were very painful to the lebanse in general and the shiia in particular. They can't afford it anymore. Look at it from a strategic lens. Hizballah was defeated and kicked out of the south. The UN is in and that is fine with the israel. What hizballah consider a victory is not a victory to others. But what else will they tell their feeble minded? That we lost the war? This is what uneducated poor and simple arab masses think . They believe anything wrapped in religious slogans and this trend will continue to be for a long time to come. God help us from all these idiots and so unlucky to have been born in a beautIful country half of its population are filth and scumbags.

Missing northerndude54 06 July 2012, 21:29

thank you very much and i hope to visit your country again soon.ive always read how people say that canadians have the reputation of being the frienliest people around but but i found out how wrong that was when i walked among the people of your country as i found them the most generous and frindliest ive ever met.i wish you and the people of your country nothing but the best.

Thumb fadi_albeiruti 06 July 2012, 22:53

What's sad is that regional powers use Lebanon to settle scores and as a lunching pad against Israel and our politicians have sold their souls to the highest bidder instead of putting Lebanon first and foremost.

Thumb shab 06 July 2012, 23:44

Rather be killede by Israelis than get killed by the enemy within

Default-user-icon Neal (Guest) 06 July 2012, 23:59

what politicians ? we don't have that we have prostitutes . i do believe the next war will be devastating for Lebanon on many levels . infrastructures will be set back 50 years human losses will be in the tens of thousands all this will happen because Hezbollah wants to justify their existence , no country in the world has a terrorist group dictating to the official government how to run the country except in Lebanon

Thumb benzona 07 July 2012, 00:19

What are you FT? Read and find out.

Pathological narcissism involves an impaired, dysfunctional, immature (true) self coupled with a compensatory fiction (the False Self). The sick narcissist's sense of self-worth and self-esteem derive entirely from audience feedback. The narcissist has no self-esteem or self-worth of his own (no such ego functions). In the absence of observers, the narcissist shrivels to non-existence and feels dead. Hence the narcissist's preying habits in his constant pursuit of narcissistic supply. Pathological narcissism is an addictive behaviour.

Still, dysfunctions are reactions to abnormal environments and situations (e.g., abuse, trauma, smothering, etc.).

Full article about your pathology

http://www.healthyplace.com/personality-disorders/malignant-self-love/pathological-narcissism-a-dysfunction-or-a-blessing/

Thumb benzona 07 July 2012, 00:24

as 'thatisit' said, no war with Israel will happen in the near future. The Israelis are keeping a close eye on the Arab spring. Their future relationships with the free arab nations is in the balance here. Hezbollah might try to ignite something with them, but they won't retaliate on a large scale. NO WAY. The next step is Syria's transition gov and until then... they'll just be watching. This media bla-bla is just bla-bla... similar to Ahmadinjad's bla-bla... it's just hawa.

Thumb slash 07 July 2012, 09:12

Rocky 2 , did you finish it ? yalla go back to the movie loser ;)

Thumb benzona 07 July 2012, 20:53

Hehehe

Default-user-icon someone (Guest) 07 July 2012, 12:28

Guys, you are so preoccupied with your little inner conflicts that you fail to see the big picture.
First how come no one has anything to say against the fact that a country can attack another country just like that, or with a predictable scheme like in 2006, it is against all international laws to carry such an attack or invasion. To make a war supposedly to prevent a war is absurd and has always been a hypocrit way for israel to operate. Im not with the arms of hizbullah, but keep in mind who is the real 'evil' or ennemy here. The israeli can kill any of us whether hizbullah exist or not

Thumb liefighter 08 July 2012, 09:21

All rumors, Israel is very happy with the present situation, be clever, when it wants to strike, it will not make threats

Default-user-icon Greenie (Guest) 08 July 2012, 21:20

Bubbaman my friend.
Remember 2006 and your Divine Victory??
Oh how sweet i was the your victory ,Especially if you sitting on one of those hills in mount lebanon sipping on you champagne.
Bubbaman it was great believe me,next time ill book you a seat next to mine.
So no need to side with Israel ,just sit back and have fun.