Defense official: Hizbullah ready to fight Israel

by Infidelesto on March 10, 2008 · 0 comments

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Knew it wouldn’t be too long before they would be ready to fight again.

Heck, we just let them grow their forces without restraint.  The UN in Lebanon has done nothing to stop Hezbollah from re-arming themselves eventhough the UN mandate orders them to.  IT’s just a matter of time before Israel has defend itself in the north.

Hezbollah has vowed revenge for the killing of  Imad Mughniyah, Israel’s #1 most wanted terrorist, who was killed last month in Lebanon.

Ynet

The Hizbullah organization has completed its military and logistic preparations for a confrontation with Israel, a senior defense official told Ynet on Monday evening, based on recent intelligence assessments.

Hizbullah’s preparations reinforce the intelligence estimate that a conflict in northern Israel is closer than a wide-scale conflict in the Gaza Strip. This may be one of the reasons why the IDF is not rushing into a comprehensive operation in Gaza.

Senior defense establishment officials, including Defense Minister Ehud Barak, admitted several months ago that in terms of Hizbullah’s missile arsenal, the group has closed the gaps created after the Second Lebanon War.

The annual intelligence review, presented to cabinet ministers Sunday by officials from the Shin Bet internal security service, Miltary Intelligence and the Mossad, said that the likelihood for a wide-scale Hamas attack in 2008 was slim.

However, the likelihood that Hizbullah will resume its violent acts against Israel is higher than the likelihood for an escalation on other fronts. An escalation on one front may lead to a similar situation on additional fronts.

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