Armed with state of the art weapons, Hezbollah feels it is ready to attack the State of Israel.
A high ranking commander in the terrorist group tells of sophisticated Russian weapons obtained with the assistance of Syria’s Bashar Assad.
“The weapons given to Hezbollah will change the balance of power,” he said.
“We have in recent days done extensive operations for reconnaissance on Israel’s central and sensitive military and infrastructural installations in different areas and also on Israel’s commando posts and peacekeeping forces in the Golan Heights,” he said, “to prepare for the coming battle with the occupying regime.”
The Hezbollah commander listed the weapons they received from Assad. Among them are Pantsir (SA-22 Greyhound) surface-to-air missiles, SAM 5 surface-to-air missiles and the Russian anti-tank Kornet missiles. They are also hoping for the ship-killer Yakhont missiles to be delivered from Assad.
Pleas from the United States, Great Britain, and Israel, to Russian’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin not to sell the highly sophisticated missiles to Assad, fell on deaf ears. He said he was ‘merely fulfilling existing contracts between the two countries.
This increase in armament being delivered to Hezbollah, is in response to Israel’s air attacks into Syria in early May, which struck shipments of advanced Iranian weapons on the outskirts of Damascus intended for Hezbollah.
“The attack carried out by the Zionist regime (in Syria) will shorten this fake regime’s life,” Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi warned Israel after the Israeli attack.
Hezbollah claims that Assad is preparing his own forces, who will assist in the attack on Israel.
Sources inside Iran believe that the Assad regime will fall. There is a renewed urgency to deliver arms that will give Hezbollah the opportunity to wage war with Israel on an even footing, including from within Syria, if necessary.
Israel, worried about the disintegration of Syria and the further arming of Hezbollah, has warned continuously that giving “game-changing” weapons to Hezbollah is its red line.
As for Iran, sources told WND that there is no intent to attack Israel themselves. Of course, that could all change if the United States were to attack Syria, or Iran itself. Iranian officials are extremely concerned that Israel might perform as airstrike on their developing nuclear arms facilities.
This in no way means that Iran is not involved in terrorist attacks against Israel. They use their forces in Syria, and, of course, Hezbollah. These attacks are designed to widen the front on which Israel must protect itself.
The Theocracy in Iran fears that if Syria falls, especially with assistance from the United States, their clerical regime may be the next target.
Iran will be holding national elections on June 14th. The world will be watching to see if there is a repeat of the corruption in the 2009 elections.
The Guardian Express