Editorial Note – No more vacations for Hezbollah soldiers, and stay out of sight for a while, that is the order from Nasrallah as they move to a war-footing within the Middle East. Combat units and missile units are on a standby status and reconnaissance flights are taking place over Lebanon.
It is important to understand the mission and the preparations are not just about the global chatter of Israel’s preparations for striking Iran, but no one can omit that any aggressive action on Syria is also in play as well. The task at hand is to determine key sites throughout the Middle East, the weapons inventories and the behind the scenes handshakes.
Weapons caches of all kinds, especially WMD are back on the radar and soon some real truths will be on full display as SUA has been reporting. Unless diplomatic round table discussions prove viable and agreeable, we have a war-footing. Syria is in fact getting pressured on its flanks and still we see China and Russia in full opposition to diplomatic efforts which of course include more sanctions and freezing all banking transactions. There is also talk of stopping all loans to Iran and shuttering electrical power to Syria by the Turks.
It is fascinating to see who is assuming key postures with the rise in tensions, even Fidel Castro has weighed in as well, of course on the side of Iran.
Hizbullah on Alert, Preparing for War
Hizbullah has canceled leaves and is preparing for war, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper As-Seyassah.
“Hizbullah cancelled the vacations of all its militants, summoned thousands of its members and gave orders to its prominent officials to remain unseen in case a war broke out,” the daily said.
It added that the terrorist army and political party put its combat units, including missile units, on extreme alert. The newspaper also reported that the IDF is aware of Hizbullah’s preparations and has increased reconnaissance flights over southern Lebanon.
Hizbullah’s general mobilization also includes orders for senior officials to find a place to hide in the event that war breaks out.
Although similar alerts occur often, sources told that the new preparations follow a televised speech, via a video link, by Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Friday. He warned that a war against Iran and Syria would spread to the entire Middle East, but he added that an Israeli attack on Lebanon is unlikely in the near future.
The reports of a possible Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities may be behind Hizbullah’ alert.
The current routine but large-scale military training in the Golan Heights may also be a cause. It includes preparing ground troops for urban warfare.
“On a tactical level we’ll see an attempt to wear us down with urban warfare, which is characteristic of the fronts we face today. There will be a close battle between ground forces,” IDF ground forces commander Maj. Gen. Sami Turjeman told UPI.
Nasrallah last month threatened that Hizbullah missiles would strike metropolitan Tel Aviv in the next war, if and when it comes. He also said that ground forces would force their way into northern Israel for the first time since the War of Independence in 1948.
“The next war will be completely different,” former Northern Command Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, told UPI. “Hizbullah will be better prepared. So will we.”