Skip to comments.ANALYSIS: What Hezbollah could lose in avenging Mughniyah
Posted on 02/16/2008 4:02:48 PM PST by SmithL
The German weekly Der Spiegel reported Saturday that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert plans to declare the two soldiers kidnapped by Hezbollah, Eldad Regev and Udi Goldwasser, dead. Olmert was in Germany last week, and the Germans are the chief mediators between Israel and Hezbollah on this issue. The likelihood that they are dead increases with every day that goes by with no sign of life from them. Israeli security sources confirmed last night that the intelligence community is reassessing the kidnapped soldiers' situation and is likely to make "difficult decisions" on the matter in the coming weeks.
But Israel is not the only one facing "difficult decisions." Exactly 16 years ago today, Israel's assassination of then-Hezbollah secretary-general Abbas Mussawi led to the surprise appointment of Hassan Nasrallah, then only 32, as his successor. This week, Nasrallah must decide how to respond to another assassination of a senior Hezbollah official for which he blames Israel: that of Imad Mughniyah.
For years, Nasrallah has been working on two parallel tracks: consolidating Hezbollah's position as a legitimate Lebanese political party and the leader of the country's Shi'ites, and conducting a violent "resistance" against Israel. For the sake of the former, Nasrallah has abjured certain terrorist tactics used by his predecessor, such as kidnapping Westerners.
Hezbollah also has not committed an attack overseas since 1994.
However, in his speech Thursday, Nasrallah promised to avenge Mughniyah's death and hinted that his reprisal might occur overseas. If it does, this might cost him assets that he has spent years acquiring.
Senior Israel Defense Forces officers said they have "no doubt" that Hezbollah will carry out a "harsh and painful" reprisal, but admitted that they have no clue where it might take place.
(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “However, in his speech Thursday, Nasrallah promised to avenge Mughniyah’s death and hinted that his reprisal might occur overseas.”
Question for Nasrallah: In other words, you’re signing your own death warrant?
My question is, what did they do, use a wet vac to gather him up?
I think people are trying too hard on this one. Mugniyah was brought in by the Khomeiniacs after Nasrallah botched the Lebanon war. Think of Nasrallah as Hillary and Mugniyah as Obama pulling away. Unlike the West, in the muslim world the Hillary types get to act out their fantasies.
ROTFL!!!!!! Thanks, I needed that. ;-)
You’re welcome. ;)
Latest Haaretz News Flash:
“03:09 Report: Syria, Iran anticipating large armed clash with Israel (Haaretz)”
No details yet. This is getting serious.
God bless and protect Israel.
All I can add is, cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.
Maybe they swept up a small pile of dog droppings in the street and figured that it must have been his brain...
Hahahahaha. Looks like he's in a regular sized box, from pictures of the explosion they wouldn't even need a childs sized shoe box to put his excrement body in.
France may already be fighting as of Jan 30th, in World War IV, cause this implicates several nation-states and France is just hateful when they get pissed.
They could have taken the fact that the plans were for a simultaneous attack on Rome, Paris, London,- that is, European Capital Cities - as an explicit act of war and also Declaration of War in some traditions. Using multiple diplomatic passports and diplomatic immunity - this is beyond a simple screw up.
I don't think this can be stopped from going extremely hot in a very short time because both Hamas and Hezbollah have been caught prepping for some sort of attack.
Don’t the realize they’re gonna get their a$$es handed to them?
As my dad would sometimes say, “Sometimes people are just walking sacks of dumb.”
Sorry if it’s a bit explicit if you take what I mean.
See, they’re very likely to think with their balls here. They’re a very face-oriented culture. These two recent deaths of major terrorists are pushing the nationstates out into the open.
I wish Israel would indeed declare them dead, along with Shalit, and stop ever negotiating for the lives of prisoners by released hundreds of their own prisoners.
Plus, he doesn't have the cajones to do anything this bold without the pre-approval of the IRI, which would never be given.
Notwithstanding all of the adulatory coverage from the MSM, the guy is basically a fat dimwit who works as the cat's paw of the mullahs in Tehran and the Ba'athists in Damascus.
If there's war I'm sure the SD, and all the rest of the world will consider Israel and the "settlers" as the aggressors....then there will be a time line...then the UN and America will force Israel to give up more land for peace ...and the cycle of hypocisy will continue until the G!d of the Bible tells the angel to sound the trump...there's only so much we can take and it's getting later everyday:
Of course the UN will issue a statement about what an angel Mugniyah is