Lebanese Group Cautions Hezbollah while Iran Threatens Revenge against Israel

How long will the quiet last? Spent Palestinian rocket. Illustrative. By Joshua Spurlock

How long will the quiet last? Spent Palestinian rocket. Illustrative. By Joshua Spurlock

Following Sunday’s air strike that killed a half dozen Hezbollah terrorists and an Iranian commander—which Iran and Hezbollah have claimed was carried out by Israel—the Iranian security forces have repeatedly warned that they will support terror groups in attacks against Israel. The prospects that Hezbollah could carry out such a reprisal apparently has a key political group in Lebanon concerned, and they went so far as to ask the Lebanese terror group to hold back.

The Fars News Agency reported that on Tuesday the head of the powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said, “The IRGC will remain steadfast on the path to the collapse of the Zionist regime of Israel through its continued support for the Lebanese and Palestinian combatants.” He further stated that aid to the terrorists would be even greater than it was in the groups’ wars against Israel. Iran is believed to have sent missiles and other military resources to both viagra online mexico Palestinian terror groups and Hezbollah.

The last war between Hezbollah and Israel was back in 2006, but the Lebanese government apparently hasn’t forgotten its impact. The March 14 coalition, political rivals to Hezbollah, asked the group not to do something that would thrust Lebanon into a new war with Israel, according to The Daily Star.

However, Hezbollah’s patron—Iran—is predicting “crushing responses” on Israel, according to Fars. Those words were spoken on Thursday by IRGC Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami, who further noted that America and Israel “have seen IRGC’s reactions before, and (therefore) they are worried, and they will witness destructive thunderbolts in practice.”

Israel has not officially claimed credit for the air strike, which actually hit the militants in Syria and killed the terrorist son of former Hezbollah operational commander Imad Mughniyeh.

However, Israel is believed to have attacked multiple military targets in Syria that posed serious risks to Israel over the years, including advanced weapons heading to Hezbollah and a Syrian nuclear facility in 2007.

(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, January 22, 2015)

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