Another Israeli War on Lebanon Coming?
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Like Syria, Lebanon’s dilemma is sharing a common border with Israel – a serial aggressor, waging slow-motion genocide on Palestinians, threatening its neighbors.
In 1982 and 2006, Israel waged naked aggression on Lebanon. Is more war coming?
According to Senator Lindsey Graham from Jerusalem days earlier, Israeli officials said it’s imminent if Hezbollah builds a guided missile factory, if precision rockets and missiles are produced able to strike strategic Israeli targets accurately.
“Southern Lebanon is where the next war is coming,” said Graham. He lied adding Iran is “testing Trump…testing the international community.”
Iran threatens no one, nor does Hezbollah. Their rockets, missiles and other weapons are for defense, not offense.
Netanyahu lied claiming Lebanon is “becoming a factory for precision-guided missiles that threaten Israel,” adding “(t)hese missiles pose a grave threat to Israel, and we will cannot accept this threat.”
Israel represents a grave regional threat, not Lebanon or Iran. According to Graham, Israel wants “ammunition, ammunition, ammunition” – more US military aid than already for offense, not defense.
That’s what warnings are all about. Israel and Washington are also concerned about Lebanese general elections in May.
A Shiite March 8 alliance, including Hezbollah, looks set to win a parliamentary majority. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah will have more influence over Lebanese policy, including its geopolitical agenda and possible constitutional changes for greater party control.
Washington and Israel turned truth on its head, warning about a nonexistent Iranian threat by its presence in Syria and alliance with Hezbollah in Lebanon.
A major Middle East menace indeed exists, headquartered in America and Israel, along with branch offices in the capitals of its rogue regional partners.
Iran, Lebanon, Syria and Palestinians are gravely threatened – not the other way around coming from their territory.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”