Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Understanding threats by terrorist leaders

If they’d ever speak the truth, they could give human rights to ‘their’ people

The terrorists in italics.

The Chezbollah terror chief said Lebanon would be ‘exposed’ if Israel’s assassination of Chamas terror orchestrator Arouri on Lebanese soil went unanswered.

Of course, this is too nonsensical to even analyze.

He ‘explained’ that allowing Israel to succeed in defeating Chamas would lead the IDF to follow suit against Chezbollah.

That is a lie. Chezbollah doesn’t try to defend itself against Israel. It tries to defeat Israel. Chezbollah is a hatred-driven aggressor dreaming of contributing to anti-Jewish-racism-founded genocide.

Chezbollah is estimated to have 150,000 rockets and missiles, including thousands or tens of thousands capable of reaching population centers in central Israel and hundreds of precision-guided missiles fit to fire on Jerusalem. This is not an innocent pastime like some play with model trains that they play with some military strategies.

Israel demands that Chezbollah demilitarizes the border area north of the Litani River, as required by 2006’s UN Resolution 1701. Recently, a halfhearted withdrawal has been seen, but that looks more like a ploy than anything else.

In his Sunday Mass sermon, Lebanon’s most courageous and truth-loving Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi has demanded the removal of any rocket launchpad planted between homes in the towns of the South that might draw a destructive Israeli response. He wanted ‘everyone’ to respect United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 and all its articles for the sake of Lebanon’s welfare. He also expressed his regret over recent attacks against UNIFIL peacekeepers in Lebanon. He repeated his gratitude for the countries contributing to these UN peacekeeping forces for preserving peace in the South. Now, that’s a religious leader!

What a difference with the EU declaring there should be no war in Lebanon without demanding demilitarization.

Always strange how Chamas terror leaders say they seek martyrdom and death like Jews seek life. But when their leaders are killed, they all scream revenge at the funeral. It is obvious that by their wish for death, they mean the death of their followers and the common people, not their own. As Simon Peres already pointed out: The terrorist leaders who send youths to be suicide bombers never send their own sons.

Then, the Chezbollah boss said Israel’s northern residents would be the first to pay the price if a full-scale war were to erupt along the front.

This is a lie too. Chezbollah is planning all along to first slaughter the residents in northern Israel, just like Chamas did in the South. It doesn’t need the ‘revenge’ notion to hate and kill us.

Also the clause ‘if a full-scale war were to erupt’ is a lie. For him, there is only when, not if. Chezbollah’s whole existence circles around murdering Jews, as many as possible, hopefully to their extinction. Note that wars don’t ‘erupt.’ They are started by humans.

There is a third lie there. It pretends that Chezbollah would be still until there would be a full-scale war. Yet, it has not been still for months, and no one in northern Israel believes him. O, how he would love to surprise citizens with their deadly rockets. Yet, Israel has evacuated many of the northern citizens. And sure enough, it fired 60+ rockets—in vain.

Just before its worse-than-the-Nazis (in wickedness, not in scope) bloodbath Chamas created, it had protested the progress in the peace process that bypassed the terror dictators.

But really, Chamas had prepared for the attack for years already. Their excuse was not even a trigger.

The Chezbollah crime boss also boasted of the terror group’s achievements in recent daily skirmishes. He claimed that Chezbollah carried out 670 operations on the border since October 8, that 48 Israeli border positions and 11 rear bases were targeted (always fascinating how they make up these wild numbers as they speak), destroying a large number of Israeli vehicles and tanks, as well as technical and intelligence collection equipment, exhausting Israel on the front. He painted a historic opportunity for Lebanon to liberate its land ‘occupied by Israel’ and for the ‘Islamic resistance’ in Iraq to get rid of the US presence in that country.

This is for internal use. The Chezbollah constituents must know that, even when their terror group did nothing, it is still strong and capable and longing to put its hatred to use. In fact, every violation of the cold peace at Israel’s northern border has been answered immediately and harshly by the IDF.

Rich to come from Chezbollah that occupies Lebanon to say that Israel occupies it. Reportedly, at least 130 Chezbollah terrorists and some 20 civilians have been killed in Lebanon in attacks by Israel in response to Chezbollah rocket fire, anti-tank missile fire, and explosives-carrying drones against Israeli civilians and military posts. An even better score in terms of collateral damage than in Gaza. That’s how careful we are!

Lebanon, Chezbollah’s poodle, filed a complaint to the anti-Zionist, dictator-dominated UN Security Council over the killing of the West Bank Chamas terror strategist, calling it ‘the most dangerous phase’ of Israeli attacks on the country.

Obviously, the attack was not against Lebanon at all. Dictator always say ‘l’état, c’est moi.’ If one thing would be great for both the people of Lebanon and of Israel would be if Chezbollah went the way of Chamas.

About the Author
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