Sunday, May 12, 2013

"When Nasrallah and Al-Assad issue the same threats, we have to take the issue more seriously"

"... Commenting on the recent positions of Sayyed Nasrallah, the newspaper’s report mentioned that Israel tends to undermine the Arab leaders positions. “Yet it seems that there are exceptional leaders in the Middle East as it’s the case with Sayyed Nasrallah whom we have to listen to carefully if he threatens.
The report also stressed that “Nasrallah fulfills his commitments and threats, and what he says exactly matches with what he does.” The writer pointed that Nassrallah actually repeated the threats that Assad had issued in the aftermath of the Israeli air strikes in Damascus which implied the transformation of the Golan Heights into a popular resistance square. Yet “when Nasrallah and Al-Assad issue the same threats, we have to take the issue more seriously.”
Fishman quoted the Israeli army Colonel Ronen Cohen who is the author of “The Rhetoric of Hassan Nasrallah during the Second Lebanon War” book.
“Many of Nasrallah’s speeches are dedicated to propaganda, psychological warfare, and the strategic issues. Yet there are a number of details related to executive and operational issues,” Ronen said.
The writer added that all the threats issued by Nasrallah during 2006 July War used to be implemented within 24 hours, yet the time of peace is more complicated because the threats are not necessarily carried out immediately.
The Israeli officer also told Yedioth Ahronoth that Nasrallah was clear when he stressed that Hezbollah would help the resistance in the Golan Heights, so “we have to check his intentions, whether he implies logistic help, training, or other possibilities.” Nevertheless, Col. Cohen stressed the need to be aware now that “Hezbollah started to set his foot on the Syrian-Zionist borders, exactly as he set its hands and feet in Sinai and Gaza Strip."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hezbollah is wildly overrated as a threat to justify smashing all resistance. Any leader that lays his cards on the table- instead of keeping his strengths & weaknesses secret- is not such a terrific leader afterall. Hezbollah's internal cockiness has cost it plenty in terms of realistic assessment of the geopolitical terrain, starting with their kidnap of IDF in 2006 which gave the IDF what it wanted- excuse to attack Lebanon. Other examples such as this out there as well. This group has lost its edge, and internal corruption is part of the reason.