HEZB’ALLAH HAS 40,000 MISSILES!
by Emanuel A. Winston,
Middle East Analyst & Commentator
Freeman Center For Strategic Studies
March 24, 2008
I know we Jews don’t seem to learn from History but, just in case here is an awakening:
We are informed by DEBKAfile that Hezb’Allah has quadrupled its stock of Katyusha missiles to 40,000 since the 34 day Lebanon War of July-August of 2006. Hezb’Allah’s rocket arsenal is 3½ times its pre-2006 Lebanon War stockpile. Some of the 40,000 rockets of Syrian and Iranian manufacture can hit Israeli targets as far south as Beersheva, 350 km. Away from the Shi’ite terror group’s launching pads north of Lebanon’s Litani River. Between Hezb’Allah in the North and Hamas South in Gaza, these 2 surrogates of Iran can cover most of Israel except for Eilat. Syria has shipped to Hezb’Allah quantities of anti-air weapons, including shoulder-borne rockets and scores of Russian-made anti-aircraft ZSU-100 automatic 14.4 mm caliber cannon, effective against low-flying aircraft, helicopters and drones. (1)
Syria is massing 3 army divisions on the Lebanese border backed by pro-Syrian Palestinian factions in the Beqa’a Valley of Lebanon. Hassan Nasrallah declared Hezb’Allah will wage "open war" with Israel at the end of their 40-day mourning period for Imad Mughnieyeh who was killed in Damascus February 12. Monday, March 24th, Nasrallah will address a big memorial in South Beirut. The Israeli Army is on high alert for a possible Hezb’Allah attack from Lebanon. Magen David Adom ambulance service is on emergency across the country. (2)
(Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert does nothing!)
We are informed that the President of the "Palestinian Authority" Mahmoud Abbas (aka Abu Mazen) has approved a plan to get 3 million Muslim Arab "Palestinians" coming from Lebanon into the "west bank" areas given over to Yassir Arafat by Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres through Oslo. (Olmert continues to babble "peace" jargon with Abbas.)
These 3 million hostile Muslim Arabs will be pushed from Jordan, Syria and Gaza in time for Israel’s 60th anniversary on May 10th. The plan, if successful, is for the Muslim Arabs to converge on Israel and cross her borders, presumably as potential "martyrs". This plan also calls for Americans, Europeans and Canadians of Palestinian descent to fly into Israel, attempting to force entry. Abbas plans to besiege Israel’s borders from Lebanon, Gaza, Syria and Jordan by that date in an attempt to force Israel to accept millions of foreign-born Arab Muslims into the country. It is obvious that Abbas and his associates in Fatah are intensifying their efforts to reinstate a Fatah-Hamas unified government throughout Judea, Samaria and Gaza ahead of the Arab League summit in Syria now scheduled for March 29th. In the midst of all this, the Democratically controlled U.S. Congress approved a Bush administration request to transfer $150 million more American taxpayers’ dollars to the PA’s treasury. (3)
(Olmert does nothing - unless he is actually part of the planning to flood Judea and Samaria with more Arab Muslim (so-called Palestinians) to make Israel a One-State of Jews mixed with Muslims.
Egypt continues to be a conduit for arms going from the Sinai into Gaza for Hamas. (Olmert did nothing and continues to do nothing.)
Iran continues to fulfill its goal to build nuclear bombs with Ahmadinejad’s often pronounced threat to "wipe Israel off the map". (Olmert still does nothing.)
President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice observe the continual build-up of Fatah under Abu Mazen - including American training and weapons provided by the CIA. (Olmert does nothing.)
Hamas Terrorists (called "militants" in the top American newspapers) continue to rocket Israel with 8000 Kassam Rockets since Arafat’s Second Intifada, the Rosh Hashanah War of September 29, 2000. Israel offers a minimal response, on orders by Condoleezza Rice. (Olmert does next to nothing to stop the attacks.)
8 teenage Yeshiva students are murdered by an Israeli-Arab. (Olmert refuses to stop the empty peace talks with Mahmoud Abbas.)
The Jews of Gush Katif/Gaza are expelled by Arik Sharon and Olmert in August 2005. They continue to live in cardboard so-called "caravillas" and are denied the compensation pledged by the full authority of the Israeli government. The majority still have no jobs. (Olmert does nothing and continues to block their full compensation - which was minimal to begin with.)
As in other centuries of the past and present, evil men have stalked the earth, courting power, valuables and the obedience of all others.
Today we have such would-be tyrants as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud Abbas, Muhammad Dahlan, Hassan Nasrallah, Bashar Assad, plus other Muslim dictator/terrorist leaders - and Ehud Olmert - whose weakness as a leader creates in him a tyrant, under orders from others whom he obeys. Putin of Russia grows more dictatorial by the day as he supplies Iran with nuclear technology and fuel.
We just heard Vice President Dick Cheney say that the U.S. won’t ask Israel to risk her safety while, in the same breath he recommends the Bush-Rice "Two-State Solution". The "Second State" is to be carved out of Israel’s mid-section.
Bush, Rice, James Baker III and Cheney already know that the Muslim "Jihadists" will never give Israel a day of peace and will fire their Rockets and Missiles from that Second State IF we ever allow it to be torn out of Israel’s ancient homeland.
Olmert stood there like the dummy he is and will always be, at Cheney’s side and nods in agreement. The idea that the Bush administration will not risk Israel’s safety and sovereignty when it already has and continues to do so - is simply another Big Lie!
I am reminded of another incident during a biennial Operation "Bright Star", a joint military exercise in Egypt with the participation of the Americans, when an Egyptian General said: "We must prepare for war with Israel." Then Secretary of Defense William Cohen (not Jewish) then under President Bill Clinton, was observing and remained silent at that revealing comment - as did President Clinton.(4)
Since the 1979 Camp David Accords were implemented, the U.S. has sold or rather gifted to Egypt $2.5 Billion a year in American taxpayers’ dollars in aid that was routinely used to purchase high tech American armaments. Egypt, now very well equipped with American arms, has become a military colossus in the Middles East and remains a significant threat to Israel, which the successive Presidential Administrations have understood very well.
So much for American Administrations "risking" the safety of the Jewish State of Israel.
Most military analysts assume that President Bush is waiting and hoping that Iran will make its first move against Israel so then Bush can unleash American air and sea power to "defend" Israel.
But, by that time, Israel will be a smoking ruin, G-d forbid. Then there will be time only for more memorial museums to commemorate the brave Israeli people.
PART 2: "TWO PEOPLES CRAMMED INTO ONE-STATE SOLUTION"
There is every indication that, not only are Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his collaborators, the Leftist Elites going to the divide the Jewish nation but, they will accept One State for all of her inhabitants. That means that Israel’s Jewish character will be eliminated with and Israel will become a mixed State of Arab Muslims and Jews under one government with control held by the Muslims.
Given that the Muslims surround Israel in massive numbers, once the borders become porous under one government, the Jewish element will probably be overrun by sheer numbers of Muslims and will soon inevitably disappear.
That is happening now wherever Christian Arabs live in Israel, they are being driven out by Arab Muslims. Naturally the moneyed elite of Israel have already purchased apartments and houses abroad, ready to make their getaways.
The elites have squeezed every shekel out of the Israeli citizenry and the Land. When they finished cutting their deals with the crooks and Terrorists of the "Palestinians" and Muslims generally, they can escape with their pockets loaded. Those who choose to stay behind will assume the deals they have cut with the Arab Muslims will make them privileged and honored inhabitants of the new all-inclusive nation of "Palestine".
Naturally, as in all Arab and Muslim countries, they will eventually be forced out or killed, leaving their assets behind. Of course, this is what happened from the birth of Israel in 1948 onward, when the Muslim nations of Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya..... drove out their Jews, while confiscating all their assets, personal and community.
So, what is the answer? Quite simple! Pre-emptively drive the Jewish Leftists out of the Jewish State and confiscate their assets before the Arab Muslims do.
In addition, as Olmert prepares to lose the next war, when will the country take responsibility to remove Olmert from his throne and will it be done before or after he loses the war?###
1. "Exclusive: Hizballah more than trebled their rocket arsenal to 40,000" DEBKAfile 3/22/08
2. "Syria Masses 3 Army Divisions on Lebanese Border" DEBKAfile 3/23/08
3. "Iraq, the Palestinians and Political Debate" by Caroline Glick Jerusalem Post 3/20/08
4. "Selling Arms to Israel’s Enemies" by Emanuel A. Winston April 14, 2000 gamla.org.il/english/article/2000/april/win2.htm