Hizballah and Israel Spar as Syria’s Conflict Threatens to Spin Out of Control

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Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade prepare during a military exercise on May 7, 2013, near the border with Syria, in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights

A dangerous game of brinkmanship is unfolding in the Middle East pitting Israel against Syria and its militant Shi‘ite ally Hizballah in what threatens to expand the two-year Syrian civil war into a full-blown regional conflict. On three separate occasions since January — two of them within 48 hours of each other last Friday and Sunday — Israeli jets have attacked Syrian military bases, targeting consignments of advanced weaponry supplied allegedly by Iran that were pending transfer to Hizballah across the nearby border with Lebanon. The air raids were unprecedented. Israel has never before risked striking at Hizballah’s Iranian-supplied weapons inside Syria.

For now, though, Israel’s gamble seems to have paid off. Other than some initial huffing and puffing from Damascus, no immediate retaliation was forthcoming. But rather than acting as a deterrence, the air strikes appear to have galvanized Syria to promise even greater amounts of sophisticated weaponry to Hizballah and also to announce the launch of a popular resistance campaign to liberate the Golan Heights, the strategic volcanic plateau in the southwest corner of the country that has been occupied by Israel since 1967.

(MORE: Strikes on Syria Signal an Emboldened Israel)

Israel’s intervention into the grueling Syrian civil war comes amid faint glimmers of a diplomatic breakthrough with the U.S. and Russia agreeing to an international conference to help end a conflict that has left more than 70,000 people dead. But the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad has gained some tactical military successes of late, launching mini-offensives to retake territory previously lost to opposition rebels. The rebel setbacks may have strengthened the Assad regime’s grim resolve to win the conflict, especially given its confidence in the continued support of regional allies, Iran and Hizballah.

Certainly, the Syrian offer to supply more advanced weaponry to Hizballah has been warmly received. “This is a critical strategic decision,” said Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, Hizballah’s leader, in a televised speech Thursday evening. “We, the resistance in Lebanon, announce that we are ready to receive any sort of physical weaponry, even if it is going to disturb the [military] balance [in the Middle East],” Nasrallah added. “We are ready to receive these weapons, and we are competent enough to possess them. We will use these weapons to defend our people and our country.”

Syria’s embattled government has additionally served notice that any further air strikes by Israel will incur an immediate — albeit unspecified — retaliation. “The instruction has been made to respond immediately to any new Israeli attack without [additional] instruction from any higher leadership and our retaliation will be strong and painful against Israel,” Faisal Miqdad, Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister, told Agence France-Presse in an interview Thursday. His comments echo previous reports this week in Syrian media loyal to the Assad regime that missile batteries will be able to respond to another Israeli air attack.

(MORE: Syria’s Proxy Wars: Hizballah Takes Up the Fight in Lebanon)

And Hizballah sources say they, too, have received similar instructions. “From that night [Sunday] to this day, we haven’t slept a wink. If there’s another air strike, if the Israelis hit Lebanon or Syria, we’ll retaliate immediately,” Abu Khalil, a veteran Hizballah combatant told TIME, giving his nom de guerre as he was not authorized to talk to the media. “We are ready and the Syrians are ready,” he added, speaking Wednesday before Nasrallah’s speech. Abu Khalil’s colleague Haj Hassan, another combat veteran, doubted that Israel would risk another air strike in the near future. “They can’t do it. Can you hold four watermelons in one hand?” he asked, meaning that a fourth air strike would prove too much of a burden for Israel because of the backlash.

Nevertheless, there are no indications that Israel intends to suspend the air strikes against weapons systems it considers “game changers” in the context of the Israel-Hizballah conflict. Israel appears to calculate that the Assad regime cannot afford to retaliate while fighting for its survival against opposition rebel forces. Similarly, Hizballah is busy deploying fighters into Syria to help the Assad regime crush the rebel factions in what has fast turned into a brutal sectarian war. Hizballah has shown no interest in resuming direct hostilities with Israel since the end of a monthlong war in July-August 2006, when the group’s crack fighters fought the Israeli army to a standstill in the battlefields of south Lebanon.

(PHOTOS: Chaos and Killing in Syria: Photos of a Slow-Motion Civil War)

The sophistication of the weaponry allegedly being transferred to Hizballah today underlines not only Israeli concerns but also the huge expansion of the group’s military capabilities over the past two decades. Twenty years ago, the largest rocket facing Israel from Lebanon was the 122-mm Katyusha with a range of about 12 miles, just far enough to cross Israel’s then-occupied border strip in south Lebanon and threaten a narrow ribbon of northern Israel. Since then, the Israelis have watched as Hizballah’s rocket arsenal has grown in size and quality: first came Iranian 240-mm Fajr-3 and 333-mm Fajr-5 rockets, which placed Haifa, 25 miles south of the Lebanese border, within range for the first time. Then came Syrian 220-mm and 302-mm rockets followed by the Iranian 600-mm Zelzal-1 and Zelzal-2s, the latter possessing a range of some 125 miles.

Israeli officials wrung their hands amid the buildup, unwilling to risk a war by attacking the arms depots in Syria or convoys moving into Lebanon. Instead they called for international pressure to check the flow of arms and regularly aired their assessments of Hizballah’s latest rocket tallies: 8,000 in 2000, rising to 10,000 two years later and 13,000 on the eve of war in 2006.

Hizballah’s military clout has helped ensure that the party remains the dominant political and military force in Lebanon. It insists that its formidable military might is necessary to defend Lebanon against future Israeli aggression, a justification that wins little sympathy from Hizballah’s critics, who fear the influence the party’s weapons bring to bear on the domestic scene.

Hizballah typically refuses to disclose details of its arsenal. But the organization does not disguise the fact that it has amassed a significant stockpile of advanced weapons, and today its leaders boast that no place in Israel is beyond its reach. “We don’t fight our enemies with swords of wood,” quipped Nasrallah in 2007.

(MORE: The Fallout of an Israeli Air Raid on Syria)

Since the 2006 war, Hizballah’s armaments have expanded even further in quantity and sophistication. Israeli officials claim the Shi‘ite party has acquired anything from 60,000 to 80,000 rockets. In 2009, reports emerged that Hizballah had received M600 missiles, a Syrian-engineered version of Iran’s Fateh-110 with a guidance system that allowed it to strike within 500 yards of its target at its maximum range of about 150 miles. A few months later in 2010, Western and Israeli intelligence sources were alleging that Scud ballistic missiles had been transferred to Hizballah’s care, although it was unclear whether the missiles had been smuggled into Lebanon or remained housed in Syrian military bases close to the Lebanese border.

The target of Israeli air strikes on Friday and Sunday appears to have included upgraded versions of Iran’s Fateh-110s with slightly longer range and improved accuracy over the Syrian M600s.

Smuggling rockets nudging 30 ft. in length across Syria’s closely scrutinized border with Lebanon is a skill in itself. The arms convoys tend to follow dirt tracks that snake across the remote rugged mountains marking the border. They roll in at night and when possible use poor weather to mask their movements. According to sources close to Hizballah, the party’s engineers sometimes cut the local electricity supply and jam cell-phone and radio signals when the convoys are on the move.

Israel is so concerned at Hizballah’s acquisition of advanced arms that the rate of Israeli reconnaissance flights above Lebanon since the beginning of the year is roughly double that of the same time in 2012, according to sources with the U.N. peacekeeping force in south Lebanon, which uses ground and ship-borne radars to track the overflights. The rumble of Israeli jets can be heard above Beirut on a near daily basis, their white contrails crisscrossing the blue skies.

Hizballah proved in the 2006 war that it possesses top-range Russian antitank missiles, which were employed to deadly effect against Israel’s fleet of Merkava tanks and in one instance to bring down a troop-transport helicopter as it was taking off, killing the five-man crew. The group also came close to sinking an Israeli naval vessel with an Iranian antiship missile. But its air-defense capabilities remain something of a mystery — for now. Some analysts speculate that Nasrallah’s frequent reference to military “surprises” in store for Israel in the next conflict will be the unveiling of advanced antiaircraft capabilities to dent Israel’s vital aerial dominance over Lebanon. “In the [2006] war, we showed the Israelis that they cannot use the sea. They used their helicopters and we took them out. They used their best tanks and we slaughtered them,” said Abu Khalil. “We have orders to keep the skies open for them for now. But when that order changes, you will see what is our next surprise.”

The Israeli jets that attacked the Syrian military bases on the past three occasions launched their long-range missiles from high altitude in Lebanese airspace 10 miles or more from their targets to lower the risk posed by Syria’s dense array of antiaircraft batteries in the Damascus area. But if the attacks against Hizballah’s arms caches in Syria continue, the Israeli air crews could suddenly find that Lebanese airspace has become equally as dangerous.

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51 comments
max_koshker
max_koshker

@ebabahan @TIMEWorld where it points why iran and syria are not happy of this peace proces between turkey and pkk. now its more clear...

max_koshker
max_koshker

@ebabahan @TIMEWorld Dear Babahan, Reyhanli car bombs exploded just some munits oftter i recomended u to read pkk withrawal from bbc.

vitriolo
vitriolo

the jews are ready  to enjoy  their fanatics relatives in that massacre of innocent people, the same they do in the past with the palestinians expelling from their towns and created the biggest ghetto of the middle east , handle with brutal energy for the jews sssoldiers.

CrossWinds
CrossWinds

There is coming a 10 nation confederacy talked about in the Book of Revelations, from which will arise a leader called the anti-christ.It is interesting if you read Psalm 83, it lists 10 nations in a confederacy against Israel in the End Times.....The ten nations mentioned in Psalm 83 and those I believe are also here referenced have all three of these points uniting them -- ethnic background, religion and language -- any one of which is in itself a powerful unifying force, but combined together, we are reminded of that old maxim about a three fold cord not being easily broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

Ahmadinejad of Iran has proposed forming a new group of 10 or 11 countries to work to end the 2 year Syrian civil war

…."These ten nations are generally of an Ishmaelitic stock of peoples. They are also mostly adhering to the Islamic faith and finally, they are united by the Arabic language. So, when you see this point about ten kings being of 'one mind,' it makes a lot more sense or is more feasible to look at the Middle East for this uniting of peoples lead by rulers who become of one mind.

…."We can see that these ten nations join the Beast power and make war on the 'Lamb.' Almost 30 times in the book of Revelation do we have this term 'Lamb' used and it is quite clear that this term refers to Jesus Christ. We can also refer to John’s Gospel (1:29) where Jesus is called clearly 'the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.'

….."So, we can see that these ten kings and the Beast power are going to make war on the 'Lamb.' If these are Middle Eastern kingdoms united with the Beast power, one has to wonder in some way if they are uniting around some factors helping make them of 'one mind' as I have here referenced? Could be. Certainly, they are going to be hostile and make war against the Lamb. This must mean that these ten kings are hostile to TRUE Christianity and to its leader, the Lamb, who is Jesus Christ. I think this is fairly clear from this text."........

Hadrewsky
Hadrewsky

Im perfectly alright when the Jews start blowing stuff up left and right?


How many wars have the Arabs started and lost now?

arvay
arvay

This is only the beginning. Even if Assad stays on in weakened form, the place is morphing into Waziristan West. Israel is basically untenable. It's a western outpost in a place that will never accept it. Never-ending war, until it goes away.

YehudaElyada
YehudaElyada

Funny how the writer of this article of fanciful propaganda quotes the Hezbollah bluster as Gospel. During the 2006 confrontation their "crack fighters" mainly melted into the civilian population, using their anti-tank weapons from behind a shield of children and mothers. Yes, they managed to hit Israel with indiscriminate firing of Iran and Syrian supplied missiles - Indiscriminate enough to kill more Israeli Arabs than Jews. Lebanon had to pay the collateral price of taking out their long range batteries. But the Hezbollah never considered the loss of human life as price. "we are happy to die" said Nasrallah and buried his son as a martyr (don't expect him to expose himself to the dangers of war. Nasrallah didn't exit his underground bunker for year after the war was over). Now the Hezbollah applies similar tactics in Syria, but this time not even pretending to protect Arab lives against the Zionist aggressors. Nasrallah wants Assad's long range missiles and would sacrifice any number of Syrian souls in order to get the stuff. All that is an old lore in the Middle East, even in Beirut, from where Mr. Blanford gets a privileged view of the inter-Arab affairs. Probably the writer is so thrilled by his encounter with a "real hero of the revolution" that he swallows the BS uncritically.

CrossWinds
CrossWinds

Could Iran be the future seat of power of the anti-christ, and the false prophet of Revelations?.......

......Revelation 16:13...........And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.......

......Revelation 13:11........[ The Beast from the Earth ] Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.........

EretzYisrael72
EretzYisrael72

Israel should do whatever it can, and I mean WHATEVER it can in order to prevent the loss of Jewish life during the inevitable next conflict with Hizbollah. I don't care if 10,000 Hezbollah supporting citizens are killed and the entire embarrassingly nonexistent economy of Lebanon is put in shambles-- we will do whatever we can to protect EretzYisrael. Only in the ME, do you have Muslims slaughtering other Muslims like dogs by the thousands with no other Arab country doing anything constructive about it. Hezbollah and Syria- keep your sectarian slaughtering, economic turmoil, Islamic extremism, and utter disregard for human liberty and women's rights out of our great nation and leave us alone.....or the Lebanese civilians will pay the price for their leaders' never ending quest to destroy the Jewish People.

DrorBenAmi
DrorBenAmi

Al Jazerra has done a really good 4 part series on "the seven sisters" oil companies and most experts now agree that it was Turkey, by taking halve of Syria's water supplies from the Euphrates River, who has caused the civil war to begin in the first place.

BUT, let's continue to blame that little red spot on Google"s map "religions of the world" for all the earth's problems....makes sense to me

By the way: what happened to Tony Baloney Karon? why doesn't he write about the middle east any more? I guess he is too busy twittering about football games....



airdog64
airdog64

@TIME @TIMEWorld if the syrian government stands down and calls an election? (finger-bang) the foundation of every country is a constitution

VideoDominon
VideoDominon

@TIME @TIMEWorld if this really spins out of control as it sounds, prepare for a repercussion of the Domino Effect.

firozekabeer
firozekabeer

Why Isreal is poking Assad at this time when he is too pre-occupied to crush the rebellion against his rule? I think it is a blessing for Isreal that Assad is still in power. If Jabhat Al Nusra takes control of Damascus it will be a nightmare for Isreal. By attacking Syria, Isreal is inviting trouble.

PatPotter
PatPotter

let  the hour come to pass,that all things will soon be made right,blessed be the name...I  AM THAT I AM.

photomstr
photomstr

OK world, it is just about time to get on this muslim insanity! If Israel falls, then the arabs will go at each other. I predict a conflagration similar to WW1 at least. Resulting in a huge reduction of consumers in the area and little to no commerce or trade for years to come . . .

blastthebums
blastthebums

Suer Hezbollah fought Israel to a standstill-in Lebanon where they lost half of the buildings in the fighting. One well placed NUKE will take out Hezbollah and their missles.

blastthebums
blastthebums

NUKE IRAN. Cut off the head of the snake that provides weapons and training to all of our enemies. All Koran's should be burned. Pastor Terry Jones in FL had it right when he put the Korans on trial as being a book of evil and hatred, found it guilty and burned it.

All the Palestinians are, are sheep caught in the middle of a power struggle between the Hamas arm of Iran and Israel. Hamas could care little about what happens to the sheep. Their only goal is to spread radical Islam throughout the middle east. It would not matter who occupied Israel's lands, as long as they were not muslims, they would be under attack.I hope Israel drives them back into the sea and destroys all of their weapons.

If the Palestinians really wanted peace, they would be irrigating their lands and growing crops, instead of shooting Iranian rockets into Israel.

These radical muslim nuts are the same as the Taliban.

I hope the Israeli army moves in with bulldozers and drives these Islamic radicals into the sea, then converts Gaza into a National Park.

blastthebums
blastthebums

Islamics kill people, who do not believe in Islam, in the name of the Koran and Mohammed.

Learn from HISTORY..... Islam is a Deadly Virus. Muslims get so obsessed over their evil trilogy (Q'uran, Hadiths, Sura) that they indulge in ruthless acts of terror, killings, forced conversion and population explosion, which they call

Jihad in the name of Allah. Its sad that they really do not know God. Their obsession with their evil books and scriptures makes them blind to the wonderful creations of God. As a simple example, the beauty of a woman is concealed behind a Black burqa (Hijab) all because the holy books or scriptures say so.

It is this kind of obsession with their evil books that makes them irrational and indifferent towards other religions.

kellerjosef260
kellerjosef260

Evil ,extremely evil are :Hizbolla,Iran,Ogaden,Some of Yemen,some madagascar,some Burma,some of Pakistan,Mr Putin so far ,Assad so far ,and definitely the North Korea Regime.  Against evil = the rest of the world . Against evil and willing/ready/capable to confront evil in a timely manner no matter what =Israel. When i say no matter what,i mean without the reservation "if USA is taking the lead ,if this Nation and that Nation also committing "etc. Jordania is the hellhole with 25000 us troops and with 50000 still the foottrap and the hellhole. Keep in mind another 28000 are in Northkorea,also tied up in a dilemnatic foottrap. UN have no teeth unless USA commits decisively ,which requires the 435 us congressmember to understand fully our worlds politics.

TimMulhair
TimMulhair

Iranians are not Arabs. They are Persians who speak Farsi, not Arabic.

vorlons
vorlons

If you actually read history you will realise the Arabs did not start any war. Furthermore, Arabs compose of different ethnic groups. Its like saying Europeans start wars when it was just Britain.

Tertiary to that fact, the most recent war which Israel fought it lost with Hizbollah. I am just answering your question of how many wars the "Arabs" started and lost right now.

The best play for everyone is for Israel to settle for peace. You know, Israel claimed they could not make peace because Fatah did not recognise them, was conducting military attacks against them and there was suicide bombings. I want to remind you that all three have stopped for over 8 years. Now even bibi states that Abbas is the best and only Palestinian he can deal with because he is completely for non-violence approaches.

Yet there is no peace. There are settlements. I think the logic states that Israel does not want peace, because they simply do not want to lose the land. Which I understand, but if your Chinese then you would think about 100 years from now. Do you really think that Israel can exist in a 100 years if it continues to subjugate one race of people..

Use your loaf.

vorlons
vorlons

@YehudaElyada Funny how a bigot like you talks about 'fanciful' propaganda....

Both left and right-wing press establish the 2006 confrontation as defeat for Israel. Internationally, especially here in the UK, it is seen as humiliating. I don't need to remind you the number of prisoners you had to release as part of that settlement.

Now onto your points, of course the missiles are indiscriminate. They are not designed to be that way. Do you think HizB want to fire a missile that misses its target and hits an empty field? Or would they prefer to hit an airfield and take down 10 planes.... Be realistic. Groups such as HizB which manifested as a result of Israel's illegal occupation of Lebanon(For they did not exist before.) do not have access to accurate weapons. Why? Because the major powers will not sell them.

Secondly when fighting a guerilla war, what choice do HizB have but hide in civilian buildings and even behind women and children. Even though they claim they don't hide amongs the latter, I believe they do. I believe this because if I was in that situation facing up against a strong powerful army intent on occupying my home, I will have to fight with the means available to me. Also use some mathematical logic here! Think about it, Israeli tanks crossed into Lebanon and moved into villages and cities. How is HizB meant to fight, withdraw to a safe distance where there are no civilians and fire??? Your not realistic. I understand you hate HizB and Arabs etc.. But you know what, this problem started because of Israel. Not before , after. So the fault and responsibility lies with the state of Israel being formed. You and I both know right now, that if the UN knows today now what it knows, it would not vote to establish the state of Israel. But sure, we can't go into the past and undo it. Israel exists now and I do not think it needs to be destroyed. I believe that you have to make a choice, you either live as equal citizens with the Arabs inside all occupied lands or you live with Apatheid. And now amount of PR can fix that point of contention.

Your a first class Idiot. You are basically calling Nasrallah a coward for staying in a bunker. You know Israel drops a bomb on every leader. It dropped a bomb on Yasin a man in a wheel chair, killing lots of bystanders. Israel dropped a bomb on another leader who was the only one holding up the Gaza truce. The problem is Israel can decide and without notice, who will live and who will die. I am very sure Nasrallah wanted to fight the war personally. But if I was his advisor I would ensure he stays alive.


PascaleW
PascaleW

@EdshelDee Non, c'est la photo de l'article, que Time envoie automatiquement lorsqu'on partage le lien. Et du coup, la qualité est mauvaise

vorlons
vorlons

@EretzYisrael72 Your a great example for all jews. I am proud of what you said, there can be no higher bigotry and racism. This is Jewishness right here <---

vorlons
vorlons

@firozekabeer Bibi thinks in a different way to the normal Israeli Jewish community. You were not there when he was a young man. This guy believed in more land for Israel, not the status quo or less. He was rude and abrupt. He has learnt over the years to tone it down, but his underlying belief has not changed.

He believes Assad will fall, as he believed that Obama wouldn't be re-elected as he believed that the Palestinians would not outgrow the Jewish population. As you can see he has a history of misjudgements. The point is, because he now believes Assad will fall, he wants to eliminate as much of Assad's weapons as possible. This has nothing to do with HizB. Assad is not going to give Russian anti-air defense systems to HizB. They wouldn't even know how to use it. And where can HizB store them, Israel will bomb them.

Its so that Israel can have easier access to Syria. There is a problem with the Jewish people in Israel, they do not realise that their enemies are growing in population, in economic strength and in religious fevere. Also their allies, are decreasing in will. The only ally Israel has left is the US. I can assure you my country, the UK, will not help for even one fingernail of a Jew. I hope this analagy is recogniseable to you, because Bibi's father said the same about a fingernail of a jew being not worth a 1000 arabs.

EretzYisrael72
EretzYisrael72

@zeAnonymous1 @TIME @TIMEWorld You sound like an uneducated fool- there have been very few major terrorist attacks by Jews that actually caused violence. In Israel, jewish terrorists are put in jail, like any self-respecting society. In the Palestine territories, terrorists have streets named after them Most of those claimed terrorist attacks by Jews were minor things done by an extremist group (JDL) against targets like Soviet embassy and consulate etc. The Islamic extremists murder THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE with their attacks and hate what we stand for. Obama needs to grow some balls to declare war on extremist Islam and call it what it is

vorlons
vorlons

@blastthebums 

 You know your not a good reader of Game theory. Israel will never use a single nuclear weapon if it does, that will be the end of the Jewish people as a whole. Culturualy, historically and intellectually you will no longer be respected.

And lets indulge your nonsense here anyway, let us assume that Israel launches a nuclear weapon and destroys HizB's weapons. They cannot destroy the movement. It will spread, not just to Lebanon everywhere. Secondly every country in the middle east will want a nuclear weapon. Thirdly the US will be forced to withdraw from the middle east entirely. Fourthly international sanctions will be placed on Israel and the US will have to dissacociate itself from Israel. Then there is the reaction of other regional powers. By using a nuclear weapon you remove the legitimacy of the state of Israel existing.


You will open Pandora's box. Israel's possesion of nuclear weapons is only as a bargaining chip and as a threat. Nothing more and nothing less.


Lastly, Lebanon lost half the buildings you say... I will assume your correct. But HizB didn't lost half the buildings. They didn't own any. They had underground bunkers and tunnels many of which were intact. In fact internationally, it is seen that Israel acted disproportionately and deliberately attacked civilian infrastructure. So, if you thought you were teaching the Arab a lesson. Actually it has backfired onto you because Israel is now being isolated.

kellerjosef260
kellerjosef260

@blastthebums there is critical timing envolved in that ,after the enrichment phase , all you can do against the arming-up , remains in wait until you see/hear Boom-mushroomcloud overhear TelAviv at about 3400 feet to 4000fett  detonation altitude.No more fixed targets locatable after conclusion of 93% weaponsgrade enrichment.Storage are highly secret. 

Gaza, we can ceratinly allow them to have a  highway corridor ,free-transit to Palestine,why not? They have no economy no jobs  (other than blowing up  israeli  assets and soldiers),no infrastructure , no sewersystem, no Airport, ..just nothing, don't you have a heart or a=t east an understanding ? 


Korea  first . KJU will have to go,with all his body guards and co-criminals there,they are dogpoo in this regime. Why , UN force may get authorized soon,not because of a 60yrs breach of armistice ,but because of the probe/inquiry in progress 1/4 million inside NK getting tortured ,bestolen of their hman rights,executions ,amputations etc,worse than holocoust  and/or cambodia1975 .Korea freed up, can eliminate a lose gun inregards of nuclear pelifaration.

kellerjosef260
kellerjosef260

@blastthebums MAny will admire Terry Jones ,when you go into whats now comin to us in the next  so and so many month until, nuclear exchange (a few back and forth blasts) are gonna settle most of all this. Don't forget ,Feisal can be overrun in a day or two,don't forget the size of iran , it is as large in km square as  CA AZ NM CA - even after unconditional surrender i would not know how to secure and/or occupy such widespread surfaces.Islam cannot be a religion,should never be called a religion unless  the one who hears this knows immediately it is a flat out lie. Its a lethal dumming.How can 60 million men/women follow such a largespread dumming.Look Burma eg.,they just simply and quickly kicked them all out.


YehudaElyada
YehudaElyada

@vorlons I can't figure why you spend so much energy on long comments? Do they pay you by the word count? Are you a frustrated propagandist try to show his value to the paymaster? Do you really believe that your "fact" could change reality if you repeat enough times? To remind you, the idiot that coined the phrase "repeat it endlessly and it will become the truth had to take his life after killing his wife and children outside the bunker in Berlin.

leyalely
leyalely

@MITCHRAPP7 As a volunteer? contact the Israeli consulate in DC, militarily I can tell you not a chance for security reasons>

YehudaElyada
YehudaElyada

@vorlons @YehudaElyada Your justification of terror can be applied to planting bombs in London buses, flying passenger airplanes into office buildings and generally reducing the world order to the state of Talibantan. You may like it, I don't, so try not to be in the killing fields when the Hezbollah reignite the area. I'm sure your theory about winning wars won't save your neck. 

vorlons
vorlons

@EretzYisrael72 @TIME @TIMEWorld  


You need to calm yourself you racist bigot. What do you care if thousands of people are killed, because their gentiles to you right. What does it matter to you. 

TimMulhair
TimMulhair

He writes long comments because he has something intelligent to day, you anti-intellectual cretin. Stop being acting like a dunce and acknowledge the point he's making.