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Hezbollah, Fearing War, Digs In

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Posted on Nov 8, 2009
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Lebanese civilians watch the aftermath of Israel’s bombing of the airport in Beirut in 2006.

Hezbollah is reportedly prepping for another possible conflict with Israel, stocking up on arms and reinforcing fixed positions, as fears grow that the Netanyahu government will launch a new assault against Lebanon as a precursor to any attack against Iran and its nuclear facilities.

The Guardian:

Hezbollah is rapidly rearming in preparation for a new conflict with Israel, fearing that Benjamin Netanyahu’s government will attack Lebanon again prior to any assault on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Last week, Israeli commandos seized a ship in the Mediterranean loaded with almost 400 tonnes of rockets and small arms – which Israel claimed was being sent from Iran to its Hezbollah allies. In dramatic further evidence of growing tensions, the Observer has learned that Hezbollah fighters have been busy reinforcing fixed defence positions north of the Litani river.

Having lost many of its bunkers in the south, Hezbollah is preparing a new strategy to defend villages there.

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By PatrickHenry, November 10, 2009 at 5:04 pm Link to this comment

By Folktruther, November 10 at 11:42 pm #

Very good insight. I can honestly say you help me understand a 5000 year old culture that I sometimes find myself at odds with. (only here at truthdig)

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By Folktruther, November 10, 2009 at 3:42 pm Link to this comment

Shingo, I think Israel DOES have some relation historically to the Jewish religion and thus to Jewish values.  18th century Enslightment scholars like Gibbon and Voltaire were highly struck by Hebraic fanaticism, particularly in relation to the masacres, wars and other relations to other tribes and groupings.

I don’t know that the Jewish religion is more fanatical- most Jews aren’t very religious- but the religion does see thier tribal God’s will manifested in society and history.  Rather than in some heaveanly or otherworldly Homeland.  The presuppositins of this religion may be passed down unconscously, and are part of the ideology that instills getting power in THIS world.

It may be these religious presuppostions that fuse with political aims that make them so overbearing and irrational.  Leading often to historical self- destruction.

  Or maybe not.  Just a theory.

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By ardee, November 10, 2009 at 3:55 am Link to this comment

DieDaily, November 10 at 1:07 am

Your ally is leaving his stench upon you as well..

Ouroborous has it exactly right.

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By Ouroborus, November 10, 2009 at 1:35 am Link to this comment

fwdpost, November 9 at 1:43 pm #

Your post defys understanding, but the stench is

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By DieDaily, November 9, 2009 at 9:07 pm Link to this comment

montanawildhack, I for one actually enjoyed your
sarcasm. It’s telling that most actually thought you
were a Zio-Nazi!!!! Lol. Too funny. That says

fwdpost… only a paid shill would talk like that… or
a right wing nut-case trying to stir it up… but nice
try. Or were you being sarcastic too?

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By Ouroborus, November 9, 2009 at 6:44 pm Link to this comment

montanawildhack, November 9 at 7:44 am #

You need to work on your satiric style; it goes over
many heads.
And are not you people the least bit afraid of
retaliation from their sky god???  He’s kind of a nut-
case ya know….
You’re right; but why be afraid of ghosts?

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By Shingo, November 9, 2009 at 2:19 pm Link to this comment

BTW fwdpost,

Isn’t it ironic that whole Jews did suport the civil rights movement in this country, Israel has become an apartheid state that denies civil rights to non Jews?

What more evidence does one need that Israel has no connection to Jewish values?

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By Shingo, November 9, 2009 at 2:09 pm Link to this comment


You’re almost a derranged as montanawildhack, but not quite.

The only post that includes the word “Jew” in yours.  This topic has nothing to do with Jews and you know it.  Yours is a desprate, predictnd lame ayttempt to conflate criticims of Israeli policies and crimes with Judaism. 

Israel was invaded ONCE in 1948. Since then, with the exception of the 1973 war (which was a hangopver of the 1967 war) Israel has srted every war it has been involved in and invaded and attacked every one of it;s neighbors.

Prior to the 1948 invasion, Israeli terrorrist groups massacred Palestinian civiailans and atatcked British forces.  In fact, those terror groups had NAzi connections and were financed by fascists in Europe.

Stop hiding Israel’s aparthid and war crimes behind Juidaism.

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By Shingo, November 9, 2009 at 2:03 pm Link to this comment

“Soon, god willing, it will be a Hate Crime in this country even to Write anything negative (or truthful) about the great state of Israel…”

It looks like another Ziofascist has joined this list.

You mean like it is in China, Nazi Gemrnay and Soviet Russia?

What Sky God are you alluding to? Have you overdosed on Ziocaine and hallucinating again?  Isn’t it lucky that the room you live in has padded walls?

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By Mike3, November 9, 2009 at 9:58 am Link to this comment

Looks like Netanyahu and his Zionist hoods have got Obama rapped round their fingers. What sort of a sick world are we living in when one country just decides to attack another on a frequent basis and it’s accepted as normal? I just hope Hezbollah gives the IDF another bloody nose. The only thing the IDF can do is slaughter women and children with their illegal weapons, but when it comes to man against man, they are seen to be gutless.

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By fwdpost, November 9, 2009 at 9:43 am Link to this comment

The hate Jews posters astonish me. Without Jewish support there would be no civil rights in this country. Read your history and learn Israel was invaded by one army after another since 1947 and NOBODY stepped in to help them. Every invasion was met with Israeli civilians killed by maniacs who continue their Nazi fascination with exterminating Jews everywhere, but just starting in Israel. Stop hiding behind love of Palestinians in your comments, and show your fangs in public.

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By InversionIsAlrightWithLeft, November 9, 2009 at 4:04 am Link to this comment
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If one were a freshly-arrived visitor from another planet and knew nothing about ours, one would correctly assume that ‘Truthdig’ supports Hezbollah and actually presents them as the aggrieved party in the war they started and maintain.

That’s today’s left for ya

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By ardee, November 9, 2009 at 3:59 am Link to this comment

When a nation takes a warlike stance at every opportunity, when a nation embarks upon genocidal policies and rattles its sabers at all and sundry, it might expect its neighbors to fear the worst.

Despite the sophomoric garbage of montanawildhack , who only obfuscates to his own childish purpose, there is a real need to speak out against this Israeli policy of military intervention rather than actually seeking peaceful solutions to long term problems.

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By montanawildhack, November 9, 2009 at 3:44 am Link to this comment

So many anti-semitic posts!!  I’m going to be very busy today reporting all these posts to the proper authorities…  Soon, god willing, it will be a Hate Crime in this country even to Write anything negative (or truthful) about the great state of Israel…  And are not you people the least bit afraid of retaliation from their sky god???  He’s kind of a nut-case ya know….

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By Virginia777, November 8, 2009 at 8:30 pm Link to this comment

so Israel is on its way to attacking Lebanon and Iran?

(is that why we have all those troops in Afganistan, waiting to “lend a hand”?)

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By Commune115, November 8, 2009 at 2:55 pm Link to this comment

Israel is no doubt preparing to attack Lebanon to weaken any deterrent to an attack on Iran, expect a conflict with Gaza soon as well. Obama will march us into World War III with a big smile, his Sesame Street speeches and that Nobel Prize hanging from his neck.

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By Folktruther, November 8, 2009 at 1:02 pm Link to this comment

An Israeli-US attaak on Iran is a real possiblity.  Part of Iranian deterence is an attack on Isarel by Hezbollah, hence the weapons.  Iran should also supply weapons to Hamas, especially anti-tank and anti-air weapons.  since the US-Israel have opted for a settlement policy in Paalestine, Paleistinians are also shedding their puppet US-funded leaders to attack Israeli colonialism.

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By PatrickHenry, November 8, 2009 at 10:19 am Link to this comment

Another premptive attack?  I’m sure Israel will have its Lebanese Phlangist poodles instigate a false flag attack on it by firing a couple rudimentary rockets across the border to initiate an invasion.

How soon Israel has forgotten its last lesson.

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