Over the past few days, there has been a tremendous amount of speculation about whether or not the conflict in the Middle East will soon become a two-front war. But the truth is that there shouldn’t be any speculation at all. As you will see below, the conflict in the Middle East has already become a two front war. The IDF and Hezbollah have already been exchanging fire day after day, and Hezbollah just conducted “19 simultaneous strikes on Israeli army positions on Thursday”…
A formidable military force backed by Iran, Hezbollah has been engaging Israeli forces along the border, where 50 of its fighters have been killed in the deadliest escalation since it fought a war with Israel in 2006.
The group said it had mounted 19 simultaneous strikes on Israeli army positions on Thursday using guided missiles, artillery, and other weapons, coinciding with what it called strikes using two explosive drones.
Hezbollah may not have officially “declared war” on Israel yet, but nobody can argue that conducting “19 simultaneous strikes on Israeli army positions” is not an act of war.
In response, the IDF hit a wide range of Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon by air…
The Israel Defense Forces says it is carrying out wide-scale airstrikes on Hezbollah sites in southern Lebanon in response to rocket attacks on northern Israel earlier.
The IDF says that among the targets hit so far by fighter jets, tanks, and artillery are military headquarters, rocket launching positions, weapons storage sites, military complexes, and other infrastructure belonging to the terror group.
Israel has not officially “declared war” on Hezbollah yet either, but this is what war looks like.
A two front war has already begun, and that is really bad news for all of humanity.
On Friday, the leader of Hezbollah is scheduled to deliver his very first public remarks about the war…
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah will on Friday make his first public comments since the Palestinian group Hamas and Israel went to war, a speech that will be scrutinized for clues on how the group’s role in the conflict might evolve.
This speech is being hyped up like crazy.
In fact, I have never seen this much hype for a speech by Nasrallah.
Is he going to announce that Hezbollah is formally entering the war?
We shall see.
But whatever he plans to say, there is sure a huge effort to get people to tune in and watch…
It would appear Hezbollah was going out of its way to ramp up expectations ahead of Nasrallah’s speech, presumably as his behest. A promotional video shows Nasrallah walking down a hallway with his back to the camera, with the Hezbollah symbol parading in the background. It announced Nasrallah will speak in a ceremony celebrating “Martyrs who died on route to Jerusalem”.
Other unaffiliated sources have since flooded social media with videos and pictures associated with Hezbollah, conveying vague messages designed to raise tensions and to get people to endlessly speculate on what he’ll say, a tactic likely designed to beef up ratings for the actual speech.
As a descendant of Mohammad, he will be wearing his customary black turban during the speech, and everyone agrees that he is “a skilled orator”…
Wearing the black turban of a sayyed, or a descendent of the Prophet Mohammad, and Shi’ite clerical robes, Nasrallah is one of the most prominent figures in the Arab world.
Recognized even by critics as a skilled orator, his speeches have long been followed closely by friend and foe alike. He is deemed a terrorist by adversaries including the United States.
If Hezbollah officially enters the war, things are going to get really crazy.
The U.S. has already warned Hezbollah that if it launches large numbers of missiles at Israel there will be a military response.
Do most Americans even realize that we are literally on the verge of war with the largest terrorist organization on the entire planet?
And the Israelis have warned that they will respond with overwhelming force if Hezbollah decides to officially join the conflict…
Israel has warned any conflict with Lebanon would be much more destructive than the 2006 Lebanon war, which killed at least 1,200 Lebanese.
“Hezbollah may decide to act, and we will have to respond,” Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer told reporters earlier this week.
“The response now will make what happened in 2006 look like child’s play.”
Recently, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly stated that there will be “unimaginable” devastation in southern Lebanon if Hezbollah starts launching large numbers of missiles at Israel.
Needless to say, it doesn’t take much imagination to figure out what he is talking about.
Israel possesses nuclear weapons and Hezbollah does not.
And one member of the Knesset has already called for a “Jericho missile” to be used against Hamas…
Revital “Tally” Gotliv, an Israeli lawyer and member of the Knesset representing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party, made several posts on X, formerly known as Twitter, stating that Israel must consider nuclear warfare as an alternative to deploying large ground forces.
“Jericho Missile! Jericho Missile! Strategic alert. before considering the introduction of forces. Doomsday weapon! This is my opinion. May God preserve all our strength,” Gotliv wrote on X.
The Jericho-2 and the Jericho-3 are both very sophisticated, and they both have enough range to hit any of Israel’s enemies in the region…
Israel later developed the Jericho-2, a longer-range missile in the late 1980s, with a length of 15 meters and a diameter of 1.35 meters, while maintaining the same payload capacity. It had a range between 1,500 and 3,500 kilometers (about 932 to 2,175 miles).
The Jericho-3, an intermediate-range system, was introduced years later and was reportedly tested in 2008, entering service in 2011. It featured improvements over the previous models, with a longer length than Jericho-2 and a larger diameter of 1.56 meters.
If Hezbollah missiles start raining down on Israeli cities, this is an option that will be very strongly considered.
And it is important to keep in mind that the Israelis will hold Iran directly responsible for anything that Hezbollah does.
We are so close to the unthinkable, and so let us hope that Hezbollah pulls back from the brink while they still can.
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