Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, in so many words, during his visit to Tel Aviv in early January that today
Israel was attacking Hamas in the Gaza Strip and that tomorrow it would be fighting Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Lebanon is still in the cross-hairs. Israel is searching for a justification or a pretext to launch another war against Lebanon.
Crossing Arms III: Israel Simulates a Two-Front War against Lebanon and Syria
This war is already in the advanced planning stage. In November 2008, barely a month before Tel Aviv started its massacre in the Gaza Strip, the
Israeli military held drills for a two-front war against Lebanon and Syria called Shiluv Zro’ot III (Crossing Arms III).
The military exercise included a massive simulated invasion of both Syria and Lebanon. Several months before the Israeli invasion drills, Tel Aviv
had also warned Beirut that it would declare war on the whole of Lebanon and not just Hezbollah.
Israel's justification for these war preparations was that Hezbollah has grown stronger and become a partner in the Lebanese government since the
Tel Aviv has been mapping a large-scale blitzkrieg against Lebanon as a whole, which includes an immediate land invasion.  Just before the Israeli
massacre in the Gaza Strip started, Israeli officials and generals had promised that no Lebanese village would be immune from the wrath of Israeli
aerial bombardments, regardless of religion, sect, and/or political orientation. 
In substance, Tel Aviv has promised to totally destroy Lebanon. Israel has also confirmed that in any future war against Lebanon, the entire
country rather than Hezbollah will be the target. In practice, this was already the case in 2006’s Israeli aerial attacks on Lebanon.
Very informative and interesting article that I suggest to be read fully. I merely copied some interesting points.
After the 2006 war, there was no doubt on my mind that Israel would sooner or later hit again. They lost that war by not achieving the goals that were
set: liberating the kidnapped soldiers and destroy Hamas. Hamas has grown stronger and is believed to have tripled its missile and rocket stock to
over 40,000. They are also believed to possess much more advanced missiles and other weapons than during the 2006 conflict.
Clearly, the US and Israel failed to set up a puppet regime in Lebanon, which resulted in a great deal of influence by Hezbollah on the country's
Furthermore, Russia supplied 10 Mig 29s (if I'm not mistaken) lately, while the US supplied various kinds of ''low tech'' military equipment to the
Lebanese military such as Cobra attack helicopters.
I've noticed that Syria has received very little media attention lately nor has it really meddled with the conflict between Gaza and Israel.
I wouldn't be surprised if the author is right, Gaza strip might very well be an indication and exercise for a much bigger war to come.
Although I believe that one part of the conspiracy is to eliminate the Hezbollah threat, the real goal is, in my opinion, to establish a 'greater
Israel'. Parts of Lebanon and Syria would be occupied and eventually annexed as supported by Israel's Kadima party.
Syria has lately been little of a threat, with a far inferior military it can do barely anything to defend itself let alone attacking Israel. I,
therefore, don't see any reason why Israel would have to attack Syria other than for establishing a greater Israel. If they'd deal with Hezbollah,
then Syria would have no Hezbollah to supply, so that cannot be used as a motive.
Hopefully, this is not the 'generated crisis' Biden and Powell have been talking about, because we would be really screwed. Especially because I
wouldn't be surprised if Iran, the US and possibly Turkey get directly involved. It could easily evolve into something much bigger than a regional war
I was thinking of visiting a friend of mine living in Beirut, this summer, however, I'm doubting whether I should already book a ticket with the
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