Hezbollah shattered Israel’s sense of impunity: Expert


Press TV Debate featuring Kevin Barrett, VT Editor

An American author and Middle East expert tells Press TV’s The Debate that Hezbollah’s recent response to Israel’s aggression signals limitation in the apparent impunity, with which the regime would attack others expecting little to no retaliation.

On Sunday, Hezbollah struck an Israeli military vehicle, reporting casualties, including possible death of a general heading Israel’s Northern Command.

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah had earlier said his group would increase its defensive measures in the face of Israeli incursions after Israel killed two Hezbollah members fighting terrorists in Syria and crashed a drone into Hezbollah’s media office in Beirut.

Speaking on Press TV’s The Debate program out of Madison, Wisconsin, Kevin Barrett said Hezbollah’s strike on the Israeli vehicle was “a sign that Israel is no longer capable of bombing Lebanon at will.”

Tel Aviv launched wholesale wars against the country in 2000 and 2006. Hundreds of Lebanese were killed during the military operations, but the regime was eventually forced to retreat in both cases after being surprised by Hezbollah’s defensive maneuverability.

Barrett also said the fashion of Hezbollah’s response showed that the movement takes care not to hit civilian targets as opposed to Israelis, who “intentionally target civilians.”

“Hezbollah is an anti-terror organization standing against Israeli terrorism,” he noted.

Naseer al-Omari, writer and political commentator, who was also addressing the program from New York said Israel had become wary that Hezbollah was now in possession of much more advanced weaponry.

He said those arms included “high-precision missiles that can travel up to 60 miles (96 kilometers).” Barrett acknowledged by saying that the group was in a far better shape now than it used to.

“I am sure this is a serious threat to Israel,” Omari noted.


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  1. The Zionists actions are sharpening the spears of their enemies; despite their efforts to fight wars by proxies. Seems to be like a boil getting ready to burst. Not something to look forward to have happen.

  2. dream on…how can a dog stop being a dog? or a lion being a lion? it’s in their genes. it’s who they are. although i don’t believe, i like the mythical story of gog and magog. creating misery for the whole world. as they find their way south through the gap between the caspian and black seas. after all, who owns russia? the red mafia — jew mafia, whose cold cruel reflexive steal, kill and destroy attributes are well known and accepted. (putin does not kow tow to netanyahoo; because the both of them are peas in a pod.)

    the arab remain at most annoyance to the jew. like the mosquito to the human.

    (i’m not trolling. i’m tired of the life long forever put-on’s of the jew: kissinger’s forever mid-east diplomacy. and kerry’s back and forthing to iran to do the nuclear deal. both long forgotten and in the trash cans of past political theater. the only thing that cause bullies and abusers to stop short for a second or two, is being bullied by bigger and stronger bullies. (and i prefer the message of dixie chicks Earl’s Got to Die.) and so far, the arabs — like the native americans and germans — have shown that more kindness and civility run in their systems than in the jew.

  3. you know how big an arsehole you have been israel, when the whole world wants you dead!!
    the jew has been kicked out of 109 states since 250AD….at some point you must ask yourself WHO, who is the real asshole

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