Nasrallah says can strike deep into Israel

Posted: May 1, 2010 by Jonathan Boyko in Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Terrorism
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A woman amid rubble in Beirut - result of Nasrallah's recklessness vis-a-vis the Israelis The leader of the terrorist organization HizbAllah declared his group possesses the ability to strike deep into Israel – but left a “no comment” on question whether they have received Scud missiles from Syria:

Hezbollah’s leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah indicated that the details of the group’s weaponry are a secret.

"We don’t speak through the media about the rockets we have or their details," Nasrallah said, according to Hezbollah’s news website. He spoke in an interview Thursday with Kuwait’s Rai TV.

"Do we have what is more or less sophisticated than a Scud missile — these are details I don’t want to speak about," Nasrallah added. "If a war breaks out … we said we will attack their (Israeli) infrastructure. We are able to fulfill these promises."

(Fox News)

THE QUESTION WHETHER HizbAllah has Scud missiles is pointless – if the group can strike deep within Israel it does not really matter which weapon would be used. Mind you, however, that Nasrallah threatened to strike deep in 2006 – and failed to deliver. While he obviously learned his lessons, it is unclear if his group would withstand Israeli Air Forces’ ability to detect and strike launchers for large missiles.

Nasrallah’s comments are clearly a threat, made to both restrain the Israelis and prop his image amongst his followers. Yet, the Lebanese people are currently very worried, as during the last conflict Nasrallah went underground with most of his fighters, while the civilians were forcibly detained in their own villages and denied the ability to leave the fighting, left alone under Israeli attacks.


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