Israeli General Predicts New Lebanon Invasion After Collapse of Syria

Speaking to journalists today, Israeli Brigadier General Hertzi Halevy predicted another Israeli invasion of Lebanon would come soon, likely following in the wake of the collapse of the Assad regime in Syria.

Israelis promising another invasion of Lebanon is hardly news, of course, and the real meat of the interview comes when Halevy promised bloody attacks on dense populated areas, adding that “the damage will be enormous.”

“The Goldstone report will pale in comparison to what will be here next time,” Halevy said, referring to the 2009 UN report faulting Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip and documenting the large number of civilians killed.

Israel last invaded Lebanon in summer of 2006, killing a large number of civilians including some particularly ugly incidents involving killing scores of children in Qana and bombing of a house full of Canadian civilians who were vacationing at the time of the invasion.

By Jason Ditz

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  1. Hana 5 years ago

    is false. When we protest, you call us trrioersts.When conadfronted with the truth, you tell us we reladish in death and destruction.But we never invaded the US. We never laid siege to your cities. We never raped your women. We never destroyed your infraadstrucadture in 13 years of sancadtions and then charged YOU for it for our comadpaadnies to come in and PRETEND to rebuilt when they were just stuffading their fat coffers.It is your bombs that kill and maim, not ours. We want to raise our chiladdren, your poliadcies have forced us to burya0them.We do not want to wage war. Look at the Midaddle East, Charles. Watch some of our TV chanadnels. Read our press. Read our litaderadaadture. Play some of our games. Embrace some of our traaddiadtions. Don’t read about them in some biased media outadlet conadtrolled by a conadglomaderadate. Have the courage to livea0them.Unlock your mind from the hatred you have been told you must have fora0us.No, if there were mournading for our chiladdren, we would not hear that picadtures — taken by AP — of Lebanese dead were staged.Yep, that’s right. That is what most non-Arabs are sayading about the picadtures LB and Angry Arab have revealed to thea0world.Had the US pubadlic seen these picadtures they would not have rejoiced in the takading out of this and that. Because Ameradiadcans do have a heart. They are a comadpasadsionadate peoadple. But they are not told thea0truth.You lead sheladtered lives away from thea0truth.If you are grateadful that you do not live in the Midaddle East, why do you comadment on it? Why do you stick your busiadness where it doesn’t belong?Are you for democadracy? Then live both sides of the stoadries. Underadstand both sides of the stories.Look at the ignoadrant comadments of some othaders here. Debadbie who appears as if she just finadished watchading FOX and got all the news thats fit to print for her litadtlea0brain.Ethadnoadcenadtric is what you all are. Xenoadphoadbia is all you see. Islamadoadphoadbia deteradmines that you paint us all in one brush. And racism is what gives you the false belief you can dicadtate toa0us.It wont be you rebuildading Iraq, nor your children.You will pack up and leave once you have had enough of destroyading and pillaging.“You’re all secadtaradian, can’t help yas no more,” you will say, blamading Iraqis for not fixading their nation which you broke in the firsta0place.How can soladdiers be kidadnapped? How? Can you tell mea0how?Why is it when an Israeli soladdier was capadtured it was termed kidadnapadping but when scores of Palestiadnain MPs were kidadnapped it was called arrest?That is the semanadtics of the occuadpier. The impeadriadaladisadtic imperadaadtive to change conadtext and defadiadnadiadtions ata0will.Israel should not have attacked Lebanon’s civiladian infraadstrucadture. The Lebanese killed themadselves for 10 years to rebuild after the civil war and in the wake of Syria’s deparadture they felt for the first time a sense of optimism.Should Israel have retaladiadated against Hezboladlah? Yes. But instead they chose coladlecadtive punadishadment. And you conaddone it. You conaddone that almost all those killed, except for a few pitiadful Lebanese soladdiers, were civiladians. WOmen and children.Do you even look athe phoadtos? Or do you cower away from them lest your heart bend and your will sucadcumb to the truth. What are you afraid of?This was never about the two soladdiers. Everyadone knowsa0this.When Hamas fires rockadets from uniadlataderadally vacated Gaza — what do youa0do? Are you puradposeadfully self-delusional or are you truly brainwashed?Why did you not menadtion Israeli actions against the Gazans since it left the teradriadtory?a0Hmmm?Should I post here every action the Israelis have underadtaken in the past year in gaza and elseadwhere? Should I post the picadtures of every sinadgle Palesadtinadian woman and child killed in the past year? Or will you call those picadtures staged?Will you call them proadpaadganda? Or will you say they deserved it for livading there in the first place? Coladlataderal damadage,a0maybe?Or will you repeat what the Israelis today said: that Hezboladlah live among civiladians and use them as human shields.Do you read only what satadisadfies you? What conadforms to what your teleadviadsion set has told you? Or do you really try and underadstand both sides of thea0story?Look at everyadthing you wrote, incredadiadbly onea0sided.As if you are mouthing off the preadcise comadmuadniques of the Israeli Foradeign Ministry.Really, you do youradself an injustice.Britadney is a metaphor for the things that disadtract you from the pains of the rest of the world, the daily disadtracadtions spewed into your senses so that you do not think for yourself.It is obviadous from your knee-jerk and robotic responses that you do not think for yourself.I now why you come here Charles, because you canadnot stand the wickedadness you unleashed in Iraq and elseadwhere and it is easadier for you to fight it, to conadtinue to fight it, to stick to your guns, to hamadmer away at something.Tell a lie long enough and even the most skepadtiadcal will believe it.Yaladlah, repeat after me “Sadaddam, Al Qaida, WMD”.No, Charles, not everyadone in the rest of the world is racist. Only you. Your ilk. Your friends. You who supadport war against women and chiladdren and jusadtify it with blind policy.You who canadnot bring youradself to even immerse youradself in another culadture because you fear it. You loathe it.And I want to add, not all Ameradiadcans are racist either. In fact, many, many Ameradiadcans are among the warmest peoadples in the world that I have ever had the pleaadsure of meetading and breakading breada0with.But not you Charles. You know youradself. Call me what you will, but these counadtries are my homes, these peoadple are my peoadple. Not yours. I travel in these counadtries and know that I am weladcome anda0safe.You travel in these counadtries and look over your shouladder and live out some oriadenadtaladist fantasy.I speak your Lanadguage yet you ridicule the necesadsity to learna0mine.Conadtinue writading, conadtinue attackading, conadtinue medaddling. Conadtinue disadgracading youradself, conadtinue showading the world your racist heart.

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