Israeli report: Dozens will be killed by Hezbollah if indicted by STL

A leading Israeli Military Intelligence official expressed concerns on Tuesday that Hezbollah might seize control of Lebanese government institutions, Israeli Ynetnews reported

Ynetnews reported that in a Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee debate, senior Military Intelligence official Colonel Yossi Adler estimated that there is a small chance that the tensions will affect Israel. He noted that Hezbollah continues to arm itself with weapons that threaten Central Israel.

Adler reportedly presented a possible scenario of Lebanon the day after the report was published: “Dozens will be killed when Hezbollah uses force and takes over government institutions. In this case, there is a chance that the tensions would trickle in Israel’s direction.

“Even though it has been four years since the end of the last war, the organization has a score to settle with Israel following the murder of Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh.” Adler said

As an alternative to that harsh scenario, Adler presented another less extreme assessment. According to this scenario, Hezbollah will pressure Prime Minister Saad Hariri and the more moderate of the Arab nations to try and reach a compromise. Hezbollah, Adler warned, continues to build up its strength through cooperation with Syria and Iran and has advanced arms that can reach central Israel.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak reportedly warned on Tuesday that his country will remain on alert so as to not be affected by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)’s pending indictment.

“Israel is following closely the developments in Lebanon and tension regarding the STL indictment ,” Barak said

Tension escalated in Lebanon following reports that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon will soon issue its indictment into the 2005 assassination of Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Last July, the Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that the tribunal is “an Israeli project” that will indict Hezbollah members. Nasrallah accused Israel of being behind Hariri’s assassination but refused to provide the evidence to STL to support his claim. Hezbollah and its March 8 allies have been calling for the abolition of STL.

Some leaders are concerned that should the court indict Hezbollah members, it could lead to a Shiite-Sunni strife.

The Pro Syrian Al Akhbar newspaper reported earlier in the month that Hezbollah has prepared a plan to take over Lebanon when STL issues its indictment for the 2005 murder of the late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun , (a close ally of Hezbollah ) said on November 18 that Hezbollah might violently respond to an STL indictment that accuses Hezbollah party’s members in Hariri’s assassination.

  • jnoubi90

    the zoinist need to worry about there own people dying because of a fire instead of trying to start a bigger problem in lebanon

    • kareemthehippy

      They put the fire out though!

  • Anonymous

    the zoinist need to worry about there own people dying because of a fire instead of trying to start a bigger problem in lebanon

    • Anonymous

      They put the fire out though!

  • Eli Starr

    Once I took my sister’s toy and she cried. My mother asked me who took the toy? “My brother did,”
    I replied. Nusrallah knew that Syrian Intelligence planned and he carried out the assasination of 24
    Lebanese politicians, majority Christians. There are no political solution in Lebanon. As we all know,
    force can only be stopped by bigger and more powerful force. Only forces bigger than Hizballah can
    defeat its militia and that is not going to happen unless the Syrian plan worked and they returned to
    control Lebanon, as they always said “Lebanon is not a country and can’t govern itself.” In my belief,
    Lebanon is lost forever.

    • Leborigine

      As soon as this is confirmed, I am ready to denounce my Lebanese Citizenship and they can have the whole country and their f&^$%n sympathisers. At least there will be one political party that I know for sure that will be happy with that result, + wahab will be ecstatic – a dream come true.

      • Hannibal

        If the Syrians come back, Hezbollah will repel them for us… After all they are the defenders of Lebanon against ALL invaders including Syria. ;)

        • Leborigine

          We will see where their loyalties lie! If they do defend Lebanon from a syrian invasion, then my whole view about them will change 180 degrees :-)

        • Leborigine

          We will see where their loyalties lie! If they do defend Lebanon from a syrian invasion, then my whole view about them will change 180 degrees :-)

      • PROPHET.T

        Leborigine,
        I can assure you that the southerners’ loyalty lies only in Lebanon and for Lebanon.
        When Syria first entered Lebanon in 1976, Hundreds of young southerners lost their lives fighting the Syrians in the mountains and in Beirut with the leftist parties under the leadership of kamal Junbalt. They fought them, as viciously as, they fought the Israelis. Hundreds more spent years in Syrian prisons thereafter. The fact that Syria supported the resistance against Israel does not mean that they exchanged or shared their loyalty with the Syrians.
        Strategic and tactical alliance will always be part of the equation, but not loyalty. Take this from someone who came from the extreme south.

        • Leborigine

          Prophet, as i have mentioned before, I never had any doubts about the southerners and i know exactly where their loyalty lies. In my reply to Hannibal, I was referring to HA. I do not mix HA with the southerners.
          In regards to my reply to ELISTARR, I was not referring to HA, it was another party:-)

        • PROPHET.T

          Fair enough leborigine,
          Those who are fighting with HA , are the children of those (who used to be leftist) who fought the Syrians.

  • Eli Starr

    Once I took my sister’s toy and she cried. My mother asked me who took the toy? “My brother did,”
    I replied. Nusrallah knew that Syrian Intelligence planned and he carried out the assasination of 24
    Lebanese politicians, majority Christians. There are no political solution in Lebanon. As we all know,
    force can only be stopped by bigger and more powerful force. Only forces bigger than Hizballah can
    defeat its militia and that is not going to happen unless the Syrian plan worked and they returned to
    control Lebanon, as they always said “Lebanon is not a country and can’t govern itself.” In my belief,
    Lebanon is lost forever.

    • Leborigine

      As soon as this is confirmed, I am ready to denounce my Lebanese Citizenship and they can have the whole country and their f&^$%n sympathisers. At least there will be one political party that I know for sure that will be happy with that result, + wahab will be ecstatic – a dream come true.

      • PROPHET.T

        Leborigine,
        I can assure you that the southerners’ loyalty lies only in Lebanon and for Lebanon.
        When Syria first entered Lebanon in 1976, Hundreds of young southerners lost their lives fighting the Syrians in the mountains and in Beirut with the leftist parties under the leadership of kamal Junbalt. They fought them, as viciously as, they fought the Israelis. Hundreds more spent years in Syrian prisons thereafter. The fact that Syria supported the resistance against Israel does not mean that they exchanged or shared their loyalty with the Syrians.
        Strategic and tactical alliance will always be part of the equation, but not loyalty. Take this from someone who came from the extreme south.

        • PROPHET.T

          Fair enough leborigine,
          Those who are fighting with HA , are the children of those (who used to be leftist) who fought the Syrians.

  • Anonymous

    Once I took my sister’s toy and she cried. My mother asked me who took the toy? “My brother did,”

    I replied. Nusrallah knew that Syrian Intelligence planned and he carried out the assasination of 24

    Lebanese politicians, majority Christians. There are no political solution in Lebanon. As we all know,

    force can only be stopped by bigger and more powerful force. Only forces bigger than Hizballah can

    defeat its militia and that is not going to happen unless the Syrian plan worked and they returned to

    control Lebanon, as they always said “Lebanon is not a country and can’t govern itself.” In my belief,

    Lebanon is lost forever.

    • Anonymous

      As soon as this is confirmed, I am ready to denounce my Lebanese Citizenship and they can have the whole country and their f&^$%n sympathisers. At least there will be one political party that I know for sure that will be happy with that result, + wahab will be ecstatic – a dream come true.

      • http://www.cadmeia.com Hannibal

        If the Syrians come back, Hezbollah will repel them for us… After all they are the defenders of Lebanon against ALL invaders including Syria. ;)

        • Anonymous

          We will see where their loyalties lie! If they do defend Lebanon from a syrian invasion, then my whole view about them will change 180 degrees :-)

      • PROPHET.T

        Leborigine,
        I can assure you that the southerners’ loyalty lies only in Lebanon and for Lebanon.
        When Syria first entered Lebanon in 1976, Hundreds of young southerners lost their lives fighting the Syrians in the mountains and in Beirut with the leftist parties under the leadership of kamal Junbalt. They fought them, as viciously as, they fought the Israelis. Hundreds more spent years in Syrian prisons thereafter. The fact that Syria supported the resistance against Israel does not mean that they exchanged or shared their loyalty with the Syrians.
        Strategic and tactical alliance will always be part of the equation, but not loyalty. Take this from someone who came from the extreme south.

        • Anonymous

          Prophet, as i have mentioned before, I never had any doubts about the southerners and i know exactly where their loyalty lies. In my reply to Hannibal, I was referring to HA. I do not mix HA with the southerners.
          In regards to my reply to ELISTARR, I was not referring to HA, it was another party:-)

        • PROPHET.T

          Fair enough leborigine,
          Those who are fighting with HA , are the children of those (who used to be leftist) who fought the Syrians.

  • marc

    Prophet,

    Hope you are doing fine. You sound like a true patriot. But one thing I never understand in your thinking, if you don’t mind asking. Is you place lebanon first when any invaders ( syria or isreal ) dare take over lebanon. When Syria invade lebanon your sect fought against them, but today through hez your sect is allied with a country that was once an invaders? How can you be confortable with that. As a christian their is many thing we’ve done in the past that Im not confortable with. So today I say let put lebannon first before our sect before any strategic alliance with past enemey against other fellow lebs. This my friend will have the positive effect to bring us together and build our nation in the face of all aggressors…

    Regards,

    Marc

    • PROPHET.T

      Marc, I hope you’re well; it’s good to see you back at this forum.
      If you and I can agree that All Lebanese factions and parties, unfortunately, have had alliances with other countries, then we can have a better understanding of our dilemma in Lebanon. It is very sad to see that every sect has a regional or international sponsor.
      I never said my sect. I don’t speak of sects, and definitely don’t speak for shiia, or HA.
      In my previous comment, I said southerners, who for the most part were supportive and members of leftist parties at that time, participated in fighting against Syrians. This is not a black and white issue, marc. Every thing is interconnected with our recent history.
      So we need to examine things with some objectivity, and recognition of historical events.
      I do not equate Syria and Israel. Though we have issues with Syria, but Syrian, in my views, is not an enemy. I think you and I discussed this topic before.
      Though I ‘m a shiaa (by name according to Hannibal, lol), I put Lebanon ahead of the sect. I oppose sectarianism, and I hope all of us can get beyond religion divides, and generalizations.
      Israel’s invasion of 82 has forced itself on everyone’s political agenda. Alliances were shuffled, and many people who had opposed Syrian involvement and military presence, found a common purpose in fighting Israel. The division among Lebanese regarding Israel (without getting into painful details) gave many reasons to Muslims, and leftists to overlook Syria’s involvement for a bigger purpose. It was a common interest that created these alliances.
      Syrian, as I mentioned supported the resistance (for its own interests), and the resistance, for its own interests, accepted this support because Syria was the only country eager to provide it

  • marc

    Prophet,

    Hope you are doing fine. You sound like a true patriot. But one thing I never understand in your thinking, if you don’t mind asking. Is you place lebanon first when any invaders ( syria or isreal ) dare take over lebanon. When Syria invade lebanon your sect fought against them, but today through hez your sect is allied with a country that was once an invaders? How can you be confortable with that. As a christian their is many thing we’ve done in the past that Im not confortable with. So today I say let put lebannon first before our sect before any strategic alliance with past enemey against other fellow lebs. This my friend will have the positive effect to bring us together and build our nation in the face of all aggressors…

    Regards,

    Marc

    • PROPHET.T

      Marc, I hope you’re well; it’s good to see you back at this forum.
      If you and I can agree that All Lebanese factions and parties, unfortunately, have had alliances with other countries, then we can have a better understanding of our dilemma in Lebanon. It is very said to see that every sect has a regional or international sponsor.
      I never said my sect. I don’t speak of sects, and definitely don’t speak for shiia, or HA.
      In my previous comment, I said southerners, who for the most part were supportive and members of leftist parties at that time, participated in fighting against Syrians. This is not a black and white issue, marc. Every thing is interconnected with our recent history.
      So we need to examine things with some objectivity, and recognition of historical events.
      I do not equate Syria and Israel. Though we have issues with Syria, but Syrian, in my views, is not an enemy. I think you and I discussed this topic before.
      Though I ‘m a shiaa (by name according to Hannibal, lol), I put Lebanon ahead of the sect. I oppose sectarianism, and I hope all of us can get beyond religion divides, and generalizations.
      Israel’s invasion of 82 has forced itself on everyone’s political agenda. Alliances were shuffled, and many people who had opposed Syrian involvement and military presence, found a common purpose in fighting Israel. The division among Lebanese regarding Israel (without getting into painful details) gave many reasons to Muslims, and leftists to overlook Syria’s involvement for a bigger purpose. It was a common interest that created these alliances.
      Syrian, as I mentioned supported the resistance (for its own interests), and the resistance, for its own interests, accepted this support because Syria was the only country eager to provide it