السيد حسن نصرالله

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that Israel is afraid of and unprepared for another war with his group.

“Israel is scared of a new war,” he said in a televised speech dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Resistance Support Association, Hezbollah’s fund-raising organisation.

“Every day you hear that Israel is not prepared for war in one way or another, and this week you saw Israel began using the American THAAD system. They don’t even trust the missile defence systems they developed themselves,” he added.

It emerged on Monday that the United States deployed a Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile battery in Israel. The THAAD system, considered one of the most advanced in the world, will be aligned with Israeli air defences.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said that this move would make the Israeli military “even stronger in order to deal with near and distant threats from throughout the Middle East”.

According to Nasrallah, this deployment means that Israel has doubts about its defence capabilities in case of a new conflict.

In his Friday speech, Nasrallah also pledged that Hezbollah would “emerge victorious” from what he called a “financial war” waged by the United States and its allies.

“As they expected Hezbollah defeat in 2006 and got disappointed, the upcoming days will witness the Resistance victory in this financial war,” he said, as cited by Al-Manar, a Beirut-based TV station affiliated with the group.

He called on the Islamic Resistance Support Association to boost its efforts, saying that a recent event which sought to raise money for the Yemeni people collected $2 million.

Nasrallah also condemned US sanctions on Hezbollah, which in November targeted four people linked with the movement and designated his son a global terrorist and a “rising leader” of the group.

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Hezbollah emerged as a paramilitary and political organisation in the 1980s to fight Israeli occupation forces. The group’s military wing has been instrumental in fighting terrorists in Syria, bolstering secular pro-government forces.

It has amassed political power in Lebanon, and now three of the new government’s 31 ministers are affiliated with the movement.

However, some countries say that they are no longer able to tell between its political wing and paramilitary arm; last month, Britain announced that it would ban Hezbollah in its entirety, drawing criticism from Lebanon and praise from the US and Israel.

Hezbollah considers the latter to be an illegitimate state; tensions between the two intensified in December when the Israeli military announced Operation Northern Shield. The operation aimed to identify and destroy Hezbollah tunnels, which Israel said would be used to smuggle militants and weapons into its territory in case of a possible conflict.

Israel also regularly carries out airstrikes inside Syrian territory, claiming that it targets Iranian military depots and arms supplies prepared for the Hezbollah. Tehran maintains that its forces maintain an exclusively advisory role in Syria and that it does not smuggle weapons into Syria for the group.

 

Source: Sputnik

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gzman501 .

Lovely formula…Article on Nasrallah and/or Hezbollah=Troll brigade with a diatribe in comment section. At least they’re doing what they’re paid for.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Now, in case this idiot wouldn’t know, US already had a military facility in Israel, the Dimona radar, the highest radar towers in the world with 2x 400m. In fact, it was the only US giant radar not protected by US’ SAMs…

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Yanks long feared the outcry from their Arab partners, would they have a permanent military base in Israel. Trump doesn’t cares, the deployment of THAAD is starting the building…

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

of a huge military facility to replace Incirlik in Turkey. Haifa has also became a port of call for the 6th fleet BTW.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Not impossible the Yanks to build a giant US Navy-base here. In fact, if someone should start to have fears, it’s Nasrallah : US bases in Israel is not good news for his future, it’s Goy news.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Israel didn’t started using THAAD, as the Dimona radar, it’s manned by the US. BTW, US buy Israeli defence systems : Patriot PAAC-4 uses the David’s Slin ‘Stunner’ missile in PAC-3 launchers, so they have 16 missiles…

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

… with PAC-2 range (160km) instead of 4 in PAC-2 for the 10th of a PAC-2 missile price and the 6th of a 35km range PAC-3, moreover, Stunner works better.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

it has both radar+EO/IR seeker. US are also buying Iron-Dome : a battery costs the 50th of a PAC-3, and the 40th per interceptor with double range (70km) with 97% of kill.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

I think that US are likely to get Arrow-3 and future Arrow-4 soon up or later since Boeing funds about 60-70% of the program’s R&D. Arrow-3 costs about $2-3M/interceptor…

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

with performances similar to Aegis’ RIM-161D Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) at $18.5-20.5M/interceptor. Arrow-4 is still in R&D and seeks to go after ICBMs, e.g. Topol-M etc.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Considering US already spent near $47B in GMD (Ground-Based Midcourse Defense) with only 56% of successful tests and only 44 interceptors in service…

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

No surprise if Boeing has already invested $920M in Arrow-3 R&D. As for Almaz-Antey in Russia, IAI/Rafael are state owned, so there are no inflated pricing…

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

like all US defence contractors do. Lockheed and Raytheon have became way far too greedy and less and less reliable.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

If high quality standards are kept, MBDA is also becoming too greedy in Europe, likely thanks to the 37.5% owned by BAe. As soon as the Anglos are in, pffff…

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Abu bakr

Lying fat raids Israel attacked you iranis and hezboshaitan and what did you do back? Nothing so who is scared, you and Israel are nothing but Zionist roaches cowards and losers total, Islamic State will take care of you both

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

ROFL, Nazgullah is hilarious, he shouldn’t do like Tony Montana, snorting the CC Hellbollah imports from Colombia to the Mid-East. Never use the drugs you sell, baby!

Tony
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Tony

shut up with your rhetoric chosen one!