The successful hit on the savage, Samir Kuntar, is having a ripple effect in Lebanon.
The terrorist (actually, a Druze), who brutally slaughtered an Israeli family decades ago, was released from prison in 2008, in a swap for the bodies of IDF soldiers. It was a painful compromise for the Israelis, and controversial, obviously.
Just as the terrorists released from Gitmo by the American president return to the jihad war against the West, so did Kuntar return to plotting murder. One has only to look at his photograph to see a demon.
What’s most interesting about this incident, though (Kuntar was killed by a missile strike last week), is the damage done to Hezbollah’s image. Sheik Nasrallah, the chieftan of this community of killers, has been saber rattling, threatening retaliatory strikes against Israel. In point of fact, Nasrallah is scared.
Of the Kuntar operation, Nasrallah said:
“We have no doubt that the Israeli enemy was behind the assassination in a blatant military operation.”
Mind-boggling. What of Hezbollah’s “military operations” against Israeli civilians? What of the threat of tens of thousands of rockets aimed at Israel’s population centers in the north?
Interestingly, Kuntar, the Hezbollah operative, was killed in Damascus. Hezbollah has been fighting on the side of the Syrian dictator, Bashar Assad. The chaos in Syria and Iraq are actually shaking the confidence both of Hezbollah and Iran, which has lost a stunning number of fighters in these conflicts. This struggle between Sunni and Shiite Muslims is an internal conflict that has sucked-in much of the international community.
What it really shows us is that Israel has the capability of defending itself in a manner so sophisticated, it causes terror leaders to saber rattle…from caves and other hideaways. Nasrallah is like a mole, living underground and way from the light, where he could be killed at any moment.
According to the Jerusalem Post:
“In January, according to foreign media, an Israeli air strike in Syria killed six members of Hezbollah, including a commander and the son of its late military chief, Imad Moughniyah, near the Golan Heights.”
The truth is, Israel could destroy Hezbollah and Hamas relatively quickly if need be.
The five-year civil war in Syria, which has now drawn-in Russia, is serving to keep these inter-family fights in the spotlight, showing everyone that in fact, Israel has nothing to do with their bloodlust. It also serves to highlight how much they love killing each other. If one were to take Israel out of the Middle East, it would still be a profound disaster and bloodbath.
Just know that when Nasrallah threatens retaliation against Israel (which actually has not publicly claimed responsibility for Kuntar’s death), he is a desperate man.
Reprinted with author’s permission from Rapture Ready