On September 15th, Hezbollah revelaed a missile “specialized in destroying all military battleships of all kinds, and annihilating all who are on board.”
مختص بتدمير كافة البوارج العسكرية من جميع الأنواع، وإبادة كل من على متنها… pic.twitter.com/XrLnSmYTMt
— ثائر الجنوب 🇱🇧 (@South_thaer) September 15, 2019
The #Army_To_Be_Drowned documentary was aired on Lebanon’s al-Manar TV station on August 15th.
According to al-Manar, Hezbollah’s navy commander “Hajj Jalal” said the rocket was launched from the Beirut suburb of Ouzai after “the Zionist enemy esaclated its attacks on various Lebanese areas.”
Adding that the group’s leadership delayed the operation for several hours, Jalal said that the group “could have struck Israel‘s warship SAAR-5 in the 2006 war before it entered Lebanon’s international waters,” he said.
Another documentary was also published around the same time:
The video included the reasons why Lebanon “was able to win in 2006 against Israel.”
It was allegedly due to 3 surprises:
- The first surprise was the anti-ship missile launched at the INS Hanit;
- The second surprise was the land-to-land missiles launched by Hezbollah fighters and reached the Israeli city of Haifa;
- The third surprise was the anti-tank missiles fired by Hezbollah at the Israel Defense Forces’ Merkava tanks.
Days earlier, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the movement observes “no red lines” any longer in responding to Israel after a drone incursion into Lebanon on August 25th was retaliated by the group.
“It is the right of the Lebanese to defend their country and sovereignty, and there will be no red lines,” he said.
“Despite all the threats and intimidation, today we are affirming the balance of power and reinforcing the deterrent force that protects our country,” Nasrallah said.
It should be noted that the picture of the missile and the treat comes amid an escalation in the Middle East with Saudi Arabian oil fields being attacked and US President Donald Trump saying that he US was prepared to strike whomever the Kingdom claims holds responsibility.
It furthermore comes a short while before the snap general elections in Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu needs a “win” to prove his value to the Israel voters, whose belief in his grand promises of annexing even more territories is questionable.
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