25 July 2006

Hizbullah Rejects Uncle Sam's Threat and Resists Zionist Invasion

The outright rejection - by Parliament Speaker and Hizbullah ally Nabih Berri - of Sambo Rice's proposal for a unilateral Hizbullah retreat means that following Rice's visit, the positions held by all sides towards Apartheid Israel's pre-planned attack on Lebanon and its failing campaign to destroy Hizbullah have hardened. Fighting will not cease anytime soon.

While in Lebanon, Sambo Rice predictably met with the usual suspects - Lebanese collaborators from Uncle Sam's 'March 14 Movement': Walid Jumblatt and Samir Geagea, who faught alongside Apartheid Israel in the 1980s. She arrived on Monday to the news that, according to AFP, Apartheid Israel had carpet-bombed "Baalbek, a historic city with Roman ruins dating back more than 2,000 years." In part because of this savage blitzkrieg, Sambo Rice saw Apartheid Israel's military strategy collapsing beneath the weight of its own war crimes.

Fearing the political ramifications of a deadly and unproductive ground offensive, the Zionist military has managed to send only Elite Special Forces teams backed by massive air suport into Lebanon, where they encountered intense Resistance from the moment they arrived. Unless joined by reinforcements, the Zionist force in Lebanon lacks the means to hold land or sustain its position.

AFP reported yesterday on the growing consternation within Apartheid Israel about the direction in which the onslaught of Lebanon has moved:
Israel began its campaign against Hezbollah with brash claims... but on Monday... it appeared to be settling for far more modest goals.

"It's time for Israel to reevaluate its goals in order to find a way out of the crisis," a government minister told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"We raised hopes too high by promising to disarm Hezbollah's armed wing and decapitate its leadership. There is no question of us losing this campaign, but we will have to set ourselves realistic goals," he said...

"The government was hoping that the affair would be over within a few days, and now the army wants several weeks to complete its task," the minister said...

On Sunday another Israeli minister, Eytan Cabel, who is also secretary-general of the Labour party, said he was disappointed with the results obtained so far against Hezbollah.

"I admit that I had expected better from the army," he said.
After pulling out of Maroun Ar Ras, Hizbullah released a statement concerning the fighting there:
An army that fights with excellent forces and tanks with the assistance of an air force cannot got into a village directly on the border except after a battle that has continued for days with great losses against a number of opposition fighters is a failed and defeated army.
Echoing the sentiments of the statement, Secretary-General of Hizbullah, Hassan Nasrallah mocked the impotence of Apartheid Israel's military to conquer and hold Lebanese territory:
The enemy is looking for any military achievement so that they can use it for political gains and publicise it through the media. They talk about Maroun Ar Ras as if it is Stalingrad. But the confrontations and their outcome in Maroun Ar Ras proved again that the Israeli forces are helpless and weak when they have to confront the resistance fighters.
On Monday, in the neighborting village of Bin Jubeil, fighting erupted. Al Jazeera reported:
Two Israeli soldiers have been killed in fierce fighting near the village and at least 17 others have been injured...

An Israeli Apache attack helicopter has also crashed 4km inside Israel causing unknown casualties. Hezbollah claimed to have shot it down.
After initially refusing to confirm the report, pro-Apartheid Intelligence site DEBKA said that, Apartheid Israel confirmed the loss of "four servicemen in Lebanon Monday, July 24, Day 13 of the war." In a statement, Hizbullah said it shot down an Israeli helicopter and hit five tanks while losing three fighters. The DEBKA report continued:
Two piloted an Apache which crashed on the Israeli side of the Lebanon border...

Another two Israeli servicemen... died in action at the Hizballah town of Bin Jubeil in south Lebanon.

Another 14 troops were injured, two moderately in various assaults on rocket launchers, Hizballah strongholds, weapons stores and border positions.

Five were wounded by friendly fire, apparently by a chopper providing close cover. Eleven soldiers were injured in combat with Hizballah in Bin Jubeil, among them a battalion commander whose tank ran over an explosive. The officer lost a hand.
These reports of heavy fighting on the border separating Lebanon from Apartheid Israel come closely on the heels of the Zionist's Sisyphean attack and occupation of Maroun Ar Ras in which Hizbullah destroyed 2 tanks, wounded 18 Zionist land grabbers and killed 6. DEBKA reported that:
In South Lebanon, soldiers in their twenties are fighting tough, highly-trained guerrilla fighters for the first time on unfamiliar terrain without air or tank cover. Choppers are not used for fear of anti-air missile ambushes and the tanks in rugged mountain terrain are at the mercy of densely-placed roadside bombs and heavy Hizballah Katyusha rocket and mortar fire. Two tanks have been blown up.
Far from smashing Hizbullah, DEBKA reports that Hizbullah's tactics thus far have confused and surprised the Zionist military forces:
Israeli forces have pushed forward from the mountaintop village of Maroun er Ras captured Sunday to the fringes of Bint Jubeil, Hizballah’s south Lebanese capital. Monday they suffered nine wounded in face to face combat...

DEBKAfile’s military analysts say that the way the Israel-Hizballah war has been prosecuted up until Monday, July 24, is more likely to bring Nassrallah closer to his war objectives than Olmert.

Notwithstanding the IDF’s important battle gains at a number of focal South Lebanese points in the last 24 hours... only one multiple firing rocket launcher (picture) and 6 single-barrel launchers have been destroyed...

Last week, Israel’s army chiefs believed they had encountered Hizballah’s primary war tactic – Viet Cong-style guerrilla warfare out of hundreds of small bunkers scattered across the country. This week had scarcely begun when a still more formidable impediment was discovered: Hizballah camouflage techniques borrowed from the Japanese in the 1945 Iwo Jima battle...

Some of DEBKAfile’s military experts fear the Israeli government may be falling into the Bush administration’s disastrous error of allocating too few troops to the Iraq war for attaining its goals...

Nasrallah has already struck the pose of victor and is dictating terms. Monday, July 24, he handed the Lebanese government a list of the prisoners in Israeli jails whom he wants released as the price for returning the kidnapped Israeli soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev. He has not budged an inch from his initial demand for their release: indirect negotiations for a prisoner swap.
Monday's loss of two more Zionist occupiers and evacuation of 13 wounded, coupled with Hizbullah's destruction of 5 of Uncle Sam's tanks and another of its helicopters came as elite Zionist commandos attempted on Monday to enter the Lebanese village of Bint Jbail.

And while DEBKA claims that Apartheid Israel now controls the city, Ha'aretz reports that 8 more Zionist soldiers were evacuated on Monday. DEBKA's outlook hardly strikes a positive note for the Apartheid occupiers:
Whichever direction Israel’s high command chooses for the next stage of the war will necessitate proceeding at a slow pace, whether because of an insufficiency of men on the ground, the risks of troop and civilian casualties or the complexity of their missions. The snail’s pace of the IDF’s advance means that Hizballah’s rocket offensive against northern Israel cannot be completely disabled in the near term, and that Hassan Nasrallah... [has] enough time to come up with fresh initiatives while topping up Hizballah’s resources as they are depleted.
In addition to the Resistance to the Zionist incursion into Southern Lebanon, Hizbullah has continued to launch missile and rocket barrages deep into Apartheid Israel. Pro-Apartheid Ha'aretz reported that the French Foreign Minister, in Apartheid Israel to support the Zionist military operations, "had to take cover under a stairway in Haifa when the sirens sounded Sunday."

80 rockets fell on Monday. Pro-Apartheid Jerusalem Post reports:
Hizbullah resumed its attacks on Monday afternoon.

A brush fire raged near Kiryat Shmona as a result of the attacks.

One person was lightly wounded in Shlomi; rockets were also fired at the Krayot (Haifa Bay area), Acre, Nahariya and Safed. Two people were lightly wounded when the barrage struck Tiberias soon after.

A rocket scored a direct hit on a home in the Kiryat Shmona area shortly thereafter, although no one was wounded in the incident.

Altogether, MDA teams treated 49 people on Monday as a result of Katyusha attacks on the north. Thirteen victims were lightly wounded, and the rest were treated for shock.
On Tuesday, more than 100 more rockets hit Apartheid Israel, doing "extensive damage to structures in Haifa's lower city."

Because the relentless bombardment of Apartheid Israel that has forced 250,000 Zionist Bedwetters to flee and because of the utter hopelessness of accomplishing any of the Zionist military's self-stated objectives, opposition has emerged to the Apartheid government's criminality even within the Zionist colony.

On Saturday, up to 6000 people protested in Tel Aviv in opposition to Apartheid Israel's wars against Palestine and Lebanon. Pro-Apartheid Ha'aretz reports:
The rally was the first of its kind protesting against the IDF's offensive in Lebanon. Unlike previous anti-war protests in israel, major Arab organizations in Israel - among them Hadash and Balad - participated in the event in large numbers...

The rally, which received wide international press coverage, had a theme unfamiliar from previous demonstrations here. Beside the usual calls for the prime minister and defense minister to resign, this was a distinctly anti-American protest. Alongside chants of "We will not kill, we will not die in the name of Zionism" there were chants of "We will not die and will not kill in the service of the United States," and slogans condemning President George W. Bush.
In the coming weeks and months of this war, the pressure on Uncle Sam and on Apartheid Israel to do one of two things - stop killing civilians or expand the conflict into Syria and Iran - will become overwhelming. Sambo Rice's failed campaign to force Hizbullah into a surrender only underscores that, as they have since the capture of 2 Zionist land-grabbers, Hizbullah maintains the initiative.

Just as the Resistance in Iraq has refused to negotiate until Uncle Sam meets its preconditions, Hizbullah has categorically taken control in its war with Apartheid Israel and demanded that the Zionist state agree to a prisoner exchange as a precondition for a cease fire. Sambo Rice can declare whatever she wants, but until Apartheid Israel proves it can do something other than slaugher defenseless children, Hizbullah will continue to fire missiles into Jim Crow cities and resist Apartheid Israel's aimless invasion.
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