1) Lebanese President Sleiman: Israel knows well that attacking Lebanon is no longer a walk in the park (17 February 2011)
2) Hezbollah leader Nasrallah: Resistance Might Occupy Galilee in Future War (16 February 2011)
excerpt from: Next war on Lebanon ‘no walk in park’
Press TV, 17 February 2011
Lebanese President Michel Sleiman says another Israeli-imposed war on his country would not be “a walk in the park” as the army and Hezbollah resistance movement are fully prepared.
“Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak knows full well that entering Lebanon is no longer a walk in the park,” AFP quoted Sleiman as saying in a statement released on Thursday.
“[Barak’s] threat to send his forces into Lebanon again shows premeditated intentions of aggression. The Lebanese people, army and resistance are ready to respond to any such aggression,” the Lebanese president added.
On Tuesday, Barak said Israeli armed forces may cross into the southern Lebanese territory again and engage in a military confrontation with Hezbollah resistance fighters.
The Israeli defense minister claimed that Israel inflicted heavy loss on Hezbollah during the 33-day war on Lebanon that killed about 1,200 Lebanese — most of them civilians.
excerpt from: Sayyed Nasrallah: Resistance Might Occupy Galilee in Future War
H. Assi, Al-Manar, 16 February 2011
[Hezbollah Secretary General] Sayyed Nasrallah noted to the statements made recently by the Israeli former chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazy concerning his “achievements” in the army and his pledge that the “failure” in Lebanon and Gaza war would not repeat themselves.
“At least, he’s admitting there were failures. But now, there’s a discussion whether Hezbollah could occupy the Galilee region. Twenty years ago, Israelis were convinced that Hezbollah could not occupy any site in the north of the occupied territories.”
“The major achievement of the Resistance is that it complicated the possibility of Israel occupying Lebanon. Even more, today, Israel is concerned that Hezbollah might occupy Galilee.”
His eminence pointed to the latest threat made by Barak one day earlier, during his first military tour with new Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz along the northern border, where he claimed that the Israeli occupation forces may be called into Lebanon in the future. “Hezbollah remembers the heavy beating they suffered from us in 2006, but it is not forever, and you may be called to enter Lebanon again,” Barak told the soldiers.
“I tell Barak, Ashkenazi and Gantz that the Resistance might have to occupy Galilee. I tell the resistance fighters to be prepared for the day when war is imposed on Lebanon. Then, the Resistance leadership might ask you to lead the Resistance to occupy the Galilee.”
from the archives:
US to Lebanon: Israel can completely destroy Lebanese Army within four hours
Dandelion Salad, 27 August 2010
Israel: Our technological capabilities can be used for a war on Gaza, for a war on Lebanon, for a war on Syria, and also for war on Iran
Dandelion Salad, 11 May 2010