Algemeiner: Israel, similar to the entire Western world, has a problem on its hands. The rocket fire at northern Israel earlier this week exposed the issues in fighting non-state enemies that operate from areas they don’t control (supposedly). Defense Minister Benny Gantz again said Lebanon was responsible for the incident. This sentiment, however, is a relic of the past. In the space once occupied by Lebanon, a sovereign power no longer exists. Informally, at least, large swathes of the country are controlled by Hezbollah, as a proxy of Iran. Where Lebanon once reigned, complete chaos now exists.
If Israel lays the blame on Lebanon by attacking infrastructure – a power station for instance – to deter the country and pressure it to act against the rocket fire at Israel’s northern communities, it will face severe international condemnation. “You attacked a helpless country that also bears no responsibility for what happens on its soil,” Israel will be told. On a practical level, such a response won’t generate deterrence and will significantly damage Israel’s image.
No party claimed responsibility for the rocket fire on Israel, but it’s safe to assume we know who pulled the trigger. And yet Israel still hasn’t retaliated beyond shelling the launch point. Presumably, the attack was perpetrated by a Palestinian terrorist organization in response to alleged Israeli airstrikes in the Aleppo province of Syria, and was greenlighted by Hezbollah. Perhaps Hezbollah gave the order to begin with and is seeking to create a new equation whereby Israeli airstrikes in Syria are met with rocket fire by an “unruly” organization from Lebanese soil, under the direction of Hezbollah, and without Israel being able to respond.
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Opinion: That Lebanon is controlled by a terror organization is empirical evidence of the perfect accuracy of Biblical prophecy.
“For they have consulted together with one consent;
They form a confederacy against You:
6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab and the Hagrites;
7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assyria also has joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot.” Selah
The still future invasion alliance was prophesied 3000 years ago by a Temple priest named Asaph, Hebrew for seer.
Verse 7 identifies Tyre, the ancient name for southern Lebanon, as being inhabited when the invasion takes place.
Hezbollah was founded in 1982 with the aid of Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini’s followers in order to spread Islamic revolution. Today, Hezbollah is a Lebanese Shia Islamist political party and militant group, led by its Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah since 1992. Hezbollah’s paramilitary wing is the Jihad Council, and its political wing is the Loyalty to the Resistance Bloc party in the Lebanese Parliament.
No matter how many times it appeared that the Psalm 83 invasion was about to happen and didn’t, only makes the prophecy more compelling. Psalm 83:4 is the battle cry that sounds as if it were written today:
“Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”
To see the identity of the rest of the attackers see BP 101 Chapter 6 HERE