JNS: The impending collapse of the state systems on which Hezbollah relies threatens to take the Shi’ite terrorist group down with it—but Israel must not let down its guard.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s latest speech had little to do with his usual anti-Israel propaganda. He also barely made mention of the fact that his longtime ally Ebrahim Raisi was elected president of Iran, nor was his speech rife with the usual calls for Arabs worldwide to support Hamas and fight for Jerusalem.
Friday’s address focused on domestic issues in Lebanon—the water and power supplies, petrol rations and food stamps. Lebanon, you see, is in a freefall, and it is threatening to take Hezbollah and Nasrallah down with it.
For the past few years, Lebanon has been plagued with an insurmountable political crisis that has prevented the formation of a government. It was also hit by a dire financial crisis that has left it bankrupt. Banks have shuttered, food has become scarce, hospitals are unable to care for patients and now the military is struggling to provide its troops with the necessary supplies. Read More
Opinion: Nothing distracts a nation’s citizens more than war. Whenever bad news comes, leaders are known to pick a fight and no fight can unite Arabs like holy war with Israel.
As we have demonstrated several times, a failed state caught in hyperinflation, as was Germany after World War II and Venezuela today, will produce leaders that are far worse than the ones that caused the problem. Germany’s Adolf Hitler and Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela make my point.
Arab leaders spend their capital preparing for war while their citizens starve:
From the article:
Hezbollah has invested hundreds of millions of dollars over the past decade in fighting alongside Assad in Syria—losing thousands of operatives in the process. It later invested hundreds of millions of dollars in digging cross-border tunnels into Israeli territory, only to have them discovered and destroyed by the Israel Defense Forces.
Now, Hezbollah is pouring funds into developing precision-guided missiles. This endeavor represents a major threat to Israel; Hezbollah’s missile arsenal puts Hamas’s to shame.
Lebanon and Hezbollah are sponsored by Iran and are therefore joined at the hip. An Iranian sponsored war with Israel’s neighbors would be a powerful distraction.
In fact, a war was prophesied 3000 years ago that would fit today:
“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
Verse 7: Gebal is modern day northern Lebanon, and Tyre is the ancient name for southern Lebanon. Incredibly, the prophet Asaph was able to see that the south will be ‘inhabited’ when this war happens, explaining Hezbollah. Yeah, every detail.
What is interesting in the case of Lebanon, is that it was once part of the Roman Empire (64 BC), the same empire that Daniel 9:26 indicates will birth Antichrist.