Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said yesterday that he would not have ordered the July 12 seizure of two Israeli soldiers had he known it would provoke a war that leveled Shi’ite villages and neighborhoods throughout Lebanon.
“We did not think, even 1 percent, that the capture would lead to a war at this time and of this magnitude. You ask me, if I had known on July 11 … that the operation would lead to such a war, would I do it? I say no, absolutely not,” he told Lebanon’s New TV station.
[… Gee, if we had known America would be so mad, we never would have brought down those towers. People sure do over-react, don’t they? Silly me. I thought the Israelis were pacifists. And no, absolutely not, I didn’t put my hand in the cookie jar.]
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, The Jerusalem Post reports that Lebanon is cracking down, too:
Hizbullah has dismantled 14 posts on the Israel-Lebanon border near the Shaba Farms, Lebanese security sources reported on Monday.
Eyewitnesses said that bulldozers were used to flatten the bases in the Arkov area and block access to tunnels and bunkers.
A French news agency reported that the group evacuated the posts using trucks to carry artillery shells, missiles, other weapons and military equipment northward, while other Hizbullah vehicles laden with generators and furniture made their way out of the region.
According to the Lebanese newspaper A-Sapir, the Lebanese army had deployed troops along the border with Syria, and soldiers had blocked routes used by weapons smugglers.
Meanwhile, the Lebanese government demanded from Palestinians in refugee camps in the Litani area to disarm in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1701, senior Fatah operative in Lebanon, Monir Al-Makdah, said on Monday morning.
Reportedly, Lebanese Prime Minister Faud Saniora made the request to Fatah representative in Lebanon Abbas Za’aki.
The only way the Lebanese “government” would be allowed to do this is if Hizbullah [Iran] gave permission. Notice that the terrorists took out their toys first, before the area was flattened. And notice that the kidnapped soldiers haven't been returned. If that duplicitous snake, Nazrallah, were serious those men would be back in Israel now.
Makes you wonder what Iran is up to.