With the Muslim Brotherhood advancing in Egypt and talking already about setting aside the Camp David Accords, and with Barack Obama abandoning the U.S.’s most reliable Middle Eastern ally, Nasrallah no doubt sees his best chance coming soon. “‘Prepare to Invade Israel,’ Hezbollah Leader Tells Followers,” by Bassem Mroue for Associated Press (thanks to Weasel Zippers):
Beirut (AP) – Hezbollah’s leader told his Shiite guerrilla group Wednesday to be prepared to invade northern Israel, a day after Israel’s defense minister warned that the quiet along the tense border could erupt into violence.
The comments by the two sides illustrate the fragile situation along the frontier since they Israel and Hezbollah fought a bitter, six-week war in the summer of 2006. The war ended in a U.N.-brokered truce but officials on both sides of the border believe it is only a matter of time before hostilities resume.
“I tell the holy warriors of the Islamic Resistance to be ready for a day when, if war is imposed on us, your command might ask you to control the Galilee area,” Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech Wednesday. The Galilee refers to land in northern Israel….