UNMASKED: The Most Dangerous Threat!

(StraightShooterNews.com) – As Israel grapples with attacks from Hamas in the south and heightened tensions with Hezbollah in the north, it faces the dangerous prospect of a two-front war.

Hezbollah, often perceived as Israel’s toughest enemy, has intensified its attacks from Lebanon by launching missiles, rockets and drones.

Israel has previously engaged in significant conflicts with Hezbollah, notably in 1982 and 2006, and now appears on the verge of another escalation.

Following a deadly attack by Hamas on October 7, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have announced preparations for potential offensive operations in Lebanon.

Washington, D.C.-based Arabian Peninsula Institute terrorism scholar and Middle East expert Adrian Calamel emphasized Hezbollah’s longstanding role as an Iranian proxy and a persistеnt challenge to Israel.

He traced Hezbollah’s origins to 1982 and noted that by 1983, the group had established a significant base in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. According to Calamel, Hezbollah expanded rapidly from this point, deeply embedding itself within Lebanon.

Despitе the Taif Agreement in 1989 to disarm militias following Lebanon’s 15-year civil war, Hezbollah kept its arsenal under the guise of being a resistance organization, which Tehran supported by thwarting disarmament efforts.

Calamel also highlighted the strength of Hezbollah compared to Hamas, estimating that Hezbollah has over 120,000 precision missiles.

However, figures from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and the Center for Strategic and International Studies suggest numbers as high as 150,000. This makes Hezbollah the most heavily armed non-state actor globally.

Hezbollah’s extensive tunnel networks in southern Lebanon have been described by Calamel as a “three-dimensional chessboard” and are far more advanced than those in Gaza, providing the group with sophisticated command centers and logistics capabilities.

Furthermore, Calamel pointed out Hezbollah’s significant financial backing from Iran, which amounts to $700 million annually.

This funding supports Hezbollah’s military capabilities, even as Lebanon faces severe economic challenges.

As tensions continue to escalate, Hezbollah’s increased boldness and frequent attacks heighten the risk of a broader conflict, positioning them as a crucial and dangerous player in the region’s ongoing problems.

Meanwhile, Israel remains vigilant on multiplе fronts to deal with immediate threats from Hamas while also preparing for potential conflicts with Hezbollah.

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