Every Northern Command unit took part in the drill, and trained for simultaneous clashes at the Syrian and Lebanon borders. The command’s naval and air forces also participated.
Because Hezbollah is being armed with game changing weapons that Israel cannot afford to ignore,
I do not think the next war is too far off.
Israel is already training for it, and so is the enemy in Lebanon and Syria, Gaza and the Palestinians in Judea and Samaria.
It’s going to be uglier that any war fought before with missiles falling on every Israeli city
As Russia delivers victory to Assad and his Iranian allies now flush with billions of dollars, thanks to Obama, more sophisticated weapons will fall into the hands of Hezbollah.
Israel will have to make a decisive move to neutralize this serious and growing threat from it’s northern border or be defeated.
If Netanyahu waits for Iran to make the first move, it will be worse for Israel.
This is because it will be a coordinated attack from Lebanon, Syria, Gaza, PLO forces in Judea and Samaria, and very possibly other Islamic players joining the fray.
This coming war will be the most destructive one Israel has ever fought due to their failure to defeat Hezbollah and Hamas
With Obama as President, Israel will need to cut the phone line to the White House in order to finish the job this time and bring back the deterrence it lost under the phony peace process.
Israel will come to regret that it allowed itself to be restrained, and not decapitating Hamas and Hezbollah when they were weak and green. Now that they have become a more formidable enemy, Israel will pay a much heavier price. By allowing Washington to come to the rescue of Hezbollah in 2006 and Hamas in 2012 and 2014 Israel did serious damage to itself which it wll understand in hindsight.
Seek the Lord, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances;
Seek righteousness, seek humility.
Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the Lord’s anger.
For Gaza will be abandoned And Ashkelon a desolation; Ashdod will be driven out at noon And Ekron will be uprooted. 5 Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast,
The nation of the Cherethites!
The word of the Lord is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines;
And I will destroy you So that there will be no inhabitant.
Open your doors, O Lebanon, That a fire may feed on your cedars.
Wail, O cypress, for the cedar has fallen,
Because the glorious trees have been destroyed;
Wail, O oaks of Bashan, For the impenetrable forest has come down.
There is a sound of the shepherds’ wail, For their glory is ruined;
The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.
And he said, The Lord will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.
3 Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron:
4 But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Benhadad.
5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the Lord.
6 Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom:
7 But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof:
8 And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine hand against Ekron: and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord God.
9 Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Tyrus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant:
10 But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, which shall devour the palaces thereof.
11 Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:
12 But I will send a fire upon Teman, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.
13 Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border:
14 But I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, and it shall devour the palaces thereof, with shouting in the day of battle, with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind:
15 And their king shall go into captivity, he and his princes together, saith the Lord.