Nasrallah: Iran Will Decide When to Go to War with Israel

(Washington Free Beacon) Abraham Rabinovich - According to a report Tuesday in the Hizbullah-affiliated Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar, Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah said the Syrian regime would be unable to take back all the territory rebel groups have seized. The normally aggressive Nasrallah, whose frequent tirades against Israel are often accompanied by predictions of its near-term demise, adopted a new tone last month when he said Hizbullah alone was incapable of bringing down the Jewish state. "Are we supposed to lie to our people and ourselves, saying that we are capable of launching a war against Israel, wiping it off the map, and liberating Palestine?" he told Syrian state television. "We are realistic. We are facing a real force." The assessment reflects a sharp change in attitude from his famous remark a decade ago that Israel was "weaker than a spiderweb" and would be swept away easily when the time comes. "No resistance faction can be responsible for a war of such magnitude by itself," he said. "A decision like this should be taken by partners who are capable of accomplishing the goal," he said, referring to Iran.

2015-05-06 00:00:00

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