Monday, January 19, 2015

Israeli Strike Takes Out Iranian General And Hezbollah Leaders

Israel pulled off a very successful air strike today near Syria’s Quneitra border crossing.As many as 12 Hezbollah and Iranian officials took the dirt nap as an Israeli attack chopper scored direct hits on the three car convoy they were traveling in.

Among the dead were Iranian Revolutionary Guard general Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, who had just been promoted as the IRG commander in charge of Iranian troops and Iran trained Shi'ite militiamen fighting for Syria's Basher Assad. His aides were also killed, among them Iranian general Abu Ali Tabatabai.

Another was a prominent Hezbollah commander, Jihad Mugniyeh, the son of the late and unlamented Imad Mugniyeh.He was in charge of Hezbollah operations in Syria.

 Hezbollah supporters carry the coffin of militant Jihad Mughniyeh during his funeral in a southern Beirut suburb on January 19, 2015. (photo credit: AFP PHOTO /JOSEPH EID)

According to my sources, the Israelis got wind of a plan to ramp up terrorist attacks on their northern border and decided on a little preventive pest control.The idea, among other things, was for Hezbollah to put missile bases and terrorist camps in Syria to strike Israel while avoiding retaliation in Lebanon.

Kol Hakavod, Chevra...well done.

We'll see if Hezbollah responds. The IDF has already deployed troops and a couple of Iron Dome batteries in the Golan and they say they're prepared. My guess is that Hezbollah swallows this and limits itself to rhetoric, for now.  The Israelis have been crystal clear that unlike 2006, any attack by Hezbollah will be considered as coming from Lebanon, since Hezbollah pretty much runs that country as an Iranian colony now.

UPDATE: It's now been verified today that my sources were correct..this attack took out the Iranian and Hezbollah commanders whom were meeting to plan major attacks on Israel's north.

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