Hezbollah DRONES Blast al Qaeda in Syria!

al Nusra fighters leave their vehicle in an isolated area of the Qalamoun border region.
al Nusra fighters leave their vehicle in an isolated area of the Qalamoun border region.

May 30th, 2015.

Hezbollah, Drones and the Next War.

A Short History of Hezbollah Drones.

Hezbollah announced their possession of surveillance drones way back in 2004 I was stunned to discover. Using the Iranian made Mojaher in surveillance missions over Israel in 2004 and 2006,

The use of surveillance drones is now commonplace, even amongst non-state actors. It is little more than a remote-controlled plane with a camera attached when you get down to it.

Attack drones, on the other hand are still an “upper end” item requiring a high degree of technical sophistication.

Iranian Miltary Officials show off the captured RQ 170. drone.
Iranian Miltary Officials show off the captured RQ 170. drone.

In 2011, Iran gained possession of a US Sentinel drone and claimed to have hacked into the device’s communications a claim that was borne out by the fact that the Iranians were able to display the US drone completely intact.

Breaking News Footage from captured U.S drone RQ 170 by Iran

In October 2012 a Hezbollah drone flew over Southern Israel, near the Dimona Nuclear site, before being destroyed by an Israeli F 16 aircraft. .

‘Hezbollah drone photographed secret IDF bases’ – Defense – Jerusalem Post

Video: IDF downs drone that entered Israel airspace

Iran claims this is the reverse engineered version of the RQ 170 they produced.
Iran claims this is the reverse engineered version of the RQ 170 they produced.

Later Iran used the information gleaned from the Sentinel, produced by Lockheed Martin, to make their own version. This was followed by a very strange incident in April 2013, when it appears that Hezbollah remotely hacked into and seized control of an Israeli drone forcing the IDF to destroy it.

ISRAEL ARMY Shoots Down Unmanned AIRCRAFT, Is This A HEZBOLLAH DRONE ?

In September 2014, Hezbollah commenced the use of armed drones, killing a claimed 23 al Nusra fighters in a drone attack in Western Syria. This week Hezbollah conducted at least two drone strikes against al Nusra fighters in the Qalamoun border region.

Hezbollah drones wreak havoc on Syrian rebel bases | The Times of Israel

Apparent al Nusra way station in the Qalamoun region.
Apparent al Nusra way station in the Qalamoun region.
The site is attacked and destroyed.
The site is attacked and destroyed. Stills from al Manar.
This vehicle is the second target.
This vehicle is the second target.
The vehicle is destroyed. All stills from al Manar.
The vehicle is destroyed. All stills from al Manar.

In recent days Hezbollah’s media outlet al Manar television released footage shot by their drones that have successfully targeted al Nusra front fighters in the Syrian/Lebanon border area. This is a video that shows the strikes.

Syria: Hezbollah Operations in Qalamoun – Part 8: Ambush

In the wake of the September, 2014 attacks, Israeli newspapers released imagery purporting to show the site of a Hezbollah runway in the Bekaa Valley region of Eastern Lebanon.

Israeli photograph of purported Hezbollah landing strip in Eastern Lebanon.
Israeli photograph of purported Hezbollah landing strip in Eastern Lebanon.

Drones- An Ethical Means of Warfare?

These attacks took place in a remote area and there appear not to be any civilians or villages in the vicinity of the strikes. If Hezbollah were using the drones in the manner of the United States they would blow up the homes of militants and kill their extended family. Armed drones are a tremendous battlefield tool for fairly obvious reasons. They enable the enemy to be identified and targeted without any risk to your own fighters.

The problem with the US drone attacks has been the targets that have been chosen. The funerals, the family homes, the attacks on civilians helping the wounded from previous attacks. Therefore in my opinion the rules for drones are basically the same for any other weapon. If militants are targeted on a battlefield, the use is ethical, if civilian areas are targeted the use is unethical.

War is Not a Game.

The idea that in war you are supposed to give the enemy an even chance and “fight fair.” that you should stand on one hill with a rifle firing at the opposition on another hill and the person with the best aim and eyesight wins, is hopelessly naive. War is the destruction of human beings and infrastructure in pursuit of a political goal.  The object is to destroy the enemy. There is no fairness, no even chance. This is not analogous to a sporting contest. That was a lie the war party sold to a naive public in order to promote war in my opinion. To make it seem like a fun and harmless game. It is the exact opposite.

The Negev Nuclear Research Centre,  in Dimona. Iran and Hezbollah have alluded to attacking the site. To do so may elicit a cataclysmic response.
The Negev Nuclear Research Centre, in Dimona. Iran and Hezbollah have alluded to attacking the site. To do so may elicit a cataclysmic response.

Will Israel Strike Lebanon?

From the psychopathic Zionist point of view, it would make sense to attack Lebanon while the Hezbollah group are heavily engaged in the Syrian Civil war and taking heavy casualties there. If the Israelis believe that another war with Hezbollah is inevitable, it would make sense for them to conduct the war whilst Hezbollah are stretched, reasoning that this will give them a greater chance of Military success.

The Israelis know that they cannot destroy Hezbollah, or anything resembling that and the Hezbollah possession of attack drones may give the Israelis pause, contemplating the fact that there would be no defense against a large number of Hezbollah UAV’s deployed simultaneously. Even a superficial attack on the Dimona Nuclear plant could lead to a major World War 3 type of dramatic escalation that in a worst case scenario could see both Israel and the surrounding region destroyed.

Israel may well hope to somehow provoke an Iranian response that could derail the detente currently underway between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the West. A detente that is the biggest slap in the face that either Israel or the Saudis could ever suffer. Israel may hope that an attack on Lebanon, under whatever pretext could trigger an Iranian response that would destroy the diplomatic process. Mondoweiss speculated upon this scenario recently,

Turning Lebanon into Gaza — Israel’s hole card against Iran deal?

and the same speculation was also found in this Huff-Po article.

The Iran Talks Game Changer: An Israeli-Hezbollah War? | Trita Parsi

Two of the three months between the implicit Nuclear agreement and the date to actually sign the deal have now passed. If  the month of June passes without calamity the Zionist war party may be facing the death of the cherished dream of the United States violently destroying Iran forever.

If Israel wanted to attack Iran, they would attack Iran, they do not . They want the US to do it and that has been obvious for years.

The Saudis have responded to this disappointment by engaging in the campaign of mass murder and crimes against humanity that is still underway in Yemen. The campaign is ongoing after more than two months and achieving absolutely nothing for the dead men walking of the House of Saud. Israel’s response,  if experience is anything to go by, will make the Saudi crimes against humanity look puny.

The Penny Begins to Drop.

IS The Official Enemy
IS The Official Enemy
The real target.
The real target is Syria..

The Penny Begins to Drop
September 10th, 2014.

It was after reading an article in the Guardian that the penny began to drop. It was Ian Black’s piece from September 4th “Bashar al-Assad’s pitch for anti-Isis pact with west falls on closed ears” that especially caught my eye.

“Signals from Washington suggest the US, with NATO or Arab help, would not face insurmountable difficulties mounting air strikes against Isis in Syria. Experts say talk of a “formidable” air defence system is exaggerated. The fact that US special forces were able to infiltrate Syria by air this summer in an unsuccessful mission to free hostages suggests it is less than effective. And Israel, an intimate US ally, is likely to have real-time intelligence it would gladly share with the Americans. Syria also has a record of thinking carefully before retaliating.
“Assad will not welcome US-led air strikes on Isis on either side of the now irrelevant border between Syria and Iraq – unless they form part of a western rapprochement with him. Attacks will strengthen his opponents because the jihadis now control territory seized from other Syrian rebels. But he may not be able to stop them. The Damascus regime “will continue to view (Isis) as a useful tool for its survival,” argues the exiled Syrian commentator Hassan Hassan.”

What madness it seemed to me, to risk the lives of US soldiers and pilots despite the Syrian government offer of co-operation. Why deal with the “not insurmountable” Syrian Air Defence Systems of a state that welcomed your intervention?

Conspiracy Farce.

As far as the ridiculous conspiracy theory about the Syrians running IS. They should be consigned to the dustbin of history where they belong.

The Last Walk of Syrian Soldiers of the Tabaqa Airbase before Execution by ISIS

Syria clearly remains a key Cabal target and the immediate underlying purpose of the War against the IS group may be the violent overthrow of the Assad Ba’ath party government in Syria.
It sounds ridiculous, it is so illogical, but this is how I fear they are edging towards playing this, and this explains the bizarre resort to blatant psychological operations in the West, especially considering the many very real crimes the group have committed/ against a variety of groups in Iraq and Syria.

This seems to be the best explanation for all the ridiculous hype, with the entire Global War on terror being relaunched with IS as the new Flag bearers of the “menace”. The possibility that these fake beheadings and relentless hype are in preparation for a False Flag attack attributed to the IS cannot be excluded but is highly unlikely. Obviously there are also many long-term “police state and surveillance” goals that are also being served by this hype.
Another 911 is simply impossible in the newly diversified and hostile media landscape. Even relatively small events like Boston and Sandy Hook completely unraveled . The bigger and more complex the event the harder it becomes for psychological operations to succeed.
It is far more likely that this tool is going to be used to engage in a War against Syria, a war of absolute madness as even if they succeeded (highly unlikely given Iranian and Russian position) they would undoubtedly be destroying the modern Syrian state just as they have destroyed Libya and leaving groups of jihadists to vie for power, as is happening today in Libya. .
Through a couple of sneaky steps and a routine manipulation of the facts , the War against IS in Iraq morphs into a war against the IS in Syria, which soon morphs into War against the Syrian government.

The only way it will be safe for our aircraft to bomb the IS in Syria therefore will be to bomb the Syrian Air Defence Systems, which means also bombing Military Command and Control Facilities, which morphs easily into simply trying to wipe out the Syrian Government from the air as they did successfully to the government of Libya. You add the leaders of the State to the target list, and eliminate them. The fact that Libya has genuinely descended into a Somalia style failed state apparently does not trouble these serial vandals and pathological arsonists.

Still from the fake Foley execution..
Still from the fake Foley execution..

Outline of a Plot.

So we have to establish the IS as the worst thing since unsliced bread, (or at least al Qaeda) We have to establish this brand as being an immediate threat to Westerners via the Western recruits and the hoax beheading films.
Once we establish the brand, we begin to attack them in Iraq. Not a concerted or intense campaign, just enough to prevent them holding or attacking specific areas (Mosul Dam and Irbil are the obvious examples) Iraq has been “done”, there is no state left to destroy. Iraq is the end product, the goal. A weak, chronically divided state . Iraq is only a means to another end now.
At some point you state that in order to really “end the IS threat” we will have to attack their Syrian strongholds also. It will then be decided that we the wonderful enlightened West cannot possibly co-operate with Syrian government who have actually been under severe jihadist attack via arms and fighters funneled into Syria by the West and their allies over the past four years..
Four solid years of blatant propaganda cannot be left to waste. Therefore we must bomb IS in Syria and we must not co-operate with the “beastly” Syrian government despite their offer to put all that aside and work with us against the IS.
So using some sleight of hand and some liberally applied sophistry, the IS threat gets them to their long-term goal. They came within days of achieving their goal of directing the US air force against Syria exactly a year ago. Hundreds of Syrian civilians were murdered in the false flag chemical attack that was used to achieve that. But they failed. The Russians outwitted them basically.
Syria’s decision to dispose of its entire Chemical weapons stockpile in return for not being bombed by the US didn’t get Assad off the “list” far from it. It only saw Putin himself elevated to a more “urgent” position.
Two months after the al Ghouta false flag failed to get Syria bombed after Russian diplomatic intervention the protests begin on the Maidan in Kiev.

Sources.

David Cameron must ‘consider cooperating with Syria’ to crush Isis | Politics | theguardian.com
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/05/david-cameron-syria-crush-isis-lord-richards-nato

Do you support military action against Isis? | World news | theguardian.com
http://www.theguardian.com/world/poll/2014/sep/05/isis-military-action-nato-us

Bashar al-Assad’s pitch for anti-Isis pact with west falls on closed ears | World news | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/04/assad-anti-isis-pact-west-cameron-syria

Seymour M. Hersh · The Red Line and the Rat Line: Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels · LRB 17 April 2014
http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n08/seymour-m-hersh/the-red-line-and-the-rat-line