The US returns to the charge: well aware of Hezbollah’s role in the Middle East, they decide to intensify their war against them at a crucial moment: by imposing sanctions on the Lebanese Resistance, the Americans hear to push Hezbollah out of play in Lebanon and to be removed, despite its overwhelming electoral victory, from the composition of the future government. But the US also wants the now unbreakable ties that unite Hezbollah to the components of the axis of resistance, namely the Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi. The most recent US sanctions against Hezbollah refer to this state of affairs.
Chibl Mohsen Obaid Al-Zaydi, Youssef Hashem, Adnan Hussein Kawtharani and Mohammad Farhat are Iraqi nationals affected by financial sanctions by the US Treasury Department for their connection with Lebanese Hezbollah.
The US State Department has also placed al-Mujahideen Brigades and Jawad Nasrallah, son of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, on his blacklist, a sign that Washington is afraid of Nasrallah’s person and his closest entourage. The US State Department even sees through Jawad Nasrallah, an “emerging leader” of Hezbollah. He is called a “terrorist” by the Americans while his feats of arms are well known against Takfirist terrorists and Daesh.
The United States placed Hezbollah on its blacklist in 1995. Having traded or seeking to normalize their relations with Tel Aviv, Arab monarchies in the Persian Gulf, including Saudi Arabia, have followed suit, ignoring the fact that Hezbollah is the only party to date. to have militarily defeated Israel, have placed the movement on their blacklist. This approach obviously confirmed the antagonism that exists between Hezbollah on the one hand and Riyadh’s Wahhabo-takfirist ideology on the other. But the American-Saudi approach is otherwise violative of international law insofar as it is an unavoidable party in the Parliament and the Lebanese government.
Nothing is less sure. Americans and Saudis seem in any case to follow the prescriptions of Tel Aviv. Indeed, Major-General Uzi Dayan, a former national security adviser, called on the Israeli authorities some time ago to devise a strategy to deal with two challenges facing Israel: one must first create an effect. leverage to “increase the pressure on Hezbollah” and the sanctions respond to this aspect advocated by the analyst and then “it is simply necessary to expel Hezbollah from Lebanon”. And why? Because “Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has a profound influence on Israeli opinion”.
These claims prove how unlikely the prospect of “immune” Israel facing Hezbollah is for Israelis. Amos Gilad, the former head of the political department at the Israeli Ministry of Security, emphasizes:
“A confrontation with Hezbollah is to launch, right now, large-scale operations targeting Hezbollah’s ballistic arsenal, because it is already too late, but before launching an attack, Tel Aviv should estimate its overall cost. ”
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Also, economic sanctions imposed on Hezbollah will have their cost for Israel and its protectors. A week ago, the Tel-Aviv regime threatened to bomb southern Lebanon to “dismantle the Iranian weapons factories.” The particularly lame argument was even taken up implicitly by some Western chancelleries who sent emissaries “to threaten the Lebanese government”.
On the evening of 11 November, Israel fully understood the limits of its manoeuvering margin: nearly 500 missiles fired at Israel and multiple failures that characterized the Israeli army’s action should give pause for thought. at the Israeli General Staff before committing the irreparable. “But Israel is not the only one: the United States is coming