""The world had failed in its dealing with Hezbollah, allowing the organization to accumulate more weapons that he had in his possession in 2006," Peled said, referring to the Second Lebanon War, adding that while he agreed the war had been a military failure for Israel it "could not be pinned on any one man."
"Lebanon is the only country in the world which has a military organization, Hezbollah, that operates independently of the government and is supported by two foreign countries, while being part of the cabinet," the Likud minister added, referring to the Lebanese militia's backing from Iran and Syria.
The United Nations envoy to Lebanon, Michael Williams, was set to visit Israel on Sunday, and meet with Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and senior Israeli intelligence and military officials. The meetings were to center around discussions between Israel and the UN on Israel's possible withdrawal from the divided town of Ghajar, situated on the border between Israel and Lebanon.
Ayalon was also expected to broach the subject of Israel's concern over violations of UN resolution 1701, which effectively ended the Second Lebanon War, which forbids Hezbollah from arming itself in southern Lebanon. Israel is especially concerned over the smuggling of weapons from Syria into southern Lebanon. " Ha'aretz
I was asked what will happen if the 2006 Lebanon War gets a re-run:
"The IDF Air Force will once again attempt to justify air power advocates’ belief that countries can be bombed into surrender. That means that they will bomb the length and breadth of the country against infrastructure targets. The Hizbulah will shoot as deep into Israel as they can manage for as long as they can manage. They, will, of course shoot for Israeli population centers.
On the ground the IDF will encounter fortified centers associated with towns arranged in patterns that use the terrain to canalize armored movement. There will be lots of anti-tank guided missiles and mines. Individual HB fighters will wear body armor and have night vision gear. There will be a major effort against IDF aircraft.
After ’06 the HB will be testing to see if the IDF’s infantry is willing to “close” with them.
I don’t see a lot involvement for other countries except in re-supply roles. pl"