Missiles and Mere Words
Hezbollah's stockpile continues to grow.
10:00 AM, Aug 10, 2010 • By GABRIEL SCHOENFELD
Back in April reports surfaced that Syria was shipping long-range Scud missiles to Hezbollah in neighboring Lebanon.Lebanon’s prime minister, Sa’ad Hariri, denied the presence of the weapons on Lebanese territory. Israel issued warnings. UNIFIL, the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, denied that any such weapons were in the territory in patrols. The story seemed to fade.
But Aviation Week, one of the most authoritative sources of information on military affairs, reports in its August 9 issue, citing Israeli analysts, that some Scuds are in fact now “in depots in Lebanon.” The same article also sums up the overall missile and rocket picture in some detail:
Here is Hillary Clinton speaking to the American Jewish Committee about Syrian missile shipments on April 29:
If Hezbollah does indeed now possess Scuds shipped from Syria, does Clinton’s warning about “grave dangers” mean anything for American policy, or is it just mere words?