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Israel to Syrian General visiting Hezbollah positions in Syria: “We see you. Consider this a warning.”

Israel to Syrian General visiting Hezbollah positions in Syria: “We see you. Consider this a warning.”

IDF: “Look closely. See the man with white hair? That’s the head of the Syrian Armed Forces 1st Corps, Luau Ali Ahmad Assad. He’s visiting Hezbollah positions in #Syria.”

If I were Syrian General Luau Ali Ahmad Assad, I’d be worried.

The Israel Defense Forces just sent him a warning over allowing Iranian proxy Hezbollah to establish bases in Syria:

Look closely. See the man with white hair? That’s the head of the Syrian Armed Forces 1st Corps, Luau Ali Ahmad Assad. He’s visiting Hezbollah positions in #Syria. Our message: We see you. Consider this a warning. We won’t allow Hezbollah to entrench itself militarily in Syria.

The IDF tweet doesn’t say it, but Assad was accompanied by Hezbollah’s southern commander Hajj Hashem, the Jerusalem Post reports:

The Syrian military is continuing to support Hezbollah and allowing the terrorist group to gain a foothold in the Syrian Golan Heights, claimed IDF Arabic language spokesperson Avichay Adraee on Twitter.

The footage shows the commander of the new 1st Corps in the Syrian Armed Forces Luau Ali Ahmad Assad on a tour of the sites known to be used by Hezbollah accompanied by Hezbollah’s southern commander Hajj Hashem.

“Hezbollah’s presence in Syria in general and in the Syrian part of the Golan Heights in particular aims to create a terrorist infrastructure against the State of Israel with the cooperation and care of the Syrian regime,” tweeted Adraee, warning that Israel “will not tolerate this entrenchment!”

Adraee warned that Syria would be held responsible for all hostile actions from their territory. “The one warning has done his duty,” concluded the IDF spokesman….

Hajj Hashem, the Hezbollah commander mentioned by Adraee, was identified as Munir Naima Ali Shaito in a report by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). Shaito is in charge of recruiting locals in southwest Syria with financial incentives, with 3,500 local Syrians joining Hezbollah’s ranks since mid-2018, according to the report.

The Hezbollah commander has also been involved in the Syrian Civil War since the terrorist group got involved in 2013. He served as the deputy head of the Operational Unit for Palestine in 2000 and was promoted after the Second Lebanese War to the position of deputy commander of the elite Badr unit.

Israel’s i24 News reports on why the warning was made:

Should the Syrian General take the warning seriously?

At about 9 A.M. last Friday [in 1996], a cellular phone rang in the plain cinder block dwelling where Yahya Ayyash was hiding in this warren of muddy lanes and ramshackle houses near the northern edge of the Gaza Strip.

As Mr. Ayyash, the Palestinian bomb-maker most wanted by Israel, held the phone to his ear, it exploded, shearing off part of his head and blowing off his hand. He died instantly.

If I were Syrian General Luau Ali Ahmad Assad, I’d be leaving:


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JusticeDelivered | April 10, 2020 at 5:09 pm

Stop warning, start killing. That is the only thing they understand.

    Telling the world that a specific military leader has been warned and then killing him is a “force multiplier”, much more effective than killing a few thousand “martyrs”. It’s like those colonial snipers in the American Revolution who targets officers in the front lines of battle from behind trees. It seriously disrupts operations and crushes troop morale. I say keep these coming.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Pasadena Phil. | April 11, 2020 at 5:04 pm

      Killing both of the top dogs and lots of their associates at the same time would have also sent a clear message, and it would have saved the trouble of having to nail them later.

    “We can see your house from here.”

    Remember the old newsreel footage of Babe Ruth pointing at the spot in the outfield stands and then hitting the home run into that very spot?

    As Pasadena Phil points out, it’s a force multiplier — having a profound effect on the other side. If we’ve learned anything at all about the Israelis, it’s that they know what they’re doing.

    Warnings are for people like jeff sessions and william barr.

    And we see how they’ve worked out for our country.

    Israel should have just nuked this guy – and THAT would be the ‘warning’ to assad.

      ahad haamoratsim in reply to | April 12, 2020 at 3:03 am

      Warnings work quite well when there is a long and well known history of prompt serious consequences for ignoring the warnings.

      Empty threats, not so well.

The warning isn’t meant for the general. He’s probably going to die soon. The warning is for everyone around him.

This should be the only warning. Next time kill both generals.

Oh, it’s a message, all right. You have him in your sights but don’t take the shot. The message is that when it comes down to it, you’ll do nothing. Whether true or not, that’s message he’s likely to hear.

    amatuerwrangler in reply to tom_swift. | April 10, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Most likely it is intended to disrupt his sleep patterns. He will probably spend some time reworking his upcoming appointments. Maybe keep him a bit off center.

      tom_swift in reply to amatuerwrangler. | April 11, 2020 at 4:24 am

      All the swaggering tough talk is probably inappropriate if a minor disturbance is the only result. Personally, I’m more than fed up with official types who can yack up a storm but won’t deliver when it counts.

    Wrong. This a recon photo where the target very likely wasn’t positively identified until after it was submitted for analysis. It was probably one of hundreds of photos.

This is so gangster, (in a good way). The idf twitter account is one of the best military twitter accounts out there, our military should take some notes.

Great way to encourage social distancing.

I’m not sure if the sound I’m faintly hearing is a clock ticking or a fuse slowly burning down…

Oh, a photo with a red circle on it. That’s cute Bibi, but Trump’s Hellfire missile was much more effective.

    dunce1239 in reply to Paul. | April 13, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Israeli intel told Trump where to fire that missile, not our CIA. They would not tell obama anything because he would just warn the enemy and expose their operations.

I can’t tell who has white hair! Photo is blurry. Is he the one with the hat, facing to the left of the photo?

You kill a snake by chopping off it’s head.

amatuerwrangler | April 10, 2020 at 8:49 pm

I can’t wait for the update…. 🙂

” touchable “

Whatever you do, don’t send John Durham to war against him.

Instead, durham will wind up bombing someone making an obscene phone call to adam schiff.

A line up as that and he didn’t take the bounty? Such restraint.

Old telephone commercial had this jingle:

“Reach out, reach out and touch someone /
Reach out, reach out and just say ‘Hi’ …”

Ring-a-ling. Your time’s coming. You don’t know when, but we do. Heh, heh.

inspectorudy | April 11, 2020 at 9:02 am

This killer understands that if the US can take out an Iranian killer just after exiting a commercial airliner at night with no collateral damage, just imagine what the Israelis can do!

Israel can’t take chances or miss an opportunity with their enemies. I would have taken them all out given their proximity to the strategic Golan Heights.