Israel may drag US into new war
Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has expressed fears that Israel may attempt to involve the US in a new aggression against Lebanon or the Gaza Strip.
“Because of Israel’s current disagreements with the US, the Israeli side could get the US involved in what is a ‘crazy move,'” Berri was quoted as saying by Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat .
He added that there were no guarantees that Israel would not start another war in the region.
In 2006, Israel fought a 33-day war against Lebanon, aimed at destroying Hezbollah’s military power but eventually left the battle scene without achieving any of its objectives.
In August 2006, the United Nations Security Counsel passed Resolution 1701, which called on Israel to withdraw its troops from Lebanon.
The Lebanese resistance movement has reportedly doubled its military might since its victory over Tel Aviv in the war.