Michael Springmann, a Washington-based author and former US diplomat in Saudi Arabia, made the remarks on Press TV’s The Debate program on Friday.
“Israelis engage in nothing but savagery against civilians, they herded 750,000 Palestinians out of Palestine at gunpoint, that’s 85 percent of the population, they have tried to extinguish and exterminate the Palestinians since then and every conflict that the Israelis have engaged in, their target was civilians and engaging in the most number of civilian casualties they could to show that they were stronger and to show that resistance to Israel is futile and that anyone who does resist will pay,” Springmann said.
He argued that American businesses were being lured to move to Israel to strengthen that “savage” entity and help its armed forces fight its neighbors, which it has done since its illegitimate creation in 1948.
“The Israelis through the clandestine support of terrorists in Syria, through their own soldiers operating in Syria, through their firing of missiles from aircraft over Lebanon to Syria have shown that they are a repressive and ambitious government if you can call it a government of such an illegitimate country,” the political author said.
Springmann also praised the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah for their successful confrontation with the invading apartheid entity of Israel’s army and its air force during the 33-day war in 2006, saying the Lebanon’s resistance movement proved was ready and able to repel Israel’s savage attacks.
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Hezbollah resistance movement, said on Friday that the Israeli military’s 33-day war on Lebanon in the summer of 2006 was aimed at creation of a new Middle East region.
‘Israel’s war on Lebanon sought to create new Mideast’Nasrallah says the 33-day war was meant to create a new Middle East, where Israel would have played the leading role.
He said that American officials, by launching the 33-day war on Lebanon, had wished to form a new Middle East, where the Israeli regime would have been in the saddle, controlling everything.
Nasrallah then warned Israeli officials against launching a new military aggression against his country, stressing that all Israeli battalions will be destroyed under the eyes of mainstream media.
The 33-day war on Lebanon in the summer of 2006 resulted in the demolition of thousands of homes and the deaths of over 1,200 Lebanese civilians.
Some 162 Israelis, including 119 soldiers, were also killed during the fighting.
According to a 629-page report of the Winograd Commission, appointed by the Israeli regime itself, Hezbollah fighters involved in defending Lebanon against the Israeli war defeated the enemy, and Tel Aviv was compelled to withdraw without having achieved any of its objectives.
UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which brokered a ceasefire in the 2006 war, calls on Israel to respect Lebanon’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.