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#1 4th division has heavy armor (its usually called the 4th armored division) and has the best trained and best paid troops
Hezbollah forces might have some value to the 4th division but they can't just 'take over' so the Hezbollah forces would more likely be used for just plain civilian butchering or for shooting would be defectors/deserters.
Posted by lord garth 2012-06-27 07:36||
#2 How many times did it get reported that Mubarak was fleeing Egypt back in the day, and it never happened?
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-06-27 09:27||
#3 this could be a good thing. FSA could actually hurt Hezbollah a lttle bit and kinda show them they aren't the badasses they claim too be. Any way this goes I don't see any problems with it since they willl be killing each other.
Posted by chris 2012-06-27 12:34||
#4 If true, could be interesting.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-06-27 13:47||
#5 If true, could be interesting
Understated, but accurate. And Islamic version of the Spanish civil war mayhaps.
The FSA and Hesb'allah probably have about the same experience levels. A few with military background, some that have seen fighting as jihadis, and some more with minimum training. There's likely a significant leavening of Iranian 'volunteers' among the Hezzies.
Might also prove interesting for Leb if Hesb'allah gains significant combat experience out of this.
Posted by Pappy 2012-06-27 16:27||
#6 Pappy, considering who they are fighting, I question the value of that "combat experience". They got a lot more fighting Israel in 2006.
Posted by crosspatch 2012-06-27 18:38||
#7 Iff this situation continues, it will be all that Israel + IDF need to validate war on Iran - whatever fears Tel Aviv has as per any Hezzie Hizzie Huzzie Hussie ... takeover of Lebanon goes double for SYRIA + ITS HUGE WEAPS ARSENALS.
Israel = Syria-Lebabon.
USA = MilTerr takeover of Nuke-armed Pakistan.
As in 1967, the key will be EYGPT.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-06-27 19:22||
#8 The UN's Kofi Annan has called for a formal meeting of the permanent members of the UNSC to discuss the Turko-Syria Crisis.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-06-27 19:29||
#9 Pappy, considering who they are fighting, I question the value of that "combat experience"
Think 'combined arms'; a capability Syria still possesses. Hesb'allah senior leadership may have gotten training from the Iranians (and perhaps the North Koreans), but field experience is more valuable.
And I was thinking more along the lines of them taking over Lebanon.
Posted by Pappy 2012-06-27 20:34||