Top U.S. General In The Middle East: ‘It Would Be A Great Mistake For Hezbollah To Wage War Against Israel’

CENTCOM Gen. Kenneth McKenzie
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Jerusalem Post: CENTCOM chief: A war with Israel would not end well for Hezbollah

“I think it would be a great mistake for Hezbollah to try to carry out operations against Israel. I can’t see that having a good ending.”

CENTCOM head Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said it would be a great mistake for Hezbollah to try to carry out operations against Israel.

“I can’t see that having a good ending,” he said at a briefing during a major trip to the Middle East this week. McKenzie has visited Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar and Kuwait. The US general also acknowledged continuing tensions in Syria and with Iran across the region.

This is McKenzie’s first trip to the region since February. He visited Israel in November last year during the rising tensions between the US and Iran. Since February, US forces in Iraq have faced repeated rocket attacks by Iranian-backed groups, and the US retaliated with airstrikes in March. McKenzie has helped bring air defense to protect those troops in Iraq and has called the situation with Iran “contested deterrence,” meaning that the Islamic Republic is deterred from further major attacks, but harassment by Iranian-backed groups continues.


Update #1: US Warns Hezbollah to Not Make ‘Big Mistake’ by Attacking Israel (Jerusalem Online)
Update #2: Top US Commander Warns Hezbollah Against Making ‘Great Mistake’ of Attacking Israel (Sputnik)

WNU Editor: This is not going to stop Israel from blowing up these sites anyway …. 28 Hezbollah missile launch sites detected in civilian areas, highlighting its ‘human shield’ tactic in Lebanon (FOX News).

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