Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah has just threatened mass Israeli casualties by bombing a chemical plant in northern city of Haifa. BICOM reports:
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah made a rare television appearance yesterday, threatening to strike an ammonia plant in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, in what he described as the terror group’s “nuclear bomb.”
Addressing the annual Hezbollah Martyrs Leader Day, Nasrallah said that “Israel knows Hezbollah has missiles and rockets that can strike anywhere in its territory.” In particular, he said that a strike on the ammonia plant would cause up to 800,000 casualties, adding, “This would be exactly as a nuclear bomb, and we can say that Lebanon today has a nuclear bomb, seeing as any rocket that might hit these tanks is capable of creating a nuclear bomb effect.” Israel Radio news reports that Israel’s Environment Minister Avi Gabbay said efforts are being made to relocate the plant.
Of course Hezbollah is financially and materially supported by President Obama's new bosom buddy, Iran. It seems Nasrallah feels threatened by Israel's newfound friendship with its Sunni Gulf State neighbors:
Nasrallah also took particular umbrage at Israel’s growing relations with Sunni Arab states, saying that Israel is “establishing relations and alliances … through taking advantage of the confrontation with Iran.” He rhetorically asked Sunni Arab countries, “You are free to consider Iran an enemy but how can you consider Israel a friend and an ally? This issue must be confronted in a serious manner.”
Earlier this week, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a conference of US Jewish leaders in Jerusalem that “Most of the Sunni Arab states view Israel as an ally, not an enemy” and that discreet communications take place between them.
It is incredible that a country could be threatened with such mass-destruction yet the international community not only turns a blind eye, but has the audacity to claim that the threatened country does not have the right to defend itself. Worse still, the international community maintains that the threatened party is the aggressor.