Yesterday in comments here Alex told us to watch out for some kind of movement around the Kiryat Shmona area, at the eastern end of the Israel-Lebanon frontier. The UN observation post destroyed by Israeli bombing lies on the Lebanese side of the border in the same sector. Now, from the comments to this Pat Lang post:
Had lunch today with a former UN officer who served at Khiyam aming other places as an observer. He observes that the post was site to look down the Hula Valley to the south and up the corridor leading north to the Bekaa Valley so that a flanking maneuver would be seen by the UN.
…not anymore it won’t be. Meanwhile, Israel calls up three divisions of reservists while claiming that it isn’t going to use them. Now we have this from Stratfor (no link)
With this in mind, it strikes us as exceedingly peculiar that Israel, a country with a heavy track record of fighting experience despite its youth, is so intent on promoting the idea that its defense and political figures are running in circles trying to revise their military strategy while Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah is brimming with confidence in his regular video appearances. It is simply not intelligent war strategy to expose your weaknesses in the midst of a major war campaign -- unless your objective is to spread disinformation to prepare for a larger surprise.
Maybe disinformation is the reason beside some of the more eye-catchingly disgusting statements we’ve been hearing from the Israeli government over the last day or so. Left hand, right hand…