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Hezbollah warns of rocket barrage if Israel attacks

“If Israel is shaken and confused by a small number of Fajr-5 rockets, less than ten in eight days, how will it cope with thousands of rockets that will hit Tel Aviv if Lebanon is attacked?” he said.

Nasrallah says Hezbollah’s response to Israeli attack would dwarf Gaza rocket fire in Ashura, Islamic festival speech.

Hezbollah warns of rocket barrage if Israe… JPost – Middle East

Hezbollah Says It Would Hit Tel Aviv in Future War – ABC News

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Lebanon’s Hezbollah group would fire thousands of rockets into Israel in any future war and target cities in the country’s heartland, the group’s leader said Sunday.

Sheik Hassan Nasrallah’s warning came days after an eight-day Israeli offensive against Gaza ended with a truce. Nasrallah said Gaza militants had won “a clear victory” against Israel with their rocket bombardment.

Hezbollah Says It Would Hit Tel Aviv in Future War – ABC News

U.S. model for a future war fans tensions with China and inside Pentagon – The Washington Post

When President Obama called on the U.S. military to shift its focus to Asia earlier this year, Andrew Marshall, a 91-year-old futurist, had a vision of what to do.

Marshall’s small office in the Pentagon has spent the past two decades planning for a war against an angry, aggressive and heavily armed China.

No one had any idea how the war would start. But the American response, laid out in a concept that one of Marshall’s longtime proteges dubbed “Air-Sea Battle,” was clear.

Stealthy American bombers and submarines would knock out China’s long-range surveillance radar and precision missile systems located deep inside the country. The initial “blinding campaign” would be followed by a larger air and naval assault.

The concept, the details of which are classified, has angered the Chinese military and has been pilloried by some Army and Marine Corps officers as excessively expensive. Some Asia analysts worry that conventional strikes aimed at China could spark a nuclear war.

U.S. model for a future war fans tensions with China and inside Pentagon – The Washington Post

If you are China looking in at the Pentagon, then you know you will have a real problem in a conventional conflict. And if China loses a conventional conflict with the US, then the regime is in big trouble. I mean real big trouble. The lives of the leaders are at stake. Failure is not an option.

It’s pretty clear that China is on a collision course with the US over the South China Sea and East China Sea. In a year or two something big is going to happen. If China is not able to intimidate the US into staying out of the area, then war (Conventional) will surely result. And it really is not entirely clear if China can win.

Given that China cannot be allowed to lose a conflict or war with the US, then what is China to do?

First, China cannot and will not allow a conventional conflict to escalate out of control. Second, China must consider a Pearl Harbor style nuclear attack on the US. This attack must come out of the blue just like the original Japanese attack. However, the attack will be based on some prior incident or catalyst. China needs some specific reason to blame the US.

If China is smart, and I think it is, then it must have a lot more nuclear weapons than we know. So called experts think it has around 100 to 300 nuclear weapons. So mighty China has a nuclear weapons arsenal on par with tiny Israel. That does not pass the big-picture test. I think the right answer is a lot closer to 2,000 to 3,000 based on its capacity to hide these weapons in tunnels.

Now we wait until something happens and hope that I am wrong about everything.

The East Asia Pivot | Washington Free Beacon

A Pentagon-sponsored report to Congress outlines the U.S. military’s new pivot to Asia and calls for adding attack submarines and Marines based throughout the Pacific to head off a future war with China.

The report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies presents three options based on impending cuts in defense spending. They include keeping the current status quo forces, mainly in Japan and South Korea, or modestly increasing military forces by adding attack submarines, Marine Air-Ground Task Forces, more warships and bombers, another aircraft carrier strike group, and more intelligence aircraft. A third option looks at sharply cutting forces throughout Asia, which the report said risks undermining stability.

The East Asia Pivot | Washington Free Beacon

Israel develops new weapons for next war – UPI.com

Amid a flurry of warnings that Lebanon and Hezbollah will be hammered in any new conflict, the Israeli military unveiled a new 120mm tank shell said to be able to penetrate reinforced targets, including in populated areas.

“Such a capability — to accurately target terrorists hiding inside homes — is believed to be crucial for the army as it faces future conflicts with Hezbollah and Hamas, both terrorist groups which embed themselves within civilian infrastructure,” The Jerusalem Post reported.

In the same edition, the daily’s military correspondent, Yaakov Katz, quoted senior defense officials as saying that “Israel will attack Lebanese government targets during a future war with Hezbollah.”

Israel develops new weapons for next war – UPI.com

China’s alliance strategy aims to contain U.S.

“China must change its non-alliance policy,” he said. “We must consider forming alliances. Otherwise, in a future war with the U.S., we will not be able to politically or militarily counter America’s global alliance network just by ourselves.

“Without an alliance system of our own,” he said, “we will never be able to win.”

Yang Mingje of the Chinese Institute of Contemporary International Relations, China’s largest strategic think-tank run by the Ministry of State Security, said the view among Chinese strategists is that while the U.S. is looking to put more of its military forces in the Pacific, the U.S. continues to have a global agenda, since “China has become a global power.”

China’s alliance strategy aims to contain U.S.

IDF predicts missile attacks on J’lem in futur… JPost

For years, the defense establishment widely assumed that Israel’s enemies – primarily Hezbollah and Syria – would avoid targeting Jerusalem due to the relatively large Arab population in the city, and the fear that Muslim holy sites such as the Aksa Mosque would accidentally be hit.

“That is no longer the case,” a senior IDF officer told The Jerusalem Post. “We now believe that in a future war, there’s a possibility that Jerusalem will also come under missile fire even from the Gaza Strip.”

The Home Front Command recently presented the threat scenario to the Jerusalem Municipality.

IDF predicts missile attacks on J’lem in futur… JPost – Defense

A nuclear Iran and potential war with Syria – JPost

Hezbollah and Hamas are just some of the challenges Israel could face in the coming year of 2012. With Iran continuing what appears to be an unstoppable race towards obtaining nuclear weapons, 2012 appears to be turning into the year which might be the last chance to stop the Ayatollahs from obtaining the bomb.

Hezbollah, Israel believes, has obtained 50,000 rockets and missiles of various sizes and ranges that encompass the entire State of Israel and could be fired in a future war. This is in comparison to the 15,000 rockets it had just five years ago during the Second Lebanon War in 2006.

A nuclear Iran and potential war with Syria –

The prospect for war in the Middle East is good given the instability in Syria and the nuclear work in Iran. However, once you recognize that something is at a tipping point like the Middle East, it is still impossible to know when the collapse – war – will come.

The Russian Bear Is Back, The Soviet Union Is Being Revived And The Cold War Is Not Over

If the United States continues to underestimate Russia it will be a gigantic mistake.

The Cold War is not over.  Anyone that runs around saying that does not know what they are talking about.  The top politicians and military leaders in Russia do not view us as a friend at all.

If Russia was ever able to pull off a successful first strike and take out most of our remaining nuclear warheads (remember, our nuclear arsenal is now less than 10% the size it used to be), it is entirely possible that Russia would be able to totally defeat the United States in a future war – especially if they are allied with China at the time.

Most people in the U.S. think that this can never happen, but the top brass in Russia and in China spend long hours on exactly such scenarios.

Sadly, very little about Russia will be said during the entire 2012 election season.  Instead, everyone will be focused on the “massive threat” posed by the goat herders that are running around the hills of Afghanistan.

The blind are leading the blind and meanwhile the world is dramatically changing.

The Russian Bear is back, and Russia is going to play a huge role in world events in the years to come.

The Russian Bear Is Back, The Soviet Union Is Being Revived And The Cold War Is Not Over

Israel and Hezbollah Furiously Preparing for War

Should another war happen, we believe that it will be even larger and bloodier than the 2006 conflict. Our judgment is based on extensive field research in Lebanon covering the military preparations of both sides and analyzing their own assessments of the likelihood and nature of a future war. Over the past five years, we interviewed and spoke with dozens of Hezbollah members, including political leaders, advisors, commanders, IT specialists, and foot soldiers.

Seeing Red Along the Blue Line – By Bilal Y. Saab and Nicholas Blanford | Foreign Policy

China’s growing assertiveness in South China Sea seen as prelude to war

China’s aggressive assertion of maritime controls over the South China Sea is increasing the risk of a future war in Asia, according to an Australian think tank.

The Sydney-based Lowy Institute for International Policy said Chinese military activities in both South and East China Seas, combined with China’s growing demands for resources and greater assertiveness, is the basis for the assessment.

“The sea lanes of Indo-Pacific Asia are becoming more crowded, contested and vulnerable to armed strife,” the study said. “Naval and air forces are being strengthened amid shifting balances of economic strategic weight.” The report was written by Rory Medcalf and Raoul Heinrichs.

[This is a Geostrategy-Direct.com article.]

China’s growing assertiveness in S. China Sea seen as prelude to war

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