Iran Admits to Sending Drone

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has admitted to supporting Iran in the implementation of the suspicious drone that was shot down in Israel last weekend. Nasrallah claims that the drone was Iranian made and sent with the help of his Lebanese militant group. Defense sources say the drone was sent to test Israeli responses and to gather intelligence on the alertness of the Israeli defense programs. Tensions between Iran and Israel are escalating more and more each day, which is leading many to consider a soon approaching war. Iran has succeeded in pushing the buttons of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s and the people of Israel, leaving readers curious to see Israel’s reaction.

This was the first time in 6 years that a hostile aircraft has entered Israel, the last time was in 2006 during Hezbollah’s war against Israel. Nasrallah stated, “It’s not the first time and it will not be the last. We can reach all the zones [of Israel].”  Considering that the drone wasn’t shot down until twenty minutes after entering Israeli, some critics believe that the strength of Israeli air defenses is weaker than they had previously thought.

 Regardless of these comments, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has confirmed that Israel will continue to defend their borders “in the sea, on the land and in the air for the security of the citizens of Israel.”

       Tensions are rapidly escalating between Israel and Iran, and on national television Nasrallah subtly threatened Israel stating that Iran and Hezbollah purposely sent the drone towards Israel’s “sensitive site.” Many Israeli’s saw this as a threat of future plans of attack from Nasrallah, and are prepared to take all means necessary to protect their country.

Although the drone was unarmed, it seems to be Iran’s preliminary steps before taking down Israel. If Iran and Israel enter a war will the Obama administration continue to provide Israel with millions of dollars annually? Also, why is Obama holding back on restricting Iran from having any sort of relations with Israel? Are US-Israeli tensions escalating because Obama has not set a “red line” between Israel and Iran?   




     (Leader of Hessbolah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, admits, on public television, his support of the Iranian drone)


3 thoughts on “Iran Admits to Sending Drone

  1. Regardless of what this blog says, they are personal thoughts and opinions, but allow me to correct one point. In 2006, it was Israel’s war against Lebanon, and not Hezbollah against Israel. Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers, during the time that Israelis capture tens of Palestinians everyday, and has in custody a lot of Lebanese. At that point, Israel decided to have a war against Lebanon and started by bombing the airport, which does not belong to Hezbollah, but to Lebanon.

    1. Thanks for the correction, I got my information from Jpost,an online newspaper in Jerusalem, perhaps next time I should use a more neutral site. Have any suggestions?

  2. The tensions between these countries do not seem to show a sign of diminishing anytime in the near future. With the constant battle to one-up the other, the countries are in a continuous battle to prove their point. The recent occurrence of the drone has caused Iran and Israel’s relations to become more and more tangible in reference to actual aggressive attacks. In response to Carley’s question as to whether or not a ‘red line’ could have prevented this is, I would say no. The United States is undoubtedly involved in this conflict but I think Israel and Iran hold the string to the ties. By drawing a red line, I almost believe it would have escalated the tension to a higher degree. The question that I cannot help but ask is whether or not there will be a solution other than war to this conflict? What is going to be the breaking point where both sides respond to the other with armed forces? And with the current elections pending and no red line drawn as of now, where will the United States stand in the midst of this heated conflict if it does turn to war?

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