Exclusive from US sources: Washington urged Israel to seize opportunity and clobber Iran-backed Hizballah

by | May 18, 2008 | Stress Blog | 12 comments

DEBKAfile’s US sources disclose that Saturday, May 10, Washington gave Israel the go-ahead to attack Hizballah during its takeover of Beirut and knock out its capabilities in the south. The IDF was given the chance to punch a hole through one of the four hostile fronts ranged against Israel and so give pause to the second hostile force, Hamas in Gaza. Behind the bonhomie of the Bush visit, US officials took Israeli leaders to task for giving Iran’s surrogate a clear run in Lebanon.

Link – DebkaFile