BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 A.M.) – A photo posted on Twitter this week showed what is believed to be a new anti-ship missile in the possession of Hezbollah’s military wing.

It was first posted on the Twitter account of @South_Thaer; it showed a large anti-ship missile with the “Islamic Resistance” emblem along the side of it.

The missile itself resembled one of the Chinese-made YJ-83, which is currently used by the Chinese military.

It is worth noting: while the photo itself has the logo of Hezbollah’s official media wing on it, the image cannot be found on any of the Lebanese group’s channels.

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Rod GILLIS
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Rod GILLIS

Having a missile capable of damaging / sinking a ship is no big deal. Getting that missile to hit the target is the difficulty. One must remember that war ships have missile defense capabilities of their own. The one thing that is assured however is that if Hezbollah attacks Israeli warships, that will give them cause for a much harsher response so it is really not a game changer.

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

And that the only hit they ever achieved on an Israeli vessel was due to a grave negligence of the captain who had the anti-missile system switched off… Guess why the captain was sacked and ended in a bureau…
In fact, ALL the “western” ships hit by missiles in the 40 last years had either their CIWS “off” or were targetted by an Exocet.

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

“that will give them cause for a much harsher response”
Dahiya doctrine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahiya_doctrine
Asymmetric warfare according to Israel :
Shoot 1 missile, receive shïtloads of bombs in return…
Like in 2006…
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

An Iranian copy of Chinese C-802=YJ-83, nothing so new.
The question is more how many
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do they want Lebanon to receive as a return-favour…
And how long Lebanese people will take to understand that the presence of
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is what prevents Lebanon from living in peace rather than in pieces…
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